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New and pending regulations, water quality and treatment considerations, and extreme climatic events are just some of the many challenges utilities are facing. Our distinguished lineup of speakers from across the country will discuss a variety of current and relevant topics to help you prepare for what lies ahead. Don’t miss out on this fantastic group of speakers and the chance to earn up to 5.75 CPE/CEC credits!  This seminar is brought to you by the Drinking Water Quality and Research Committee in collaboration with the Water Resources and Environment Committee. 


Here is a preview of the day's agenda.  Speaker bios are available in the Seminar flyer (located on the right side of this page). 

Time Presentation/Speaker 
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking
8:30 - 8:45 am Keynote Address 
Dwayne Roadcap, VDH Office of Drinking Water
8:45 - 9:00 am VDH-ODW Harmful Algal Bloom Plan
Aaron Moses, VDH, Office of Drinking Water
9:00 - 9:30 am  Regulatory Updates and Trends Important to Water System Resiliency
9:30 - 10:00 am America's Water Infrastructure Act - New Risk Assessments and Emergency Response Plan Requirements
Karen Edwards-Lindsey, EPA Water Security Division
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 - 11:00 am AWIA of 2018 - Positioning Your Utility for Long-Term Resilience
Corinne Ketchum and Ryan Joyce, Arcadis
11:00 - 11:45 am  Factors Affecting Uncertainty of Future Water Supply and Quality 
Dr. Stephen H. Schoenholtz, Director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Virginia Tech
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 - 1:15 pm PFAS Treatment Strategy for a Surface Water Treatment Plant 
Carel Vandermeyden, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
1:15 - 2:00 pm Release of Intracellular Cyanotoxins during Oxidation of Naturally Occurring and Lab-Cultured Cyanobacteria 
Dr. Katie Greenstein, Des Moines Water Works
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 3:00 pm Preparing for and Recovering from Extreme Weather Events - City of Houston Lessons Learned 
Yvonne Forrest, Houston Water
3:00 - 3:45 pm How the Smart Cities Efforts of Newport News Waterworks Enhances Resiliency in the Region 
Louis  Martinez, Newport News Waterworks and Jessica Hou, Gannett Fleming
3:45 - 4:00 pm Conclusions, Q & A, Seminar Wrap -Up
University of Richmond - Jepson Center
49 Crenshaw Way
Richmond, VA  23173
Geneva Hudgins