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Join us for the first WaterTOC (pronounced "WaterTALK") - a technical conference broadcasted regionally with two simultaneous tracks (water and wastewater).
Who Should Participate? 
Calling all operators, engineers, and scientists who want to hear and learn from some of Virginia's finest about research, new technology, and best practices.  
$75 members (VA AWWA or VWEA)
$95 non-members
Up to 4 CPU credits available
Gather with your regional peers and enjoy breaks and lunchtime networking. 
You can attend the conference at one of the following locations
Blue Ridge Community College
Plecker Workforce Center
One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486 
Southwest Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24212
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Technical Program
The full line up of technical presentations for the event is available in our event flyer (schedule subject to change)
Drinking Water Presentations
  • Clear as Mud: How to Optimize Residuals Handling During a Record Rainfall Year | Rodney Mutter, CDM Smith
  • Coagulant Changeover for Treatment Process Optimization – Balancing Water Quality and Operational Objectives | Farrell Owens, City of Winchester
  • Using Zeta Potential to Achieve Optimum Water Treatment Performance | Nicolle Boulay, Stantec
  • Preserving Institutional Knowledge through Developing Standard Operating Procedures | Wayne Sirna, Dewberry
  • Portsmouth’s Lake Kilby Water Treatment Facility Treatability Study | Rachel DuBois, Jacobs
  • Cyanotoxin Assessment and Management Plan for a Mid-Atlantic Water Supply | Yann Le Douellec, Newport News Waterworks
  • Addressing Emerging Contaminants with Competing Goals | David Briley, Hazen and Sawyer
  • When Algaecides Can’t Cut It: Algae Treatment by Air and Sonication | Kelsey Kenel, HDR
Wastewater Presentations
  • When You Need a Bigger Bucket; Containing the Storm, a Wet Weather Success | Tim Castillo, Augusta County Service Authority
  • Evaluation of Peracetic Acid for Disinfection of Filtered Secondary Effluent at Washington Suburban Sanitary District | Beth Maloney, Stantec
  • PFAS…Planning for Additional Statutes? Treatability in Review | Bill Meinert, O'Brien and Gere
  • Balancing the Impact of Septage Acceptance on Biological Nutrient Removal Performance | Thor Young, GHD
  • Don’t Forget Secondary Clarifier Design Features to Improve BNR Performance | Anjana Kadava, Black & Veatch
  • Surviving Ammonia - Both Aquatic Life and Your Utility | Dick Sedgley, AquaLaw
  • Implementation of Hydrocyclone Technology to Assess the Potential for Sludge Settleability Improvements | Matt Brooks, UOSA
  • Balancing Act: Optimizing Primary Effluent Equalization to Reduce Nutrient Load Variability to Secondary Treatment | Paula Sanjines, Jacobs