October 5-9, 2020

Brown and Caldwell will be among today’s water visionaries, as well as the next generation of leaders, at WEFTEC Connect. Join us as we connect the dots, share Aha! moments, and ignite change – taking us from ideas to industry standards, from pilot testing to proven solutions, from today to tomorrow.



Monday, October 5, 2020

Full-Scale Side-by-Side Comparison of Control Valves for DO Control and ABAC
Maren Deal, Speaker
1:00 – 1:20PM EDT

Let’s Get Physical! Optimizing Nashville CWWTP Primary Influent Baffles with CFD and Physical Modeling
Eric Mayhaus, Speaker | John Barnett, Metro Water Services
1:50 – 2:10PM EDT

“Old Cogen” is Dead: Determining the Best Use of Biogas in a Dynamic Environment
Adam Ross, Speaker
3:30 – 3:50PM EDT

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Innovative Way of Managing Capacity and Carbon Balance for the City of Boise’s Water Renewal Facilities
Rick Kelly, Speaker
8:50 – 9:10AM EDT

Renewable Diesel: Unique Wastewater Treatment Challenges
Michael Mecredy, Speaker
10:30 – 10:50AM EDT

When FOG is ‘FROG’ (Fats, Rocks, Oils and Grease): A Pilot Study on Sludge Degritting and FOG Screening
Carla De Las Casas, Speaker | Brian Dunstan, EBMUD
11:10 – 11:30AM EDT

Solution Session: Wastewater 101
Maria Reed, Speaker
1:00 – 1:30PM EDT

What is a ‘Digital Twin’?
Pusker Regmi, Moderator
1:05 – 1:25PM EDT

Benefits of Digital Twins: Case Studies
Pusker Regmi, Moderator
1:25 -1:45PM EDT

Operators Innovate to Protect Boise’s Water Resources
Steven Drangsholt, Speaker
1:30 – 5:00 PM

Challenges, Pitfalls, and Other Downsides of Digital Twins
Pusker Regmi, Moderator
1:45 – 2:05PM EDT

Only One Chance To Get It Right! Years of Collaboration Support Successful 102-inch Valve Structure Installation Right in the Artery of the Largest Inland Discharger West of the Mississippi
Christina Romano, Speaker
1:50 – 2:10PM EDT

Simulating Side-Stream EBPR (S2EBPR) in a Full-Scale Demonstration Study: Modeling Approach and Challenges
Varun Srinivasan, Speaker
1:50 – 2:10PM EDT

Digital Twins: A Waste of Time or The Future of Water Resource Recovery?
Pusker Regmi, Moderator
2:05 – 2:25PM EDT

Process, Development, and Execution: Applying Virtual Design and Construction to Wastewater Projects
Greg Sturges, Speaker | Jeff Campbell, Project Controls Cubed LLC
2:10 – 2:30PM EDT

Process Control Fundamentals
Mark Miller, Speaker
2:10 – 2:30PM EDT

Partial Denitrification Model Development in the Context of Shortcut Nitrogen Removal Processes
Ahmed Al-Omari, Speaker
2:50 – 3:10PM EDT

The Next Generation Mainstream Deammonification
Ahmed Al-Omari, Speaker
3:30 – 4:30PM EDT

Green Streets Design Guidance for LA County
Lisa Skutecki, Speaker | Hamed Hakimelahi, Speaker
3:50 – 4:10PM EDT

Innovative Planning for Community-Centric Solutions
Matthew Gregg, Speaker | Haley Falconer, City of Boise
4:40 – 5:00PM EDT

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Development of Site-Specific Nutrient Standards Using the WERF Toolbox Model Selector and Screening Level Model
Andrew Neuhart, Speaker
8:50 – 9:10AM EDT

Full-Scale Demonstration of Continuous AvN Control: What Did We Learn for BNR Optimization?
Pusker Regmi, Speaker
9:10 – 9:30AM EDT

Treatment Pathways to Address Current and Future Nutrient Reduction and Operation Goals
Don Esping, Speaker | Corey Bjornberg, City of Rochester MN
9:10 – 9:30AM EDT

Laser-Focused Odor Control Capital Improvement Planning: Using Modified Dispersion Modeling to Project Actual Project Impacts
David McEwen, Speaker
9:50 – 10:10AM EDT

Sector-wide GHG Emissions with Normalized Process and Effluent N2O, Sewer CH4, and Methanol CO2
John Willis, Speaker
11:00 – 11:20AM EDT

Kinetic Considerations for Metabolic Selectors Design for Process Intensification
Jose Jimenez, Speaker
12:00 – 12:20PM EDT

Advances in Stormwater Condition Assessment and Inventory Methodologies for Resiliency, Speed, and Accuracy
David Elliott, Speaker | Nick O’Day, City of Johns Creek
1:00 – 1:20PM EDT

Odor Impacts and Public Outreach
David McEwen
2:00 – 2:15PM EDT