October 8 – 12

BC is navigating the future of water at WEFTEC 2022, the premiere conference for the water community. Join us Oct. 8 – 12 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to learn about the latest solutions, technologies, and opportunities for the water industry. See the lineup of BC’s speakers during workshops and technical sessions ranging from process intensification solutions that do more with less, to adapting to what’s emerging in water regulations and emerging contaminants, to securing the future of water availability. Stop and see us at the Career Fair, we’re at booth 16.

Presentations and Workshops

Sunday, October 9

W03 Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment: Concepts, Operation, and Troubleshooting Workshop |
Everett Gill, Chair | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Challenges with Refinery Oil/water Separators and Impacts on Performances
Thomas Schultz,
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Alleviating Overloaded Conditions in Aeration Basins and Clarifiers
Everett Gill,
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

W04 Game-Based Modeling Workshop | 
Mark Miller, Vice Chair8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Welcome and Introductions
Mark Miller,
8:30 AM – 8:40 AM

Competition Scoring and Break Out Into Teams
Mark Miller, Speaker
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

W08 Overcoming Uncertainty: Confident Decisions in the Face of Climate Change Workshop |
Carlos Toro-Escobar, Chair | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

General Introduction and Key Concepts
Nathan Foged and Dr. Tess Sprague, Speakers
8:40 AM – 9:15 AM

Machine Learning Exercise
Carlos Toro-Escobar,
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Climate Science to Support Utility Decisions
Nathan Foged,
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Approaches to Adaptation Planning
Tess Sprague,
2:20 PM – 2:40 PM

Make Your Own Projected Design Event
Carlos Toro-Escobar, Speaker
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM


W09 So You Thought You Were Done? Finding the End Point of Wet Weather Control Programs Workshop | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Seattle’s Wet Weather Program and Consent Decree Negotiation
Alexander Mockos,
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM


W14 Brainstorming HOW to Prioritize Equity and GHG Benefits in CIP and Services Decisions Workshop | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Breaking Core vs. Non-Core Inertia Enables Opportunities
John Willis,
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Equity and GHG Drivers and Governance at SFPUC
Karri Ving,
Workshop Speaker 
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM


Monday, October 10

Oxygen Transfer Rate Variability in Refinery Activated Sludge Systems
Jeffrey Allen,
2:25 PM – 2:40 PM

Water Quality Sleuthing: Applying Multiple Methods to Identify Pollutant Sources in Urban Streams 
Clifton Bell,  Speaker
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

More than Just Energy Savings: Understanding the Benefits of Low DO Operation
Mark Miller, Speaker
1:35 PM – 1:50 PM

Balance and Belonging Council at BC
Maria Claudia Reed and Andrea Hall,  Speakers
3:50 PM – 4:05 PM

Full-Scale Demonstration Testing of BC:Ntensify Low energy Biological Nutrient Removal 
Donavan Esping, Speaker
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM

The Value of Inside the Fenceline Projects as Part of a Water Sustainability Program 
Rebecca Maco,  Speaker
4:05 PM – 4:20 PM

Demystifying Digital Twins
Michael Karl, Speaker
4:25 PM – 4:40 PM


Tuesday, October 11

ESG in the Water Sector
Karri Ving,
1:00 PM – 1:10 PM

Predictive Iron Dosing for Phosphorus Removal: A Date-Driven Strategy
Pusker Regmi,  
1:30 PM – 1:55 PM

Investigating the Use of Internally Stored Carbon in Post-Anoxic Denitrification
Kayla Bauhs,  
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

A Case for Using Internally Stored Carbon for Intensifying Biological Nutrient Removal Mechanism, Evidence in Full-Scale Facilities, and Process Design
Ahmed Al-Omari,  Speaker
2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

PFAS Fate in Pyrolysis System reflecting Full-Scale Configurations: Thermal Oxidizer Impacts 
Lloyd Winchell, Speaker
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Full-Scale Demonstration of Low-Cost Solution for Selenium Removal in a Refinery’s Activate Sludge WWPT via Chemical Coprecipitation
Dominic Pontarolo,
1:30 PM – 1:55 PM

Industry ESG Commitments Create Funding Opportunities for Utilities 
Thomas Steinwinder and Melanie Holmer, Speakers
2:30 PM – 2:55 PM

Biological and Physical Selection for Continuous-Flow Sludge Densification
Jose Jimenez,  Speaker
4:30 PM – 4:55 PM

Biogas Harvester Recovers Dissolved Biogas for Energy Production, GHG Reduction, and H2S Collection 
John Willis,  Speaker
4:30 PM – 4:55 PM

Preponderance of Evidence: Advances in Using Distributed Temperature Sensing to Locate and Quantify Sources of I/I 
Andy Lukas,  Speaker
4:25 PM – 4:40 PM


Wednesday, October 12

Innovations of EchoWater : Program Standards and Innovations That Lead to the Successful Delivery of Projects on a $1.7 Billion Program 
A. Graham Calciano,  Speaker
8:35 AM – 8:50 AM

A Full-Scale Demonstration of SND, Post Demonstration with Internally Stored Carbon and Anammox Potential for Energy and Carbon-Efficient BNR 
Pusker Regmi,  Speaker
9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

Intensifying Anaerobic Sludge Fermentation Using the Novel IntensiCarba Technology: Municipal Application and Model Evaluation 
Ahmed Al-Omari,  Speaker
11:30 AM – 11:55 AM

Digital Twin: A Path to Efficient and Intuitive Water System Operations
Pusker Regmi,
10:35 AM – 10:50 AM

From Chaos to CIP Planning and Execution Control: How the City of Boise Developed a Robust Project Delivery Model to Meet the Expectations of the Community
Emily O’Morrow,  Speaker
1:30 PM – 1:55 PM