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Sep 2016


Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel, 700 South Florida Avenue,
Tampa, Florida,
Tel: (813) 221-4900

31st Annual WateReuse Symposium



WateReuse is the only trade association that focuses solely on advancing laws, policy and funding to increase water reuse. Our niche strategy sets us apart from other organizations in the water industry. The vision of WateReuse is a nation where every community has a safe, reliable, locally-controlled water supply that protects the environment, sustains economic growth, and provides a high quality of life.

The mission of the WateReuse Association is to educate policymakers and the public about the benefits of water reuse and to advocate for laws, policy and funding to increase water reuse. The WateReuse Association is a not-for-profit trade association for water utilities, businesses, industrial and commercial enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and associations. Our members represent more than 100 communities and 50 million utility customers around the country.

Agenda +


Sep 11   
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
IUVA Workshop
(additional $100 workshop fee applies)


  • Advanced Oxidation Upstream and Downstream: UV/Cl2 vs UV/H2O2
    Professor Olya Keen,  University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Making Sense of UV-Oxidation: EEO and Dose Together Ensure Potable Reuse Meets Goals
    Alan Royce, TrojanUV
  • Bacteriophage Regulations and Impact on Reuse System
    Kati Bell, MWH, now part of Stantec
  • Analysis of Variability in UV Disinfection Systems Following a Stochastic Approach
    Ernest R. Blatchley III, Purdue University
  • UV System for High Level Disinfection – Operation and Maintenance
    Gary Hunter, Black & Veatch
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration Open
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Technical Tour: Hillsborough DPR Pilot Tour + Brew House Tour/Tasting 
(additional $55 tour fee applies; tour does not include lunch)
Reuse Boot Camp
Reuse “Florida Style
Potable Reuse Operations
Water Quality Topics -
Part 1
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm 

 Welcome and Introduction

Guy Carpenter, 
AquaTecture, LLC

  • What is Water Reuse
  • Water’s Supply and Water Reuse’s Role
  • Speaking the Same Language and Why It’s Important

Types of Reuse/Fit for Purpose

Amy Tracy, England-Thims & Miller, Inc.

  • Regulatory/Treatment Requirements
  • Levels of Treatment and Allowable Uses
  • Local FL Examples
Aquifer Recharge in Tampa Bay: Overview of Program Objectives and Lessons Learned

Christopher Hill, Arcadis

Building a Framework for Potable Reuse Operator Certification in California

Wendy Broley, Brown and Caldwell

Assessment of Ceramic MBR Technology for Municipal Water Reuse

James DeCarolis, Black & Veatch

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

 A TBL Approach

Ben Stanford, Hazen and Sawyer

  • Economics
  • Environmental
  • Social
The Broward and Palm Beach Counties Regional Reclaimed Water Cooperative Partnership

Kevin Carter, Broward County Water and Wastewater Services and Chris Pettit, Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department

Optimization of Wastewater Reverse Osmosis – Improving Performance through More Aggressive Operation

Greg Wetterau, CDM Smith

California Title 22 Compliant Spot Check Bioassays for UV System Performance- Accurate Results Lie in the Details

Steve McDermid, TrojanUV

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm 
 Roundtable/Q&A Operational Testing of the First Direct Aquifer Recharge System in Florida at the South Hillsborough Aquifer Recharge Project (SHARP)

Philip Waller, HDR and Bart Weiss, Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department

Two-Year Performance of Orange County’s  Expanded Ground Water Replenishment System

Vasu Veerapaneni, Black & Veatch

Water Polishing of Municipal Wastewater Intended for Water Recycling Using a Novel Biocatalyst Technology

ShihChi Weng, MWH, now part of Stantec/John Hopkins University Alliance

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Poster Presentations
Reuse Boot Camp
Technical Topics
Potable Reuse Planning
Water Quality Topic – 
Part II
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

 Public Perception

Linda Macpherson, New Water ReSources

  • The Importance of Public Acceptance
  • Social Research Summaries
  • Tools to Engage
  • Success Stories
Addressing Unique Differences with In-Land Desalination: A Case History of the San Antonio Brackish Groundwater Desalination Project

Jarrett Kinslow, Tetra Tech

Potable Reuse in Florida

Ken Broome, MWH Global

Salt Accounting in Surface Augmentation

David Sloan, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 

 Regulatory Context

Kati Bell, MWH, now part of Stantec

  • EPA Guidance
  • State and Local
Maximizing Product Water through Brine Minimization at Padre Dam

Eileen Idica, Trussell Technologies, Inc.

One Water Los Angeles 2040 Plan: Managing All Water as One Water Using a Water Balance Model

Inge Wiersema,
Carollo Engineers

Residual Chemicals in Reclaimed Water and the Environment: A Pacific Northwest Perspective

Jeff Hansen, HDR and Wendy Steffensen, LOTT Clean Water Alliance

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm 


Bart Weiss, Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department

  • Funding Options
  • Supporting Materials
Water Reuse Technologies for Army Applications

Martin Page, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

The City of Los Angeles AWPF Pilot Project – Update on Prequalification, Treatment Train Selection, Start-up and Commissioning

Roshanak Aflaki, City of Los Angeles

Treatability and Chemical Stability Effects of Supply Augmentation with High-Purity Recycled Water at a Drinking Water Treatment Plant

Michael Adelman, MWH, now part of Stantec

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sep 12   
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration Open
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am


Opening Session

Guy Carpenter, Carollo Engineers, WateReuse President

Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa

Jon Steverson, Secretary, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Poster Presentations
Big Picture Session – State of the Science on Antibiotic Resistance
MBR in Potable Reuse
Industrial Reuse:
Water for Power
  10:30 am – 11:00 am
  A fast-growing body of
literature exists that attempts
to identify direct links bacterial
antibiotic resistance
to water reclamation processes.This session will cover what is
currently known, what is
unknown, and where we need
to go next to help answer public health concerns related to antibiotic resistance in water reclamation processes and applications.
Can MBR Replace MF/UF in a Potable Reuse Train – Implementation Concerns?

Ufuk Erdal, CH2M

The Use of Reclaimed Water for Power Plant and Wetland Rehydration Applications: Evaluation of Technologies to Meet Fit for Purpose Water Quality

Mohammad Badruzzaman, MWH Global

11:00 am – 11:30 am 
Resolving the Final Hurdles to MBRs for Potable Water Reuse

Nicola Fontaine, Carollo Engineers

Journey to Industrial Water Self-Sufficiency from Landfill Leachate

Nan Bennett, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners

11:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Efficient Retrofit with MBR to Meet Increased NEWater Feedstock Demand at the Largest WRP in Singapore

Bikram Sabherwal, Black & Veatch

Industrial Wastewater Stream Treated to Potable Drinking Water Standards Using Zero Liquid Discharge

Phillip Locke, McKim & Creed

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Luncheon with Exhibitors
Big Picture Session – State-by-State Regulatory Updates
Potable Reuse Innovations
Panel Discussion:
Industrial Reuse –
Industrial Water Footprint
  1:00 pm – 1:30 pm   

 Updates from:



Optimization of Ozone-BAC Systems for Potable Reuse Applications

Zia Bukhari, American Water

This panel will feature investigators of industrial water reuse and their industrial partners. Panelists will cover the emerging viewpoints on water risk and social license to operate; obstacles to implementation of water reuse projects in industry; and an array of tools/techniques for successfully overcoming obstacles (with a preview of the Scorecard under development)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm 
Biofiltration Optimization for Reuse Applications: Validating a Decade of Drinking Water Biofiltration Research

Chance Lauderdale, HDR

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

Direct Potable Reuse using Multi-Stage Ozone-Biological Filtration (BAF)

Denise Funk, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm 
Full Scale UV Advanced Oxidation Process with Sodium Hypochlorite for Potable Reuse Treatment – An Economic Attractive Option

Jens Scheideler, Xylem Inc.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Poster Presentations
Big Picture Session –
Water Supply Resiliency
Potable Pretreatment and Resiliency
Industrial Reuse:
Municipal/Commercial Partnerships
  3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
Sustainable Drought Interventions: A South African Story

Jan Theron, Royal HaskoningDHV


Whiskey is for Drinking and Wastewater is for Fighting – A Modern Case Study in Western Water Management

John Kmiec, Marana Water


The City of Altamonte Springs, Florida – A 30-year History of Water Reuse

Jo Ann Jackson, City of Altamonte Springs


Achieving Water Independence through the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Project

Areeba Syed, MWH Global

Resilient DPR Design from Collection System to Tap, WRRF Project 14-13

Sharon Waller, Sustainable Systems LLC

A Push for Non-Irrigation Uses of Recycled Water at Irvine Ranch Water District

Paul Cook, Irvine Ranch Water District

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Source Control and Pollution Prevention – Two P’s in a Pod

Alan Rimer, EnviroTechNovations

Sparta Reuse Facility/ Efforts to Save the Sparta Aquifer

Terry Emory, City of West Monroe

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm 
Source and Supply Water Quality Impacts on Performance and Reliability of Potable Reuse Advanced Water Treatment Facilities

Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, Black & Veatch

Advanced Technology to Improve Water Quality and Increase Use of Recycled Water for West Basin Carson

Bryce Danker, Hazen and Sawyer

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm 
The Importance of Engineering Barriers for a Protected Pretreatment Program for IPR

Penny Carlo, Carollo Engineers

Wastewater Recycling in Commercial Laundry Multi-Load Washers

Brian Boyd, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Sep 13   
7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Registration Open
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Panel Discussion: Reuse Decision- Making
Agricultural Reuse
Potable Reuse
Industrial Reuse:
Technology for Oil &
Gas (Fracking)
  8:30 am – 9:00 am

A panel session on approaches and experiences with reuse evaluations and decision-making:

The Evaluation of New Water Sources for the GWR Final Expansion

Bruce Chalmers, CDM Smith

The Whole Story – How Monetizing Social and Environmental Benefits Influenced the Bottom Line for Pure Water Monterey

Jeremy Cook, HDR

 A New Tool for TBL Evaluation of Water Supplies Relative to Direct Potable Reuse

Ben Stanford, Hazen and Sawyer


State of Agricultural Water Reuse- Impediments and Incentives

Bahman Sheikh, Water Reuse Consulting

Potable Reuse in Florida

George Joyce, MWH Global

Optimization of Biologically-Active Filtration for  Sustainable Membrane Desalination of Oil and Gas Produced Water

Stephanie Riley, Colorado School of Mines

9:00 am – 9:30 am 
Fit for Purpose Water for Agricultural Preservation

Jim Rasmus, Black & Veatch

Using the Latest Potable Water Reuse Research to Understand How to Negotiate the Gap Between the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act

Andrew Salveson,
Carollo Engineers

Recycling Produced Water for Discharge or Beneficial Use

Dan Mueller, Environmental
Defense Fund

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Delivering Recycled Water to Drought Stricken California Farmers

Ryan Sellman, Carollo Engineers

Design Considerations for Direct Potable Reuse Projects

Larry Schimmoller,

Evaluation and Optimization of Conventional Treatment Trains for Multiple Reuse Applications of Oil and Gas Reclaimed Water

Emily Nicholas,
Colorado School of Mines

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Networking Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Poster Presentations
Panel Discussion:
El Paso’s Potable Implementation
Infrastructure Topics
Potable Reuse Quality
Industrial Reuse:
Technology for Oil and Gas (Membranes)
  10:30 am – 11:00 am 

A panel session covering key aspects of potable reuse implementation in El Paso:

Leveraging University Partnerships during DPR Pilot Testing: Research on Bacterial Communities in El Paso’s AWPF Purified Water

Caroline Russell, ARCADIS
Pilot Testing Membrane Pretreatment Options for a DPR Treatment Train

Daniel Olson, ARCADIS


Direct-to-Distribution DPR: Advanced Treatment Pilot Performance

Brent Alspach, ARCADIS


Integrated Decision Support Tool for Nested, Spatially-scaled, Urban Recycled Water Infrastructure Planning

Eun Jung Lee, Stanford University

Considering the Challenges of Providing Pathogen Reduction of 10-Orders of Magnitude or More

Philip Brandhuber, HDR

Industrial Waste Water Recycling and Energy Conservation Using High Temperature, RO Membranes

Rich Franks, Hydranautics

11:00 am – 11:30 am 
The Sewer Mining Toolbox – A Tool to Assess Decentralized Reuse Opportunities

Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, Black & Veatch

Cost-effective Nitrogen Management Strategies for Potable Reuse

Zakir Hirani, MWH Global

Solving Source Water and Wastewater Disposal Limitations With a Unique High Recovery Secondary RO

Ed Greenwood, Amec Foster Wheeler

11:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Adaptive Strategies and Partnerships for Year-Round Use of Existing Reuse Assets

Brenley McKenna, Denver Water

Treatability of Non-Nitrifying Secondary Wastewater Effluent for Advanced Water Treatment

Sun Liang, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Advances in Extreme Recovery Membrane Systems for Treatment of Gypsum Saturated Waters, Ammonia Removal and Destruction, and Low Temperature Crystallization for true ZLD

Mitchell Frank,
Saltworks Technologies Inc.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Awards Luncheon and Annual Membership Meeting
Panel Discussion:
Potable Reuse Monitoring
Seawater Desalination
Planning for Inland DPR
Industrial Reuse:
Technology for Pharma,

Food & Bev
  1:30 pm – 2:00 pm 

A panel session on advances in potable reuse monitoring:


Integration of Novel Sensor Systems and Decision Tools for Direct Potable Reuse

Jeff Neemann, Black & Veatch


Fluorescence based Real Time Continuous Membrane Integrity Monitoring in Wastewater Reuse for Potable Purposes

Seong Yoon, Nalco


Instrumentation for Treatment Process Monitoring in Potable Reuse Facilities

Angelica Gomez,  MWH Global

Seawater Desalination – Regulatory and Scientific Issues Related to Intake and Discharge

Joe Monaco, Dudek

Planning for DPR – Its OK in OKC

Gary Hunter, Black & Veatch

Mitigating Water Risks through a Corporate Water Management Plan – Case Study from the Milk Processing Industry

Martin Andersen, DHI

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm 
Conventional Versus Membrane Based Pretreatment Processes for Seawater Desalination: Perspectives from Full-Scale Operating Plants

Joseph Jacangelo, MWH Global

Future Water Supply for San Angelo, Texas: Tradeoff between IPR and DPR options

Ellen McDonald, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

Water Reuse from Food Stuff

Bhupendra Poudel, Grundfos BioBooster

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm 
The Tampa Story: More than 8 Years Managing Large Scale Desalination

Christine Owen, Tampa Bay Water

DPR without RO? A Central Texas Town Sets Out to Prove it Can Be Done!

Eva Steinle-Darling, Carollo Engineers

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Removal from Industrial Wastewater using a MBR/Ozone Advanced Treatment

Abigail Antolovich, Xylem, Inc.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Poster Presentations
Panel Discussion:
Potable Reuse Implementation
Managing Desalination
Managing Water Quality
Industrial Reuse:
Reuse for Florida Food & Beverage
  3:30 pm – 4:00 pm   

A panel session on special topics in DPR:


Concept to Construction: Communicating From Start to Finish to Achieve Successful Potable Reuse Project

Patricia Tennyson, Katz & Associates, Inc.


Community Engagement Pure Water Silicon Valley Style

Marta Lugo, Santa Clara Valley Water District


Clearwater’s Preliminary Design of a Full Advanced Treatment Indirect Potable Reuse Facility in the State of Florida: Operational Insights, Lessons Learned, and Design Approach

Jennifer Roque, Tetra Tech


The Goldilocks Project – A Potable Reuse Solution That’s Just Right…

Ron Duncan, Soquel Creek Water District

What Me Worry… It’s Just the Commissioning, Acceptance and Commercial Operation of a 50 MGD Seawater Desalination Plant

Howard Steiman, The Louis Berger Group

Consideration of Wastewater Population Source and Treatment  Processes in Developing Reuse Markers to Inform Load Allocations for TMDL Impaired Water Bodies

Joan Oppenheimer, MWH Global

Recycle, Reuse and Reduce
are three words Florida Recycling
Partnership members incorporate
every day in its business activities especially when it comes to water.  Learn from top businesses and associations such as Publix Super Markets, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch
and PTR Balers & Compactors on how they reuse water and reduce consumption.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
The Influence of Desalinated Seawater from the Carlsbad SWRO Plant on San Diego Regional Potable Water Quality

Brent Alspach, ARCADIS

Use of Preformed Chloramines to Minimize NDMA Formation Potential at City of Los Angeles’ AWPF Pilot Project

Sunny Wang, Brown and Caldwell

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm 
Natural Gas Versus Grid Electricity for Seawater Desalination: An Economic and Environmental Life-Cycle Perspective

Mohammad Badruzzaman, MWH Global

Integrating Microconstituent Management in Biological Treatment when Developing Broad Portfolio Water Reuse Strategies

Sandeep Sathyamoorthy, Black & Veatch

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dinner and Discovery at the Florida Aquarium
Sep 14   
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Registration Open
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast Panel Discussion
Potable Reuse
Florida Supply Augmentation
Water Quality and Data Analytics
Industrial Reuse:
Polk Power Station
  9:00 am – 9:30 am   

One size does not fit all. This lively panel presentation and discussion will focus on the tailored communication approaches required for potable reuse projects through expert panelists and case studies from a diverse range of utilities that are all working to effectively and transparently implement potable reuse projects 


The City of Tampa Augmentation Project

David Ammerman,
Carollo Engineers

List of Lists Redux

Andy Eaton,
Eurofins Eaton
Analytical, Inc

The regional reclaimed water partnership initiative sought to use available reclaimed water in the region for industrial applications. The initiative took nearly 10-years from concept to completion, requiring the partners to modify standard practices and assumptions to enable a successful project and overcome multiple challenges.
9:30 am – 10:00 am 
The 4G Wetlands: Recharging Dwindling Groundwater Supplies

Rafael Vazquez-Burney, CH2M

The Need for Application of Predictive Analytics for Potable Reuse

Kati Bell, MWH Global

10:00 am – 10:30 am
The Story of a Successful Reuse to Wetlands System

Michael Bomar, Tetra Tech

More Data, Less Problems – The Use of Statistical Tools and Probability Distributions to Predict Potable Reuse Water Quality

Austa Parker,
Carollo Engineers

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Closing Plenary Session

Rain: A History for Stormy Times
Cynthia Barnett, Environmental Journalist and Author

Adam Putnam, Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 


Keynote Speakers +

Cynthia Barnett

 Environmental Journalist and Author

Press Releases +

Photos +

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