Desalination/Water Reuse Update for the West
What’s New? What has Changed? Where is it Going?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

8:00 am - 4:40 pm

Alameda County Water District (ACWD) Headquarters
43885 S. Grimmer Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

$175 for AWWA Members
$235 for Non Members

Online Registration

This workshop is eligible for up to 7 contact hours.

Workshop Description:
This workshop is an update of the 2015 workshop that presented Desalination Issues and Technology Trends. Topics to be presented and discussed include membrane research and trends, desalination plants permitting and regulatory framework, intake technology, brine discharge, alternative sources of energy for desalination plants, and plant commissioning. In addition, a tour of a local desalination/Water Reuse facility will be held.

This Workshop is organized by the now combined Desalination/Water Reuse Committee

Joe Wong and Bill Faisst, Brown & Caldwell; Stefan Cajina & Sherly Rosilela, Water Board/Division of Drinking Water; Christian Sanders, CDM-Smith; Eric Larsen, East Bay Municipal Utilities District; Erin Mackey, Brown & Caldwell; Rosemary Menard, City of Santa Cruz; Kamyar Guivetchi, California Department of Water Resources; Nicole Sandkulla, BAWSCA, Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Water District and Laura Hidas, Alameda County Water District.

Intended Audience:
Water Managers, Operators, Consultants, Regulators and persons interested in Desalination/Water Reuse technologies and regulations in general.

Workshop Agenda

Organized by the Recycled Water/Desalination Committee of the CA - NV AWWA
Nathan Boyle –Committee Chair
Bill Faisst- Moderator

8:00  -  8:20

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:20  -  8:30

Introduction & Goals Bill Faisst, Brown & Caldwell

8:30  -  9:20

Technology Update Joe Wong, Brown & Caldwell

9:20  -  10:10

Regulatory Update: IPR/DPR Stefan Cajina and Sherly Rosilela, DDW

10:10  -  10:40


10:40  -  11:30

Construction, Commissioning & Lessons Learned of Desal & Water Reuse Projects Christian Sanders, CDM Smith- Fort Irwin Water Treatment Plant

11:30  -  12:20

Developing Operators’ Skills for Working with Membrane Technologies Eric Larsen, East Bay Municipal Utilities District

12:20  -  1:20


1:20  -  2:10

Panel Discussion: Where are we now with the Drought? Agency Approaches to Guaranteeing Water Supply? Moderator: Bill Faisst, Brown & Caldwell Panelists: Erin Mackey, Brown & Caldwell; Rosemary Menard, Santa Cruz; Mike Savage, North Bay Water Recycling Group, Kamyar Guivetchi, California Department of Water Resources; Nicole Sandkulla, BAWSCA

2:10  -  3:00

Opportunities/Challenges for the Integration of Desal/Water Reuse Projects into a Water Supply Portfolio Jim Fiedler, Santa Clara Valley Water District

3:00  -  3:30

Overview of a Project Presentation: Newark Desalination Facility; Laura Hidas ACWD

3:30  -  5:00

Plant Tour: Newark Desalination Facility, Alameda County Water District 6833 Redeker Place, Newark, CA 94536