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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

8:00 am - 4:40 pm

Otay Water District
2554 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA 91978

$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/Water Reuse plants, and plant commissioning.

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

Sunny Wang, Brown & Caldwell; Brian Bernados, Water Board/Division of Drinking Water; Peter Shen, IDE-Americas, Inc; Troy Walker, Hazen & Sawyer; Doug Gillingham, Gillingham Water Planning & Engineering; Inge Wiersema, Carollo Engineers; Enrique Lopezcalva; RMC; Michael Garrod, Sweetwater Authority; Al Lau, Padre Dam Municipal Water District; Bob Kennedy, Otay Water District; Brent Alspach, Arcadis; and Justin Brazil, Sweetwater Authority.

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
Rod Posada- Moderator

8:00  -  8:20

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:20  -  8:30

Introduction & Goals Rod Posada, Otay Water District

8:30  -  9:20

Technology Update Sunny Wang, Brown & Caldwell

9:20  -  10:10

Regulatory Update IPR/DPR Brian Bernados, Division of Drinking Water

10:10  -  10:40


10:40  -  11:30

Construction, Commissioning & Lessons Learned of Desal & Water Recycled Projects Peter Shen, IDE Americas

11:30  -  12:30


12:30  -  1:20

Developing Operators’ Skills for Working with Membrane Technologies Troy Walker, Hazen & Sawyer

1:20  -  2:20

Panel Discussion: Where are we now with the Drought? Agency Approaches to Guaranteeing Water Supply? Moderator: Doug Gillingham, Gillingham Water Planning & Engineering Panelists: Inge Wiersema, Carollo; Enrique Lopezcalva, RMC; Michael Garrod, SWA; Al Lau, PDMWD; Bob Kennedy, OWD

2:20  -  3:10

Opportunities/Challenges for the Integration of Desal/Water Reuse Projects into a Water Supply Portfolio Brent Alspach, Arcadis

3:10  -   3:40


3:40  -  4:10

Overview of a Project Presentation: Richard A. Reynolds BWRO Expansion Project- Sweetwater Authority (SWA); Justin Brazil, SWA