Celebrating WES 2017 (left to right): Steve Dennis (Past AWWA Director), Tammie Meyers (CA-NV-AWWA
Conference Co-Director), CA-NV Executive Director Tim Worley, CA-NV Chair Heather Collins and Mike
Simpson, CEO of M.E. Simpson Co.
WES South Draws More Than 700
CA-NV AWWA’S 2017 WATER EDUCATION
Seminar (WES) drew more than 700 attendees
to Santiago Canyon College with 17 different
track themes and 72 presentations. Topics ranged
from Water Efficiency and Corrosion Control
to Water Quality Monitoring and Maintenance.
The Drinking Water Regulations track offered
presentations from four employees of the State
Water Resources Control Board and prompted
ample questions from the audience—everyone
loves a little face time with the regulators!
An excellent morning track offered
information on Chloramination & Nitrifi-cation
where attendees learned about the
pros and cons of chloramines, impacts of
nitrification, and how to control nitrifi-cation
in the distribution system. Enthu-siastic
participants in the Technical/Man-agerial/
Financial track enjoyed a notable
session on “Career Management and Ef-fective
Interviewing.” Advanced Treatment
& Reuse presented a series of informative
and interesting presentations from indus-try
experts on such topics as membranes,
water quality aspects of advanced treat-ment,
and advanced oxidation processes.
Basics of Maintenance exceptional line-up
of speakers passed around demonstrative
props, made concrete tanks interesting,
and brought in competitors to co-present
and energize the conversation.
The Groundwater Wells track evaluat-ed
the benefits of using stainless steel in
wells, and repeatedly stressed the need
for regular data collection and assessment
to ensure optimum operation and perfor-mance.
To liven things up at the end of
the day, the Environmental Health & Safe-ty
track had a special session—“Active
Shooter Training” with hands-on demon-strations
in a packed room with a very
engaged audience. S
Gwen C. Woods-Chabane is Assistant Direc-tor,
CA-NV AWWA Education Committee.