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Southern California Counties
AWWA President-Elect Gene Koontz
Updates Members at Fall ’14 Conference
AWWA President-Elect Gene Koontz
spoke at the Opening Session of
the CA-NV AWWA 2014 Fall Con-ference
in Reno, NV and updated attend-ees
on new AWWA projects and programs.
Total Water Solutions. AWWA will de-velop
standards, manuals and training ma-terials
to help members better understand
municipal and industrial wastewater tech-nology,
nonpoint sources, reclaimed water
and stormwater management, particularly
as potential sources of drinking water. In
early Fall 2014, the six Councils of AWWA
met for three days at the Association’s Den-ver
headquarters to brainstorm Total Wa-ter
Solutions products and services, which
included a focus on direct potable reuse.
Action items included: new management
standards, technical tracks at the Annu-al
Conference and Exhibition (ACE) and
the Water Quality Technology Conference
(WQTC) and Best In Class public commu-nications
materials and processes for bring-ing
innovations to the field faster.
AWWAIndia, AWWA has created it
first official physical presence and member
community outside North America. With
partial funding through a Department of
Commerce grant, it will provide standards
and manuals to help our Indian members
improve conditions in their country.
Community Engineering Corps. A
partnership with the American Society of
Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Bor-ders-
USA will bring AWWA drinking water
expertise to small disadvantaged communi-ties
within the United States.
Expanded Workforce Development
Programs. Goals include bringing more
younger professionals into the profession and
the Association and leveraging and substan-tially
expanding current scholarship programs
through AWWA’s Annual Fund Campaign.
AWWA2020: A Path to OneAWWA.
The Association’s Special Presidential Pan-el
(SP2) has recommended as a primary
goal uniting the Association and Sections
around common business processes and
strategic plans that serve both members
and the public. Cooperation will focus on
five key areas: membership, education, fi-nance,
branding and communications. CA-NV
AWWA Executive Director Tim Worley
and TEC Chair Andrew DeGraca served on
the panel. S
Networking and Collaboration Are
Themes at ACE ‘15
The 2015 American Water Works
Association Annual Conference
& Exhibition (ACE ‘15), will be
held on June 7-10, 2015 at the Anaheim
Convention Center adjacent to the Dis-neyland
theme park and is expected to
draw more than 12,000 water profes-sionals
worldwide. The professional pro-gram
will feature 105 sessions by more
than 450 expert presenters and upwards
of 450 exhibitors and will include the tra-ditional
Pipe-Tapping, Top-Ops, Meter Madness competitions as well
as People’s Choice and “Best of the Best” Water Taste Tests.
In a first-of-its-kind agreement, CA-NV AWWA will co-host the
conference, which replaces the Section’s annual Spring Conference,
and will present a dedicated ACE ’15 track with five sessions: Com-municating
About Drought—the California Experience; Emergency
Response in Action—Cybersecurity and the 2014 Napa Earthquake
Response; Sustainability in a Time of Uncertainty; Potable Reuse in
California; and Complying with California’s New Hexavalent Chro-mium
MCL—Advances in Treatment.
Super-saver rates are available through March 27, 2015. Special
quantity discounts are also available and groups of utilities, opera-tors
and professors who register five or more attendees will receive
one free attendee registration. To view the full conference program
or register, go to www.awwa.org. Follow ACE ‘15 on Twitter, Face-book,
LinkedIn and any of the CA-NV AWWA social media sites. S
Call us to discover how our sustainable and unique
solutions can assist you in improving the management of
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& Northern California Counties
Kevin Barnes | 916-342-2886
Jack Powell | 951-440-7026
Northern Nevada & Northern Californ ia Counties
Keith Myers | 916-869-4464
CA-NV AWWA Vice Chair
Heather Collins with the
ACE ‘15 Custom Surfboard.