Conference and Workshop Presentations

The presentations from ACWA conferences and workshops are a long-term source of information for ACWA members. Presentations from conferences and workshops are listed below, followed by the presentation title or author. All presentations are posted as PDF files. For copies of presentations from earlier ACWA workshops, please contact the ACWA office.

2017 Annual Conference - July 26–28, 2017

Wednesday, July 26th

  • Our Changing Climate, Lessons for the Future and Our March Forward - Richard Spinrad, former NOAA Chief Scientist and Sr. Vice Presidenf of Research, OSU
  • The Role of Technology and Innovation in Improving the Nation's Water Infrastructure - Jeff Lape, EPA
  • Wastewater and Water Utilities of the Future: The City of Prineville's Crooked River Wetland Complex and Recycled Water Projects - Eric Klann, City of Prineville
  • Cold Water Refugia and Associated Habitats-Our Best Hope of Restoring Fish Habitat and Addressing Temperature Standards - Stewart Rounds, USGS and Stan Gregory, OSU
  • Energy and Utility Management-New Opportunities and Economics for Biogas - Bill Peters, Oregon DEQ Clean Fuels Program and Paul Suto, City of Portland BES
  • Adult Coho Salmon Pre-Spawn Mortality in Urbanized Watersheds - Nathaniel Scholz, NOAA Fisheries
  • Preparing your Wastewater Utility for the Future: Practical Steps to Improve Your Environmental Footprint and Optimize the Benefits of Ratepayers' Dollars - Josh Proudfoot, Good Company

Thursday, July 27th

  • Recycled Water: Certain Supply for an Uncertain Future - Guy Carpenter, National Water Reuse Association
  • An Ecological Wastewater Treatment Strategy: The Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority's Success Story - Jim Baird, RUSA and Mark Madison, CH2M
  • Willamette River Initiative-Growing Collective Impact - Allison Hensey, Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Restoring the Willamette Basin-Bringing the Science, Planning, Policy and Financing Together to Create a National Model for Success - Carrie Sanneman, Willamette Partnership; Michael Campbell, Stoel Rives, LLP; Brad Hunter, Craft3
  • DEQ Water Program-Bringing TMDLS, Water Quality Standards and Permitting Together - Jennifer Wigal, Gene Foster, Keith Andersen, Oregon DEQ
  • EPA Vision, Objectives and Strategies for Improving Oreogn's Water Quality- Mike Lidgard, EPA Region 10

Friday, July 28th

  • State and Local Government Partnerships for Protecting Oregon's Waters - Richard Whitman, Oregon DEQ Director
  • National Issues and Trends for Wastewater and Stormwater Utilities - Chris Hornback, NACWA
  • We Live in Interesting Times...What's in Store For Our Future? - Bill Lunch, OPB
  • Closing Remarks and Inspirations - Robert Michael Pyle, Naturalist

Water Quality Committee's Temperature Compliance Guidance Manual Workshop - June 1, 2017

2017 Stormwater Summit - May 10, 2017


Water Quality Committee's Workshop on Oregon's Copper Standard - April 6, 2017

Best Practices for Biosolids Management - March 9, 2017


2016 ACWA Summer Conference- July 27-29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27th

Thursday, July 28th

Friday, July 29th

2017 Stormwater Summit - May 10, 2017

Workshop on Oregon's Copper Standard - April 6, 2017

Best Practices for Biosolids Management - March 9, 2017


2016 ACWA Summer Conference- July 27-29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27th

Thursday, July 28th

Friday, July 29th

NPDES Permit Renewal Strategy Session - December 3, 2015

Biogas Co-Generation Workshop
November 5, 2015

Poplar Farms as a Wastewater Management Tool
October 15, 2015

Presentations and other information available at http://hardwoodbiofuels.org/fall-poplar-workshop/

Temperature Compliance Strategies and Options -
October 7 and 8, 2015




2015 Annual Conference - July 22–24, 2015

Wednesday, July 22nd

Thursday, July 23rd

Friday, July 24th
  • A Willamette River Update-Creating a Report Card and Focusing on Protection - Pam Wiley, Meyer Memorial Trust and Kaitlyn Lovell, City of Portland (part 1) (part 2)
  • The Benefits of DEQ and ACWA Working Together - Dick Pedersen, DEQ Director
  • Crafting Creative Compliance Strategies - Robbin Finch, City of Boise (part 1) (part 2)
  • Hikes in Eastern Oregon - Bill Sullivan

2015 Stormwater Summit - May 13, 2015

Municipalities Using Poplars for Wastewater - March 10, 2015

Financial Planning for Water Utilities - November 18, 2014

At the workshop there was a question about using public dollars on private property. Jill Hoyenga with EWEB provided these additional details.

2014 ACWA Summer Conference- July 23-25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23rd

Thursday, July 24th

Friday, July 25th

2014 Stormwater Summit - May 15, 2014

Communicating the Value of Water to Your Customers -
February 26, 2014

2013 ACWA Summer Conference - July 24-26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24th

Thursday, July 25th

Friday, July 26th

2013 Stormwater Summit - June 4, 2013

Toxics/Temperature Compliance Workshop - May 7, 2013

Best Practices for Biosolids Management - April 16, 2013

Energy Efficiency & Renewables Breakfast for Consultants - September 18, 2012

ACWA Summer Conferencepresentations and materials
July 25–27, 2012

2012 Stormwater Summit - May 9, 2012


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