2019 PA AWWA Conference Presentations

Speaker Biographies


“America First but Steels are Coming from Overseas!”, Compliance Lessons Learned from Recent Projects – Daniel Jeon, PE & Rachel Govelovich, PE

Maryland’s Newest Dam Preserves a Community’s Most Valuable Resource – Sophia Liskovich, PE & Anthony Nokovich, PE

America’s Water Infrastructure Act – Now and into the Future – Patti Kay Wisniewski

“Tank Safety/Cellular Antenna Corral Systems” – John Stoltzfus & Dan Goldhahn and “Water Tank Coating Systems” – Andy Odorzynski

An Overview of AWWA’s Guidance Report on Managing the Implementation of Residential Fire Sprinklers in Community Water Systems – George Kunkel, PE

Inside Buffalo’s Proactive Lead Corrosion Control Program – Jim DeWolfe

Electricity in the 1970’s, Water in the 2020’s – Richard Michelfelder, Ph.D. & Gary D. Shambaugh

The Role of CO2 in Corrosion Control – Mike Dirth

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace – Roy Mundy

Digital Work Management Through Web Based GIS – Creating Efficiencies in Water and Sewer System Operations – Todd Plank

Laying the Foundation for Partnerships Between Water Utilities and Agriculture – Adam Carpenter

Status of Chlorate Regulations and Impact at Water Treatment Plants – Robert Newton, PE

Overcoming Numerous Challenges to Achieve a Reliable Water Supply – Jamie Shambaugh & Matt Carnish

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned – Savings Realized from Three PA Water Utilities – Johh Brutz

Optimizing Performance of Granular Media Filters – Hollie Scott, PE

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority is on New Ground with PUC Oversight – Rocky Craley & Robert Weimar

Removal of PFAS Precursor Compounds Using Granular Activated Carbon – Eric Forrester

UCMR4 Cyanotoxins – What Will You Do If You Find Them? – Keith Cartnick

Unique Approaches to Upgrade the Pretreatment Facility of a 15-MGD Water Treatment Plant – Charlie Liu, PE

UCMR4 – What Are We Seeing and What Are Some Issues? – Ron Milke

Laboratory Treatability Studies for PFAS-impacted Water – Ryan Thomas, Ph.D.

Making a Dramatic Impact on Water Loss – Robert Horvat, PE

Monitoring, Predicting, Preventing and Controlling of (toxic) Cyanobacteria Blooms – Orren Schneider, Ph.D. PE

Easy, Low Cost Ways to Extend the Life of Your Tank – Christine Gunsaullus

Installation and Start-up Consideration for Medium Voltage Motors and Pumps – Steven Marrano

GIS Integration for Daily Operations and Public Appreciation – Matthew Junker

Cyanotoxin Evaluation and treatment in the New York State Finger Lakes Region – Stephen Waldvogel, PE

Intelligent Meter Asset Management: Prioritizing Your Meter Replacement Program – Carl Sharkey

State College Borough Water Authority – Treatment Plant Design for Emerging Contaminants – Jim Balliet

NSF 16 Spray-Applied Structural Epoxy Lining Installation – Merrick Road, Massapequa, New York – Joseph Fusillo, PE

Managing Bacteria in Building Water Systems – Frank Sidari, PE

Partnering with the US Navy: Water Storage Tank Maintenance on a Global Scale – Nicole Clarke

Universal Remedial Solution to Provide Safe PFAS-Free Water as Competing Technologies Develop – David Woods

Using Today’s Communications Landscape to Gain Support for Infrastructure Funding – Mike McGill

Current and Emerging Solutions to the PFAS Challenge – Paul Yaroschak, PE