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AWWA

American Water Works Association
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international, nonprofit association committed to improving water management through safe and sustainable solutions. AWWA’s member organizations and utilities treat almost half the nation’s drinking water and remains the largest organization of water supply professionals in the world. For nearly two decades, Kimley-Horn has been actively involved in AWWA and continues to participate in their advancement of sustainable solutions for public water and wastewater systems.

Annual Conference & Expo (ACE22)

KIMLEY-HORN SPEAKERS

Lance Littrell, P.E.

SPEAKERS

Chloride Dioxide: Jack of All Trades

June 13, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CT

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is a strong and selective oxidizer and offers several advantages in treatment and distribution of drinking water. Our team has partnered with three facilities in Florida to use ClO2 to solve challenges such as extensive flushing and high DBP production. This presentation will demonstrate the various uses of ClO2 to enhance the production and distribution of potable water and will provide guidance for implementation of ClO2 dosing based on areas of concern, system size, source water quality, operational needs, and desired automation. The presentation will feature lessons learned from piloting and full-scale operation for each unique application of ClO2.

Tatiana Konstantis, E.I.

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Breaking the Chains to PFAS Concentrate Disposal

June 13, 2022 | 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM CT

PFAS compounds are challenging for utility providers as they search for an effective way to remove and dispose of them. Reverse osmosis (RO) is a leading treatment process for treating brackish and high salinity water qualities and has been shown to provide greater than 99% removal of some PFAS compounds, however, utilities facing PFAS contamination need to begin thinking differently about concentrate disposal. This paper will provide a background understanding on why traditional concentrate disposal methods, outside of deep injection wells, are insufficient for PFAS laden waters and discuss the current status and application of alternative technologies with potential to eliminate the contaminant from the brine disposal.

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Gina Parra, E.I.

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Servant Leadership

June 14, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CT

This presentation will focus on both data driven and qualitative conclusions based on the demographics of the workforce in the water industry transitioning to a younger set of leaders and how they can build a career built on leading the people around them.

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Rachael Rodgers, EIT

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Misinformation vs. Education: Which Holds Water

June 14, 2022 | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM CT

With the perpetuation of pseudoscience in the digital age, utilities can no longer assume the public understands the value of tap water. This presentation will explore the dangers of misinformation, the positive and negative effects of influencers on the water industry, and potential education practices of the future.

Uma Vempati, P.E. PMP, ENV SP

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Neurolinguistics to Address Unconscious Bias in Workplace

June 14, 2022 | 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM CT

Addressing diversity, inclusion, equity, & belonging of water sector’s workforce is essential ingredient to bring agility, creativity & innovation. Unconscious bias is one of the factors that is creating a gap in achieving the diversity goals in the water sector. The presenters will discuss Neurolinguistics and how it can address the unconscious bias so that we can break the disempowering patterns. The presentation is geared towards engaging with the audience and sharing sample exercise to break through the disempowering patterns and show a set of skills that enhance communication to overcome unconscious bias. Individuals can address the diversity issues by improving one’s awareness of unconscious bias using neurolinguistics.

Kimley-Horn Speakers, Presenters, and Moderators

Rhea Dorris, P.E., Tatiana Konstantis, E.I., Lance Littrell, P.E.
The First U.S. Installation of a BWRO Pressure Exchanger

Rhea Dorris, P.E.
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Tatiana Konstantis, E.I.
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Lance Littrell, P.E.
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Kimley-Horn Speakers, Presenters, and Moderators

Matt Manchisi, P.E., PMP, CRMP
Moderator: Alternative Storytelling 101: Partnering with Arts
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Kimley-Horn Speakers, Presenters, and Moderators

Rhea Dorris, P.E.
PFAS: Breaking the Chains to PFAS Concentrate Disposal
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Lance Littrell, P.E.
Energy Optimization: Squeezing 14% More Efficiency From RO Using Flow Reversal
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