Wastewater Mega-Conference tackles water treatment issues
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As more communities come to value decentralized wastewater treatment, the Wastewater Mega-Conference brings together industry leaders to share information.
The National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA ) is partnering with the Virginia Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (VOWRA), the State Onsite Regulators Alliance (SORA), and the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) to host a major industry conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center November 3-6, 2015.
It will serve as the annual meetings for NOWRA, VOWRA and SORA and the 2015 Treatment Symposium for NAWT.
The agenda includes:
- Keynote Speakers: Sheila Frace (Deputy Director, EPA Office of Wastewater Management)
- Ted Henifin (General Manager/CEO, Hampton Roads Sanitation District)
- Lynn Broaddus (Principal, The Broadview Collaborative and former lead for “Charting New Waters” initiative at Johnson Foundation at Wingspread)
- Thomas Cassidy, Esq. (Of Counsel, Eckert Seamans, LLC and NOWRA Chief Lobbyist)
- Ed Scott, (Member, Virginia House of Delegates and Chair of Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee).
More than 60 education sessions will be available during this conference, with education tracks covering: groundwater and reuse; soils and design; regulation (including special SORA sessions); nutrient removal and system performance; policy, management & treatment; and septage treatment and resource recovery (NAWT Treatment Symposium). A number of Virginia-specific courses are offered in the VOWRA track.
Three field trips are also planned. Two will visit onsite/decentralized wastewater treatment installations in Eastern Virginia and North Carolina. The third will visit several septage-handling facilities maintained by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD).
In addition, an extensive exposition will be held, featuring manufacturers offering products that serve the range of needs of industry professionals. Finally, the conference will be the site of the National Backhoe Roe-D-Hoe® -- an annual competition to highlight equipment operating skills of industry contractors. The national champion for 2015-16 will be crowned at the conclusion of the event.
For more details visit the Wastewater Mega-Conference site.
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