• June 9, 2019 - June 12, 2019
  • Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE19)

When: June 9, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado


SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Workshop: Aging Infrastructure Management – Hydraulic Analysis of Water Distribution System Criticality and Resiliency | Presenter: Jim Cooper

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Workshop: Applying the Concept of Design Thinking to Solve Asset Management Implementation Challenges | Presenter(s): Celine Hyer & Kevin Slaven

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

2:00 - 5:00 PM | Capital Financing Success Stories | Moderator: Robert Ryall

2:00 - 5:00 PM | Using Models for Improving Plant Design, Operation and Energy Reduction | Moderator: Jim Cooper

PST01 - Water Quality Challenges/Advances in Water Treatment/Membranes

2:00 PM | Poster Presentation |  Challenges with Chemical Dosing in a Large Water Treatment Plant | Presenter: Chetan Soni

MON23 - Transforming your Utility through your Employees

2:30 PM |  H2Opportunity! - How the GA Water Industry Came Together to Save the Workforce! | Presenter: Donnell Duncan

MON08 - Using Models for Improving Plant Design, Operation, and Energy Reduction

3:00 PM |  Benefits of Physical Modeling - Pump Intake Design and Chemical Mixing Applications | Presenter: Chetan Soni

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

8:30 - 11:45 AM | AMI and the Smart Utility | Moderator: Jim Cooper

1:30 - 4:30 PM | Improved Planning for a Future with Great Uncertainty | Moderator: Esteban Azagra

TUE01 - Research and Operation Strategies for Manganese Removal

8:30 AM |  The Impact of Media Type, pH, and ORP on Manganese Removal Across Biofilters Operated at Varying Temperatures | Presenter: Ashley Evans

TUE10 - Managing Affordability

8:30 AM  | Addressing Customer Affordability Through Integrated Asset and Financial Management Planning Tools | Presenter: Robert Ryall

TUE11 - Hydraulic Modeling: Development, Calibration, and Analysis

9:00 AM | Development and Calibration of Large-Scale All-Pipes Water Distribution Models for City of Los Angeles | Presenter: Ben Chenevey

TUE23 - Stormwater Projects Benefit from Regional Partnerships

10:15 AM |  A Holistic Approach to Stormwater Management: How a Desktop Tool and a Demonstration Project can (Un)pave the Way for Los Angeles | Presenter: Sarina Sriboonlue

TUE08 - Water Loss in a World of Limited Water Supplies

11:45 AM | Next Generation Non-revenue Water Performance Indicators and Performance Tracking Systems | Presenter: Gary Trachtman

PST03 - Pipes, Asset Management, Design/Construction/ O&M

1:30 PM | Poster Presentation  | Overcoming Hyradulic Challenges - Integration of New Treatment Facilities within Existing Raw Water Conveyance Infrastructure | Presenter: Michael Maxwell

TUE50 -  Improved Planning for a Future with Great Uncertainty

1:30 PM | Resilience Reimagined: Building a Fit-For-Future Utility | Presenter: Esteban Azagra

2:00 PM | Hotter, Wetter, Wilder - Global Best Practices in Urban Coastal Resilience | Presenter: Edgar Westerhof

2:30 PM |  Can Your Plant What is Coming?... Treatment Planning for Future Uncertainties | Presenter: Rebecca Slabaugh

3:00 PM |  Using Regional Economic Impact Analysis to Determine the Real Cost of Service Interruptions: Presenters: Edward Fernandez, Dustin Lowndes (DC Water)

4:00 PM | | Panel Discussion

TUE52 - Spotlight on PFAs

1:30 PM | Breaking Down PFAS as an Emerging Contaminant | Presenter: Brent Alspach

TUE39 - Water System Planning and Design

4:05 PM | Using Asset Management Principles to Enhance Traditional Water Master Plans | Presenter: Ludwing Perez


WED07 - Project Implementation of Large Scale Water Resource Project

10:00 AM | Advancing Construction Projects through Legal, Technical & Scheduling Challenges, DWU's Residuals Projects at the Elm Fork WTP | Presenter: Gabriel Terjo


Since 2010, Arcadis has awarded this scholarship to a student pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree in water science or engineering, and that possessing the greatest potential to be a future leader. This year’s scholarship recipient is Alma Beciragic from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. On behalf of Arcadis, John McCarthy, president of the water business, will be presenting our scholarship at the Water Industry Luncheon*, which takes place at 12:00 noon MT on Tuesday, June 11. Congratulations Alma, and thank you to everyone who applied.

The luncheon is a ticketed event.


Congratulations to the recipients of the notable Kenneth J. Miller Founders Award (Miller Award), especially, Shelly Baxter, project assistant based out of our Indianapolis, IN office. The Miller Award was established in 2001 by the Water For People Board of Directors to honor outstanding volunteer service to this international humanitarian effort. This prestigious accolade recognizes those who dedicate time to help bring an end to the global water crisis. Shelly will receive her award during ACE19 at the Kenneth J. Miller Founders’ Award Luncheon, which takes place at 11:45 a.m. MT on Monday, June 10 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Centennial Ballroom E + Corridor. The luncheon is open to the general public. Click here to purchase your ticket.

As a workplace giving partner, we also encourage you to attend ThirstyFest 2019, taking place Saturday, June 8, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. MT at the Improper City. ThirstyFest is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30 and at the door for $40. We hope to see you there!


We know how important it is to stay connected with the people and things that keep you moving forward. Arcadis is upping the convenience factor by sponsoring the Wi-Fi, which will be available in all meeting rooms, lobby spaces and the exhibit hall at The Colorado Convention Center during ACE19.


We invite you to be a part of our story and would like to be a part of yours. Connect with us on social media before, during and after #AWWAACE and share your #utilityinnovation moments with us!

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