2016 Annual Conference Presentations

91st Annual Conference
June 19-22, 2016
Boyne Mountain Resort - Boyne Falls, MI

Opening Session
WEF Address - Creating the Future of Water Together Today    Jenny Hartfelder, WEF Vice - President
Leadership in a Time of Change    Sue McCormick, Great Lakes Water Authority
MDEQ Update    Phil Argiroff, MI Dept. of Environmental Quality
Control of Viruses and other Scary Critters in Wastewater    Dr. Joan Rose, Michigan State University

Annual Membership Meeting


Session 1 - Energy & Utility Management
OCWRC Unit Factor Rate Assignment Study, Phase 1 -11     Laura Gruzwalski, Johnson & Anderson, Inc.
Asset Management in Small Communities    Sally Duffy, Hubbell, Roth & Clark & Paul Zelenak, City of Linden
Becoming a Resource Recovery Facility: A Stepwise Process    Mike Harvey, Donohue & Associates
Biogas Conditioning for CHP "Do's and Don'ts"    Eric Wilgenbusch, Unison Solutions

Session 2 - Stormwater Management
Hydrologic Design of Vegetated Roofs    Donald Carpenter, Lawrence Technological University
Who let the microbes out? Monitoring Freshwater Microbial Contamination    Tami Sivy & Emily Greeson, Saginaw Valley State University
Stormwater De-icing Treatment Facility Pipeline Stormwater Management Project    Roy Hawkins, Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Trees as Part of a Resilient Region    Suzanne Schulz & Joe Sulak, City of Grand Rapids

Session 3 - Watershed Management
Cheaper, Easier and Better Tools for Characterizing Receiving Water Environments    Julie Padilla, LimnoTech
Stormwater Management, Green Infrastructure and Channel Restoration for TMDL Implementation    Troy Naperala, AECOM & Sarah U'Ren, Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay
Successful Nutrient Management in the Midwest and Great Lake Region    Jim Fitzpatrick, Black & Veatch
A Regional Review of Water Policies and Programs in Mid-Michigan    Erin Campbell, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
Drain Code Basics: A Little-Known Law with a Large Impact    Stacy Hissong, Fahey, Schultz, Burzych, Rhodes PLC
Critical Streambank Repairs Along a "Chapter 20" County Drain    Brian Boyer, Kieser & Associates, LLC

Session 4 - Process and Design
Struvite Harvesting: A Midwest Utility Perspective    Mike Harvey, Donohue & Associates
Getting a Bang for Your Buck - Maximizing Full Treatment Wet Weather Capacity    Craig Heisel, Donohue & Associates
A Roadmap for Smarter Nutrient Management in a Carbon and Energy Constrained World    Samuel Jeyanayagam, CH2M
Cold Weather Ammonia Removal    Mark Prein, Prein&Newhof
Simulation and Control of the City of Grand Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant    Evangelia Belia, Primodal US &
Bill Kaiser, City of Grand Rapids
Planning for the Future: Battle Creek's Approach to Upgrading its Secondary Treatment Processes    Rich Beardslee, City of Battle Creek & Nathan Cassity, Donohue & Associates    

Session 5 - Process & Design
Getting to Know Your Wastewater's "Personality" and Why it Matters    Nathan Cassity, Donohue & Associates
City of Bay City Solids Handling Improvements    Trevor Wagenmaker, Hubbell, Roth & Clark & Shoron Cooper, City of Bay City
Ballasted Clarification with Enhanced MLSS (BioMag) Doubles Plant Capacity within Existing Activated Sludge System - A Pilot Study at Kemptville, ON    John Irwin, Evoqua Water Technologies
Management of Bioavailable Phosphorus in Municipal Wastewaters for Control of Cladaphora in the Great Lakes    Renn Lambert, LimnoTech
Perforated Plate Screening - Opportunities and Challenges    Steve Aiken, Duperon

Session 6 - Collections and Hot Topics
BioCNG - Biogas isn't just for CHP Anymore!    Eric Wilgenbusch, Unison Solutions
The Challenge of Chloride in Madison's Waters    Lucy Pugh, AECOM
Kenosha Energy Optimized Resource Recovery Project    John Hughes, Centrisys Corporation
Regional Analysis of the Effective Data Driven for O&M    Matthew Horton, Redzone Robotics
Flow Metering for Maintenance and More    Hannah Slabaugh, OHM Advisors

Closing Session
News from the Field    Steve Aiken, Duperon
SWIM for Safe Water    Rich Grant, Fleis & VandenBrink
Grand River Voyage - Paddle with Purpose    Gary & Linda De Kock, Water for People
Dan Wolz Educaiton Grant Recipient Update  
  Josh Nichols, Stockbridge Community Schools
2015 Straits of Mackinac Functional Exercise and Equipment Deployment Drill    Steven Keck, US Coast Guard