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|Date: Sunday, 13/Sept/2020|
|8:00am - 4:30pm||Precon Workshop 1|
Find The Leader Within You
1Clean Water Services; 2City of Edmonds; 3Parametrix; 4City of Boise; 5Jacobs; 6HDR; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, DBerschauer@parametrix.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ana.ArangoRodriguez@jacobs.com, Amy.Dammarell@hdrinc.com
Discover your leadership potential! Whether you’re an aspiring leader or one who’s been there, join us for an exploration of leaders at their best. This workshop is based on the five leadership principals outlined in the book “The Leadership Challenge” by Kouzes and Posner. The workshop includes breakouts and table discussions to encourage shared learning. Participation in this workshop will help improve performance of operators, project coordinators, and/or current and aspiring supervisors and managers by helping them work effectively with peers. With a firm understanding of the five practices of exemplary leadership, participants will be valued employees, supervisors and managers, understanding what it takes to help lead truly outstanding performance.
Understanding of the five practices of exemplary leadership and how anyone can be a leader right where they are.
We will follow up with a survey to gauge both how much the participants have learned as well as how much they have been able to apply the five practices.
The curriculum is highly interactive with the material presented followed by specific activities at tables of six-eight to incorporate the learning.
|9:00am - 3:00pm||Precon Workshop 3|
Resource Recovery and Reuse in Food and Beverage Manufacturing: Community and Industry Collaboration for a Sustainable Future
The food and beverage industry is ripe for resource recovery, both in manufacturing byproducts and water reuse. This may not only reduce production costs, but assist or offset municipal infrastructure outlays and regulatory compliance requirements. There needs to be a shift in thinking from “waste to resource”, and also an “us and them” when it comes to municipalities, regulators and industrial users.
When planning for the future it is increasingly important to look at a community holistically. How is water used in the food and beverage industry? What are the wastes generated? Is it better for industry to treat wastewater onsite or send to local treatment plant? Surcharges for high strength wastes? What is current and future municipal wastewater plant capacity? Collections system constraints? Water supply restrictions? Can the locality support future production needs? These are challenges faced by communities across the country. Especially with the rise of craft brewing.
The answers to these questions are integral to economic development, planning, infrastructure, rates, environmental compliance, industry production and future growth. Leveraging industrial wastes for recycling and reuse can influence water reclamation and collection system design. Byproducts of food and beverage manufacturing may be used beneficially for land application as a soil amendment, co-digestion to improve municipal digester performance, or to offset power costs within the facility and reduce wastes entering the collections system or solid waste facilities
Water conservation measures should encourage water reuse in the food and beverage industry. However public perception and regulations often make this unfeasible. As clean water becomes an increasingly valuable commodity, the food and beverage manufacturing industry may work collaboratively with municipalities to achieve overlapping goals.
While it is difficult to use treated process wastewater in direct contact with food and beverage production under current regulations, it is possible to use in non-food contact environments. Reclaimed industrial water is currently used for boilers, chiller, evaporators, bottling and irrigation. The industry challenge is to convince the public that process wastewater can be treated to a quality that is equal to or better than municipal drinking water supplies. Is it possible to collaborate to expand reuse options?
|10:00am - 4:30pm||Precon Workshop 2|
Operation and Maintenance of Green Stormwater Facilities
1City of Spokane, WA; 2City of Moscow, ID; 3Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA; 4Osborn Consulting, Inc., Spokane, WA; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Drena.Donofrio@seattle.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Workshop:
This workshop will be a mix of both classroom and field training. Attendees will be able to bring up O&M topics or questions to a panel of professionals, learn from several short presentations and visit installed Green Stormwater Infrastructure Facilities. Panelist will include a range of City and County Stormwater and O&M Managers responsible for NPDES permit compliance and asset management. Topics covered at the workshop will include:
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with other stormwater and O&M professionals and learn new strategies and techniques for efficient and successful management of GSI facilities. This interactive workshop will equip participants with resources for designing efficient GSI facilities and accurately estimating their future O&M needs. Learning objectives will be met by field visit exercises and interactive participation.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Panel Presentation
Format: 1 hour of presentations from panel members, 1 hour of panel discussion and questions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Tour of Hazel’s Creek site
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Tour of two sites at Gonzaga
|10:30am - 5:00pm||Precon Workshop 4|
|1:00pm - 5:00pm||Precon Workshop 5|