Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Monday, 13/Sept/2021
7:00am - 8:15amBreakfast—Monday Breakfast
Location: Room 400A
Room 400A 
7:00am - 5:00pmSpeaker Ready Room is Open
Location: Room 110C1
Room 110C1 
7:00am - 6:30pmRegistration Desk is Open
Location: Main Lobby
Main Lobby 
8:30am - 10:00am00B Opening: Keynote Presentation - Livestream
Location: Room 400BC

Dr. Dan Prinzing, Executive Director of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights & Tai Simpson, Organizer for the Indigenous Idaho Alliance

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights was founded for the purpose of constructing a memorial to human rights in Idaho’s capital city.  That vision became a reality when the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial was dedicated to the public in 2002.  The site is the only memorial to Anne Frank in the United States, is one of the few places in the world in which the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is on public display, and is recognized as an international Site of Conscious. 

Identified as the educational arm of the Memorial, the Center provides programming and resource onsite in the Memorial, offsite in classrooms and communities throughout Idaho, and online reaching national and international audiences. 

We envision an inclusive society where Idahoans take responsibility for promoting and protecting human rights; where everyone is valued and treated with equal dignity and respect; and where everyone’s human rights are a lived reality.

As an education center, the goal is to empower others to be upstanders in the classroom, community and country.

"The Storyteller" is Tai Simpson's name in the Indigenous language of the Nimiipuu nation (Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho). As a direct descendant of Chief Redheart, Tai takes great pride in serving her community as an organizer, activist, and advocate.  Tai catalyzed her racial and social justice activism while studying Sociology and Political Philosophy & Public Law at Boise State University. Her experience at Boise State prepared her for the work she does in the community today. .  

Tai is an organizer for the Indigenous Idaho Alliance.  In 2018 and 2019, the Indigenous Idaho Alliance drafted the proclamations for Indigenous Peoples Day for the State of Idaho and the city of Boise.  In 2020, the Alliance helped to draft HCR033 Concurrent Resolution acknowledging Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples Day that passed in the Idaho legislature in March.   

As a Social Change Associate with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, Tai focuses on violence prevention and response within Idaho’s tribal communities.  In 2019, Tai gave a TEDxBoise talk exploring the belief that Indigenous “old ways” need to come back in style, made new. The old ways are principles on which many Indigenous communities build their social and political narratives. As an antiracism activist and community leader, she uses contemporary and traditional Indigenous storytelling to depict the lens of “old ways” and how they protect the sacred,  builds strength in the community, and keeps nature in balance; these principles support her work to champion radical inclusion, equity, and liberation.

Room 400BC 
10:00am - 10:30amMonday Morning Break
 
10:30am - 12:00pmSession 01A: Planning & Regulatory - Livestream
Location: Room 400BC
Room 400BC 
10:30am - 12:00pmSession 02A: Social Equity - Livestream
Location: 120AB
120AB 
10:30am - 12:00pmSession 03A: Wastewater Process: Planning & Compliance - Livestream
Location: Room 430AB
Room 430AB 
10:30am - 12:00pmSession 04A: Resource Recovery
Location: 410ABC
410ABC 
10:30am - 12:00pmSession 05A: Stormwater
Location: 110AB
110AB 
10:30am - 12:00pmSession 06A: Facility Operations
Location: Room 130
Room 130 
12:00pm - 1:15pmLunch—Monday Networking Luncheon
Location: The Grove Plaza
The Grove Plaza 
1:00pm - 2:00pmRecorded Facility Tour
Location: 420 AB

Piece County Tour 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Pierce County’s Cascadia Wastewater Treatment Plant is a state-of-the-art MBR facility, serving the Employment Based Planned Community of Tehaleh in Bonney Lake Washington. Currently operating in the midst of a phased construction plan, the plant treats an average of .35 MGD to the highest standards in the Pacific Northwest, with plans for much more!

Some of the unique highlights of Cascadia include: 

    • A phased approach to construction that provides capacity as the community is built out.
    • Microdyne Flat sheet membranes producing superior effluent quality.
    • Currently operating with liquid stream processes only.
    • Built with a public/private partnership that provides an innovative solution to construction and operation issues. 
    • Intended as a closed loop community.   

Follow along with Jon Kercher as we tour the facility and learn more about what makes Cascadia and Tehaleh unique.

420 AB 
1:15pm - 2:45pmSession 01B: Risk Assessment/Stormwater - Livestream
Location: Room 400BC
Room 400BC 
1:15pm - 2:45pmSession 02B: Workforce Development - Livestream
Location: 120AB
120AB 
1:15pm - 2:45pmSession 03B: Wastewater Process: Nutrient Removal - Livestream
Location: Room 430AB
Room 430AB 
1:15pm - 2:45pmSession 04B: Energy Recovery
Location: 410ABC
410ABC 
1:15pm - 2:45pmSession 05B: Stormwater
Location: 110AB
110AB 
1:15pm - 2:45pmSession 06B: Facility Operations
Location: Room 130
Room 130 
2:00pm - 3:00pmTours: Lander Street Water Renewal Facility
Location: 420 AB

Lander Street Water Renewal Facility hosted by Jesse Hartman

The Lander Street Water Renewal Facility (LSWRF) is in Northwest Boise near State Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway near the Boise Greenbelt.  Lander Street was built in 1948 and currently treats 10-12 million gallons each day. 

LSWRF is comprised of the following treatment processes:

  • Preliminary Treatment: Screening and Grit Removal
  • Primary Treatment: 5 Primary clarifiers with 2 operated as in-line primary fermenters for VFA production
  • Secondary Treatment: Step-Feed Plug Flow Activity Sludge Aeration Basins and Secondary Clarifiers.
  • UV Disinfection
  • Post Air Blowers
  • Discharge into Boise River

The Lander Street Facility has a seasonal Total Phosphorus limit of 1.0mg/L May-September that is met using enhanced biological phosphorus removal.  The facility produces high quality effluent that consistently meets effluent TSS, BOD, and Ammonia limits.

420 AB 
2:45pm - 3:00pmMonday Afternoon Break
 
3:00pm - 4:30pmSession 04C: Facility Operations
Location: 410ABC
410ABC 
3:00pm - 5:15pmSession 01C: Alternate Delivery/Leadership/Wastewater - Livestream
Location: Room 400BC
Room 400BC 
3:00pm - 5:15pmSession 02C: Stormwater - Livestream
Location: 120AB
120AB 
3:00pm - 5:15pmSession 03C: Wastewater Process: Biological Intensification - Livestream
Location: Room 430AB
Room 430AB 
3:00pm - 5:15pmSession 05C: Regulatory Challenges
Location: 110AB
110AB 
3:00pm - 5:15pmSession 06C: Wastewater Process
Location: Room 130
Room 130 
4:30pm - 5:45pmWomen’s Networking Reception
Location: The Grove Plaza
The Grove Plaza 
5:00pm - 7:00pmExhibitors Opening Reception
Location: Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall 
7:00pm - 8:00pmDinner—Monday Night Dinner
Location: Room 400A
Room 400A 
7:00pm - 10:00pmNetworking Night
Location: The Grove Plaza

New this year – PNCWA is excited to host a Monday Night Networking evening in lieu of separately hosted consultant events. This will serve as a chance for all PNCWA members and attendees to get together and celebrate being together after the last year and a half and build excitement for the future. The combined event will be open to all conference attendees, creating an open and inclusive event that aligns with our vision as an organization.  

Through this event, we’ll be extending Monday Night Football beyond the exhibit hall floor! Join us outside on the Grove Plaza for the networking event of the evening! We will have screens available for viewing the game, light appetizers, and tons of networking. Each attendee will receive 1 complimentary drink ticket from PNCWA to use at the beverage tent. We are looking forward to bringing everyone together after a challenging year. 

The Grove Plaza