Day 1 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Forum Chair
9:10
Improvement is Possible: MOECC’s Pilot Program on Performance Based Training for Wastewater Operations
9:50
IRT 1
10:30
Morning Refreshment Break
10:50
Forward Momentum for a Comprehensive Maintenance Program
11:10
IRT 2
11:50
IRT 3
12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:20
Case Study: De-siloing Public Services to Consolidate and Optimize Resources in Monroe County
1:40
IRT 4
2:20
IRT 5
3:00
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:20
IRT 6
4:00
Summary of Discussions and Take-Aways
4:20
Conference Concludes followed by Networking Reception

Day 1 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

8:00
Registration Opens and Refreshments are Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Forum Chair
9:10
Improvement is Possible: MOECC’s Pilot Program on Performance Based Training for Wastewater Operations

Aaron Law
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

  • How five wastewater plants in Ontario optimized their operations through performance based training (PBT)
    • Challenges and lessons learned
    • Results of the pilot program
    • Feasibility of replication across Ontario

9:50
IRT 1

Edgar Tovilla
Manager, Wastewater Operations
Region of Peel

Participate in an expertly-moderated, informal, dynamic discussion with your cross-industry counterparts on one discussion topic crucial to running an efficient wastewater system. Garner insights from the experience of wastewater professionals in other municipalities which can be integrated and adapted into an actionable plan for your organization. Rotate through all topics in the course of the day for a holistic experience.

 


1. Future-Proofing Your Workforce

  1. Hiring for a changing, more technical skillset
  2. Training and retraining operators to utilize new technology
  3. Knowledge management and succession planning
  4. Implementing changes in a unionized environment

 

10:30
Morning Refreshment Break
10:50
Forward Momentum for a Comprehensive Maintenance Program

Kris Montgomery
Manager, Wastewater Operations
Municipality of Port Hope

  • Case study of the infrastructure assessment program at Port Hope
  • Using an in-house program to save costs
  • Lessons learned and advice to implement your own assessment program

11:10
IRT 2

Dominika Celmer-Repin
Wastewater Operations, Water Services Division
Regional Municipality of Waterloo

IRT Co-Moderator:

Vincent Nazareth
Manager of Municipal Wastewater, and a Vice President
R. V. Anderson Associates Limited (RVA)

2. Bio Solids

  1. Reuse of treatment by-products:
    1. Co-generation
    2. Fertilizer
  2. Evaluating cost-benefit of onsite solutions
  3. Storage and landfill options

11:50
IRT 3

Michel Chevalier
Former Manager, Water and Wastewater
City of Ottawa

Participate in an expertly-moderated, informal, dynamic discussion with your cross-industry counterparts on one discussion topic crucial to running an efficient wastewater system. Garner insights from the experience of wastewater professionals in other municipalities which can be integrated and adapted into an actionable plan for your organization. Rotate through all topics in the course of the day for a holistic experience.


3. Preventative Maintenance

  1. Extend the lifetime of your assets
  2. Save on costly replacements and repairs
  3. Avoid unplanned outages
  4. Working and information sharing with contractor operators

 

12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:20
Case Study: De-siloing Public Services to Consolidate and Optimize Resources in Monroe County

Michael Garland, P.E.
Director of Environmental Services
Monroe County, New York

  • Integrating environmental assets and infrastructure for efficiency and affordability.
  • How wastewater laid the foundation for innovation: fiber optics , renewable energy, resource recovery and alternative fuels.
  • Eliminating redundancies of core capabilities through consolidation

1:40
IRT 4

Tim Robertson
Interim Plant Manager
City of Guelph

4.Data-Based Process Improvement

  1. Uncover and fill data gaps
  2. Create high quality data that shows real insight
  3. Standardized reporting dashboards
  4. Benchmark yourself and others to determine best practices

2:20
IRT 5

Ilmar Simanovskis
Director of Infrastructure and Enviromental Services
Town of Aurora

Participate in an expertly-moderated, informal, dynamic discussion with your cross-industry counterparts on one discussion topic crucial to running an efficient wastewater system. Garner insights from the experience of wastewater professionals in other municipalities which can be integrated and adapted into an actionable plan for your organization. Rotate through all topics in the course of the day for a holistic experience.

 


5. Cost-Saving Strategies

  1. Best practices in energy savings
  2. Cost-benefit analysis to stretch each dollar
  3. Creating operational efficiencies
  4. Maximizing plant capacity

 

3:00
Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:20
IRT 6

Dan Chauvin
Director Water and Wastewater Engineering
City of Hamilton

IRT Co-Moderator

Mike Nelson
Manager of Products and Services
ACG Technology Inc.

6. Integrating New Technology

ACG-Envirocan

  1. Completing net value calculations to select best solution
  2. Building pilot projects to verify technology performance outcomes
  3. Working with provider on training and phase-in of technology
  4. Securing stakeholder buy-in and budget allocation

4:00
Summary of Discussions and Take-Aways

Share your most poignant thoughts and outcomes of the IRTs with the rest of the room. Make comments on conference proceedings and solidify take-aways.

4:20
Conference Concludes followed by Networking Reception