42nd Annual Conference
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42nd Annual Conference - February 20 - 22, 2017

Program Schedule - Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Location: Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 Fifth Ave
Des Moines, Iowa


7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 – 8:30 AM First Timers Meet and Greet
8:30 – 9:00 AM Opening Session/General Information
9:00 – 10:00 AM

Ammonia - The Untold Story
Ronit Erlitzki, AdEdge Water Technologies

ROV Water Tank Inspections
James Orr, Dixon Engineering

IDNR Wastewater Compliance Issues
Tom Adkinson, IDNR

Board/Management Attory Session
Amy Skogerson, Skogerson, PC

Attorney Session

Financial Reporting and Decision Making
Courtney De Ronde, T D & T

10:00 – 10:30 AM Break/Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 – 11:30 AM

Pella Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant
Jos Scanlon, HR Green

Water Distribution System Modeling & GIS
Heath Picken, HR Green

Troubleshooting Lagoons
Braden Oleary, TriplePoint

Ten Keys to Community Vitality
Rand Fisher, Iowa Area Development Group

Workplace Security
Sone Cam, Des Moines Police Department

11:30 - 1:00 PM IRWA Awards Luncheon – Exhibit Hall Open – Prize Drawings
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Pressure Filter Ops/Troubleshooting
Jon Harger, Vessco, Inc.

Drop Hose Investigation and Installation
Rob Baker, Fox Engineering Associates

The Agronomics of Land Application
Jim Friedericks, AgSource Laboratories

Board/Management Finance Session
USDA, CoBank, IEDA, Iowa Finance Authority

Addressing the Rise in Group Health Insurance Costs
Jeanie Cunningham, Healthy Benefits

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Electrical Safety
David Wood, Ziegler Power Systems

Helium Leak Detection
J D Sullivan, SUEZ Water Advanced Solutions

Wastewater Disinfection Alternatives
Tony Bilek, Mc2

Long Term Plan and Finance
Mark Fincel, Garden & Associates

RSAS Round Table Discussion
Jean Hargens, West Central Iowa Rural Water

3:00 – 3:45 PM Break/Sportsman Raffle Drawing – Exhibit Hall
3:45 – 4:45 PM

Direct Membrane Treatment of High Iron Iowa Groundwater
Julie Nemeth-Harn, Harn R/O

Under Pressure Installation
Billy Laws, Municipal Pipe Services

Industry Trends in Wastewater Screening & Screening Handling Systems
Norm Jackson, Vulcan Industries

Board/Management Round Table
Dorman Otte, Otte Consulting

RSAS Round Table Discussions
Jean Hargens, West Central Iowa Rural Water

6:30 – 10:00 PM IRWA Tuesday Night Event – Holiday Inn
* Topics subject to change.