SWAWWA Annual Conference and Exposition

Rogers, AR | Oct. 24-26

With three days of technical presentations and networking, the Southwest Section of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition features a collection of professionals within the water and wastewater industry from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Five from Garver will be providing technical presentations on various topics critical to the industry, including advanced groundwater treatment, innovative treatment processes, prioritizing capital projects, managing taste and odor compounds, and more.

See the full schedule of Garver’s presenters below, and to register, click here:


Project Manager Bryce Callies, PE | Adding Resiliency to Lawton’s Water Supply with Advanced Groundwater Treatment | 2-2:30 p.m., Oct. 25 | In this session, Bryce will present project updates of Lawton’s alternative water supply project entering into the pilot treatment phase in the fall of this year, including a summary of the project’s evaluation, conclusions, goals, and unique hurdles to implementation.


Water Design Center Manager Andy Pruitt, PE | Combining Conventional Water Treatment Processes with Innovative Treatment Processes to Create a Resilient 50-Year Water Supply | 3:30-4:15 p.m., Oct. 25 | In this session, Andy will present on the decision-making process the City of Enid, Oklahoma and Garver used to craft the 50-year master plan for the Kaw Lake Water Supply Program, with a focus on the innovative water treatment plant alternatives established to meet water quality and quantity goals.


Project Manager Josef Dalaeli, PE | How Refined is Your Model? Using Localized Calibration to Prioritize Capital Projects | 8:30-9:15 a.m., Oct. 26 | In this session, Josef will discuss how using a hydraulic model created for system-wide master planning may not provide enough information for prioritizing projects on a smaller, local scale. Through case studies, he will demonstrate how using localized calibration to develop a triage approach that allows utilities to direct budget funds to the most critical projects first.


Water Infrastructure Resource Center Leader Evan Tromble, Ph.D., PE | “It Needs to be Off-Line for How Long?” Proactive Shutdown Planning Eases Concerns with Construction Schedules | 12:45-1:30 p.m., Oct. 26 | In this session, Evan will cover the proactive approach used by a North Texas utility to reduce concerns associated with replacement of the primary water supply facility for the City’s main pressure, as well as highlight the results of the evaluations.


Water Practice Leader Zaid Chowdhury, Ph.D., PE, BCEE and Trevor Voegele of Conway Corporation | Understanding the Factors Affecting Algae Blooms for Better Management of Taste and Odor Compounds and Cyanotoxins | 1:45-2:30 p.m., Oct. 26 | In this session, Zaid and Trevor will present the data and on-going efforts at Conway Corporation’s water treatment system to draw connections between various water quality indicators that can be tracked and responded to in order to provide great tasting water to drinking water consumers.

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