Save the Date: IWEA Announces 2015 Technical Conference

Save the Date: IWEA Announces 2015 Technical Conference

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The Illinois Water Environment Association will host its 36th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Feb. 23 to 25, 2015, at the iHotel in Champaign, Ill., where hundreds of industry leaders and professionals will gather for current information and high-quality education from the water/wastewater industry. 

The conference theme is “Life is Good Water… Renew for the Future” and will include a full slate of technical tracks for all three days including: 

  • Biosolids resource recovery and planning
  • CSO reduction and green infrastructure technologies
  • Energy use reduction
  • Laboratory techniques and systems
  • Liquid treatment design and technology
  • Nutrient removal and recovery
  • Solids treatment design
  • Watershed management
  • Wet-weather management

Several nationally recognized keynote speakers will enhance the conference’s technical program by sharing their experience, expertise and vision for the water and wastewater industry. The presenters and keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Samuel Jeyanayagam, vice president and senior principal technologist at CH2M HILL with more than 35 years of consulting and academic experience and expertise in nutrient removal/recovery, disinfection and biosolids.
  • Toni Glymph-Martin, senior environmental microbiologist and supervisor in the Monitoring & Research Division in the Analytic Microbiology Section. Toni has gained national recognition as an expert in wastewater microbiology and is the recipient of the State of Wisconsin John C. Brogan Award for Outstanding Environmental Achievement.
  • Dr. Paul Westerhoff, a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment and a member of the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering faculty at Arizona State University
  • Bob Mosher, who has been with the Illinois EPA for 29 years with more than 26 years as the supervisor of the Water Quality Standards Unit. He is an aquatic biologist by training, specializing in stream ecology and laboratory aquatic life toxicity studies. His current responsibilities include development of water-quality standards for nutrients, ammonia and E. coli bacteria, as well as water-quality standards implementation support for the NPDES Permit and 401 Water Quality Certification Sections of the Bureau of Water.
  • Larry McFall received a B.S. from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1977. Following postgraduate work in polymer and analytical chemistry at PSU, he was employed in the research and development of sealing systems for a sewer pipe manufacturer until becoming involved in wastewater treatment in 1995. He has been employed by the Rock River Water Reclamation District since 1998 and has been the plant operations manager since 2000.
  • Scott D. Siders has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental field, both in the private sector (as an analytical chemist, project manager and quality assurance manager), USEPA and Illinois EPA. Scott is currently a laboratory accreditation officer for the Division of Laboratories, Illinois EPA.

About IWEA
IWEA is a member association of the Water Environment Federation and is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the Illinois water environment through education and collaboration. For more information, visit


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