Category Archives: Pacific Water Conference 2016


PWC Moderator Volunteers


We’re looking for moderators for the upcoming 2016 Pacific Water Conference. Click the Google Docs link below for the schedule of openings for moderators. Just fill in your name and email address next to the desired Group Number. See the below Moderator Block Schedule to see which technical sessions correspond with the Group Number.


If you have any questions, contact Jordan Fahmie and Susan Mukai at


Jordan Fahmie and Susan Mukai

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Click for : Moderator Instructions

Click for : Moderator Block Schedule

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PWC: Pre-Conference & Conference Tentative Program

CONFERENCE – February 3rd & 4th
The Conference officially opens on Wednesday, February 3 and lasts through Thursday, February 4. A draft tentative technical program is available. Please note that the technical program is subject to change.

CLICK HERE for the tentative Conference program

PRE-CONFERENCE – February 2nd
The pre-conference will take place on Tuesday, February 2nd at the Hawaii Convention Center. Workshops will run tentatively from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided. A tentative description of the five tracks, presenters, and topics discussed is provided below. Attendees can receive CEUs for participating.

Wastewater Operators (with Vic Moreland, Wayne Salas, Jon Baker, Gary Hutchinson, and Eassie Miller)
• Operator’s Role
• Resource Recovery
• New Technology
• Operator of the Future
Water Operators
• Reduction of non-revenue water
• Pressure reduction and leak detection
• AMR/AMI technologies
• Testing/calibration of various meter types
• Water main/pipe rehab with emphasis of material type
• Stormwater quality violations and permitting
Wastewater: Nutrient Control (with Beverley Stinson of AECOM and Henryk Melcer of Brown and Caldwell)
• Permit Limits and Permit Negotiating
• Fundamentals of Nitrogen and Phosphorous
• Trends in Nutrient Removal
• Wet Weather Impacts on Planning, Design, and Operation of Nutrient Removal Facilities
• Case Studies of Converting from BOD/TSS Removal to Biological Nutrient Removal
Energy Efficiency (with Joe Cantwell of Leidos)
• Understanding Your Energy Bill
• Pumping of Water and Wastewater
• Aeration Efficiency
• Disinfection Efficiency
• Solids Management
• Renewable Energy Resources
• Hawaii Case Study
Young Professionals
• Water Basics
• Wastewater Basics
• Non-Potable Water Basics
• Permitting Process
• Construction Management
• Time Management
• Panel of Professionals
• Getting Involved

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PWC: Conference Donations

Each year the success of the conference depends on the generous donations of individuals, firms, and companies. Donation levels ranging from iron ($300) to Platinum ($2000) are available. You can also purchase advertisement space in the conference brochure or support the community service event directly. In addition, we are always on the lookout for great door prizes to give out to attendees throughout the conference. See the Conference Donations Flyer or contact Keith Faufata at or (808) 628‐1534 for more information.

Click Here for the Conference Donations Flyer

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PWC: Photo Contest

Calling all shutterbugs!

Categories are:

  1. “Age is only a number” – photos depicting water and wastewater infrastructure more then 35 years old
  2. “Aquamen and Aquawomen” – photos depicting people interacting with water and/or wastewater – construction, maintenance, laboratory, other.

Entries will be displayed during the conference along with the photographer’s description provided on the entry form. The description should provide the photographer’s perspective on how the photo meets the category theme.

All entries must be received at no later than 11:59 pm (HST), Friday, December 4, 2015.

2016 Pacific Water Conference Photo Contest Criteria & Rules

2016 Pacific Water Conference Photo Contest Entry Form

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PWC: 2016 Golf Tournament


SITE: HAWAII PRINCE GOLF CLUB (For course information, visit
91-1200 Fort Weaver Road, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706
DATE/TIME: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 @ 11:30 AM (Shotgun Start) | CHECK-IN @ 9:30 AM
FORMAT: Four person scramble
GROUPS: All are welcomed. If you don’t have a full group of four, we’ll pair you up with some new friends!
HANDICAP: Tournament scoring will accept individual handicaps up to 30; a mean average for the team is developed;
the average handicap is weighted at 15% and applied to the final score.
MULLIGANS: $10 for two (limit of two mulligans per side, per player)
19TH PUKA: Prizes will be awarded at the banquet upon completion of play (For Contests, please see Attached).
Must be present to win lucky number prizes.
COST: GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSOR (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Levels)
OR $175.00 per player (Includes Green Fees, Cart Fees, Sandwich Lunch and Banquet)
Competitors will receive complimentary range balls.
For questions, contact Darnelle Chung at (808) 836-1900 or
Reserve your spot prior to December 31, 2015 to ensure availability!

Click here for : Golf Registration Form

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PWC: Call for Abstracts

The Hawai‘i Section of the American Water Works Association and the Hawai‘i Water Environment Association are proud to announce the third annual joint conference now known as the Pacific Water Conference at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from February 2 – 4, 2016.  Our joint conference committee is hard at work to bring you an exciting, fun, and educational conference.

The Conference officially opens on Wednesday, February 3 and lasts through Thursday, February 4.  Join us in the Convention Center Exhibit Hall to cheer on this year’s operator competitions featuring HWEA’s Operations Challenge and AWWA’s Pipe Tapping and Top Ops events.  Remember to check out the exhibitors showcasing the newest and latest products in the industry.  With up to 6 technical session tracks to choose from, there’s sure to be one that piques your interest.   The conference golf tournament will be held on Friday, February 5 at the Hawai‘i Prince Golf Course, and the community service event will take place on Saturday, February 6.

Registration, hotel information, and other details will be posted on the conference web site after August 1. Check the web site after August 1 for more information.

If you are interested in presenting at this year’s conference, please CLICK HERE for the Call for Abstracts, and email them to  You can also contact the Technical Program Chairs: Jordan Fahmie (808) 529-7272 and Susan Mukai (808) 203-2667.


We look forward to seeing all of you at the Conference!

Jay Stone | Scott McAdam | Trevor Inouye | Puna Kaneakua
2016 Conference Chairs