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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

2015 PWC FI

2015 Pacific Water Conference [Photo Gallery]


The 2015 Pacific Water Conference

Feb 2015 HWEA Community Service - FI

2015 Pacific Water Conference Community Service [Photo Gallery]

Second Annual Pacific Water Conference Community Service Event
with Hawaii Water Environment Association, American Water Works Association, in Partnership with Livable Hawaii Kai Hui

When: Saturday, January 31 from 9am-noon
Where: Keawawa Wetland
What: Removing shrubs and invasive plants; planting native species.
Special thank you to Alyssa “Sunshine” Smith for organizing the event.

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HWEA 2015 Golf Tournament - FI

2015 Pacific Water Conference Golf Tournament [Photo Gallery]


February 2, 2015
Hawaii Prince Golf Course
A special thank you to: Merlita Alimagno, Anna Sasaki & Darnelle Chung, the amazing organizers of this year’s Pacific Water Conference Golf Tournament.

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2015 Service FI

2015 Conference Community Service Event


Second Annual Pacific Water Conference Community Service Event
with Hawaii Water Environment Association, American Water Works Association, in Partnership with Livable Hawaii Kai Hui

When: Saturday, January 31 from 9am-noon
Where: Keawawa Wetland
What: Removing shrubs and invasive plants; planting native species.

Over 25 HWEA members, friends and family gathered to volunteer at the second annual Pacific Water Conference community service event with AWWA and Livable Hawaii Kai Hui. The physical labor comprised of removing invasive species and planting native species.

According to Livable Hawaii Kai Hui:

The Trust for Public Land is working with a non-profit community organization Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui (The Hui) to protect a 5-acre property in heavily-developed Maunalua, O‘ahu. The property includes Hāwea heiau complex and a portion of Keawawa wetland. The property contains numerous petroglyphs, an ancient niu (coconut) grove, a once spring-fed well, and many ancient rock formations thought to be house structures, a Tahitian style heiau, agricultural terraces, burial sites, and Hāwea heiau. Oral and written accounts from 8 centuries ago reflect the importance of Hāwea heiau as one of the places that La‘amaikahiki’s canoe landed carrying with it one of only two pahu heiau (religious drums) – Opuku and Hāwea – used ceremonially at the royal birthing grounds of Kūkaniloko, in the piko (center) of O‘ahu. Keawawa wetland is home to approximately 9 of the remaining 300 endangered ‘alae ‘ula (Hawaiian moorhen), as well as indigenous ‘auku‘u (Black-crowned night heron), pinao (Hawaiian dragonfly), and possibly the ‘ōpe‘ape‘a (Hawaiian hoary bat) that historically lived in the area.

The Hui’s goal is to protect, restore and mālama (take care of) Hāwea heiau complex and Keawawa wetland, and to create a cultural renaissance within Maunalua through community education of the cultural and natural resources located on the property. The Hui preliminarily envisions a small entrance space where visitors can learn about the area’s importance before entering, the restoration and preservation of all cultural sites, an environment dominated by native species, a pā pahu (pahu drumming area), a fishing hale, a la‘au lapa‘au (healing and medicinal plant) garden, and a thriving native wetland ecosystem that provides additional protected habitat and nesting grounds for the endangered ‘alae ‘ula and other native species. The property will be a community owned and managed cultural heritage park that will provide educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities to the Maunalua community and the broader public.



2011 HWEA Conference Presentations

February 15-16, 2011

Program Agenda

Session 2 – Hank Jones_Manholes and Structures

Session 3 – Robert Havrin_Centrifuge Thickening Activated Sludge

Session 4 – Kevin Crane_Operating Membranes in Solids Handling

Session 5 – Robert Woolridge_ThermAer

Session 7 – Todd Grafenauer_Swagelining

Session 8 – Bob Dabkowski_Automatic Sludge Age Control

Session 9 – Carol Zuerndorfer_Wastewater Sampling at Sand Island

Session 11 – Craig Johnson_Aeration Air and Digestion Gas Metering

Session 12 – Ed Tschupp_Public-Private Partnerships at Lihue WWTP

Session 13 – Joel Sheinfeld_Save at the Pump with Air Valves

Session 14 – George Smith_Captivator Process for Secondary Tretament

Session 15 – Garrett Leong_Kailua WWTP Odor Control

Session 17 – Richard Hopkins_Polymer Blending and Activation

Session 21 – John Harrison_Mainland Site Visits

Session 22 – Kelvin Hurdle_Harmonic Mitigation for VFD

Session 23 – Justin Hobbs_Using Remote Monitoring to Optimize Operations

Session 26 – Rick Dey_Communications Master Plan for Field Samplers and Flowmeters

Session 28 – Thomas Vandenburg_Groundwater Protection What Works

Session 29 – James Impero_Membrane Protection

Session 30 – David Nagamine_Future of Honolulus Sewer Charges

Session 31 – Rich Varalla_Flange Bolting Seminar

Session 32 – Brandy Nussbaum_Clarification Options Following MBBR Treatment

Session 33 – Jason Nikaido_Advantages of Hydraulic Modeling

Session 34 – Kimberly Mathis_Flat Plate MBR-Pukalani

Session 35 – Paul Ropic_Sensor-Based Control

Session 36 – Paul Mitchell_Self-Cleansing Tractive Force

Session 37 – Kimberly Mathis_Efficiently Managing Peak Flows MBR-Stormblox

Session 41 – Cody Charnas_Innovative Approach Design & Construction of UV Disinfection

Session 44 – Steve Stanish_Flexibility of Severn Trent DeepBed Filter

Session 47 – Ian Borrell_Benefits of Biogas Conditioning

Session 49 – Stephen Blanton_Stormwater Master Planning-Hydromodification

Session 50 – Nathan Antonneau_Integrated Activated Sludge and Biosolids Treatment

Session 51 – Peter Melnyk_Honouliuli WWTP-Anaerobic Digesters

Session 52 – Joy Gannon_Tools and Resources for Small Systems

Session 54 – Chandler Johnson_Grand Hyatt Kauai WWTP

Session 55 – Jim Farmerie_Dissolved Air Flotation for Lagoon

Session 56 – Greg Chung_Energy and GHG Master Planning

2010 HWEA Conference Presentations

March 16-17, 2010

Session 1 – Waste To Energy – West Sound Utility District

Session 2 – POC Updates

Session 4 – Kaanapali and Hyatt WWPSs and FM Project – Unique Application

Session 7 – Focus on Asset Reliability – Cincinnati MSD’s O&M Optimization Journey

Session 9 – Tapping Into Water and Wastewater Financing for Capital Improvements

Session 11 – City of San Diego’s Recycled Water Study

Session 12 – Advanced Biological Odor Control for Municipal WWTP

Session 13 – Closed Vessel UV for Reuse Applications in Hawaii

Session 16 – Planning for Conversion from CEPT to Secondary Treatment on a Space Constrained Site

Session 17 – Compact WWTP

Session 19 – ThermAer: A New Day for ATAD Thermal Process Systems

Session 20 – California’s Green Chemistry Initiative: A New Paradigm for Eliminating Hazardous Waste

Session 21 – Lessons Learned – Planning, Design and Construction of Honolulu’s Sewer Rehab Projects

Session 22 – Wetland Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Water Management 

Session 24 – What’s In That Tube 2 

Session 27 – State of Hawaii DOE Large-Capacity Cesspool Conversion/Closure Project

Session 28 – Municipal Water Disinfection Using Calcium Hypochlorite

Session 29 – Mokapu CIPP Case Study & Innovations in Trenchless Technologies

Session 30 – Design for Graywater Reuse: The New DOH Guidelines

Session 32 – Severe Wastewater Testing Program for Rapid Evaluation of Manhole Linings

Session 33 – Ponds Provide Sustainable Treatment for Honoka’a

Session 34 – BAF Technology: Complete Treatment in a Small Footprint

Session 35 – Lining the Slippery Slopes of Wilhemina Rise

Session 36 – Advances in Collections System Monitoring

Session 37 – Practical Considerations of Applying UV Technology for Reuse Water Disinfection

Session 38 – Corrosion Problems? Try HDPE

Session 39 – BNR to R1:  Will it Fit and Can I Afford It

Session 40 – The First Closed Vessel UV Installation for Reuse in California

Session 42 – Let There Be Light!  Introduction to USEPA’s UV Design Guidance Manual

Session 43 – Operations Challenge WEFTEC Orlando 2009

Session 45 – Design & Operation of Open Channel UV Disinfection Systems

Precon 2 – Septage, Scum Acceptance and Grease Handling at a POTW

Precon 2 – Fine Screen.wmv

Precon 2 – Fine Screen with Influent.wmv

Precon 2 – FS Rake Arm Close Up.wmv

Precon 2 – FS Screw Clse Up.wmv

Precon 2 – FS Screw.wmv

Precon 2 – FS Spray Wash 6 sec.wmv

Precon 2 – FS Spray Wash 10 sec.wmv

Precon 2 – FS Spray Wash 17 sec.wmv

Precon 2 – RDS-Wheaton, IL.wmv

Precon 3 – Is it Time to Modernize of Shut Down?

Precon 4 – Implementation of High Efficiency Trickling Bio Scrubbers to Meet Regulatory Requirements and Treat Odors at Sand Island WWTP

Precon 5 – Enhanced Bisolids Production at Honolulu Hawaii Sand Island Facility

Precon 9 –  TriPac – Nuts and Bolts