Deep Dive: New AWT Operator Certification & Concepts

WE&RF: Operator Training for Advanced Treatment Facilities for Potable Reuse

Thursday, April 19
1:40 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room 309/310, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Drinking Water: 1 Contact Hour

SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

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Practice Area: Curated

With potable reuse becoming more widespread, utilities need to develop a workforce to operate advanced treatment systems. This session will present research from the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation on critical elements in potable reuse operations and examples of training materials utilities can use to enhance and develop their workforce.

Troy Walker

Water Reuse Practice Leader
Hazen and Sawyer


Troy Walker is the Water Reuse Practice Leader for Hazen and Sawyer. He has over 20 years experience in the planning, design, startup and operations of advanced water reuse systems in Asia, Australia and the United States. Troy has been PI on several important DPR related reuse studies for the WE&RF including an Operations and Maintenance Framework for DPR and Curriculum Development for DPR.


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Justin Mattingly

Research Manager
Water Environment & Reuse Foundation


Justin Mattingly is a Research Manager at the Water Research Foundation focusing on treatment systems for potable reuse along with water economics and finance. In his current role at the Foundation, Justin manages the Water Reuse Issue Area Team and serves as project manager on several research projects. He is also engaged with decision makers at the state and federal level to overcome the regulatory and financial barriers related to water reuse.


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Gordon Williams

Manager of Planning and Analysis for Water Quality
East Bay Municipal Water District


Gordon is the Manager of Planning and Analysis at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, California, with 15 years of experience in the water industry, where he works on the planning and design of the water treatment plants improvements. Previously, he worked as an engineering consultant on the design, testing, and optimization of advanced and emerging water treatment technologies. Gordon has also volunteered for the CA/NV Section of AWWA in leadership roles in the recycled water committee, water resources division, and AWT operator certification ad-hoc committee. Gordon earned his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.S. degree from Virginia Tech.


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