Getting the Most From Your Master Planning Process

Realizing Optimization Opportunities from Your Master Plan

Friday, April 20
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Meeting Room 314, Sacramento Convention Center

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Plant Operations – Challenges and Opportunities

Master Plans identify projects to address infrastructure needs...but what do you do after the plan is completed? Some projects should be built while other projects could benefit from optimization. Several optimizations from Central San's Master Plan will be showcased to help attendees relate to the benefits of investing into optimization.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Nitin Goel

Associate Engineer
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District


Nitin Goel has nine years of environmental consulting experience serving public and private-sector clients in the research and design of water and wastewater treatment systems. Nitin Goel has two years of planning and applied research experience serving Central Contra Costa Sanitary District . His expertise includes planning, research, and design of wastewater treatment plants.

He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.


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Dan Frost

Senior Engineer
Central San


Dan Frost is a Senior Engineer leading the Planning and Applied Research Group for Central San. Dan and his team work on a wide range of topics including piloting of innovative technologies, collection system modeling, managing recycled water programs, and leading District-wide planning efforts. Dan received his Bachelors and Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo.


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Kathryn Gies

Engineering Manager
West Yost Associates


Kathryn Gies is an Engineering Manager at West Yost Assoicates. She has over 18 years experience planning and permitting wastewater treatment and recycled water projects. Her particular areas of expertise include wastewater treatment facilities planning, treatment process design, biological nutrient removal, bioslids land application, sustainability evaluations, recycled water facilities planning, water treatment facilities planning, regulatory compliance studies and permitting, and groundwater quality studies. Kathryn is an active member of CWEA, and has just started a three year term on the State Board of Directors.


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