The pre-conference program consists of a full day of four concurrent workshops that feature practical, educational presentations geared for water and wastewater operators, designers, and young professionals. The pre-conference takes place on the day before the main conference—Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This additional day, as part of the larger Pacific Water Conference, offers water and wastewater professionals additional opportunities for Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits beyond the main conference. The following is a preliminary agenda for each track. For the water ops track, DOH and RCAC are still finalizing the topics, so this may change slightly.

Young Professionals Track

  • City & County of Honolulu Permitting Process
  • Stormwater Management
  • Construction Management
  • Sea Level Rise Considerations
  • Career Planning – Lessons Learned

Water Operator Track

  • Coliform Sample Collection
  • Disinfection Overview
  • Distribution Water Quality
  • Main Breaks and Cross Connections
  • Source Water Assessment and Protection

Wastewater Operator Track

  • Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
  • Wastewater Math
  • Nitrogen Removal
  • Activated Sludge Process Control Troubleshooting
  • Safety for Operators
  • Control Panel Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Wastewater Track

  • Flow Conditioning in Confined Inlet Conditions for UV Applications
  • Advanced Primary Treatment Overview
  • Membrane Bioreactors
  • Nutrient Removal

The main conference will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and Thursday, February 21, 2019, also at the Hawaii Convention Center. Click here for the preliminary technical program, which is subject to change.