MSD Five Cities Plus Conference


The Five Cities Plus Conference is being held this week with MSD’s regional water specialist considering infrastructure. The Five Cities Plus Conference 2013 is held this year in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday, November 12 – Friday, November 15.

The Participants:


Tuesday, November 12
6 PM – 8 PM Tuesday Night Icebreaker – Hyatt Spire
Wednesday, November 13
7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast    Ballroom Foyer
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration    2nd Floor Hyatt Regency
9:00 – 5:00 Technical Program    Regency Ball Room South
9:00 – 10:00 AM Welcome Greg Heitzman, Executive Director, Louisville MSD
10:00 AM – Noon Louisville Program Highlights
10:00 AM Integrated Overflow Abatement Plan (IOAP) Implementation Update – Angela Akridge
10:40 AM IOAP Design and Construction Implementation for Compliance – Steve Emly
11:20 AM IOAP Project Right-Sizing with Green Infrastructure – Wes Sydnor
Noon – 1:30  Lunch & Guest Speaker    Regency Ball Room NorthThe Impact of Safe Water: Empowered Citizens, Developing Communities, Healthier PeopleMark Hogg, Founder & CEO, WaterStep
1:30 – 2:30 PM EPA Office of Research and Development & the University of Louisville Center for Infrastructure Research Green Infrastructure CollaborationGreen Infrastructure Performance and Effectiveness in CSO Basin #130,                    Robert A. Brown, Ph.D., ORISE Postdoc, US EPA

Assessment of Maintenance/Operations for Permeable Pavers – Dr. Thomas Rockaway, Director Center for Infrastructure Research, Josh Rivard, Project Manager Center for Infrastructure Research, Hamidreza Kazemi, Ph.D. Candidate

2:30-3:00 PM Green Infrastructure Panel: Public Private PartnershipsSt. Louis – Gene Stinnet/Susan McCrary

Lexington – Susan Plueger

Columbus – John Newsome 

3:00 – 3:15 PM Networking Break    Ballroom Foyer
3:15 – 5 PM Green Infrastructure Panel and Construction O&M ChallengesNorthern KY SD1 – Samantha Brown

Kansas City – Andy Shively

Green Infrastructure Panel: Performance Monitoring

Cincinnati – Laith Alfaqih

EPA ORD – Robert A. Brown

6:00 – 9:00 PM Networking Event – KFC YUM! Center
Thursday, November 14
7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast  Ballroom Foyer
Regency Ball Room South – A Regency Ball Room South – B
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Cincinnati Technical Sessions St. Louis Technical Sessions
8:30 AM Leading change – Cincinnati Focuses on People and Processes for Results – John Shinn, Brent Miley & Eric Stevens Project Clear: St. Louis’ CD Solution– Brad Nevois
9:00 AM Design Build at Cincinnati MSD – Ryan Welsh Leveraging Technology to Achieve CMOM Results – Gene Stinnett
9:30 AM Operational Optimization Strategies; Keeping the River out of the Wastewater System – Todd Trabert & Leslie Schehl Out With the Inflow: Large Scale Private I/I Removal – Brad Nevois, Jeff King, Mark Kollitz, & Brad Loomis
10:00 – 10:15 AM Networking Break Ballroom Foyer
10:15 – 11:45 AM Columbus Technical Sessions Lexington Technical Sessions
10:15 AM OSIS Augmentation and Relief Sewer (OARS Tunnel) Project Update – Greg Fedner Jumpstarting Private Stormwater Retrofits: Incentive Grant Program – Susan Plueger
10:45 AM Blueprint Columbus – Hunter Kelly & Nick Domenic Revamped Private Infiltration & Inflow Elimination Program – Charles Martin
11:15 AM Southerly WWTP – Chemically Enhanced Primary Treatment (CEPT) Project – Stacia Eckenwiler
Noon – 1:30 Lunch & Guest Speaker    Regency Ball Room NorthLeadership Comes in all Shapes and Sizes, Dave Vogel, VP Customer Service/Distribution, Louisville Water Company
1:30 – 3:00 PM Louisville Technical Sessions Kansas City Technical Sessions
1:30 PM Green vs. Green: Biosolids Decision– Alex Novak Status of City’s Consent Decree Driven Overflow Control Program – Andy Shively
2:00 PM So, There are Pipes in the Levee and We Need to do What?! Inspection and Rehabilitation of Pipes Through a Levee System – Tony Marconi Lesson’s Learned from the City’s Green Infrastructure Pilot Project – Andy Shively
2:30 PM National Priorities: The Flood Control Act or The Clean Water Act? Eliminating Flood Pumping Station Dry Weather Overflows – John Loechle Developing an Integrated I/I Abatement Program – Andy Shively
3:00 – 3:15 PM Networking Break Ballroom Foyer
3:15 – 4:45 PM Northern KY SD1 Technical Sessions Indianapolis Technical Sessions
3:15 PM Moving the Water Quality Needle: Effectiveness of the Banklick Creek Regional Wetland – Jim Gibson & Scott Bell Working Together to Fast Track a Project for Better Community Development – John Trypus
3:45 PM Turning Monitoring Data from Numbers into Watershed Priorities –Mindy Scott & Carrie Turner CSO Post-Construction Monitoring: The Theory and Practice of Achieving Performance Criteria – Christopher Ranck & Mark Jacob
4:15 PM What We Learned from Listening to Our Customers – Jamie Holtzapfel Consent Decree and Deep Rock Tunnel Updates – John Trypus
Evening Enjoy Downtown Louisville 
Friday, November 15
7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Ballroom Foyer
8:30 – 11:30 AM Director Reports    Regency Ball Room North
11:30 AM Adjourn 

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