Changing Trends in Water Use: Managing Impacts on Water and Wastewater System Operations

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Municipal per capita water use is decreasing across Canada. Water conservation results in a number of benefits, but also impacts the operations of municipal drinking water and wastewater systems. Many municipalities are experiencing these impacts and are now considering potential solutions. In this webinar, leading Canadian practitioners and experts will discuss strategies to manage impacts to the age and quality of potable water, as well as heightened odour and corrosion in wastewater systems.

Who should attend this webinar?
Utility managers, knowledge and solution providers, and government regulators.

This webinar is part of a series; the subsequent webinar (February 2019) will explore the planning and design of future infrastructure to address changing water use.



Simon Horsley is Stantec’s water quality lead and provides technical support related to treatment and distribution system chemistry in Canada and the U.S. His treatment process work includes modeling and optimization of conventional coagulation and pH/alkalinity and disinfection, with a focus on producing a biologically and chemically-stable finished water quality. Simon’s distribution system work includes building and analyzing predictive water quality model animations to evaluate dynamic parameters such as disinfectant decay, breakpoint reactions, disinfection by-product formation and solids accumulation. He also has significant experience investigating and mitigating corrosion and chloramine optimization.

Luke Kurach is the manager of system condition assessment with EPCOR Drainage and has 16 years of experience, including construction and project management, water and wastewater infrastructure design. Luke’s education and training includes a BSc in civil engineering, a Management Development Certificate for professional engineers and geoscientists and a certificate in asset management from The Institute of Asset Management. Currently Luke is working on condition assessment programs and capital planning. His key focus areas are inventory data analysis, inspection plans, condition rating and asset deterioration modelling.

Fernando Sacluti is a general supervisor at EPCOR, where he is responsible for directing, administering and coordinating the activities of the infrastructure planning group. This group develops capital strategies (including the odour mitigation strategy) and city-wide servicing plans, assesses system capacity and engages the City of Edmonton’s planning areas and the Urban Development Institute. After nine years in the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant as a senior engineer, Fernando moved to the drainage planning and engineering group at EPCOR. He has 19 years of experience in drainage services.


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