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Presented by: CWEA

POSTPONED: AC20 Workshop: 3-Day Introduction to Advanced Water Treatment


  • March 31 - April 2
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno, NV United States
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  • Member price: $450
  • Non-member price: $642

Member: $450 Early Bird, $550 Saver, $620 Full Rate
Non Member: $642 Early Bird, $742 Saver, $812 Full Rate

Workshop includes buffet lunch each day, Tuesday Icebreaker Reception, and Exhibit Hall on Wednesday and Thursday. This three-day workshop will introduce advanced water treatment and the processes associated with this type of wastewater reuse. It will outline and explain the technologies associated with advanced water treatment and explain the critical control points associated with the technologies.

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 8:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 8:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The workshop will include hands-on activities associated with the treatment trains and group discussions concerning the technologies involved with treating wastewater to drinking water quality. Everyone is welcome.

Workshop is half-full, register soon

Advanced Water Treatment an Overview of the Processes and Treatment Trains

The learner at the completion of this training should be able to:

  • Explain the basic operations that make up an advanced water treatment system
  • Describe the critical control point associated with the basic operations in an advanced water treatment system
  • Describe membrane treatment processes used in advanced water treatment processes
  • Describe advanced oxidation and the role that it plays in advanced water treatment processes
  • Describe biologically active filtration as it applies to advanced water treatment systems
  • Explain the use of membrane bioreactors and the possibility of its use in advanced water treatment systems
  • Explain the stabilization of effluents that are discharged from advanced water treatment systems
  • Describe corrosion in water treatment systems
  • Explain the role that activated carbon plays in biologically active filtration processes and in advanced water treatment


Day 1

  • Advanced water treatment trains
  • An overview of advanced water treatment systems

Day 2

  • A description of ultrafiltration and microfiltration processes
  • Introduction to reverse osmosis

Day 3 

  • Exploration and description of critical control points in advanced water treatment trains


Dr. John Rowe, California State University Sacramento

  • Process Engineer, Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento, 2017–present
  • Professor of Water Resources, Coastal Pines Technical College, Waycross, Georgia, 2000-2013
  • Professor of Water Resources, Florida Gateway College, Lake City, Florida, 2000-2013
  • Project Manager for CH2M Hill and OMI
  • Project Manager for Water Treatment Operations, Live Oak, Florida
  • Project Manager for Wastewater Treatment Operations, Live Oak, Florida
  • Public Works Director for CH2M Hill project in Live Oak, Florida

Who should attend

  • Experienced water treatment and wastewater operators who want to increase their knowledge and/or apply for AWTO™ certification (to apply for AWT3™ certification, candidates must hold a grade 3 or higher water treatment or wastewater operator certification)
  • Journey level and early-career water treatment and wastewater operators who want to work at an Advanced Water Treatment Facility (AWTF)
  • Engineers who would like to learn more about advanced technology
  • Operations managers
  • Project managers

AWTO Operator Certification

This course can support your preparation for Advanced Water Treatment Operator™ certification. Attending a class is only one part of exam preparation. For details on the AWTO certification and the KSAs you’ll need to know, please visit AWTOperator.org.

Be sure to download the AWTO candidate handbook.

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