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Presented by: CWEA-San Diego

Treatment Plant Simulator Workshop


  • July 30
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Encina Wastewater Authority
6200 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States
Contact Hours: 6
    Six (6) Contact Hours will be provided to certificate holders at the end of the workshop.
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  • Member price: $40
  • Non-member price: $50

CWEA Members are invited to a 1-Day workshop. As the current utility workforce ages, new training techniques are needed as we transition to the next generation of professionals. This workshop will cover the fundamental concepts of operating an activated sludge plant to achieve nutrient removal via a combination of lecture material and hands-on use of a process simulator.

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Address:  6200 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92011

8:00 – 8:30 AM:  Coffee & Networking

8:30 – 11:30 AM:  Morning Session

11:30 – 12:30 PM: Lunch

12:30 – 3:30 PM: Afternoon Session

Learner Outcomes:

Understand the fundamental concepts of operating an activated sludge process to achieve nutrient removal.
Improve their ability to troubleshoot nutrient removal treatment processes.
Use a simulator to experiment with various process control concepts to improve plant performance.

Practice Area: Operations & Maintenance, Engineering & Research

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

Paul Dombrowski has more than 30 years of professional experience and is currently the Chief Technologist with Woodard & Curran. He has led the evaluation and design of numerous plant upgrades that focus on nutrient removal. Paul has contributed to numerous journal articles and textbooks including many recent WEF Manuals of Practice. In recognition to his contributions to wastewater design and operations, Paul has received the NEWEA Peloquin Award, the EPA Region 1 Trainer Award, the WEF Morgan Operational Solutions Medal and has been recognized as a WEF Fellow. He is a professional engineer and certified wastewater operator.

Workshop attendance includes hands-on use of treatment plant simulator software and seating is limited to 30.  Enroll quickly before the workshop is sold out!

Coffee and baked items will be available. Six (6) Contact Hours will be provided to certificate holders at the end of the workshop.

For more details, contact  Octavio Navarrete at 760-438-3941 ext 3105.

CWEA – San Diego Section

The purpose of this association is to enhance the education and effectiveness of California’s wastewater professionals through training, certification, dissemination of technical information, and promotion of sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment.


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