2022 WWOAP Conference

The 2022 WWOAP Board Members and 2022 Planning Committee are proud to announce the 2022 WWOAP Conference taking place October 2nd-5th, 2022. The theme for this year’s conference is “It’s All About Public Health and Safety.”

This year’s conference will focus on how manufacturers, engineers, consultants, and water system operators can perform successful and effective water treatment and distribution operations while ensuring the safety and good health of the end users. An array of topics will be discussed including implementing successful communications with customers, promoting consumer confidence with the public water supply, discussions of problems experienced at plants, lessons learned and many more! There will also be updates on legislative framework for important water quality parameters such as PFAS/PFOA, lead and copper, and much more!

This year’s keynote speaker will be Cathy Libertz, Director of the EPA Region 3 Water Division. Cathy will be providing remarks on various different topics.

Social events this year will include a Sporting Clay Shoot, Bar-B-Que, Cocktail Hour, and the Annual Golf Tournament. In addition to these social events, there will be a new focus on “guest” activities, which will provide an opportunity for the guests of attendees to enjoy everything that the conference and Happy Valley have to offer.

Interested in attending? Then look below for more information on program and registration information!

We are also looking for Sponsors and Exhibitors! See the links below for more information and to sign up now!

Hotel and Program Information

Location: Wyndham Garden State College – 310 Elks Club Rd. Boalsburg, PA 16827

Hotel rooms are still available but the discounted reservation rate is no longer available. Rooms are filling up fast though, so book your room today.

The following changes have been made to the Conference Program:

  • For Monday:
    • Erik Ross from Milliron & Goodman Government Relations will be giving the regulatory update in place of Serena DiMagno.
    • The DEP Regulatory Update at 2:00 PM will be given by Lisa Daniels.
  • For Tuesday:
    • Ruby Stanmyer’s Lead and Copper Rule presentation will be given via Zoom.
    • The 8:45 AM presentation on Filter Plants will be given by Matt Seeker in place of Andy Taylor.
    • The 1:30 PM Roundtable for Tuesday (Session A) has been changed to the “Exploring Treatment Options for GUIDI” presentation.
    • The 1:30 PM Lead and Copper Rule training session has been extended by an additional hour (3 CEU’s).

Attendee Registration

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration

Check below for information regarding becoming a Sponsor or Exhibitor for the conference. Paper registration forms are available for mail-in registration as well as online registration links that make for quick and easy sign-up and payment!

All of the available Exhibitor spots are now filled. We want to say a big “Thank You” to all of the Exhibitors that have signed up.

Social Events Information

*For those that are attending the Conference AND plan on golfing – please use the “Attendee Registration Link” above to sign up for this tournament. For those who are just golfing – please use the “Golf Registration Form” below.*

2021 WWOAP Conference Recap

The 2021 WWOAP Conference was held at the Wyndham Garden at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg, PA. The conference’s theme for 2021 was “Expect the Unexpected” which centered around the idea of being prepared for any type of situation that might arise within a public water supply system. Presenters and speakers, ranging from engineers to vendors to government officials, brought forth insight on how to best prepare public water supply systems for any situation that they might encounter.

Various topics were discussed at the conference. Many conversations and presentations revolved around the emerging topic of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and the proposed regulations and best treatment practices for these substances. Additionally, increased technological advancements and public awareness played a big role at the conference. Attendees learned about how to effectively notify and communicate with the public in emergency situations as well as learning about the ever-growing cybersecurity threats that systems face and the most effective way for avoiding these threats.

Several presentations are available to the right that show the types of topics that were discussed.

Along with attending various classes and presentations, attendees were given the chance to network and attend social events that help to build the relationships that are so vital to this industry. Explore the pictures below for some insight on the events that took place at the conference!

Legislative Update

by Serena A. DiMagno
WWOAP Legislative/Regulatory Affairs Committee Chairperson

Proposed Rulemaking for PFAS

by Lisa Daniels
Director – PA DEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water

FPPE – What to Expect as the Operator

by Ed Chescattie
Program Manager, Division of Training and Technical Services – PA DEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water

Climate Change Considerations in Water Resource Management

by Kristen Bowman Kavanagh, P.E.
Deputy Executive Director – Delaware River Basin Commission