October 24-25, 2017

Emerging Contaminants in Water and Wastewater

Continuing education credits
10 PDHs for Professional Engineering continuing education requirements or 1.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course Speakers

Dana Kolpin

Dana Kolpin

Dana Kolpin is a research hydrologist for the USGS in Iowa City, IA. He received his B.S. from Iowa State University and his M.S. from the University of Iowa (both in geology). His research interests include the environmental fate and effects of CECs. He has published over 190 papers on environmental contaminants. He has been the project chief of the USGS Toxic Program’s Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Environment Project since its inception in 1998.


Dr. Vickie Wilson Vickie Wilson, Ph.D.

Dr. Vickie Wilson is a research biologist with the U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park, NC where she is Chief of the Reproductive Toxicology Branch within the Toxicity Assessment Division. Dr. Wilson received her BS in Food Chemistry from Framingham State College in Massachusetts and her PhD in Toxicology from North Carolina State University. In her seventeen years at EPA, Dr Wilson’s research has focused on several areas including reproductive and developmental impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals both individually and as mixtures and the development of in vitro bioassays for defining mechanism of action of environmental compounds. Over the last several years, in collaborations with other academic and government colleagues, she has applied those same bioassays as screening tools for the assessment of cumulative bioactivity in complex environmental mixtures such as drinking water, waste water treatment effluents, surface water, and effluents from various animal operations. Her work has resulted in over 75 publications.


Dr. Leon Downing, P.E.

Leon Downing, Ph.D., P.E.

Leon Downing is a senior technologist with CH2M and serves as the East Region Technology Lead.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Leon then received his M.S. and PhD from the University of Notre Dame, focusing on process modeling and energy efficient biological nutrient removal.  Over the past decade, Dr. Downing has focused on the application of process modeling, innovative technologies, and operational strategies within the wastewater treatment field.  Leon has most recently been contributing the shift in our industry from wastewater treatment to resource recovery.  Leon was the vice chair and contributing author for the recent WEF publication Moving Towards Resource Recovery Facilities, he has served on the Issue Area Team for the WERF Resource Recovery Challenge research program, and he has been involved with the evaluation, design, and/or operation of multiple energy efficiency, biogas utilization, and struvite harvesting projects.


Dr. Greg LeFevre

Greg LeFevre, Ph.D.

Greg LeFevre is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and assistant faculty research engineer at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa. He received his BS from Michigan Tech, MS+PhD from the University of Minnesota, and Postdoc from Stanford University, all in environmental engineering. His laboratory’s research focus is the elucidating biotransformation mechanisms of trace organic contaminants, as well as creating engineered natural treatment systems to improve water quality and facilitate reuse. His research has examined microbial, phyto, and fungal processes for stormwater, groundwater recharge, recycled irrigation water, defacto reuse, and drinking water treatment. One of his key research interests is improving emerging contaminant removal from stormwater (and other non-point sources) via bioretention.


Dr. Kyana Young

Kyana Young, Ph.D.

Dr. Kyana Young is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Marquette University.  Her research focuses on water treatment and water quality, where her previous work has included water treatment technology projects in Haiti, Sierra Leone, China, and Hong Kong.  Dr. Young received her doctorate in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. As a McNair Scholar, Dr. Young earned a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship from the East Asia Pacific Summer Institute, the NSF Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship Certificate for Humans and the Global Environment, as well as the NSF Graduate Engineering Research fellowship from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Young, is also co-chair of the Water and Health Committee with the American Public Health Association, and serves as an executive editor for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization – Michigan State University Global Water Pathogen Project.


Dr. Tucker Burch

Tucker Burch, Ph.D.

Tucker Burch has been a Research Agricultural Engineer with USDA-ARS in Marshfield, Wisconsin since January of 2016.  He studied environmental engineering at Marquette University (B.S., 2009) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D., 2014), and worked as a post-doctoral researcher for the US Geological Survey from 2014 to 2016.  His research with USDA-ARS investigates the public health burden of pathogens spread from dairy farms through the environment.


Dr. Cliffor Crandall

Brooke Mayer, Ph.D.

Dr. Mayer is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University.  Her research interests focus on the development of sustainable technologies for water and wastewater treatment applications.  She uses environmental microbiology, chemistry, and engineering to design and test systems for the detection and treatment of emerging microbial and chemical contaminants, including pathogenic viruses and disinfection byproducts.  Mayer is also investigating pathways for nutrient recovery from wastewater. 


Dr. Cliffor Crandall

Yiran Tong, Ph.D.candidate

Yiran Tong is a doctoral candidate and Arthur J Schmitt Fellow working with Drs. Brooke Mayer and Patrick McNamara at Marquette University. She earns a BS from China and a MSc. degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, both are in Environmental Engineering. Her PhD work involves studying contaminants of emerging concern and nutrient recovery from municipal wastewater.


Tony Myers, P.E.

Tony is a vice president of CH2M HILL in Milwaukee, WI.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois.  He has been global technology leader for drinking water and involved in water treatment and reuse projects around the world. He has worked on over 100 water projects and specializes in treatment technologies to remove contaminants and provide safe drinking water.


Dr. Patrick McNamaraPatrick McNamara, Ph.D.

Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, McNamara specializes in residuals and biosolids treatment and emerging contaminant research. He has been working in this field for 9 years having conducted research for the City of Austin, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, and the National Science Foundation. His research investigates new treatment technologies for removing emerging contaminants from wastewater and biosolids, and he presently teaches graduate courses on the environmental fate of organic contaminants, environmental chemistry, and water and wastewater treatment.

 

Location

The course will be held at:
Raynor Memorial Libraries 
Marquette University 
1355 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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Schedule (tentative)

Tuesday Oct. 24, 2017

Time

Event

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee, juice, muffins, bagels etc.

9:00

Welcome Remarks
Kris Ropella, Ph.D., P.E.
Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering 
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

9:05

Short Course Overview
Patrick J McNamara, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

9:15-10:00 .

Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Dana Kolpin, M.S.
Research Hydrologist
USG
Iowa City, IA

10:00 -10:45

Bioassays to quantify impacts of CECs in Wastewater, Surface Water, and Drinking Water
Vickie Wilson, Ph.D.
Chief, Reproductive Toxicology Branch
US Environmental Protection Agency
Research Triangle Park, NC

10:45 - 11:00 Break for Networking and Coffee

11:00 -11:45.

Novel Contaminants in Drinking Water Treatment Plants
Greg LeFevre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Drinking Water Treatment Technologies for Emerging Contaminant Removal
Tony Myers, P.E.
CH2M Hill.
Milwaukee, WI

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 2:10

Fourmile Creek: A field laboratory for conducting CEC research
Dana Kolpin, M.S.
Research Hydrologist
USGS
Iowa City, IA

2:10 - 2:50

Urban Stormwater as a Source of CECs: Fate of Micropollutants in Rain Gardens
Greg LeFevre, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

2:50 - 3:10

Afternoon Break

3:10 - 3:50

Selectively Removing Micropollutants from Wastewater for Nutrient Recovery
Yiran Tong
Ph.D. Student
Marquette University

3:50 - 4:30

Emerging Contaminant Considerations when Designing Nutrient Removal Improvements
Leon Downing, P.E.
CH2M Hill
Milwaukee, WI

4:30

Discussion, Refreshments in Exhibitor Area and Student Poster Session

5:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

Wednesday Oct. 25, 2017

Time

Event

8:00 am

Coffee, juice, muffins, bagels etc. in Exhibitor Area

8:30 - 9:15

Viruses as Emerging Waterborne Contaminants
Brooke Mayer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

9:15 - 9:45

The Current Outbreak of Elizabethkingia: Water Treatment Options to Address the Public Health Concern
Kyana Young, Ph.D.
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

9:45 - 10:05.

Break

10:05 - 10:45

Determining the Health Burden of Waterborne Pathogens: Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment vs. Epidemiology
Tucker Burch, PhD
Research Agricultural Engineer
Environmentally Integrated Dairy Management Research Unit
Marshfield, WI

10:45 - 11:30

Case Study on CEC Impacts from CAFOs
Vickie Wilson, Ph.D.
Chief, Reproductive Toxicology Branch
US Environmental Protection Agency
Research Triangle Park, NC

11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Cyanotoxins and Drinking Water Treatment
TBA

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn (Complimentary Lunch Offered)


Registration & Cost

To register, please use this registration link: http://ecww2017.eventbrite.com​. Please contact Dr. Patrick McNamara with any questions.

Dr. Patrick McNamara
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(phone) 414-288-2188
Fax: (414) 288-7521
patrick.mcnamara@mu.edu


Cost

Student registration = $50 (+$3.74 registration fee) for student. Student registration provides verified full-time college student attendees with access to all lectures and exhibitor space, lunches and a copy of all course handout material. Student's faculty advisers will be contacted to verify full-time enrollment in good standing. Please contact Dr. McNamara (patrick.mcnamara@mu.edu) about student fellowships to cover registration cost. 

Standard registration = $275.00 (+$16.12 registration fee). Standard registration provides attendees with access to all lectures and exhibitor space, lunches and a copy of all course handout material. CSWEA members receive a 20% discount.

Exhibitor registration = $375.00 (+$21.62 registration fee). This registration is for vendors and others interested in exhibiting their equipment and services in designated areas. Conference exhibitor registration provides one attendee with exhibitor space, access to all lectures and lunches, a copy of all course handout material, a five-foot standard table to display exhibits, and official recognition in course handout material as a course exhibitor.

Lodging

Attendees must make lodging arrangements at the facility of their choice (registration does not include lodging). 

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee City Centre, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI., in connection with the course at a rate of $129 per night. You may make reservations by calling the DoubleTree Hotel Milwaukee City Centre at (414) 273-2950 or 1-800-222-TREE by September 26th. To receive the conference rate, please refer to MU Emerging Contaminants.

Sponsorship Levels

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsor: Marquette University Water Quality Center

 

Gold Sponsor: Water Equipment and Policy I/UCRC Research Center

 

Gold Sponsorship - $2,000: Sponsorship includes registration for 5 members of the sponsoring organization, recognition as Gold Sponsor on slides posted at beginning of course, during breaks, lunch, and end of course, name on posters that recognize Gold sponsorship in break area, name on proceedings.

Silver Sponsorship - $1,000: Sponsorship includes registration for 2 members of sponsoring organization, recognition as Silver sponsor on slides posted at beginning of course, during breaks, lunch, and end of course, name on posters that recognize Silver sponsorship in break area, name on proceedings.

Bronze Sponsorship - $500: Sponsorship includes recognition as Bronze sponsor on slides posted at beginning of course, during breaks, lunch, and end of course, name on posters that recognize Bronze sponsorship in break area, name on proceedings.


Please contact Dr. McNamara if you are interested in sponsorship.

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Dr. Patrick McNamara
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-2188
Fax: (414) 288-7521
patrick.mcnamara@marquette.edu