National AWOP Meeting

On July 21 and 22, TSC and ASDWA hosted the sixth biennial national AWOP meeting in Cincinnati.  Over one hundred participants attended the meeting, including 23 participating remotely.  Twenty-nine state drinking water programs were represented (8 remotely) in addition to ASDWA, AWWA (Partnership for Safe Water), US EPA (4 Regional Offices, SRMD IO, DWPD, ORD & TSC) and PAI (EPA’s small- business contractor supporting the program). Organizations implementing and/or interested in wastewater optimization programs were also represented at the meeting.  These included US EPA (ORD, Region 3 & Region 4), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, the Grand River Conservation Authority (located in Ontario), and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission.

The meeting agenda included presentations, a resource table, workshops, and facilitated small group sessions, all focused on several different optimization themes. (Rick Lieberman, US EPA TSC).