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									 The World’s Water Event




 ANNOUNCEMENT
 Atlanta, Georgia
 June 8–12, 2008




	 	Advocacy
	 Communications
▶	 Conferences

	 Education and Training
    Science and Technology
	 Sections
ACe08         AnnounCement

 dear volunteers, Colleagues, and friends,
 Please join me in shaping the future of safe water
 at ACE08—the 2008 AWWA Annual Conference &
 Exposition, June 8–12, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia.

 ACE08, The World’s Water Event, provides invaluable
 insight into cutting-edge research, presents the latest
 updates to government policies, and uncovers emerging
 scientific trends for the water industry worldwide. Over
 500 exhibitors showcase innovative water technologies
 and products. ACE08’s exceptional Professional Program
 offers workshops and presentations led by industry
 experts, on items affecting utility management, water
 treatment and distribution, water resources management, and much more.

 AWWA continues to strive to be at the forefront of education and innovation to help
 the water community meet new challenges as we continue to provide safe water for
 generations to come. At ACE08, you will form long-lasting relationships with industry
 peers while gaining essential knowledge for advancement in your chosen profession.
 Come to ACE08 to help shape your future and the future of safe water worldwide.



 Sincerely,




 Nilaksh Kothari
 President, American Water Works Association




          Our members are our greatest resource. That’s why AWWA offers numerous,
          varied opportunities for members to meet, learn, and network at the
          international, national, and section levels. In addition to comprehensive
          conferences for water professionals, AWWA hosts a variety of workshops,
          symposia, teleconferences, and programs focused on specific aspects
          of water stewardship.
tAble of Contents                                                                           aCe08 deTaILS
                                                                                            Conference Site:      Georgia World
                                                                                                                  Congress Center
A World of AC tivities                                                                      Headquarters Hotel:   Omni Hotel
                                                                                                                  at CNN Center

4      Conference at a Glance                                                               Workshops:            June 8
       A look at what’s happening, and when.
                                                                                            Conference:           June 9–12

                                                                                            exposition:           June 8–11
5      ACe08 professional program
                                                                                            Facility Tours:       June 10–11
       Take advantage of these special features at this year’s event.



10     Workshops
       14 workshops are available on Sunday to provide practical, in-depth
       information that can supplement your conference experience perfectly.



16     preliminary professional sessions schedule
       More than 91 sessions will be presented over four days by leading experts
       in their fields. Choose those that best fit your professional needs and interests.



20     exposition
       Find the newest technology and services for every aspect of the water
       industry in the expansive ACE08 Exposition.



22     Activities & events
       These special conference features are great opportunities to network,
       socialize, get informed, and enjoy yourself.



32     facility tours
       See in person how local facilities are handling their operations,
       with 9 tours to choose from.



35     spouse & Guest program
       There are plenty of things for your guests to see and do at the
       conference, and we’ve made the arrangements for you.



38     Hotel & travel
       The information you need to get you there and get you around.




www.awwa.org/ACE08                                                                                                                  1
                                                                    Come explore
                                                                    a World of Ideas
                                                                    and Innovation
                                                                    With Your Peers
                                                                    and Leaders in the
                                                                    World of Water
                                                                    ●   14 in-depth and interactive workshops
                                                                        to enhance your conference experience
                                                                        by allowing you to thoroughly examine the
                                                                        issues most relevant to you

                                                                    ●   An unparalleled professional program with more
                                                                        than 91 sessions, comprising more than 530
                                                                        presentations that represent the work of more
                                                                        than 1,000 experts in the water industry

                                                                    ●   See firsthand how local facilities handle their
                                                                        operations, with nine tours from which to choose
Atl AntA, GeorGiA                                                   ●   More than 500 service providers showcasing
Atlanta boasts a rich history, a thrilling atmosphere for sports,       the latest products and services for all
and cultural attractions galore. Georgia’s capital, the city has        aspects of the water industry
more than five million people who call the metro area home. In
recent years, Atlanta has undergone a transition from a city        ●   Extensive networking opportunities to share
of regional commerce to one of international influence.                 your experiences with your fellow water and
                                                                        wastewater professionals, designed to
As one of only three cities in the United States to have hosted
                                                                        strengthen professional relationships
the summer Olympic Games, it also serves as a sports
                                                                        and foster new ones
enthusiast’s dream as home to three different major league
sports—The Atlanta Braves baseball, Atlanta Falcons
American football, and Atlanta Hawks basketball.

Atlanta hosts a variety of museums, including the Martin
Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Visitors enjoy the NEW
World of Coca-Cola, CNN Atlanta Studio Tours, Centennial
Olympic Park and Stone Mountain Park. Take an afternoon
to see the city zoo’s baby panda, then explore the Louvre at
the High Museum of Art, and see the Georgia Aquarium. Top
it off with dinner at one of the city’s exquisite restaurants and
call your visit complete!




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Setting the Standard for Protecting Public Health
On a spring day in 1881, along America’s mightiest river, 22 scientists, engineers and
educators gathered for the first time to discuss issues facing a fledgling water profession.
On that day, this group of dedicated professionals created the American Water Works
Association (AWWA).

AWWA’s continual advancements over more than a century have paved the way in setting
new standards for protecting public health. In 2008, 127 years stronger, we’re not only the
acknowledged industry leader, but also the largest organization of water professionals in the
world. Our 60,000+ members look to AWWA for the latest information on scientific trends,
government policies and regulations.


experience the Collective Strength of aWWa
Over the past 127 years, AWWA and its Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) have served
as the source of knowledge and information for water professionals who work to improve the
supply and quality of water in North America and beyond.

ACE08 presenters are experts in the field, sharing cutting-edge research and exceptional
best practices on both universal topics and items specifically focused to meet your needs.
The ACE08 Exposition gives you access to the latest products and services available to
ensure the quality of water that the public expects. With more than 500 exhibitors on hand
to answer your questions and educate you about the latest technology available, you’ll gather
valuable insights and connect with companies that want to help you improve your results.
As you continue to grow and develop your career, put the power of “The World’s Water Event”
to work for you and your organization. Plan to attend the one event where you can get all the
information you need, sharpen your skills, and replenish your passion to become better
stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment—
aCe—The World’s Water event®.




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ConferenCe At A Gl AnCe
Information is subject to change. All events will be held at the   tueSday, June 10
Georgia World Congress Center unless otherwise noted.
                                                                   7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   Registration Open
                                                                   8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   Facility Tours (off-site)
Saturday, June 7
                                                                   8:00–8:45 a.m.        Tuesday Plenary Session
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.     Registration Open
                                                                   9:00 a.m.– 11:30 p.m. Pipe Tapping Competition
                                                                                         (Men’s Preliminaries)
Sunday, June 8
                                                                   9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   Spouse and Guest Tours (off-site)
7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.     Registration Open
                                                                   9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   Professional and Poster Sessions
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.     Water For People Golf Classic
                        (Stone Mountain Golf Club)                 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exposition Open

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.     Workshops                                  10:00–11:30 a.m.      Women’s Networking Event

10:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Spouse and Guest Tours (off-site)            11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Water Industry Luncheon

2:00–5:00 p.m.          World Cup of Drilling and Tapping          12:30–4:00 p.m.       Pipe Tapping Competition (Men’s Preliminaries)

3:00–6:00 p.m.          Exposition Open (Reception from            1:00–2:00 p.m.        Top Ops Competition (Preliminaries)
                        4:00 to 6:00 p.m.)                         1:00–4:00 p.m.        Career Fair
4:00–5:30 p.m.          New Product Technology Showcase            2:00–3:30 p.m.        Top Ops Competition (Finals)
                        (representatives available)
                                                                   3:00–4:30 p.m.        Exhibitor Education Sessions
Monday, June 9                                                     3:00–4:30 p.m.        New Product Technology Showcase
                                                                                         (representatives available)
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.     Registration Open
                                                                   5:30–7:00 p.m.        Student, Employer and Young Professionals
8:00–8:30 a.m.          First-Time Attendee Program                                      Meet and Greet (Omni Hotel at CNN Center)
9:00–10:00 a.m.         Opening General Session
                                                                   WedneSday, June 11
10:00 a.m.–Noon         New Product Technology Showcase
                        (representatives available)                7:00–9:00 a.m.        Fuller Award Breakfast
                                                                                         (Omni Hotel at CNN Center)
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Exposition Open
                                                                   7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.   Registration Open
11:00 a.m.–Noon         Best of the Best Water Taste Test
                                                                   8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.   Facility Tours (off-site)
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Pipe Tapping Competition
                     (Women’s Preliminaries)                       8:00–9:30 a.m.        H2Open Forum
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Water For People Luncheon                     9:00 a.m.–Noon        Exposition Open
                     (Omni Hotel at CNN Center)                    9:00 a.m.–Noon        Pipe Tapping (Men’s and Women’s Finals)
Noon–12:45 p.m.         Association of Environmental Engineering   9:45 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Professional and Poster Sessions
                        & Science Professors Session
                                                                   10:00– 11:30 a.m.     Exhibitor Education Sessions
1:00–1:45 p.m.          Monday Plenary Session
                                                                   10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Spouse and Guest Tours (off-site)
1:00–2:30 p.m.          Meter Madness
                                                                   11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. AAEE/AIDIS/AWWA Luncheon
1:00–5:00 p.m.          Spouse and Guest Tours (off-site)                               (Omni Hotel at CNN Center)
1:00–3:00 p.m.          Top Ops Competition (Preliminaries)        5:30–6:00 p.m.        Presidential Gavel Passing Celebration
2:00–5:00 p.m.          Professional and Poster Sessions                                 (Omni Hotel at CNN Center)
3:00–5:00 p.m.          Pipe Tapping Competition                   6:00–10:00 p.m.       Annual President’s Reception
                        (Men’s Preliminaries)                                            (Omni Hotel at CNN Center)
5:30–7:00 p.m.          International Reception
                        (Omni Hotel at CNN Center )
                                                                   thurSday, June 12
                                                                   8:00–11:00 a.m.       Registration Open
                                                                   9:00 a.m.–Noon        Professional and Poster Sessions
                                                                   Noon                  Close of Conference



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profes sionAl proGrAm
ACE08 brings you the most innovative and interactive
information on water available anywhere. By               Post-conference Proceedings
combining traditional programs developed from             AWWA will provide electronic copies of 90%
the collective input of over 60,000 members plus          of all the speaker presentations offered at the
associated professionals, the 2008 program includes       professional sessions. Following the conference
spectacular presentations by leading experts who          (approximately 10 weeks), AWWA will mail a
apply research and technology to address today’s          complete set of conference proceedings on CD
problems and tomorrow’s challenges.                       to all full-conference registered attendees and
The following track information outlines the              one copy to each exhibiting company.
conference’s technical program. As always,
AWWA brings you the most vital topics relating
to the technical, managerial, and operational
details needed to be successful on the job.
Specifics on sessions and presenters are available
                                                       dISTRIBuTIon
                                                                                                     CEUs
through AWWA’s Web site at www.awwa.org/ACE08.         & PLanT oPeRaTIonS
Read on and plan now to make the most of your          earn Ceus for this track.
attendance at ACE08.                                   The primary activities of a water utility involve ef-
                                                       ficiently operating and maintaining drinking water
                                                       treatment plants and distribution systems. Properly
                                                       fulfilling these responsibilities can protect public
                                                       health, reduce operation costs, lead to improved
                                                       customer satisfaction, and extend the life of critical
                                                       and expensive infrastructure. In other words, it’s vital
                                                       to better performance and a better bottom line.

                                                       This track reveals the latest innovations and improve-
                                                       ments in distribution and plant operations. Treatment
                                                       plant automation technology takes center stage with
                                                       real-time detection of contaminant threats in distribu-
                                                       tion systems addressed through technical presenta-
                                                       tions. You will learn from utilities that are successfully
                                                       addressing this issue when you hear speakers share
                                                       advances in leak-detection and water-loss control
                                                       techniques and other current topics.

                                                       example Sessions for this track:
                                                         ●   Sustainability in the Water Industry: Reducing
                                                             Your Carbon Footprint One Step at a Time
                                                         ●   Operating Strategies for New and Emerging
                                                             Treatment Technologies
                                                         ●   The Infrastructure Challenge: What Pipes
                                                             to Renew and How to Renew Them




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    enGIneeRInG                                                  InTeRnaTIonaL
    & ConSTRuCTIon                                               The global community of water professionals has
    The Engineering & Construction segment delivers              joined hands to form a united front to determinedly
    the nuts and bolts on the latest design trends,              move advances in the industry forward. Be chal-
    project delivery management concepts, and                    lenged, rethink your established principles, and apply
    traditional engineering for anyone involved in building      a new perspective to either tweak a process or turn
    and maintaining a water-related facility. This track         a previously unsolved problem into an imaginative
    examines conventional design concepts and outlines           solution.
    why utilities must supplement and expand on them.            In this track, find out what managers, engineers, and
    Sessions in this track focus on efficiency in                consultants around the world are doing to make water
    energy use, environmental sensitivity to materials           delivery safe and efficient. Gain a global perspective
    selection, and the upside of progressive automation          with these insights into current methods, procedures,
    technologies. Pair these with sessions outlining the         and practices.
    advances in traditional areas of water engineering           example Sessions for this track:
    sciences and you will have a sure formula for success.
                                                                   ●   India Environmental Issues
    example Sessions for this track:
                                                                   ●   Climate Change: Wet Area Issues
      ●   Cool Ideas for a Hot Topic: Impact of Climate
                                                                   ●   Climate Change: Dry Area Issues
          Change on Treatment Plant Design
      ●   Advances in Treatment Plant Design Tools:              LeGISLaTIve & ReGuLaToRY
          From Process Modeling to Piloting
                                                                 With constantly evolving regulation, compliance,
      ●   Public/Private Partnerships
                                                                 and policy issues, there’s always something new
          for Infrastructure Construction
                                                                 to tackle on the legislative and regulatory front.
                                                                 This track presents all you need to know about
    eXeCuTIve                                                    current issues while outlining how you can manage
    Enhancing the technical topics, the Executive Track          federal, state, provincial, and local issues to affect
    brings all the “need-to-know” managerial, leadership,        change on water issues.
    and workforce insights critical to the success of every      The AWWA Water Utility Council brings you the
    water profession executive. Whether you’re a utility         latest on the Stage 2 DBPR and LT2ESWTR and
    CEO, a general manager or other executive, you can’t         what’s going on with lead, security, and local
    afford to limit your focus to conventional management        issues. In other words, if it’s on the minds and the
     concepts. AWWA’s Technical & Educational Council            desks of legislators, we’ll make sure you know what’s
          Chair, Pat Lachmaniuk, has commissioned leading        in store and how you can voice your opinion.
            experts in the executive arena to help you
                                                                 example Sessions for this track:
             expand your professional horizons and unlock
                                                                   ●   Southeastern Water Perspectives
               the future potential of your career.
                                                                   ●   EPA/State Regulatory and Implementation Update
                 example Sessions for this track:
                                                                   ●   Regulatory Implementation Challenges
                  ●   Water Industry Leadership Forum
                   ●   Diversity Session: It’s the Real Thing!




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ManaGeMenT
As a water or wastewater utility manager, you know the importance
of every efficiency tip and managerial advancement. For example, with
public and private partnerships reaching a balance, asset management
concepts have advanced to a higher level. Now, capital improvement
plans must be restructured into overall balanced initiatives, including
rates, affordability, and workforce strategies.

Focusing on excellence in all areas of performance, these tracks will
                                                                            PuBLIC aFFaIRS
enable you to look beyond the traditional management approach and
explore concepts that bring maximum benefits to your operations.            In today’s environment of growing consumer awareness and unprec-
example Sessions for this track:                                            edented media scrutiny, effective public affairs strategies and tactics
                                                                            prove critical for water professionals. General managers, public affairs
  ●   Sustainability through Sound Financial Foundations
                                                                            personnel, and other water workers can hone their media relations
  ●   Inside/Outside Rates: Water Budgets & Ratemaking                      skills, explore public outreach strategies, share best practices and
  ●   Cyber Target: The American Water Industry                             identify emerging water industry trends through this series of sessions.
                                                                            Learn how to act as an effective advocate for your utility or service
ManuFaCTuReRS                                                               provider in the company of like-minded colleagues.
& aSSoCIaTeS                       CEUs
                                                                            The Public Affairs track is applicable to everyone, from the seasoned

earn Ceus for this track.                                                   professional communicator to the reluctant occasional spokesperson.
                                                                            Learn how to implement AWWA’s many public affairs tools or hear
New products within the water and wastewater industry offer more
                                                                            public relations experts talk about how to implement an effective
technological options than anyone thought possible just a decade ago.
                                                                            community relations program. You can even glimpse some of your
Efficiencies, nanotechnology application, and unique products and
                                                                            colleagues’ finest PR work through the 2007 Public Communication
processes are all at your doorstep; but what if that’s not enough?
                                                                            Achievement Awards.
The manufacturing industry has stepped up, becoming a designer’s or
                                                                            example Sessions for this track:
utility operations manager’s best friend. Application, pilot testing, and
ongoing support are inherent in today’s technology. These sessions
                                                                              ●   Basic Principles of Public Communications

enhance all that’s available from manufacturers in the exposition hall,       ●   Creative Approaches to Public Communications
with application insights for on-the-ground placement in your utility.

example Sessions for this track:
                                                                            ReSeaRCH
  ●   How Low Can You Go: Is It Bid Day or Limbo?                           Interested in cutting-edge information related to the drinking water
                                                                            industry? These sessions focus on the latest results and approaches
  ●   Trenchless Technology: Replacement or Rehabilitation—
                                                                            to meet drinking water industry-related issues and requirements,
      Options for the Water Industry
                                                                            with consideration given to source, treatment, and distribution system
  ●   Best Practices in the Use of GIS in Treatment
                                                                            topics. Regardless of your area of expertise, you will find something
      Plant Environments
                                                                            to take home and apply from presentations given by top professionals
                                                                            from around the world.

                                                                            example Sessions for this track:
                                                                              ●   Global Climate Change: Research, Regulations
                                                                                  & Facility Design/Operation
                                                                              ●   Research of Non-Conventional Treatment
                                                                              ●   Assessing Pipe Life by Using Science & Experience


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    professionAl proGrAm
    ReSIduaLS                                                 These sessions address source development, treat-
                                                              ment, storage, distribution, operations, engineering,
    Today’s regulatory agenda has provided a structure
                                                              management and HR needs—everything you need
    for reconsidering water treatment residual processing
                                                              to know to build and maintain a successfully
    and disposal. Treatment process evaluation and waste
                                                              integrated system.
    disposal challenges now dictate how the total
                                                              example Sessions for this track:
    economies of contaminant separation affect
    a utility’s bottom line.                                    ●   Small Utility Boards and Governance Issues

    You’ve probably struggled with a new array of technical     ●   Emergency Planning
    decisions—do you select advanced sedimentation
    or coagulation or flocculation processes to remove        SPeCIaL ToPICS
    a targeted new MCL? Do you add a new selective            This track encompasses the water supply topics that
    treatment unit process, thus creating its own set of      will round out your professional program experience.
    disposal challenges? What are the long-term results?      Two sessions address local issues affecting the
    Learn cutting-edge concepts that will help you become     Southeastern area of the US. Other topics include a
    more fully informed once you’re faced with these          summary on the state of the industry, plus insights
    issues on the job.                                        from the Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF), the
    example Sessions for this track:                          Canadian Affairs Committee, Water For People, AWWA
      ●   Getting the Salt Out: New Residuals Challenges      Young Professionals, and the Diversity & Member
                                                              Involvement Committee.
      ●   Residuals Disposal Issues and Challenges
                                                              example Sessions for this track:
    ReuSe                                                       ●   AwwaRF: Energy Management & Climate Change

    Water, wastewater, and joint water/wastewater utilities     ●   Georgia’s Approach to Water
    are more closely tied concerning water resources at             Resource Management
    the local level. The AWWA Water Reuse Committee             ●   Critical Issues for Georgia’s Water Future
    is committed to bringing you up-to-date information
    on the ingenuity of successful utility water reuse        unIveRSITIeS FoRuM
    programs up-and-running. Reuse is not an option
                                                              University students are the voice of the next
    for many utilities. Hear the latest on reuse as an
                                                              generation of water professionals. Join these leaders
    alternative source of water supply and associated
                                                              of tomorrow and find out what’s going on in the
    advanced wastewater treatment practices.
                                                              hallways of universities. Take this opportunity to hear
                                                              a fresh perspective and learn from published and pre-
       SMaLL SYSTeMS                       CEUs
                                                              viously unpublished research from across the country.
          earn Ceus for this track

            Systems serving small numbers of customers
              make up the greatest percentage of water
               systems in North America. The Small
                 Systems Division of AWWA is poised to
                  bring ACE08 attendees need-to-know
                   information to help ensure water quality
                    in smaller communities remains on a
                     par with that of larger systems.



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WaTeR ConSeRvaTIon                                                         Water Resources continued

                                                                           example Sessions for this track:
Demand reduction and supply extension are goals of every water con-
servation program. They are the foundation of an integrated program          ●   Source Water Protection
and critical to building a sustainable community water supply to meet        ●   Evolving Strategies for Sustainable Water Supply Planning
future needs. At ACE08, you’ll learn just how much can be conserved          ●   Water Desalting
by customers who use water-saving devices and fixtures. Hear how you
                                                                                                                                   CEUs
can start a water conservation program and get the facts on the best       ConTInuInG eduCaTIon unITS (Ceus)
communication methods to use. Learn which water efficiency tech-
                                                                           AWWA is pleased to offer ACE08 attendees Continuing Education Units
niques can lower demand, how they affect revenue, and how to best
                                                                           (CEUs) for most Sunday workshops and those professional sessions
manage a program.
                                                                           in the Distribution & Plant Operations, Manufacturers and Associates,
example Sessions for this track:                                           Small Systems and Water Quality tracks, and Exhibitor Education
  ●   The Current Behind Flow: Conserving Energy by Conserving Water       Sessions. If you wish to take advantage of the opportunity to earn
  ●   Dry Times: Drought, Planning & Conservation                          CEUs at the professional sessions, you need to attend one or more of
                                                                           the 30-minute presentations in a session and be scanned in and out
  ●   Products and Processes: New Tools for Water Conservation
                                                                           of sessions to document attendance. Each 30-minute presentation
                                                                           is worth 0.05 CEU. If you attend a Sunday Workshop, you will need to
WaTeR QuaLITY                    CEUs                                      attend 90% or more of the workshop and be scanned in and out to
earn Ceus for this track                                                   document attendance. Instructions to obtain certificates of completion
Keep up-to-date with the latest technological advances for keeping         will be available on-site.
drinking water safe through presentations by the world’s leading water-    Note on CEUs: It is the responsibility of each individual to apply to his
quality professionals. You’ll benefit from the knowledge of experts in     or her state for CEU approval. While AWWA course work may be
the field through a comprehensive schedule of high-quality workshops       approved in a given state, this does not mean that the certification
and oral and poster presentations. The water quality technical program     authority will deem all AWWA conference sessions relevant to a given
covers all aspects of drinking water quality and technology, including     type of certification. Therefore, it is recommended to confirm that
drinking water treatment (whether conventional or membrane), water         course work meets the relevancy criteria established by your state.
analysis, corrosion issues, UV applications, DBP control, Endocrine Dis-   CEUs for Exhibitor Education Sessions: participants must attend
ruption Compounds and pharmaceuticals, and laboratory operations.          all four 15-minute presentations to earn 0.1 CEU per session.
example Sessions for this track:
                                                                           PRoFeSSIonaL deveLoPMenT HouRS (PdHs)
  ●   Total Coliform Rule/Distribution System Advisory Committee—
      What Lies Ahead for TCR?                                             Professional Development Hours (PDHs) may be earned by attending
                                                                           conference professional sessions, the exhibit hall, facility tours, and
  ●   High-Pressure Membrane Processes, Including Pre- and Post-
                                                                           committee meetings. Please check with your Professional Engineer
      Treatment Issues
                                                                           Board to determine what credit is acceptable and what kind of
  ●   Disinfectants & Distribution System Water Quality                    documentation is needed for proof of attendance. If your board
                                                                           will accept your own personal record, you may find a “PDH Form”
WaTeR ReSouRCeS                                                            will help you in tracking credits earned. If you require AWWA proof
Water plays an essential role in our lives today—maintaining human         of attendance, please see the process for CEUs for Sunday workshops
health and survival, protecting sensitive ecosystems, supporting our       and professional sessions. AWWA can only document attendance for
food supply, promoting overall economic prosperity, enhancing recre-       PDHs in workshops, the four tracks named above, and the Exhibitor
ation and aesthetics, and providing for the security of generations to     Education Sessions.
come. Find out the latest on water resources issues from top profes-
sionals in the field.




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     WorKsHops
     ACE08 workshops provide hands-on, comprehensive           Sun1
     opportunities to more thoroughly examine topics per-
                                                               HYdRauLIC ModeL InTeGRaTIon To
     tinent to you and your work. Industry leaders in their
                                                               ReduCe CaPITaL and oPeRaTIonaL
     field will conduct all workshops, giving you the latest
     information you need to do your job more effectively.
                                                               eXPenSeS: CReaTInG THe FuTuRe TodaY
                                                               9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch) 0.55
     The following workshop information is subject to                                                    CEU
                                                               $270 Member / $370 Non-Member
     change. You can always view the most current
     information at www.awwa.org/ace08. Workshops              Sponsored by Engineering & Construction Division
     are an additional cost; they are not included in your     In the past few years, integration of network
     conference registration fee and are not included          modeling with infrastructure management technology,
     in the conference proceedings.                            from maintenance (CMMS), customer service (CIS),
                                                               engineering (CIP, GIS, and A&E contractor), and
                                                               operations (SCADA), has taken place faster than
                                                               ever. The resulting integrated modeling systems
                                                               have proved to offer significant cost-benefits to water
                                                               utilities in many management activities, including the
                                                               design of new and replacement pipes, improved water
                                                               leakage management, energy management, preven-
                                                               tive maintenance, project management, and chemical
                                                               inventory management, as well as enhanced system
                                                               security, integrity, performance, and service level for
                                                               their customers.

                                                               This technology promises significant benefits for
                                                               the entire waterworks industry. It is vital to better
                                                               performance and a better bottom line. However,
                                                               the industry lacks guidance for how to best plan
                                                               and implement hydraulic model integration projects,
                                                               especially when their costs can be prohibitive as
                                                               well as daunting for utility personnel. This workshop
                                                               provides the critical information by means of case
                                                               studies to help demystify the complex process and
                                                               aid utilities that are contemplating the implementation
                                                               of hydraulic model integration.




10
Sun2                                                                         Sun3
THe CHeMICaL GaS ConundRuM: CHLoRIne and                                     eveRYTHInG You eveR WanTed To KnoW aBouT
aMMonIa GaS & non-GaS aLTeRnaTIveS FoR                                       FInanCIaL ManaGeMenT BuT WeRe aFRaId To aSK:
dRInKInG WaTeR dISInFeCTIon                                                  an oveRvIeW oF THe neW FInanCIaL ManaGeMenT
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)                                         FoR WaTeR uTILITIeS ManuaL
                                                 0.55                                                                    0.55
$270 Member / $370 Non-Member                    CEU                                                                     CEU
                                                                             9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
Sponsored by Water Quality & Technology Division                             $295 Member / $395 Non-Member

This workshop is designed to provide a variety of utility case study         Sponsored by Management Division
presentations and to allow attendees to work directly with experienced       This workshop will review the financial and accounting reporting
utilities, vendors, and other technical experts for their own decision       challenges facing today’s water utilities. Referencing the new
making and fine-tuning of chlorine disinfection processes. Small group       manual Financial Management for Water Utilities (publication
activities will be set up in which attendees can talk and work with utili-   planned for mid-2008), attendees will hear the latest updates
ties and vendors experienced with both gases and bulk hypochlorite           on the effect of new accounting requirements on utilities.
and aqueous ammonia solutions, and on-site electrolytic generation of
                                                                             Topics covered in this workshop:
chlorine and hypochlorite. Latest approaches and technologies for safe
                                                                               ●   Financial management and long-term planning
storage and use of chlorine and ammonia gas and solutions will be
reviewed. Vendors will be invited to provide specifications and demos          ●   Tools for accommodating public scrutiny that has risen
for specialized chemical application and safety equipment, automation              because of national public scandals
technologies, residuals monitors, specialized pumps or fittings, and           ●   Latest technology and how it affects your data
more. Utilities will provide examples of planning strategies and                   collection and reporting
“lessons learned,” along with successful design and operations
approaches for chlorine and ammonia alternatives.                            Sun4
                                                                             an aLPHaBeT SouP oF eMeRGInG deveLoPMenTS In
                                                                             WaTeR and WaSTeWaTeR eMeRGenCY PRePaRedneSS
                                                                             9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)        0.55
                                                                             $270 Member / $370 Non-Member               CEU

                                                                             Sponsored by Management Division

                                                                             This workshop will provide updates on several current and
                                                                             emerging trends in disaster preparedness for water and
                                                                             wastewater systems, including
                                                                               ●   Water SSP, NIMS/ICS, BCP, WARN and mutual aid
                                                                               ●   Resource typing and crisis communications planning
                                                                               ●   Message mapping




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WorKsHops
Sun5                                                                        Sun7
InTeGRaTInG MF/uF MeMBRane SYSTeMS InTo                                     avoIdInG CaPITaL PunISHMenT BY uSInG BeST
eXISTInG WaTeR TReaTMenT PLanTS                                             PRaCTICeS and BeST SouRCInG (aPd)
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)           0.55                         9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)              0.55
                                               CEU                                                                              CEU
$270 Member / $370 Non-Member                                               $270 Member / $370 Non-Member

Sponsored by Engineering & Construction Division                            Sponsored by Engineering & Construction Division

Membrane filtration technologies are now commonly used in public            Many water utilities face large capital expenditures to expand, upgrade,
water systems to expand or upgrade existing conventional treatment          or replace their infrastructure. They’re searching for ways to avoid,
capacity. In fact, individual membrane plants are now being developed       minimize, or optimize capital expenditures and still maintain reliable
with capacities up to 100 mgd. However, this growth has not been            service to their customers. Many have also tried alternative construc-
without challenges and lessons learned.                                     tion delivery methods in an attempt to reduce overall project costs

With increased installed capacity and fast-evolving products, owners        or schedules, minimize claims and conflicts, and simplify contract

and operators face increasing capital and O&M risks when they don’t         administration. These methods include elements of design–build–

have the appropriate knowledge base or latest application experi-           own–operate (DBOO), engineer–procure–construct (EPC), and

ences. This workshop provides participants with an overview of the          guaranteed maximum price (GMP) construction management fee,

key planning, procurement, design, construction, and startup issues         and other approaches. This workshop provides an update of the

with integrating membrane filtration systems into existing operating        AwwaRF project on “Improving Water Utility Capital Efficiency”

plants without jeopardizing operability, schedule, or cost. The afternoon   and examines the track record of alternative delivery. The panel

session will include three case studies (presented by owners) and a         will represent utility owners, designers and design-builders

discussion panel.                                                           discussing their experiences, along with specific case studies.


Sun6                                                                        Sun8

JaR TeSTInG—GeT YouR HandS WeT                                              THe PoWeR oF SoCIaL MedIa To
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
                                                                            RevoLuTIonIZe YouR CoMMunICaTIonS
                                               0.55
$290 Member / $390 Non-Member                  CEU                          STRaTeGY
                                                                                                                                0.55
                                                                            9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)              CEU
Sponsored by Water Quality & Technology Division
                                                                            $270 Member / $370 Non-Member
Jar Testing is widely used to determine the effects of various
chemicals and dosing schemes in water treatment. This workshop              Sponsored by Water Science & Research Division

will introduce the participants to jar testing basics:                      and Public Affairs Council

  ●   Why run jar tests?                                                    Social media. It’s revolutionizing how we communicate as well as how
                                                                            we do business. Electronic in nature and collaborative in spirit, social
  ●   Common pitfalls
                                                                            media communications are making a positive impact in ways as varied
  ●   Hands-on practice session involving actual jar tests using            as the companies using these new tools. This workshop will introduce
      waters from around the country                                        the shifts taking place in how we, as a society, communicate and utilize
  ●   How to set up the tests to run them                                   the latest tools facilitating this revolution. This workshop presents an
  ●   Interpreting the results                                              overview of social media and provides examples of how utilities and
                                                                            other organizations are tapping into social media and improving com-
                                                                            munications both internally and externally. Several utilities will present
                                                                            behind-the-scenes looks at how they use blogging, collaboration, and
                                                                            other social media externally and internally.




   12
Sun9                                                                             Sun11
KnoWLedGe SuCCeSSIon: aTTRaCTInG THe TaLenT                                      a STRuCTuRed PRoCeSS FoR aIdInG WaTeR
You need, ReTaInInG THe KnoWLedGe You Have                                       uTILITIeS In anaLYSIS oF LoCaL CLIMaTe CHanGe
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)                                             IMPaCTS and adaPTaTIonS          .25
                                                 0.55
                                                 CEU                                                                           CEU
$270 Member / $370 Non-Member                                                    9:00 a.m.– Noon (lunch not included)
Sponsored by Management Division                                                 $235 Member / $335 Non-Member

The workforce gap and impending brain drain are no longer “what if”              Sponsored by Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF)
issues for utility managers; they have transformed into “when” con-              Water utilities face increasing challenges with consideration
cerns for some and come as an eye-opening reality for others. Facing             of climate change. This workshop showcases an AwwaRF
significant difficulties in recruiting key positions and filling the gaps left   project which developed a structured process that utilities
by retiring baby boomers, utility leaders and managers are anxious for           can use to help evaluate the potential local effects of
answers. This workshop presents a variety of successful programs and             climate change and select adaptation strategies.
initiatives, enabling AWWA to provide much needed direction, create
new focus on this critical issue, and offer the opportunity to generate          Sun12
new approaches that will help utility leaders bridge their current or
                                                                                 SuSTaInaBILITY and WaTeR
upcoming knowledge and workforce gaps.
                                                                                 deSaLTInG ISSueS and PRaCTICeS
Sun10                                                                            9:00 a.m. – Noon (lunch not included)         .25
                                                                                                                               CEU
                                                                                 $235 Member / $335 Non-Member
MF/uF SYSTeMS: SuCCeSSFuL oPeRaTIonaL PRaCTICeS
                                                                                 Sponsored by Water Resources Division
FoR oPTIMIZed PeRFoRManCe
                                                 0.55                            The importance of sustainability faces water purveyors
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)           CEU
                                                                                 in the greater Atlanta area, southeastern United States,
$270 Member / $370 Non-Member
                                                                                 and coastal areas served by the American Water Works
Sponsored by Water Science & Research Division
                                                                                 Association. Water desalinization has become a significant
Low-pressure membranes (microfiltration [MF] and ultrafiltration                 tool for achieving water supply sustainability. Many utilities
[UF]) are now widely used since the first large-scale facility was               throughout the country are embarking on desalting projects.
commissioned nearly two decades ago. However, a disconnect still                 This workshop will present solutions to sustainability
exists between user expectations and reality. Although most facilities           issues through water desalting practices.
operate successfully, a significant number of facilities encounter severe
operational issues that result in reduced capacity, reduced membrane
life, or higher operating costs. This workshop provides education to
technical and nontechnical staff on some of these operational topics.

Workshop focuses:
  ●   Introduction of membranes
  ●   Procurement issues that could potentially affect operations
  ●   Startup issues; effect of pretreatment on membranes
  ●   Practices for successful operation




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WorKsHops
Sun13
eFFeCTIve uTILITY ManaGeMenT
and FInanCIaL SuSTaInaBILITY
1:00–4:00 p.m. (lunch not included)           .25
                                              CEU
$235 Member / $335 Non-Member

Sponsored by Management Division

The ACE07 Management Division meeting of June 23 underscored the
need for a collaborative workshop by the Division’s three committees
dealing with financial management and sustainability issues. The goals
of this workshop include
  ●   Explain the Water Sector Collaborative Multi-Agency’s financial
      sustainability statements contained in the “Ten Attributes
      of Effectively Managed Water Sector Utilities.”
  ●   Demonstrate to utility management and senior staff new tools
      to promote more effective interaction among capital planning
      and fixed assets management, financial planning constraints,
      rates and fees, and management departments.
  ●   Highlight available published resources.


Sun14
THe PuBLIC oFFICIaLS SuMMIT WoRKSHoP:
InTeRGeneRaTIonaL CoMMunICaTIon: TooLS
FoR CoMMunICaTInG WITH YouR ConSTITuenTS
(PUBLIC OFFICALS ONLY)
1:00–4:30 p.m. (lunch not included)
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
$235 Member / $335 Non-Member

Can communications become more difficult? In all likelihood, your
community includes five generations with different values, beliefs,
and priorities, along with a different “set of words” to communicate.
In addition, each generation holds a different “view of the world” and
their “place in history.” Successful leaders understand that each
individual is different and there is no “one fits all solution” when
working with people. Broaden your understanding of the key traits that
make each generation unique. Develop a better understanding of why
people react the way they do to a given situation. Engage in a practical
program that will build your set of tools for improved communications
and learn which communication tools work best with each generation.




   14
seminArs
SeM1                                                                       SeM2
adveRTISInG on THe WaTeR LIBRaRY®                                          eXPoRTInG 101: HoW YouR CoMPanY
                                                                           Can JoIn THe GLoBaL MaRKeTPLaCe
                                                                           Sunday, June 8    1:00–2:30 p.m. FRee

                                                                           Sponsored by AWWA Manufacturers/Associates Council,
                                                                           and US Department of Commerce, Office of Energy
Sunday, June 8       1:00 – 2:30 p.m. FRee                                 & Environmental Industries

Sponsored by American Water Works Association Staff                        The value of the global market for water and wastewater
                                                                           treatment technologies is estimated at $420 billion; two
Join us for a new seminar that introduces advertisers to The Water
                                                                           thirds of which lies outside of the United States. Growth
Library®, AWWA’s electronic water information archive. We offer
                                                                           rates in developing countries have exceeded 10% annually
advertising opportunities on this new e-library that are sure to capture
                                                                           for the past 5 years, while US markets have remained
your target market—the water industry decision makers who will use
                                                                           steady at 4–6% per year. Through the work of World Trade
this dynamic online resource on a daily basis.
                                                                           Organization, and bilateral trade agreements such as
The Water Library will include thousands of articles and publications:
                                                                           NAFTA, global tariffs on environmental technologies are
25 years of Journal AWWA articles, more than five years of
                                                                           at an all-time low, and many foreign governments are
proceedings papers for ACE and specialty conferences, scores
                                                                           increasing their investments in water infrastructure.
of Opflow articles, AWWA Standards, AWWA Manuals of Practice,
                                                                           The time is now for US companies to establish a market
the WaterStats database and more. This new service is a significant
                                                                           presence and take advantage of the growing business
value to AWWA members and customers. Users can search for
                                                                           opportunities overseas.
information by keyword, publication date, author, or subject area
                                                                           This seminar will provide you with firsthand information
and link directly to an article’s abstract, as well as the full article.
                                                                           on business opportunities overseas, financing options, and,
Seminar panelists will include representatives from AWWA’s Web team,
                                                                           most important, suggestions as to how your company can
Publishing Group, Sales team, and Volunteer & Technical Support team,
                                                                           get involved. It will also provide information on public and
who will provide you with an overview of this valuable resource.
                                                                           private organizations that can assist you in your company
Seminar attendees will learn:                                              in joining the growing global market. Featured speakers will
  ●   The history of The Water Library: An introduction                    include US and foreign government experts, senior executives
                                                                           from multinational water companies that have been
  ●   How The Water Library will be promoted to your customers
                                                                           successful exporting, and export finance experts.
  ●   How your customers use The Water Library, including query options
      and demonstration
  ●   How to advertise on The Water Library
  ●   Keyword search strategies




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ACe08Track
                                                   AnnounCement

                                                                  Monday,
                                                                  June 9
                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday,
                                                                                                                                                                                June 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                June 12

                   9–10                            12               1–                                                   2–5 p.m.         8–                           9 a.m.–             2–5 p.m.         8–              9:45–12:15         2–5 p.m.          9 a.m.–
                   a.m.                          noon–             1:45                                                                  8:45                          12 noon                             9:30                p.m.                              12 noon
                                                  2:45             p.m.                                                                  a.m.                                                              a.m.
                                                  p.m.
DISTRIBUTION &                                                                                                        Protecting                                   Sustainability in   Operating                          Customer          The Infrastruc-   Instituting
PLANT OPERATIONS                                                                                                      and Preserving                               the Water Indus-    Strategies for                     Metering Devel-   ture Challenge:   Water Loss
Page 5                                                                                                                Your Corrosion                               try: Reducing       New and Emerg-                     opments and       What Pipes        Control as a
                                                                                                                      & Buried Infra-                              Your Carbon         ing Treatment                      the Emergence     to Renew and      Fundamental
Earn CEUs
                                                                                                                      structure                                    Footprint One       Technologies                       of Residential    How to Renew      Water Utility
                                                                                                                                                                   Step at a Time                                         Fire Sprinkler    Them              Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                       Distribution Sys-                  Systems
                                                                                                                                                                                       tem Programs
                                                                                                                                                                                       for Maintenance,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Operations, and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Emergencies
ENGINEERING &                                                                                                         Cool Ideas                                   System              Public/Private                                       Advances in       Infrastructure
                                                                    Technical & Educational Council Plenary Session




CONSTRUCTION                                                                                                          for a Hot Topic:                             Operations          Partnerships for                                     Treatment Plant   Management
Page 6                                                                                                                Impact of                                    & Design            Infrastructure                                       Design Tools:
                                                                                                                      Climate                                                          Construction                                         From Process
                   OGS Opening General Session




                                                                                                                      Change on                                                                                                             Modeling to
                                                                                                                                         Tuesday Plenary Session




                                                                                                                      Treatment                                                                                                             Piloting
                                                                                                                      Plant Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                           H2Open Forum
                                                  AEESP Session




EXECUTIVE                                                                                                             Executive I                                                      Water Industry                     Executive Il      Diversity Ses-
Page 6                                                                                                                                                                                 Leadership                                           sion: It’s the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Forum                                                Real Thing!

INTERNATIONAL                                                                                                                                                      India Environ-                                         Climate         Climate             International
Page 6                                                                                                                                                             mental Issues                                          Change:         Change: Dry         Session IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wet Area Issues Area Issues




LEGISLATIVE                                                                                                           Legislative &                                EPA/State           Health Effects                     Regulatory     Southeastern
& REGULATORY                                                                                                          Regulatory                                   Regulatory and      Research                           Implementation Water Perspec-
Page 6                                                                                                                Session l                                    Implementation                                         Challenges     tives
                                                                                                                                                                   Update




  16
preliminArY professionAl
sessions sCHedule
     Track                                                        Monday,                                                                                                   Tuesday,                                     Wednesday,                   Thursday,
                                                                  June 9                                                                                                    June 10                                       June 11                      June 12

                   9–10                            12               1–                                                  2–5 p.m.         8–                          9 a.m.–           2–5 p.m.        8–             9:45–12:15        2–5 p.m.       9 a.m.–
                   a.m.                          noon–             1:45                                                                 8:45                         12 noon                          9:30               p.m.                          12 noon
                                                  2:45             p.m.                                                                 a.m.                                                          a.m.
                                                  p.m.
MANAGEMENT                                                                                                           Sustainability                               Emergency        Regionalization/                  Inside/Outside   Succession      Asset
Page 7                                                                                                               Through                                      Preparedness:    Consolidation:                    Rates:           Planning for    Mgmt.
                                                                                                                     Sound                                        Event            Grappling With                    Water Budgets    Leadership:     Experiences
                                                                                                                     Financial                                    Readiness        Growth                            & Rate-          New Mgmt        From the
                                                                                                                     Foundations                                  & Recovery                                         making           Challenges      Real World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ahead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Growing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cyber Target:   Your Own
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The American    Workforce:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Water           Internships,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Industry        Workforce
                                                                   Technical & Educational Council Plenary Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Strategies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mentoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Apprentices,
                   OGS Opening General Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Academics
                                                                                                                                        Tuesday Plenary Session




MANUFACTURERS/                                                                                                       How Low                                      Trenchless                                                          Best
                                                  AEESP Session




ASSOCIATES                                                                                                           Can You Go:                                  Technology:                         H2Open Forum                    Practices
Page 7                                                                                                               Is It Bid                                    Replacement                                                         in the Use
                                                                                                                     Day or                                       or Rehabilita-                                                      of GIS in
Earn CEUs
                                                                                                                     Limbo?                                       tion–Options                                                        Treatment
                                                                                                                                                                  for the Water                                                       Plant
                                                                                                                                                                  Industry                                                            Environments
PUBLIC AFFAIRS &                                                                                                     Basic Principles                             Creative                                           Public           Special
PUBLIC INTEREST                                                                                                      of Public                                    Approaches                                         Interest         Topic in
ADVISORY                                                                                                             Communica-                                   to Public                                          Advisory         Public
FORUM (PIAF)                                                                                                         tions                                        Communi-                                           Forum            Communi-
Page 7                                                                                                                                                            cations                                            (PIAF) Session   cations

RESEARCH                                                                                                                .
                                                                                                                     A.P Black                                    Assessing Pipe   Global                            Research         Distribution    Membrane
Page 7                                                                                                               Lecture/Micro-                               Life by Using    Climate                           of Non-          System          Research
                                                                                                                     biology                                      Science &        Change:                           Conventional     Research
                                                                                                                     & UV Disinfec-                               Experience       Research,                         Treatment
                                                                                                                     tion Research                                                 Regulations                                                        Organic
                                                                                                                                                                                   & Facility                                                         Contaminant
                                                                                                                                                                                   Design/                                                            Research




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                                                                                                                                                               preliminArY professionAl
    Track                                                      Monday,                                                                                                   Tuesday,                                      Wednesday,                     Thursday,
                                                               June 9                                                                                                    June 10                                        June 11                        June 12

               9–10                             12               1–                                                   2–5 p.m.        8–                          9 a.m.–           2–5 p.m.        8–             9:45–12:15         2–5 p.m.          9 a.m.–
               a.m.                           noon–             1:45                                                                 8:45                         12 noon                          9:30               p.m.                              12 noon
                                              2:45              p.m.                                                                 a.m.                                                          a.m.
                                               p.m.
RESIDUALS                                                                                                                                                                      Getting the                        Residuals
Page 8                                                                                                                                                                         Salt Out:                          Disposal Issues
                                                                                                                                                                               New Residuals                      and Challenges
                                                                                                                                                                               Challenges
REUSE                                                                                                                                                          Water Reuse I                                      Water Reuse II
Page 8
                                                                 Technical & Educational Council Plenary Session




SMALL                                                                                                                                                          Emergency       Small Systems                      Small Util-                        Technical,
SYSTEMS                                                                                                                                                        Planning        Treatment                          ity Boards and                     Managerial
                OGS Opening General Session




Page 8                                                                                                                                                                                                            Governance                         & Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Issues                             Capacity
                                                                                                                                     Tuesday Plenary Session




Earn CEUs
                                               AEESP Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                   H2Open Forum



SPECIAL                                                                                                            Critical Issues                             AwwaRF:         Canadian                           Georgia’s         Young Profes-
TOPICS                                                                                                             for Georgia’s                               Energy          Affairs                            Approach to       sionals: Water
Page 8                                                                                                             Water Future                                Management                                         Water Resource    Operations &
                                                                                                                                                               & Climate                                          Management        Advances
                                                                                                                                                               Change
                                                                                                                                                                               Don’t Let the Big
                                                                                                                                                                               Picture Dictate                                      Eco-San in
                                                                                                                                                                               the Local Deci-                                      the Market-
                                                                                                                                                                               sion: Persistent                                     place: The
                                                                                                                   State of the                                                Questions Around                                     Economy of
                                                                                                                   Industry                                                    Water Treatment                                      Ecology
                                                                                                                   Report


UNIVERSITIES                                                                                                       Universities                                Universities    Universities
FORUM                                                                                                              Forum I                                     Forum II        Forum III
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sessions sCHedule
    Track                                                    Monday,                                                                                                     Tuesday,                                     Wednesday,                     Thursday,
                                                             June 9                                                                                                      June 10                                       June 11                        June 12

             9–10                             12               1–                                                   2–5 p.m.          8–                          9 a.m.–           2–5 p.m.       8–              9:45–12:15         2–5 p.m.        9 a.m.–
             a.m.                           noon–             1:45                                                                   8:45                         12 noon                         9:30                p.m.                            12 noon
                                            2:45              p.m.                                                                   a.m.                                                         a.m.
                                             p.m.
WATER CON-                                                                                                       The Current                                   Commercial,      Be Prepared:                     Dry Times:         Products and    New Tools
SERVATION                                                                                                        Behind Flow:                                  Landscape,       Conservation                     Drought,           Processes:      for Water
Page 9                                                                                                           Conserving                                    Rates & Water    Plan                             Planning &         New Tools for   Conservation:
                                                                                                                 Energy by Con-                                Budgets          Development!                     Conservation       Water Con-      Part 2
                                                                                                                 serving Water                                                                                                      servation
WATER                                                                                                            Control of Bio-                               Total Coliform   Disinfectants                    Low-Pressure       Formation       Water Quality
QUALITY                                                                                                          films in Distribu-                             Rule/Distribu-   & Distribution                   Membrane           & Control of    & Aesthetic
                                                               Technical & Educational Council Plenary Session




Page 9                                                                                                           tion Systems:                                 tion System      System Water                     Processes          Halogenated     Issues From
                                                                                                                 Protecting Public                             Advisory Com-    Quality                                             &               Particles,
Earn CEUs
                                                                                                                 Health                                        mittee-What                                                          Nitrogenous     Materials &
                                                                                                                                                               Lies Ahead for                                                       DBPs            Chemicals in
              OGS Opening General Session




                                                                                                                                                               TCR?                                                                                 the Distribu-
                                                                                                                                     Tuesday Plenary Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion System




                                                                                                                                                                                                  H2Open Forum
                                             AEESP Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    High-           Perchlorate:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pressure        Ion Exchange
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Membrane        & Biological
                                                                                                                                                                                UCMR2 Post                       Hospital Distri-   Processes,      Treatment
                                                                                                                                                                                Implementation,                  bution System      Including
                                                                                                                                                               Advances in      Lab & Utility                    Disinfection—      Pre- and
                                                                                                                 Physical,                                     Corrosion                                                            Post- Treat-
                                                                                                                 Chemical                                                       Perspectives                     A Critical Point
                                                                                                                                                               Control                                           of Synergy         ment Issues
                                                                                                                 and Biologi-
                                                                                                                 cal Treatment                                                                                   between Water                      UV Disin-
                                                                                                                 Processes                                                                                       & Health                           fection &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oxidation
WATER                                                                                                            Water                                         Source Water     Water Resources                  Water              Groundwater     Evolving
RESOURCES                                                                                                        Desalting                                     Protection       Planning &                       Allocation &                       Strategies
Page 9                                                                                                                                                                          Management                       Regulations                        for Sustain-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    able Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Supply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Planning




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     exposition
     a World of new Products & Services at the aCe08 exposition
     You’ll find every supplier you need, all in one great exposition!
     Nowhere else can you see up-close the innovations of
     more than 500 exhibiting companies and organizations
     in all aspects of the water industry. You’ll gain expert
     insight and get a hands-on understanding of the latest
     products and technologies, and you’ll meet leading
     vendors and discuss what they can do for you and your
     organization.

     The ACE08 Exposition is the perfect complement to the
     annual conference’s professional program. From pipes
     to valves, meters to hydrants, engineering services to
     tank-related companies, membrane filtration systems
     to laboratory equipment, security to wastewater—if it
     relates to water in any way it will be here!


     aTTendee ReCePTIon
     Sunday, June 8
     4:00–6:00 p.m.

     Join us at the 12th Annual Attendee Reception,
     an excellent opportunity to meet and greet new friends
     and familiar faces, visit the exhibits, and see the new
                                                                You CAn Cover
     products and services available in the water industry.     A lot of Ground:
     ●   Complimentary drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres
                                                                ●   Review new products and solutions
         will be available, all made possible by the generous
         support of the exhibitors.                             ●   Conduct product research
     ●   Admission is by conference badge only.                 ●   Compare various suppliers
         Registered spouses and guests are welcome.
                                                                ●   Meet face-to-face with suppliers
                                                                    and their representatives

                                                                ●   See all products and services
                                                                    under one roof
         EXPOSITION HOURS
         SundaY, June 8
                                                                ●   Shorten the buying process
         3:00–6:00 p.m.
                                                                ●   Test-drive products for
         (Reception
         4:00 to 6:00 p.m.)                                         hands-on experience

         MondaY, June 9                                         ●   Develop wholesale sources
         10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
                                                                ●   Qualify suppliers
         TueSdaY, June 10
         10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.                                   ●   Address your specific issues

         WedneSdaY, June 11                                     ●   Create vendor lists
         9:00 a.m. – noon
                                                                ●   Expand your knowledge from
                                                                    the experience of the
                                                                    industry experts
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exhibit Hall Grand opening                                                   exhibitor education Sessions                          CEUs
Monday, June 9
                                                                             Learn it. earn it. use it.
10:00 a.m.
                                                                             At ACE08, we’ve made it easy to keep up on your CEUs. Simply
Don’t miss the excitement and be sure to join us in the ACE08
                                                                             register for one of our eight exhibitor education sessions. As a
Exposition immediately following the Opening General Session on
                                                                             participant, you will:
Monday morning. You won’t want to miss the fun on the way to the
exposition, and once inside, you can enjoy complimentary refresh-              ●   Attend presentations in small groups of 20–25 people
ments and take advantage of some wonderful uninterrupted time to                   at the exhibitor’s booth
visit with the leading vendors in the water industry.                          ●   Get specific information on products and processes
                                                                               ●   Participate in four presentations of 15 minutes each
See Who Will Be at aCe08!                                                      ●   Earn CEUs*
To view the most current list of ACE08 exhibitors, visit                     Session Topics: (each session offered twice)
www.awwa.org/ace08 and click the Exhibitors link. If you are                   ●   Backflow prevention equipment
a full-conference registrant, you can access detailed contact                  ●   Disinfection equipment
information for each exhibitor by logging in with your 10-digit order          ●   Filters and aeration equipment
number provided in your mailed registration acknowledgment.                    ●   SCADA/GIS systems

                                                                             Session Times:
aCe08 Product Information Forum
                                                                              T17-T20 Tuesday                 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Visit the ACE08 Product Information Forum. You’ll see detailed
                                                                              T21-T24 Wednesday               10:00–11:30 a.m.
presentations from exhibitors on advances in product technology, in-
                                                                             *Keep up on your CEUs by attending these sessions at no additional
novative ideas, research, timesaving tips and other relevant product
                                                                             cost. Since space is limited, we do require pre-registration. Please
information. Look for the list of participating exhibitors after April 11,
                                                                             fill out the Exhibitor Education sessions request (section 4 of the
2008, at www.awwa.org/ace08.
                                                                             registration form) to participate. AWWA will provide detailed
                                                                             information on the sessions on the ACE08 Web site in mid-February.
new Product Technology Showcase
Satisfy your thirst for the newest and most innovative products
and technology for the water industry at the ACE08 New Product
Technology Showcase. This exclusive area in the exhibit hall features
the latest and greatest technology to address the challenges your
organization faces. AWWA volunteers select which companies partici-
pate, basing selection on each company meeting certain criteria.

You can also take advantage of the opportunity to speak with repre-
sentatives of the participating companies during the following hours:

Sunday, June 8       4:00–5:30 p.m.
Monday, June 9       10:00 a.m.–Noon
Tuesday, June 10 3:00–4:30 p.m.

You’ll have the opportunity to vote for your favorite new product
or technology in the showcase.

*NOTE: The products and technologies are available for viewing
anytime the exhibit hall is open.




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                                                                AC tivities & events
                                                                MondaY, June 9
                                                                T1 First-Time attendee Program
                                                                8:00–8:30 a.m.

                                                                If you are attending the AWWA Annual Conference &
                                                                Exposition for the first time, or if you’re new to the water
                                                                profession, plan to attend this informative session. You’ll
                                                                have the opportunity to meet other newcomers and hear from
                                                                AWWA staff and association members about all aspects of
                                                                the conference, including
                                                                ●   How to use the conference planner
                                                                ●   Professional program session tracks
                                                                ●   Opening General Session and other plenary programs
                                                                ●   The exhibit hall, with more than 500 companies
neW                                                                 represented
                                                                ●   Special resources for international, operator, and
aCe exposition Restaurant                                           small systems attendees
Have you had it with eating on your feet in the exhibit hall?
                                                                ●   Information on events from the Young Professionals
Are you tired of the traditional show dog or burger?
                                                                    Committee and the Diversity and Member Involvement
Interested in a delicious hot meal that you can sit
                                                                    Committee
down to enjoy without leaving the exhibit hall?
                                                                ●   Committee meetings, to which all attendees are invited
Good news! For the first time, AWWA offers its exhibitors
and attendees an “International Café” inside the exhibit
                                                                ●   Facility and guest tours and other conference venues

hall. Whether your tastes run from “South-Of-The-Border”        opening General Session
to “Asian” or “Smoke House Bar-B-Que” to “Pasta Roma,”          9:00–10:00 a.m.
at ACE08 we have something for everyone in the
                                                                Open to All Attendees
International Café.
                                                                Dr. Julie Gerberding, Director of the US Centers for Disease
The International Café, located in Exhibit Hall B-4 of the
                                                                Control and Prevention (CDC), will address attendees at the
Georgia World Congress Center, will be open Monday and
                                                                official opening of the AWWA Annual Conference & Exposi-
Tuesday of the conference from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
                                                                tion—ACE08! Gerberding will talk about the breadth of work
Whether you are hungry for stir-fried chicken from the Asian
                                                                being conducted at CDC, which spans multiple Coordinat-
Station, penne pasta with grilled chicken from the Italian
                                                                ing Centers. Hear about the mission of CDC and its role in
Station, chicken or beef fajitas from the Mexican station,
                                                                waterborne disease prevention. Gerberding will also address
or pulled pork sandwiches from the Bar-B-Que station; the
                                                                the ways that the drinking water and medical communities
price is right—just $10 per meal, which includes iced tea
                                                                can work together to help increase public knowledge of the
or lemonade. Take advantage of this great opportunity to
                                                                science of water.
gather with your friends, find a table, get your plates, and
                                                                Also during the Opening General Session, you will be
sit down to a hot meal and good conversation. Bon Appetit!
                                                                introduced to AWWA’s officers and hear the latest association
                                                                business. When we’re done, we’ll head to the ACE08
                                                                Exposition for special opening festivities.




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                                                               for our
                                                               internAtionAl
                                                               visitors
                                                               International Resource Center
                                                               Sunday, June 8–Wednesday, June 11
                                                               8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

                                                               Welcome to our international attendees! We encourage you to
                                                               visit the International Resource Center and take advantage
JuLIe LouISe GerBerdInG, M.d., M.P.h.                          of the many resources available to you, including an
Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. has served as the        international attendee lounge, ACE attendees sorted by
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Preven-        country, and the International Buyers and Sellers program.
tion (CDC) and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic       Staff and volunteers will also be available to answer your
Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) since July             questions on the technical program, technical tours, local
2002. Prior to this position, she was the Acting Deputy        areas of interest, and all the activities at the conference.
Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases
(NCID), where she played a major role in leading the CDC´s     International Buyers and Sellers
response to the anthrax bioterrorism events of 2001.           In recognition of AWWA’s worldwide importance in the water

After joining the CDC in 1998 as Director of the Division      industry, AWWA, in conjunction with the US Department of

of Healthcare Quality Promotion, NCID, Gerberding              Commerce Global Environmental Team, is providing an

developed the organization’s patient safety initiatives        opportunity for international buyers and sellers to meet and

and other programs to prevent infections, antimicrobial        conduct business. The program’s objectives include

resistance, and medical errors in healthcare settings.         ●   Increase foreign buyer presence at ACE
Prior to her work with the CDC, she was a faculty member
                                                               ●   Provide high-quality export advisory
at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
                                                                   services to US companies
and directed the Prevention Epicenter, a multidisciplinary
research, training, and clinical service program that          ●   Facilitate contact between US companies
focused on preventing infections in patients and their             and foreign buyers

healthcare providers. Dr. Gerberding is a Clinical Professor   Considering doing business overseas? Check the International
of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at Emory University and      Buyers and Sellers option on the registration form to receive
an Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)       information, or visit www.buyusa.gov/environmental/ace08.html
at UCSF.

Dr. Gerberding is a member of numerous professional            International Reception
organizations, has served on numerous boards and               Monday, June 9

advisory committees, and provided consultation to              5:30–7:00 p.m.

national and international entities to groups such as the      Omni Hotel at CNN Center

World Health Organization, the National Aids Commission,       Each year, AWWA takes great pleasure in hosting a
and the National Institutes of Health. She has authored        reception specifically for our international visitors.
or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications        This is an excellent opportunity to socialize with
and textbook chapters and contributed to numerous              colleagues from around the world, renew old
guidelines and policies.                                       acquaintances, and make new friends.
                                                               AWWA’s leadership and International
                                                               Council Members will be available to
                                                               meet and discuss international issues
                                                               in a relaxed, social atmosphere.



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     AC tivities & events
     MondaY, June 9 (continued)                                  TueSdaY, June 10
     “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test                         Tuesday Plenary Session
     11:00 a.m.–Noon                                             8:00–8:45 a.m.

     Who has the best-tasting water in North America?            Jack Hoffbuhr has spent his ca-
     Come watch as AWWA Section taste test winners from          reer promoting public health and
     last year compete for the title of “Best of the Best!” We   working to provide safe water.
     will have Taste and Odor experts discuss the intricacies    Jack is completing his tenure as
     of delivering great tasting water. Do you think you have    Executive Director of AWWA and
     what it takes to compete? Section winners interested        will be sharing his wit and wisdom as he looks forward
     in participating should contact Kylah Hedding at            to his next challenge: retirement. Jack’s experience
     khedding@awwa.org or 303.347.6140.                          spans all aspects of the water industry, from working
                                                                 with the largest water supply systems in AWWA, to the
     Technical & educational Council
                                                                 smallest rural system imaginable as a member of the
     Plenary Session
                                                                 Peace Corps. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Jack’s
     Sponsored by the Technical & Educational Council            views on how the water industry has changed over the
     1:00–1:45 p.m.                                              course of his career, the current state of our industry,
     This program, which includes an update from the             and what the future holds for all of us.
     chair of the Technical & Educational Council, Pat
                                                                 T7 Water Industry Luncheon
     Lachmaniuk, and presentation of the Association
     awards, includes a conference keynote presentation.         11:30 a.m.           Cash Bar Reception
                                                                 Noon–2:00 p.m.       Luncheon
     The Monday plenary speaker, Erik Peterson, is Senior
                                                                 $55 per person
     Vice President at the Center for Strategic and
     International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan and             Current Sponsors:
     nonprofit think tank established in 1962. As part of        You won’t want to miss Governor Mario Cuomo, the
     the Institute’s research, Peterson heads the “Seven         52nd Governor of New York State, at the ACE08 Water
     Revolutions Initiative,” an internationally recognized      Industry Luncheon. Known as an intellectual,
     effort to identify and project global trends out to the     passionate, and challenging
     year 2025. Global trends in population growth,              force for social responsibil-
     economic development, industrialization, and food           ity and diversity, Governor
     production, among others, are placing increasing stress     Mario Cuomo reminds us
     on the most precious finite natural resource: water.        of our collective American
       Attend this plenary session to hear Erik Peterson         legacy. The Boston Globe
        discuss how these changes and trends will be             deemed Governor Cuomo’s
          “revolutionary” and how they will change the way       recent speech at Harvard’s
             we live and interact with one another.              Kennedy School a
                                                                 “masterpiece” and named
                                                                 him “the nation’s most
                                                                 gifted philosopher-politician.”

                                                                 Mario M. Cuomo is the longest-serving Democratic
                                                                 Governor of New York in modern history. He twice
                                                                 set New York records of highest popular vote ever
                                                                 achieved in a state-wide election. The New York
                                                                 Times called his tenure one of the most celebrated
                                                                 governorships in history.


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Career Fair
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Giveaway Sponsor:
Refreshment Break Sponsor:

Job hunters, students and young professionals—plan to attend
the ACE08 Career Fair! The ACE07 Career Fair successfully
connected more than 250 students, young professionals, and
job seekers with 25 hiring companies. Join us for this year’s
event to discuss opportunities with a variety of companies covering
all aspects of the water profession. It’s a great opportunity to visit
with hiring companies and possibly even interview! Get more
information at www.awwa.org/ace08.

WedneSdaY, June 11
                                                                            T15 american academy of environmental engineers,
T8 Fuller award Breakfast
                                                                            Interamerican association of Sanitary and environmental
7:00–9:00 a.m.      Omni Hotel at CNN Center                                engineering, and aWWa Luncheon (aaee/aIdIS/aWWa)
$25 per person
                                                                            11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.          Omni Hotel at CNN Center
AWWA presents George Warren Fuller Awards annually to the sections’         $50 per person
respective selected members for their distinguished service to the          Current Sponsors:
water supply field in commemoration of the sound engineering skill, the
                                                                            This annual luncheon celebrates the partnership among AWWA, the
brilliant diplomatic talent, and the constructive leadership that
                                                                            American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE), and the Inter-
characterized the life of George Warren Fuller. Tickets are available for
                                                                            American Society of Sanitary and Environmental Engineers (AIDIS).
Fuller Awardees and their guests only.
H2open Forum                                                                Presidential Gavel Passing Celebration
8:00–9:30 a.m.                                                              5:30–6:00 p.m.      Omni Hotel at CNN Center
                                                                            Make plans to attend this important and prestigious event where
Throughout the conference, you will have the opportunity to explore
                                                                            you’ll hear the closing address from outgoing AWWA President Nilaksh
many topics ranging from source water protection to distribution
                                                                            Kothari and meet incoming President Michael Leonard, who will share
systems to water quality. Attend the H2Open Forum to hear from a
                                                                            his vision and direction for the organization’s future. All ACE attendees
distinguished panel of experts from the Centers for Disease Control
                                                                            are encouraged to attend!
and Prevention (CDC). They will be discussing the impact of climate
change on waterborne disease, investigating waterborne disease              T16 annual President’s Reception
outbreaks, and waterborne disease outbreak data. Attendees are              “Tastes and Sounds of Georgia”
encouraged to participate during an open question and answer period.        6:00–10:00 p.m. Omni Hotel at CNN Center
                                                                            $40 per person
                                                                            Hors d’oeuvres served until 8 p.m., live entertainment continues
                                                                            until 10 p.m. Includes two beverage coupons.

                                                                            Get ready for Hot-lanta! All ACE08 attendees are invited to the
                                                                            Annual President’s Reception honoring incoming President,
                                                                            Mike Leonard. Turn up the heat with live musical entertainment.
                                                                            You’ll experience the tastes and spirit of Georgia from the mountains,
                                                                            to the Piedmont, all the way to the coast. Let Mike, the hometown boy,
                                                                            show you what “down home” really means as he kicks off his term as
                                                                            President southern-style in his home state! The fun begins immediately
                                                                            following the Gavel Passing Celebration.

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     Competitions
     World Cup of drilling & Tapping
     Sunday, June 8
     1:00–5:00 p.m.

     Rally around the staging area for an interesting look at
     the different tapping methodologies and equipment of
     teams from the UK, Netherlands, and United States.

     Tapping Contest
     Current Sponsors:
     Men’s & Women’s Preliminaries
     Monday, June 9
     11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 3:00–5:00 p.m.
     Tuesday, June 10
     9:00– 11:30 a.m. and 12:30–4:00 p.m.

     Men’s and Women’s Finals
     Wednesday, June 11, 9:00 a.m.– Noon                        Meter Madness
     Witness teams from across the country working to           Monday, June 9
     defeat the 2007 men’s champions from the Columbus,         1:00 p.m.
     Ohio, Water team. The ladies of San Antonio Water          Sponsored by
     System will also defend their 2007 Women’s Cham-           You’ll want to be in the Tapping Contest staging area
     pionship in this exciting race to beat the clock while     when Greg Presser, 2006 and 2007 Meter Madness
     installing a tap in a ductile-iron pipe.                   Champion, tries to prove he’s nimble enough for
                                                                a third win. There will be preliminary and final heats.
     Top ops
                                                                This contest involves assembling meters.
     Sponsored by:

     Preliminaries
     Monday, June 9, 1:00–3:30 p.m.
     Tuesday, June 10, 1:00–3:30 p.m.

     Finals
     Tuesday, June 10, 3:00–4:30 p.m.

      In 2008, Top OPS returns to Atlanta, Georgia.
         Utility teams test their wit and wisdom to answer
              water-related questions with AWWA’s Top Ops
               game show format.




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YounG profes sionAls events
ACE08 includes several events and activities for young water                  Student and Young Professionals Committee Meeting
professionals and new members of the association, providing                   Wednesday, June 11
an ideal way to become more involved in AWWA and get the most                 9:00 a.m.–Noon
out of your membership.                                                       The Young Professionals Committee will meet to discuss plans
“Fresh Ideas” Poster Presentations                                            for the upcoming year. This program works to develop young
Look for poster presentations from winners of the new “Fresh Ideas”           professionals’ interests in the drinking water industry, to promote
program. “Fresh Ideas” encourages new presenters at AWWA Section              the benefits of membership in AWWA by increasing opportunities for

conferences by rewarding a first-time presenter having the best paper         participation and career development, and to identify younger industry

with the opportunity for his or her presentation to be included in the        members who can be encouraged to take an active leadership role in
                                                                              the Association. This program is a great way to get involved in AWWA
ACE Poster Session.
                                                                              and the future of the association.
universities Forum
                                                                              Location information will be available at www.awwa.org/ace08 and
Meet up with your fellow university students from across North
                                                                              included in the on-site conference program.
America as they present their work in the Universities Forum Track.
See the Universities Forum Track under the Professional Sessions              university Student and activities Committee Meeting
schedule, on page 18, for dates and times.                                    Wednesday, June 11
                                                                              Noon–2:00 p.m.
Career Fair
                                                                              Join fellow students to meet and discuss current and future activities.
Tuesday, June 10
                                                                              This meeting is open to anyone interested and offers an excellent
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Give Away sponsor:                                                            opportunity to make connections as you begin your career as a water

Refreshment Break Sponsor:                                                    professional. Time and location information will be available at
                                                                              www.awwa.org/ace08 and in the on-site conference program.
Job hunters, students and young professionals—plan to attend the
ACE08 Career Fair! The ACE07 Career Fair successfully connected               Young Professionals:
more than 250 students, young professionals, and job seekers                  Water operations & advances
with 30 hiring companies. Join us for this year’s event to discuss            Wednesday, June 11

opportunities with a variety of companies covering all aspects of             2:00–5:00 p.m.
the water profession. It’s a great opportunity to visit with hiring           This special-topics session, developed by the AWWA Young
companies and possibly even interview! Get more information                   Professionals Committee, features presentations by younger or newer
at www.awwa.org/ace08.                                                        AWWA members that cover recent advances in the fields of water
                                                                              treatment and operations. It’s a great opportunity for professionals
Student, employer and Young Professionals
                                                                              of all ages to learn about the novel solutions young professionals are
Meet and Greet Reception
                                                                              developing to meet the new challenges of the water industry.
Tuesday, June 10
5:30–7:00 p.m.                                                                Several events and activities will be held at ACE08 for student
                                                                              members of the Association, providing an ideal way to become more
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
                                                                              involved with AWWA and get the most from your membership.
Sponsored by:
Whether you’re looking for career opportunities in the water community,
searching for a qualified candidate to fill a position at your organization
or just looking to make contacts, network with peers, and make new
friends, the Meet and Greet is an excellent complement to your
conference experience. Students, young professionals, professors,
manufacturers, consultants, utility representatives and other
organizations are invited to this special reception where companies
and potential employees have a relaxed setting to explore employment
opportunities and young professionals have an opportunity to meet
others in the water industry.
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diversit Y events                                                publiC offiCiAls events
Section diversity Lunch                                          The AWWA Public Officials Program is designed for and by public
Monday, June 9                                                   officials; it’s geared strictly for their interests as water or sewer board
Noon–1:00 p.m.                                                   commissioners, mayors, and council persons. The program focuses
Omni Hotel at CNN Center                                         specifically on water issues and provides elected and appointed public
Don’t miss this opportunity to develop new relationships         officials with ongoing professional development and a platform for
and share experiences and resources with other water             networking opportunities with other policy leaders.
professionals who have a genuine interest in diversity.          If you are a public official and are interested in participating in these
RSVP to sphillips@awwa.org by May 1, 2008.                       events, please contact Dina Werkmeister at dwerkmeister@awwa.org or
                                                                 303.347.6203. You may also register at the AWWA Information Booth located
diversity and Member Involvement Committee
                                                                 in the registration lobby of the Georgia World Congress Center from noon to
Sessions
                                                                 4:00 p.m., June 8–10. Most events are for public officials only. You must be a
The following sessions are hosted by the AWWA
                                                                 registered ACE08 attendee to register and attend the Public Officials events.
Diversity & Member Involvement Committee and
are open to all attendees.                                       Sun14 The Public officials Summit Workshop:
                                                                 Intergenerational Communication: Tools for Communicating
Work Smarter, not Harder!
                                                                 With Your Constituents
Women’s networking event
                                                                 Sunday, June 8
Presenter: Denise Clark
                                                                 1:00–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10
                                                                 Omni Hotel at CNN Center
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
                                                                 Presenter: Kathy Condon, HC Solutions, Vancouver, Wash.
How often do you hear, “I’m too busy” or “Where does
                                                                 Pre-registration required
the time go?” For many of us, unless we’re hyperventilat-
                                                                 Price $235 member | $335 Non-member
ing away on at least one productive activity, we feel guilty,
anxious and unfulfilled. We all have the same 24 hours in        Can communications become more difficult? In all likelihood, your community
a day, yet how we choose to spend it significantly affects       includes five generations, each with different values, beliefs, and priorities,
our quality of life. Come network with others who are over-      along with a different “set of words” to communicate. In addition, each
worked, over-scheduled, and just plain over it. Discuss prac-    generation holds a different “view of the world” and their “place in history.”
tical tips for working smarter and taking control of what gets   Successful leaders understand that each individual is different and there
your time and attention. It’s time to take time for your life!   is no “one fits all solution” when working with people. Broaden your
                                                                 understanding of the key traits that make each generation unique.
It’s the Real Thing                                              Develop a better understanding of why people react the way they do
Presented by Coca-Cola
                                                                 to a given situation. Engage in a practical program to build your set of
Wednesday, June 11
                                                                 tools for improved communications and learn which communication tools
2:00–3:30 p.m.
                                                                 work best with each generation.
Learn a refreshing method for reaching a diverse culture for
both potential workplace staff and product consumers. Hear
from the most recognized company in the world and perhaps
the most successful at employee and customer loyalty, and
discover how the water profession can be as attractive as a
bottle of Coke in this timely and riveting session.




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Public officials Reception
Monday, June 9
4:30–5:30 p.m.
No cost, pre-registration required

Current Sponsors:




Attend this reception to network with other public officials
in an informal environment.

Public officials Breakfast and Caucus
Tuesday, June 10
8:00–11:30 a.m.
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
No cost; pre-registration required

This must-attend event provides a forum for public officials
to learn and discuss current topics and meet colleagues
in a relaxed environment. You will enjoy presentations on
the hottest topics in water, including the 2008 State of the
Industry report and more. (Executive utility staff are welcome
from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.)

Public officials Water 101: everything You
need to Know about Water But are afraid to ask
Wednesday, June 11
10:00 a.m.–Noon
Omni Hotel at CNN Center                                         Public officials Water 201:
No cost; pre-registration required                               Management of Water Systems
Ask away! Whether you’re new to the water industry or an         Wednesday, June 11
experienced veteran, you know that water’s a complicated         2:00–4:00 p.m.
business. This course boosts your knowledge on the               Omni Hotel at CNN Center
basics of water sources, water treatment, and water              No cost; pre-registration required
transmission and distribution.                                   Public officials have specific roles and
                                                                 expectations in their relationships with water
                                                                 utilities. This course covers these aspects and
                                                                 the best practices in working with the utility
                                                                 staff, including a special focus on infrastructure.

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WAter for people events 2008
Transforming Lives Through Water                               PRoFeSSIonaL SeSSIonS
                                                               Water For People will be presenting two
Water For People is an international nonprofit organization
                                                               exciting professional sessions at ACE08:
that helps people in developing countries improve their
quality of life by supporting the development of locally
                                                               don’t Let the Big Picture dictate the Local decision:
sustainable drinking water resources, sanitation facilities,
                                                               Persistent Questions around Water Treatment
and health and hygiene education programs. Water For
                                                               Tuesday, June 10            2:00–5:00 p.m.
People envisions a world where all people have access to
                                                               Moderator: Ned Breslin, Director of International Programs, Water For People.
safe drinking water and sanitation; a world where no one
                                                               Presenter/Panelists:
suffers or dies from a water- or sanitation-related disease.
                                                               Robert Quick, Medical Epidemiologist at the Food and Diarrheal Branch, Centers
                                                               for Disease Control, John Hays, Chair, Iowa Section AWWA; Founder and Director,
                                                               Safe Water International Ministries, Arup K. SenGupta, Professor and Chair,
                                                               Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University

                                                               Debates over water treatment are heating up as water quantity and quality de-
                                                               grade, globally. In the developing world, numerous factors come in to play in the
                                                               decision of what treatment—if any—is appropriate in a given setting. This panel
                                                               discussion will consider specific treatment solutions in a variety of international
                                                               contexts. The first 90 minutes will be devoted to presentation alone, followed by
                                                               90 minutes of discussion among panelists and audience members.

                                                               eco-San in the Marketplace: The economy of ecology
                                                               Wednesday, June 11          2:00–5:00 p.m.
                                                               Moderator: Ned Breslin, Director of International Programs, Water For People.

                                                               Presenter/Panelists: Christine L. Moe, PhD, Director, Center for Global Safe Water,
                                                               Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University. Steven Sugden, Research
                                                               Fellow in Sustainable Excreta Management, London School of Hygiene and Tropical
                                                               Medicine. Kate Fogelberg, Regional Manager of International Programs
                                                               for South America, with Abraham Aruquipa, Country Coordinator for Bolivia,
                                                               both of Water For People.

                                                               With more than a third of the people in the world lacking a means of safe
                                                               waste disposal, there has never been a better time for innovation in the
                                                               sanitation sector. This panel discussion puts the focus on composting latrines
                                                               and their economic viability in the developing world. The technology holds much
                                                               promise, but the constraints on the commoditization of compost are very real.
                                                               Panelists will address issues of scaleability and capacity, as well as of technical
                                                               challenges and cultural appropriateness. The first 90 minutes will be devoted to
                                                               presentation alone, followed by 90 minutes of discussion among panelists and
                                                               audience members.




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Water For People Booth                                                        All proceeds from this extraordinary golfing event will support Water For
Sunday, June 8–Wednesday, June 11                                             People, AWWA’s charity of choice.

While you’re at the conference, be sure to visit the Water For People         Title Sponsor
booth and find out more information about the organization’s important
work in the developing world. Contributions support Water For People’s        Co-Sponsor
programs that are helping people in developing countries gain access
                                                                              More sponsorship opportunities are available. If you have any ques-
to safe drinking water, sanitation systems, and health and hygiene
                                                                              tions, would like to be a sponsor or donate prizes, please contact
education.
                                                                              Nancy Stewart at nstewart@waterforpeople.org or 303.734.3489.
Water For People and ITT Golf Classic
Sunday, June 8                 $180 per player                                T2 Water For People Luncheon
7:00 a.m. Driving range practice                                              Monday, June 9                11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. Shotgun start                                                       Omni Hotel at CNN Center      $50 per person (includes full lunch)

Stone Mountain Golf Club       Stone Mountain, Georgia                        Join Water For People at its inaugural luncheon celebrating recipients

Water For People and ITT are pleased to invite you to the 2008 Golf           of the Kenneth J. Miller Award and the 2008 class of Ware Fellows.

Classic, Sunday, June 8, at the Stone Mountain Golf Club, located             This year, Water For People welcomes Jack Hoffbuhr, who recently

inside Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park. The golf club is just 30 minutes        announced his retirement as Executive Director of AWWA; although

from the Georgia World Congress Center and offers world-class golf and        he maintains his steadfast support of Water For People and its

picturesque views at the base of the world’s largest exposed                  important work. Don’t miss the beginning of a new Water For People

granite mountain.                                                             tradition at ACE and a memorable event to kick off the conference!

Stone Mountain features two championship golf courses designed to             Sponsorships available, please contact Nancy Stewart at

challenge every level of golfer. The Stonemont course is laid out over        nstewart@waterforpeople.org or 303.734.3489.

gently rolling and cantered fairways and features the most difficult start-   P
ing hole in Georgia, while the Lakemont course plays out around Stone
Mountain Lake and features six holes with water hazards. Both courses
offer breathtaking views with towering Georgia pines and natural rock
formations that will make this round of golf a truly memorable one.

Attendees will load the bus at 6:15 a.m. and depart at 6:30 a.m. from
the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. The tournament will commence with
a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Entry fee covers the park entrance fee,
greens fee with cart, breakfast buffet and lunch. Lunch and prizes will
take place from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. and buses will depart at 3:30 p.m.




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     fACilit Y tours
     ACE08 Facility Tours are a great opportunity to tour         TueSdaY FaCILITY TouRS
     technical facilities within the Atlanta area. All facility   T3 atlanta-Fulton County Water
     tours will depart from and return to the Georgia World       Treatment Plant
     Congress Center; we recommend casual clothes and             Tuesday, June 10          9:00–11:00 a.m.
     comfortable shoes—no flip flops please.                      $40 per person            Tour Limit: 45 people
     Please note, due to security measures, all tour              In 1986 The Atlanta-Fulton County Water Resources
     participants will be required to present a valid photo       Commission was established to construct and operate
     ID (i.e., driver’s license or current passport) along with   the Atlanta-Fulton County Water Treatment Plant. This
     their ticket as they board the bus. On-site facility per-    jointly financed cooperative project opened in 1991
     sonnel may also ask to see your photo ID.                    and now provides a needed source of drinking water
     Camera equipment is not allowed. If used,                    to the city of Atlanta and North Fulton County. Its day-
     picture-taking devices will be confiscated.                  to-day operations are contracted to an operations and

     The number of participants is limited for each               maintenance firm which is administered by the owners’

     of these popular facility tours, so register early!          General Manager.

     Times listed include travel time and schedules               Intended to be one of the largest water treatment
     are subject to change.                                       plants in Georgia, this state-of-the-art 90 million

     For the most current inormation on tour availability,        gallons a day facility has plans to expand to 135 mgd.

     visit www.awwa.org/ACE08                                     The plant architecture and grounds were designed to
                                                                  fit into the surrounding residential neighborhood as
                                                                  unobtrusively as possible. The many technical
                                                                  advances and innovative features used in this plant
                                                                  will ensure the highest-quality drinking water now and
                                                                  well into the 21st century.

                                                                  T4 Clayton County Water authority—
                                                                  e. L. Huie Jr. natural Treatment Systems
                                                                  and Wetlands Center
                                                                  Tuesday, June 10          9:00 a.m.–Noon
                                                                  $40 per person            Tour Limit: 45 people

                                                                  In 1981, the E. L. Huie Jr. Land Application system
                                                                  began operation. The total facility area originally
                                                                  comprised 3500 acres, with 2,400 acres being
                                                                  irrigated by three 1,500 hp pumps, over 250 miles
                                                                  of distribution pipe, and 18,000 sprinklers. Treated
                                                                  wastewater from the R. L. Jackson and Flint River Water
                                                                  Reclamation Facilities was land applied for the primary
                                                                  purpose of reservoir recharge through soil percolation.

                                                                  This water currently serves as an indirect-recycle
                                                                  portion of source water for water production facilities.
                                                                  In 2004, the new W. B. Casey Water Reclamation Facil-
                                                                  ity was brought on-line with the combined permitted
                                                                  flow of 24 mgd from the two older facilities that have
                                                                  now been decommissioned. The E. L. Huie Jr. Land
                                                                  Application system is nearing the end of its design life
                                                                  and has well-served its purpose over the past 25 years.

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                                                                             The new plant will provide high-quality safe drinking water to the citizens
                                                                             of the county for many years to come. Advanced treatment techniques
                                                                             and proven technology, including high-rate sedimentation, ozonation,
                                                                             and deep bed biological filtration are being employed to achieve current
                                                                             and future regulatory requirements, and to meet high standards for
                                                                             reliability and risk-based redundancies.


                                                                             WedneSdaY FaCILITY TouRS
                                                                             T9 atlanta-Fulton County Water Treatment Plant
                                                                             Wednesday, June 11         9:00–11:00 a.m.
                                                                             $40 per person             Tour Limit: 45 people

                                                                             In 1986 The Atlanta-Fulton County Water Resources Commission
                                                                             was established to construct and operate the Atlanta-Fulton County
                                                                             Water Treatment Plant. This jointly financed cooperative project
T5 Gwinnett County Shoal Creek Filter Plant                                  opened in 1991 and now provides a needed source of drinking
and F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center                                     water to the city of Atlanta and North Fulton County. Its day-to-day
Tuesday, June 10         10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.                                operations are contracted to an operations and maintenance firm
$60 per person           Tour Limit: 45 people                               which is administered by the owners’ general manager.
(Boxed Lunch provided)
                                                                             Intended to be one of the largest water treatment plants
This tour will visit Gwinnett County’s 75-mgd Shoal Creek Filter Plant       in Georgia, this state-of-the-art 90 million gallons a day facility
and the 60-mgd F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center. Commissioned            has plans to expand to 135-mgd. The plant architecture and
in 2004, the Shoal Creek Filter Plant utilizes direct filtration and ozone   grounds were designed to fit into the surrounding residential
disinfection. The tour will focus on a raw water intake/pump station         neighborhood as unobtrusively as possible. The many technical
designed with security and neighbors in mind, state of the art chemical      advances and innovative features used in this plant will ensure the
storage, ozone disinfection for crypto inactivation, and deep-bed high-      highest-quality drinking water now and well into the 21st century.
rate filtration.
                                                                             T10 City of atlanta utoy Creek Water
The F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center is the most advanced
                                                                             Reclamation Center*
wastewater treatment facility in the Southeastern US. Conventional
                                                                             Wednesday, June 11         9:00 a.m.–Noon
secondary-treated wastewater is followed by chemical coagulation,
                                                                             $45 per person             Tour Limit: 25
granular media filtration, membrane processes, and ozone-GAC-ozone
treatment. Several reuse customers are on-line utilizing high-quality        The Utoy Creek WRC is a state-of-the art facility designed to
reclaimed water for irrigation. Additionally, up to 40 mgd will be           treat 44 million gallons of wastewater per day for discharge to
returned to Lake Lanier, the county’s drinking water source.                 the Chattahoochee River. The eco-friendly, Leadership in Energy
                                                                             and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building center provides
T6 deKalb County Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant                         wastewater treatment for the Department of Watershed
Tuesday, June 10         11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.                                Management’s sewer service area. This employee-guided tour
$60 per person           Tour Limit: 45 people                               will include an interactive view of the entire treatment process
(Boxed Lunch provided)                                                       handled at the facility.
The DeKalb County Scott Candler Water Treatment Plant provides
potable water treatment for 700,000 people in DeKalb County. Due
to limitations of the old 128-mgd plant, originally built in 1942, a new     *Tours identified with an asterisk require all registered attendees
plant with a firm treatment capacity of 150 mgd (easily expandable to         to provide their name, professional affiliation, and nationality
200 mgd) was constructed adjacent to the old facility.                        for a background check prior to the tour.




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fACilit Y tours
T11 City of atlanta Hemphill Water Treatment
Plant and Steam Plant*
Wednesday, June 11           9:00 a.m.–Noon
$45 per person               Tour Limit: 25 people

The manually operated Hemphill Water Treatment Plant has a maximum
capacity of 136.5 million gallons of water per day. The tour will give
participants a look at the facility’s various treatment processes and will
include the generator building and our historic Steam Pumping Station.

T12–T14 Georgia aquarium
Wednesday, June 11           Tour Limit: 15 people    $65 per person
T12 9:00 a.m.                T13 10:00 a.m.           T14 11:00 a.m.
Please note: There is a 10-minute walk from the Georgia World
Congress Center to the Georgia Aquarium. No bus will be provided.

Behind the scenes tour of the Georgia Aquarium includes regular
admission as well as the following:
●   Explore the tropical waters and the mangroves at the top
    of the Tropical Diver exhibit.
●   Learn how we care and feed our animals by visiting the
    animal diet kitchen and veterinary clinic.
●   View the top of the beluga whale exhibit.
●   Discover the top of the largest ocean exhibit in North
    America (Ocean Voyager).
●   Observe the world’s largest fish, the whale shark,
    as it swims below you.
●   See the huge Pump and Filtration system (over 60 miles
    of water piping).



*Tours identified with an asterisk require all registered attendees
 to provide their name, professional affiliation, and nationality
 for a background check prior to the tour.




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spouse & Guest proGrAm
Spouse & Guest Registration
Spouses and guests of ACE08 attendees are encouraged to sign up for
this special registration option that includes admission to the ACE08
                                                                             Sunday, June 8
Exposition and the Opening General Session. It’s a great opportunity
                                                                             10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.   Georgia’s Stone Mountain
to take in some of the exciting features of the conference, as well as a
                                                                             10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.   Taste of the Peach &
chance to meet others.                                                                              atlantic Station
Sightseeing Tours                                                            Monday, June 9
Take in the sights of Atlanta by registering for one or more of the many     1:00–5:00 p.m.         atlanta’s Legends
sightseeing tours available through this year’s conference.                  1:30–5:30 p.m.         atlanta’s Legacy of Leaders
                                                                             2:00–4:00 p.m.         Taste of the Peach
How to Register for Sightseeing Tours
Reserve online: Visit www.awwa.org/ace08 to register and pay (VISA,
                                                                             Tuesday, June 10
                                                                             9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.    Beautiful Callaway Gardens
MasterCard, AMEX, or Diner’s Club). An e-mail confirmation will be sent
                                                                             10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.   The Good Life in Buckhead
immediately upon tour selection and payment.
                                                                             1:00–5:00 p.m.         Cultural Midtown
Reserve by Fax: Complete the Tour Registration Form included in this
                                                                             Wednesday, June 11
brochure and fax it, along with credit card information (VISA, MasterCard,
                                                                             10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.   Georgia’s Stone Mountain
AMEX, or Diner’s Club) to Atlanta Arrangements at 404.249.9465.
                                                                             10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.   Gardens & Lenox Square
Reserve by Mail: Complete the Tour Registration Form included in this
brochure and mail it along with payment (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, or
Diner’s Club) to Atlanta Arrangements, 1350 Spring Street, Suite 600,
Atlanta, GA 30309.

Questions: Questions concerning the tours can be directed to Atlanta
Arrangements at 404.443.5959.

General Tour Information
●   Tours depart from, and return to, the Georgia World
    Congress Center, Building B.
●   Times listed include travel time.
●   Buses will board approximately 15 minutes prior to departure.
●   All tours have limited capacities, so register early!
●   Atlanta in June can be warm and humid. Please dress
    appropriately for the weather and wear casual clothes
    and comfortable shoes.
●   Indicate if you need additional assistance to fully
    participate in the tour program. You will be contacted
    by Atlanta Arrangements.
●   Lunch is provided only where noted.




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spouse & Guest proGrAm
GeoRGIa’S STone MounTaIn PaRK
Sunday, June 8            10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
$68 per person            Tour Limit: 45 ($10 lunch voucher included)

Enjoy a scenic drive to Stone Mountain Park, a lovely 3,200-acre
recreational park that is the site of the largest mass of exposed
granite in the world! Stop at Memorial Hall for an overview of the history
of the mountain, featuring the world’s largest bas-relief carving dedicated
to the Confederate leaders during the Civil War. Enjoy your choice of the
park’s attractions, including an authentic 19-building antebellum plantation
complex, Swiss cablecar skylift, and Crossroads, an 1870s Southern town.
You will receive a lunch voucher to be used in the park.

a TaSTe oF THe PeaCH & aTLanTIC STaTIon
Sunday, June 8            10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
$29 per person            Tour Limit: 45

Designed for the visitor who wants a taste of Atlanta’s highlights, in a
limited amount of time. Enjoy a driving tour of Atlanta, concentrating on the
landmarks on our famous Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown to
Buckhead. See venues that hosted the 1996 Olympic Games, such as
Centennial Park. Following the driving tour, visit Atlantic Station, Atlanta’s
newest shopping and dining destination. Stop in at one of the restaurants
in Atlantic Station for lunch on your own.

aTLanTa’S LeGendS
Monday, June 9            1:00–5:00 p.m.
$57 per person            Tour Limit: 45

Atlanta is home to many legends, including Coca-Cola and Margaret Mitchell.
Visit the NEW World of Coca-Cola, the only place where you can explore the
complete story of the world’s best known brand. From the tasting experi-
ence to Pop Culture Gallery and the 4D experience, there’s something for
everyone. Next enjoy a visit to the Margaret Mitchell House. This is the home
where Margaret Mitchell lived while writing Gone with the Wind.

aTLanTa’S LeGaCY oF LeadeRS
Monday, June 9            1:30–5:30 p.m.
$51 per person            Tour Limit: 45

Experience the spirit that has made Atlanta home to the entrepreneurs and
activists who have changed our world. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic
District on “Sweet Auburn Avenue” and see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center,
Dr. King’s birth home and tomb. Visit the Carter Presidential Center, home to
memorabilia and presidential papers from his administration. Then enjoy a
walking tour of Oakland Cemetery. Oakland is a museum of Atlanta’s history
with over 70,000 stories to tell.




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a TaSTe oF THe PeaCH
Monday, June 9            2:00–4:00 p.m.
$24 per person            Tour Limit: 45

Designed for the visitor who wants a taste of Atlanta’s highlights in a
limited amount of time. Enjoy a driving tour of Atlanta, concentrating
on the landmarks on our famous Peachtree Street from Downtown to
Midtown to Buckhead. See the venues that hosted the 1996 Olympic
Games, such as Centennial Park and Turner Field. (2 hours)

BeauTIFuL CaLLaWaY GaRdenS
Tuesday, June 10          9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
$88 per person            Tour Limit: 45 (lunch included)

See nature at it’s best! Enjoy a visit to famous Callaway Gardens,
2,500 acres of natural woodlands, cool lakes, and tranquil gardens
nestled in the rolling west Georgia foothills. Begin the day with a
                                                                               GaRdenS & LenoX SQuaRe
stop at the Little White House in nearby Warm Springs, vacation
                                                                               Wednesday, June 11        10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Next, enjoy a delicious
                                                                               $46 per person            Tour Limit: 45 (lunch is on your own)
Southern buffet lunch before heading to Callaway Gardens. Visit the
Day Butterfly Center, the largest free flight, glass-enclosed conserva-        Start the day off with a visit to the glorious Atlanta Botanical
tory in North America for the display of living butterflies.                   Gardens, a showcase of the most beautiful and unusual flora
                                                                               in our region. Visit the various gardens and the magnificent
THe Good LIFe In HISToRIC BuCKHead                                             Dorothy Fuqua Conservatory to view breathtaking beauty you
Tuesday, June 10          10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.                                 will never forget. Next enjoy a shopping excursion to Lenox
$81 per person            Tour Limit: 45 (lunch included)                      Square Mall. Lenox has been the Southeast’s premier
Explore the exclusive residential area of North Atlanta known as               shopping destination for more than 40 years. Featuring
Buckhead. Visit the Atlanta History Center, featuring the Italian              230 specialty stores, Lenox Square offers a wide variety
Renaissance style Swan House and rustic plantation style Tullie                of the best shopping in Atlanta.
Smith House. The Museum features permanent and visiting exhibits
                                                                               GeoRGIa’S STone MounTaIn PaRK
showcasing Atlanta’s progression from a railroad hub to an interna-
                                                                               Wednesday, June 11        10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
tional city. A highlight is a viewing of the largest collection of Civil War
                                                                               $68 per person            Tour Limit: 45
artifacts in the Southeast. Enjoy a truly Southern lunch at the Swan
                                                                               ($10 lunch voucher included)
Coach House to complete the day!
                                                                               Enjoy a scenic drive to Stone Mountain Park, a lovely
CuLTuRaL MIdToWn—THe HeaRT oF THe aRTS                                         3,200-acre recreational park that is the site of the
Tuesday, June 10          1:00–5:00 p.m.                                       largest mass of exposed granite in the world! Stop
$58 per person                                                                 at Memorial Hall for an overview of the history of
“The Big Peach” is simply a beautiful city and you are invited to see          the mountain, featuring the world’s largest bas-
some of its most glorious treasures. You’re off to Midtown, the heart          relief carving dedicated to the Confederate
of Atlanta’s arts district. Experience the charm of one of the last            leaders during the Civil War. Enjoy your choice
surviving grand movie palaces, the Fabulous Fox Theatre originally             of the park’s attractions, including an
built as a Shrine Temple. Walk through the theater where countless             authentic 19-building antebellum plantation
millions have been entertained over its sixty-plus-year history. Then          complex, Swiss cablecar skylift, and
tour the High Museum of Art, designed by architect Richard Meier.              Crossroads, an 1870s Southern town.
This museum is home to many priceless pieces, including a special              You will receive a lunch voucher
exhibition from the Louvre.                                                    to be used in the park.


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Hotel And trAvel informAtion
Hotel Reservation deadline: May 8, 2008
Why It’s Important to Reserve Your Hotel Room                             Hotel Reservation Policy
Through official aWWa aCe08 Hotels                                        ●   Reservations are processed on a first-come, first
AWWA asks that delegates reserve their hotel rooms through the                served basis and must be made by May 8, 2008,
                                                                              to receive the AWWA discounted room rate.
official AWWA Housing Bureau, Experient, Inc. We have negotiated
substantial hotel and meeting room discounts based on a minimum           ●   All room rates are subject to local taxes, currently 15%.
number of rooms being reserved.                                           ●   All reservations require a credit card number for a
                                                                              deposit in the amount of one night’s lodging plus tax.
In addition to supporting ACE08 and booking your room through AWWA
                                                                              The deposit will be credited to your hotel bill on the
Housing, you are also gaining access to the following great benefits:         date that the deposit is posted by the hotel
●   Save time by registering for ACE08 and reserving a hotel room             (approximately 3–4 weeks prior to your arrival—
    at the same time.                                                         for those reserving rooms by the May 8, 2008, deadline).

●   You’ll find networking easier and more enjoyable because the          ●   One night’s lodging deposit is nonrefundable if you
    AWWA hotels have a large percentage of rooms dedicated to                 are a no-show. Refunds of deposits will be made only
    AWWA participants. This means you’ll be sure to meet up with              on cancellation requests received 72 hours prior to
    your colleagues and friends.                                              the day of scheduled arrival.

●   Protection of your reservation when hotels oversell their rooms.      ●   No checks will be accepted per hotel policy.

●   On-site housing assistance is provided at the conference.             ●   All cancellations/changes must be made in writing
                                                                              and e-mailed or faxed to the AWWA Housing Bureau
●   AWWA offers complimentary shuttle transportation to conference            at awwa08@experient-inc.com or 330.963.0319.
    hotels not within walking distance, allowing you to save money over
    the cost of a rental car or cab fare.                                 ●   For all cancellations made after April 11, 2008,
                                                                              a $50 processing fee will be charged directly to
How to Reserve Your Hotel Room                                                your credit card.
ACE08 hotel reservations may be made one of three ways:
                                                                          ●   If you prefer to submit your housing request by mail or fax,
Reserve online: Visit www.awwa.org/ace08 to make your reservation             please use the housing form located in this announcement.
online in real time. It’s the fastest way to make your reservation, and   ●   Hotels subject to change.
you will receive an AWWA Housing Bureau acknowledgment via e-mail
within 24 hours.
Reserve by Fax: Complete the Hotel Reservation Form and fax
it to the AWWA Housing Bureau at 330.963.0319.
Reserve by Mail: Complete the Hotel Reservation Form and
mail it to the AWWA Housing Bureau, 2451 Enterprise Parkway,
Twinsburg, OH 44087.




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                                                                              hotel              room rate:             room rate: 3 or More                                    triple aaa
                              hoteLS                                          Code         1 or 2 adults per night        adults (additional        Mobil Star rating+*          diamond
                                                                                             (tax not included)            rate per night)                                       rating+*
 1 atlanta Marriott Marquis                                                   Mar                    $179                        $20                     ★★★                     ◆◆◆
       Canadian host hotel
 2 embassy Suites at Centennial olympic Park                                  eMB                    $197                        $20                     ★★★                     ◆◆◆

 3 holiday Inn atlanta downtown                                               hoL                    $148                        $10                     ★★★                     ◆◆◆


 4 hyatt regency atlanta                                                                         $179 sng/dbl
                                                                              hya           $124 Gov’t. rate sng/dbl
                                                                                                                                 $10                     ★★★                     ◆◆◆



 5 omni hotel at Cnn Center                                                   oMn                    $195                        $25                         n/A                ◆◆◆◆
       headquarters hotel
 6 ritz-Carlton                                                                rIt                   $210                         s25                  ★★★★                     ◆◆◆◆◆

 7 Sheraton atlanta downtown                                                  She                    $169                        $20                     ★★★                     ◆◆◆

 8 Westin Peachtree Plaza                                                     WeS                    $192                        $20                     ★★★                    ◆◆◆◆

 9 Wyndham Garden hotel                                                       Wyn                    $155                        $10                     ★★★                     ◆◆◆


 All hotel rates are subject to room tax plus occupancy tax per room, per night, currently 15%.
 + disClAimer: the ratings indicated on AWWA’s hotel chart were compiled and provided by mobil travel and triple AAA entities. the views and opinions of those ratings do not
   necessarily state or reflect those of AWWA. AWWA does not endorse, warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information disclosed above.
 * to read the definitions for the mobil lodging star criteria and/or triple AAA diamond rating criteria please visit: www.awwa.org/ace08/hotelrating


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     trAvel informAtion
     Georgia World Congress Center
     AWWA will hold ACE08, The World’s Water Event, at the Georgia World Congress Center
     (GWCC)—located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The Georgia World Congress Center
     Authority—which includes the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome and 21-acre Centennial
     Olympic Park—ranks among the top five largest convention destinations in the country
     as well as one of the best sports and entertainment campuses in the world. The state
     of Georgia established the Georgia World Congress Center Authority to develop and
     operate the Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic
     Park, and related facilities.




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Parking                                                     airline Information
Getting to the Georgia World Congress Center is easy,       To make airline reservations through Travel
and thanks to more than 4,500 parking spaces on             and Transport, call toll-free 1.877.H2O.AWWA
campus, so is parking. The GWCC operates five sur-          (877.426.2992). The office is open Monday through
face lots and two parking decks—all located within the      Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
convention, sports, and entertainment campus.               You can also e-mail your request to DE@tandt.com.

Parking rates are $10 or less for all-day parking and       airport
never increase because of an event day activity in          Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is just
downtown. All lots are gated and attendants are on duty
                                                            15 minutes from downtown Atlanta and the Georgia
during all show/event hours. Our small Green Lot
                                                            World Congress Center and handles all major national
located on Marietta Street is an hourly parking lot with
                                                            and international carriers. If you’re traveling from the
rates at $3 per hour, capped at $15. Drivers will receive
                                                            airport to the Georgia World Congress Center, taxi and
a time-stamped ticket that they will give to the parking
                                                            shuttle service is a short 10-minute ride away. MARTA
attendant along with their payment upon their depar-
                                                            (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority) provides
ture. Additionally, our own public safety force patrols
                                                            train service from baggage claim straight to downtown
the lots and decks ensuring your and your automobile’s
                                                            Atlanta and the Georgia World Congress Center.
safety. Emergency vehicle assistance is available for
motorists in distress.
                                                            airport Transportation
The GWCC offers a Campus Courtesy Shuttle that              Shuttle Service
provides free shuttle service to attendees from parking     The Atlanta Link is an exclusive shuttle service to
lots to your event and vice versa. The shuttle stops at     and from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
all parking lots and decks, as well as the main entranc-    Airport and the main areas of downtown, midtown,
es to the building. It makes continuous loops around        and Buckhead. The Link makes multiple stops at
the campus during show days, making your commute
                                                            the Georgia World Congress Center, making it another
an easy one. Look for the Campus Courtesy Shuttle
                                                            fast, convenient and affordable way for attendees
sign nearest you for a ride on the fast and free shuttle.
                                                            to travel while in Atlanta. With an extensive fleet of
Parking Information:                                        vehicles, the Atlanta Link offers personal and
                                                            professional transportation for all passengers.
●   International (Red) Deck has 2,000 spaces
    on seven levels                                         The Link is committed to providing a reliable, clean,
                                                            safe, and dependable service at an excellent value.
●   Orange Lot has 580 spaces
                                                            To learn more about the Atlanta Link and obtain
●   Silver Lot has 82 spaces
                                                            rates, please call 404.524.3400 or e-mail
●   Blue Lot has 722 spaces                                 info@theatlantalink.com.
●   Gold Deck has 300 spaces
●   Yellow Lot has 693 spaces
●   Green Lot has 200 spaces




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     trAvel informAtion
     Taxi Service                                              Public Transportation
     Sometimes getting around Atlanta is best via taxi.        The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
     Atlanta’s professional taxi cab drivers know the city’s   (MARTA) is Atlanta’s state-of-the-art public transporta-
     streets like the back of their hands. Atlanta has more    tion system. MARTA’s mission is to provide visitors
     than 1,500 taxis available to take attendees to and       and residents of Atlanta with the highest level of safe,
     from their hotel throughout Atlanta. With preset          clean, reliable, and affordable transportation. MARTA
     rates for trips to and from the airport, downtown,        is made up of a bus and rail system that connects all
     and Buckhead, taxis provide an economical mode            parts of Atlanta. A single $1.75 fare covers one-way
     of transportation. Flat rate fees from/to the airport     bus or train trips, including transfers.
     are $30 downtown and $32 midtown. There is a              If you are coming from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
     $2 charge for each additional person.                     International Airport, MARTA has a rail station located
                                                               at the north end of the airport, near baggage claim.
     Rental Cars
                                                               This service offers the quickest and least expensive
     Six rental car companies service Hartsfield-Jackson
                                                               way to get to and from downtown Atlanta’s hotels and
     International Airport with counters located inside the
                                                               the Georgia World Congress Center directly.
     airport on the first floor within the Atrium. There are
     also four off-airport rental car companies. For more      MARTA also offers a special volume discount program

     information, go to www.atlanta-airport.com/sublevels/     with passes that are valid for the duration of your

     ground_transportation/carpage.htm.                        group’s stay. The Visitors Pass allows unlimited travel
                                                               on MARTA for groups of 15 and more. A minimum of
                                                               21 days notice is required. Call 404.848.5158 for
                                                               more information.

                                                               The GWCC is MARTA accessible at two stations.
                                                               For access to events in Buildings A and B, use the
                                                               Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station (W-1).
                                                               For access to events in Building C, use the W-1 station
                                                               above, or use the Vine City Station (W-2). Both stations
                                                               are footsteps away from the entrances to the Georgia
                                                               World Congress Center.

                                                               For more information on MARTA, visit
                                                               www.itsmarta.com




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                                                             ShuttLe hourS
                                                                Sunday, June 8              8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

                                                                Monday, June 9              7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

                                                                Tuesday, June 10            7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

                                                                Wednesday, June 11          7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

                                                                Thursday, June 12           7:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


                                                             ShuttLe routeS
                                                             ROUTE 1– Green                 ROUTE 2– Orange
                                                             Marriott Marquis               Ritz Carlton Atlanta Hotel
                                                             Hyatt Regency                  Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

                                                             ROUTE 3 – Red                  WALKING HOTELS
                                                             Wyndham (Formerly Courtyard)   Omni CNN Hotel (Headquarters)

Hotel Shuttle Bus Information                                Sheraton Atlanta Hotel         Embassy Suites Hotel
                                                             Holiday Inn Hotel

AWWA will provide shuttle service from the Georgia World
Congress Center to most of the ACE08 conference hotels.
The shuttle routes listed are subject to change, so please
check at your hotel or in the on-site program for the most
current shuttle schedule.


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