Water, wastewater & stormwater

Sunday Sept. 9, 2 p.m.

Selecting CSO Controls

The combined sewer overflow control technologies preferred by the U.S. EPA are expensive: They add infrastructure, eat up funding, and increase O&M budgets.

“There are different ways to manage this issue,” says presenter Vincent Spada, project manager with SEA Consultants Inc. “Springfield, Mass., for example, used an a la carte approach of selected separation, targeted infrastructure upgrades, and pump station improvements.”

Monday Sept. 10, 3 p.m.

Yes, Decentralized Wastewater Programs are Growing Alternatives to Sewers, But How do We Manage These Little Systems?

The number of non-conventional wastewater treatment systems is increasing. While the more sophisticated ones can provide a high degree of treatment before discharge, there are a number of challenges.

“The weak link is the operation and maintenance of the treatment units,” says presenter Peter Grose, senior vice president of Fuss & O'Neill. “A variety of management approaches can be used to ensure better performance.”

Learn what questions to ask when considering whether or not to incorporate non-conventional technologies into your wastewater treatment system.

Wednesday Sept. 12, 8 a.m.

Public Works Stormwater Summit

Staying on top of the latest NPDES requirements and other stormwater issues is an arduous job. In this extended session regulators from federal and state agencies will offer insight into enforcement actions occurring across the country, as well as offer tips for staying clear yourself. Topics include erosion control, enforcement of discharges, data collection and reporting, and best management practices such as green roofs, porous pavement, and bioretention.

Special programs

Sunday Sept. 9, 7:30 a.m.

First-Timers Meeting

If you're a new to the Congress, the experience can be overwhelming. Attending this two-hour introduction will help you make the most out of your show-going experience.

Sunday Sept. 9, 10 a.m.

Dave Barry

Public works is a funny business. During this keynote address, best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator Barry shares his views on the lighter side of being an infrastructure manager.

Sunday Sept. 9, 5 p.m.

Get-Acquainted Party

After the hustle and bustle of the show's first day, join your peers in San Antonio's La Vililita, a mix of shops, galleries, and historic sites.

Monday Sept. 10, 7 a.m.

Professional Women in Public Works Breakfast

Back by popular demand, this is designed to help the growing number of female infrastructure managers learn from experienced peers. Additional registration and fee is required.

Monday Sept. 10, 5 p.m.

Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Reception

This event recognizes significant achievement by individuals, agencies, and corporations. Honors include this year's Top Ten Public Works Leaders, Projects of the Year, and Professional Manager of the Year.

Wednesday Sept. 12, 1 p.m.

Technical Tours

Choose from one of three tours to innovative local public works facilities and projects. These in-depth site visits are popular, so sign up early.

For more information about the 2007 APWA International Congress & Exposition, visit www.apwa.net.