WEFTEC ®2014 Features Highest Quality Technical Program

By Paul H. Causey
Aug. 28, 2014
 

 

The WEF Program Committee is the responsible for the overall technical program at WEFTEC. This includes all 31 workshops, 148 technical sessions, 10 mobile sessions, 34 Innovation and Stormwater Pavilion sessions, and 50 poster presentations during the annual 5-day conference competitively developed from approximately 1,200 abstracts and workshop proposals submitted each year. The Committee has worked very hard to implement the Board’s strategic direction and to make the annual conference the place for participants from around the world to find just about any technical information that they desire from the wastewater and stormwater industry, from new cutting- edge innovations to basic industry operations and maintenance.

 

The Committee’s challenge has always been to produce a program of the highest quality. In the past several years, we have adjusted our processes in an effort to better meet the needs of conference attendees by working much more collaboratively to develop and finalize the program in hopes that many technical areas like management, operations, and maintenance are included in all sessions; we have also been exploring new methods of presenting the information desired. These changes have energized the Committee, and we have made enhancements to help attendees see and learn as much as possible.

 

We have worked to better coordinate the technical sessions; are now using more forums and panel presentations; have attempted to marry the technical program with the exhibit hall by placing podium presentations on the exhibit floor and developing mobile presentations that tie podium discussions with actual vendors on the floor; and we continue to encourage vendors to be more actively engaged in the technical program. Finally, we are currently exploring a new electronic and poster presentations program via a new concept of Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) - one that we believe will be an exciting addition to our already high-quality program and encourage even those that cannot directly attend WEFTEC to be engaged in this new technical presentation concept available on the internet and at the conference location.

 

In short, the Program Committee is committed to producing the highest quality and most current technical program to maximize the opportunity to find and really explore wastewater and stormwater concepts-- all in five short days. We look forward to seeing each of you in New Orleans for WEFTEC 2014.

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WEFTEC ®2014 Features Highest Quality Technical Program

By Paul H. Causey
Aug. 28, 2014
 

 

The WEF Program Committee is the responsible for the overall technical program at WEFTEC. This includes all 31 workshops, 148 technical sessions, 10 mobile sessions, 34 Innovation and Stormwater Pavilion sessions, and 50 poster presentations during the annual 5-day conference competitively developed from approximately 1,200 abstracts and workshop proposals submitted each year. The Committee has worked very hard to implement the Board’s strategic direction and to make the annual conference the place for participants from around the world to find just about any technical information that they desire from the wastewater and stormwater industry, from new cutting- edge innovations to basic industry operations and maintenance.

 

The Committee’s challenge has always been to produce a program of the highest quality. In the past several years, we have adjusted our processes in an effort to better meet the needs of conference attendees by working much more collaboratively to develop and finalize the program in hopes that many technical areas like management, operations, and maintenance are included in all sessions; we have also been exploring new methods of presenting the information desired. These changes have energized the Committee, and we have made enhancements to help attendees see and learn as much as possible.

 

We have worked to better coordinate the technical sessions; are now using more forums and panel presentations; have attempted to marry the technical program with the exhibit hall by placing podium presentations on the exhibit floor and developing mobile presentations that tie podium discussions with actual vendors on the floor; and we continue to encourage vendors to be more actively engaged in the technical program. Finally, we are currently exploring a new electronic and poster presentations program via a new concept of Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) - one that we believe will be an exciting addition to our already high-quality program and encourage even those that cannot directly attend WEFTEC to be engaged in this new technical presentation concept available on the internet and at the conference location.

 

In short, the Program Committee is committed to producing the highest quality and most current technical program to maximize the opportunity to find and really explore wastewater and stormwater concepts-- all in five short days. We look forward to seeing each of you in New Orleans for WEFTEC 2014.

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Mr. Paul Causey has spent the last 40 years working in the water and wastewater field with municipal agencies and for the past five years has been operating his own management consulting firm. Prior to retiring five years ago, he was the General Manager/District Engineer of the Delta Diablo Sanitation District for ten years and the General Manager of the Oro Loma Sanitary District for eight years. He also worked for three Cities Public Works Departments in the San Francisco Bay area over a fifteen year period. His recent work includes interim district management positions with two small Marin County Sanitary Districts and has been assisting two Southern California agencies in withdrawing from the Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District of Los Angeles and establishing full operations and maintenance functions for their sewer collection system operations. Mr. Causey served as a founding member of the California Risk Management Association; Chair of the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) Asset Management Workgroup and was responsible for the development of the first comprehensive asset management manual in the United States. He has served as the Secretary Treasurer of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies; was a founding participant in the Benchmark Clearinghouse at AWWA; currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Program Committee for the Water Environment Federation’s annual conference and is preparing to serve as the Program Administrator of the Bay Area Sewage Service Charge Survey for the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Santa Clara and a Masters of Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California, a QualServe Peer reviewer and a certified RAM-W Trainer. In retirement he enjoys scuba diving and watching the San Francisco Giants from his home in Walnut Creek, California.