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The Utility Management Conference 2008

Session 1: Florida's Water Future

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Session 2: Creating Your Path Forward

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Managing the Water Cycle Shared Water and Wastewater Master Planning
pp. 6-17(12)
Authors: Patwardhan, Avinash S.; Tyagi, Aditya; Griffin, Mitch; Thomas, Elizabeth; McLane, Kraig; Bolam, David; Hankin, Karl; Russell, Brad

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Innovative Modeling for Master Planning
pp. 18-43(26)
Authors: Bloomfield, Priscilla; Weissert, Toby; Kennedy, Lori; Caldwell, Sandy; Schultz, Steve

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Tampa Bay Water – A Look Back
pp. 44-55(12)
Authors: Herd, Kenneth R.; Dysard, Joe A.

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Session 3: Building Tomorrow's Workforce

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Going, Going, Gone - Knowledge Capture at DC WASA
pp. 67-76(10)
Authors: Jennings, Jason; Gilmore, Terry

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Strategic Planning, Sustainability, and the 21ST Century Workforce
pp. 77-80(4)
Authors: Gillespie, Kathleen; DeLaura, Thomas J.; Quiggle, Kevin

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Session 4: Tooling Up for Tomorrow I

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Eliminating the Blind Spot – Optimizing Erie County's Collection System Management Through an Integrated Web-Based Flow Monitoring and Hydraulic Modeling System
pp. 110-130(21)
Authors: Martin, Christopher; Quinn, Michael J.; Fiegl, Joseph L.; Verspagen, Brian; James, Rob; Nicholls, Taylor; Findlay, Dave

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Using GIS to Bring Value to Value Engineering
pp. 131-137(7)
Authors: Simmons, Tonya; Johnson, Clayton; LiCausi, Vincent

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Session 5: The Yin & Yang of Asset Management

Zen and the Art of Asset Management
pp. 138-147(10)
Author: Keary, Jim

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Keep it Simple and Focused – A More Efficient method of Implementing Asset Management
pp. 148-152(5)
Authors: Sweeney, Micheal; Manning, Alan

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Five Years of Asset Management at Seattle Public Utilities
pp. 153-170(18)
Author: Kelly, Elizabeth S.

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Session 6: Rembering Today to Enhance Tomorrow

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Session 7: Tooling Up for Tomorrow II

Optimo™: An Innovative Wastewater Master Plan Optimization Model that Improves System Efficiency, Reduces Risks and Saves Capital and O&M Costs
pp. 205-217(13)
Authors: Ishida, Cari K.; Garvey, Elisa; Dent, Shawn; Deslauriers, Sarah; McDonald, Stephen; Clifton, Neil

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Stormwater Billing: Navigating the Integration Challenges
pp. 225-244(20)
Authors: Kumar, Prabha; O'Donnell, Jim

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Maximizing Technology in Systems Planning: Integration of SWMM, GIS, and other Specialized Software
pp. 245-253(9)
Authors: Hamid, Rizwan; Chittaluru, Prasad; Silat, Mushtaque; Crosby, Sus

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Session 8: Affording Our Dreams

“A Dynamic Affordability Approach – the Columbus Experience”
pp. 254-261(8)
Authors: Stahr, Richard W.; Blake, Dax

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Capital Program/LTCP Rate Strategies – Finding Silver Bullets
pp. 262-272(11)
Authors: Dieterlen, Jeffrey P.; Jacob, Mark C.; Dieterlen, Jeffrey P

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Session 9: Investing for the Future

Capital Project Planning, Budgeting and Management – Are Utilities Unique?
pp. 285-294(10)
Authors: Rundio, Ted; Harris, David W.; Myres, Paul

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Risk-Based Prioritization of a Wastewater Capital Improvement Program
pp. 295-309(15)
Authors: Mowery, Lisa B.; Abkian, Varouj S.; Tanowitz, Robert P.

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Session 10: Wrangling with the Regulators

Facilitating Consumer Confidence: Strategic Communications for Reclaimed Water
pp. 326-332(7)
Authors: Boucher, Marianna B.; Harr, Karen; Cole, S. Kirkham

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Small Communities Partner to Dry up their Biosolid Regulatory Issue
pp. 338-351(14)
Authors: Stahl, Brian M.; Grant, Raynetta Curry; Hixson, Matt

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Session 11: Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce

Session 12: Tools for Asset Management

Understanding Infrastructure R&R Needs–and Funding them!
pp. 362-373(12)
Authors: Harlow, Kenneth V.; Ferons, Daniel R.

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CMOM'S Role in Watershed Mangement
pp. 374-382(9)
Authors: Iltis, Jerome A.; Gonzales, Michael; Miertschin, James D.

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Session 13: Building the Best Possible Future

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After the Storm – Analyzing Stormwater Options after Disaster Strikes
pp. 390-394(5)
Author: Bricmont, Angela Montoya

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Session 14: Today's Reputation…Tomorrow's Support

Nixing Nitrification – A Lesson In Public Education How Titusville Turned A Burn Into A Healthy Dose
pp. 402-407(6)
Authors: Phillips, Maureen V.; Grant, Raynetta Curry; Etling, Gregory C.

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Communication specialists and Engineers: Partners in Successful Project Delivery
pp. 408-417(10)
Authors: Farr, Cheryl; Irias, Xavier

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Water Smart Peel
pp. 418-425(8)
Author: Vieira, Joe

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Session 15: Risky Business

Dallas Water Utilities: A Risk-Based Approach to Asset Renewal
pp. 426-439(14)
Authors: Heart, Simon; Cottingame, Marc; McLamarrah, Jane

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Asset Management for a Growing Community – Leveraging Technology to Improve Performance
pp. 440-455(16)
Authors: Ash, Charles W.; Osthues, Gregory J.

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Service Levels – Quantifying Business Objectives
pp. 456-467(12)
Authors: Huot, Mike; Dobson, Christoph; Harper, Erin

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Session 16: Getting Better All the Time.…

Using Teams to Achieve a High Performance Wastewater Utility
pp. 488-495(8)
Author: Lattimore, Ocea

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It Strategic Plan Provided Direction, Organizational Alignment and Tangible Results
pp. 503-511(9)
Authors: Meulen, Paul Vonder; Rettie, Melanie

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Session 17: Changing Views on the Role of Customer Service – Panel

Session 18: Fees, finance and the Future

Water – Who Needs It? Increasing Costs under Conditions of Scarcity
pp. 526-551(26)
Authors: Frost, Douglas; Jackson, Dennsi E.

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Financial Implications of Reclaimed Water
pp. 552-555(4)
Author: Ryall, Rbert P.

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Reclaimed Water – Issues and Funding
pp. 556-570(15)
Authors: Kemp, Diane; Miller, Bill

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Session 19: Are You as Good as You Want to Be?

Qualserve Enhancement Provides Updated Tools to Improve Utility Operations
pp. 571-573(3)
Authors: Brueck, Terrance; Ginley, Jim

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Florida Utilities Establish a Successful Statewide Benchmarking Initiative
pp. 574-577(4)
Authors: Cheatham, Joseph; Wheeler, Brian; Sweeney, Michael; Ginley, James

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How Are We Doing? Deploying QualServe, Baldrige and KPIy's
pp. 578-591(14)
Authors: Vance, Susan E.; Thornsberry, Jack S.

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Linking Day-to-Day Operations to Business Strategy
pp. 592-601(10)
Authors: Parrott, Tony; George, Biju; Casey, Ann; Coffey, Rheagan D.

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Session 20: Aligning for Tomorrow

Bridging Generation GAPS
pp. 602-607(6)
Author: Mestayer, Kathi

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Session 21: Setting a New Course

Integrating Communications in Strategic Planning: Helping Utilities Communicate the Value of Water
pp. 622-629(8)
Authors: Passantino, Laurel; Means, Ed; Chowdhury, Zaid; Westerhoff, Garret

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Planning Strategy in a Changing Climate
pp. 630-638(9)
Authors: Deslauriers, Sarah; Holmes, Lydia; McDonald, Steve; Loiacono, Jon

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Confronting a 143M WWTP Rehabilitation Program or How Do You Eat an Elephant?
pp. 639-649(11)
Authors: Roll, Richard R.; Game, Robert E.; Lannon, Robert P.

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A Proactive Approach to a Unique Utility
pp. 650-666(17)
Author: Kugel, Robecca D.

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Session 22: Crafting Your Political Future

Political Influence on Wastewater Backup Policy
pp. 667-672(6)
Author: King, Christina

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Session 23: Getting it Done!

Enough Planning! Time to Implement an Enterprise Asset Management System
pp. 699-704(6)
Authors: Chambers, Wendy; Azagra, Esteban; Harris, David

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You're doing Asset Management – Spread the Word!
pp. 705-712(8)
Authors: Snyder, Mary K.; Goss, Claudia

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Overcoming the Roadblocks to Implementing an Effective Asset Management Program
pp. 713-720(8)
Authors: Hyer, Celine; Townsend-Braun, Cheryl

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Session 24: Secure for the Future

Development of a Resource Typing Manual for Water Sector Mutual Aid And Assistance
pp. 721-729(9)
Authors: Moyers, Jack; Noble, Tom; Morley, Kevin

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Sewer Lift Station System Vulnerability Analysis
pp. 730-739(10)
Authors: Eyma, Ron; Rodoli, Gilbert

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Preparedness Reduces Risk
pp. 754-767(14)
Authors: Johnson, Albert; Gabriel, Raiph

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