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Webinar: Understanding and Using Advanced Data Analytics to Optimize Operations

November 18, 2020
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This event has a fee
Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $70.00
CWEA Contact Hours: 2.4 towards Mechanical Technologist Certification


Join us to explore the concepts behind the science of advanced data analytics, better understand what happens in the “black box” algorithms that produce new data and examine the potential for use in water resources recovery facilities. Moving beyond the traditional “data acquisition” and time series trending packages in SCADA systems, these technologies seek to transform data into information and provide the knowledge needed for operations staff to take action. Concepts covered include intelligent systems, real-time controls, real-time decision support systems, and digital twins. Case study examples of deployment of these technologies are also presented.

Learning Objective(s):
After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Envision the application of advanced data analytics in their own facility or systems.
Moderator: Mark Harris, Superintendent of Public Works, Town of Hillsborough
Speaker Panelist: Andy Crawford, Asset Management Services Manager, Woodard & Curran 
Mr. Crawford is a part of the technical support team for the Woodard & Curran contract operations business. With a Masters in Environmental Engineering and 10 years of plant operational experience, he supports water and wastewater projects in their effort to improve data collection, asset management, and operational efficiency. Mr. Crawford is experienced in selection, implementation, and integration of operations software’s such as CMMS, LIMS, GIS, mobile data collection, and BI platforms. He also carries experience on topics such as criticality analysis, RCM, capital planning, and operational optimization. 
Speaker Panelist: Ryan Sanford, PE, Wastewater Process Engineer, DHI
Water & Environment, Inc.
Ryan Sanford, P.E. Wastewater Process Engineer & Modeler DHI Water
& Environment, Inc. Mr. Sanford works with a team of wastewater process
experts and biologists with experience in chemical and biokinetic process
modeling, process design and value engineering, and operations support for
optimizing wastewater treatment plants and resource recovery facilities to
operate closer to energy neutral. Mr. Sanford specializes in wastewater
treatment plant process evaluation, modeling, and optimization for the retrofitting
of existing infrastructure to meet modern municipality objectives and support
urban water challenges.  
Speaker Panelist: Andy Shaw 
Speaker Panelist: Richard Loeffler, Client Solutions Architect, Xylem
Digital Solutions
Richard is a Client Solutions Architect at Xylem. He spent the first 11
years of his career working in water treatment, chiefly for water reuse in
California. Some of those projects include LASAN’s Terminal Island potable
reuse transformation and Pure Water Monterey. Rich now co-designs intelligent
urban watersheds with clean water utilities to deliver outsized economic
impacts via optimized treatment and conveyance. He holds a Biosystems
Engineering degree from Clemson University. 



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