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AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference

Get ready to go back to the Beach!
June 1-3, 2021

No one can predict the future, but the ARWA and FRWA are proud to announce that, for now, the 2021 Alabama-Florida Joint Technical Training Conference is scheduled to move forward this year!

We look forward to seeing you all at the Beach for some Fun, Seafood, and CEH's! Book early!

Perdido Beach Resort

Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-981-9811 OR 800-634-7263
Group Code: 17379

Attendee Registration - - - Exhibitor Registration

Reserve your Room (info below)
Discounted Room Rates end soon...

Technical Conference Agenda

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Time Event
10:00 am - 10:15 am Alabama Welcome & Update
Rob White IV, Executive Director, ARWA
10:15 am - 10:30 am Florida Welcome & Update
Gary Williams, Executive Director, FRWA
10:30 am - 11:00 am ADEM Update
Ross Caton, ADEM
11:00 am - 11:30 am TBD
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Rural Development
Allen Bowen, Acting AL State Director, USDA-RD
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Strolling Lunch Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions Water Wastewater
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Generator / Emergency Power Considerations
Todd Johnston , Taylor Power Systems
PFA's in Wastewater
Lindsay Boone, Enthalpy Analytical
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm UCMR 5 - 2023-2025 – What will be its challenges and costs?
Paul Jackson, Pace Analytical
Reduce Carbon Footprint While Mitigating (Success during Hurricane Laura)
Stacie Hardgrove Ford , AmeriPride Products & Consulting, LLC
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break - Exhibit Hall
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Optimized Water Quality through Decentralized Chlorination
Jeff Harrison, CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc.
Wastewater Infrastructure Challenges in the Rural Alabama Black Belt: Solutions for Underserved Communities
Dr. Kevin D. White , University of South Alabama
6:00 PM Meet & Greet - By the Pool Pending Gorgeous Weather
6:30 PM "Low Country Boil" - By the Pool Pending Gorgeous Weather

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Exhibit Hall
Concurrent Sessions Water Wastewater
8:30 am - 9:15 am Filled Pending Confirmation Modern Collection System Solids-Handling Challenges/Energy Saving Advancements
Brent Robinson, Jim House & Associates Inc.
9:15 am - 10:00 am Title Pending
Julie Dawson and Bill Lazenby, Lazenby & Associates
Innovating Lagoon Systems to Extended Performance
Mark Rasor, Lemna Environmental Technologies
10:00 am - 10:30 am Break Exhibit Hall
10:30 am - 11:15 am TBD Filled Pending Confirmation
11:15 am - 12:00 pm TBD TBD
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Financial Statements 101- Understanding your Utilities Financial Statements
Cindy Bryan & Lee Willoughby , Dent Moses, LLP
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm How to Effectively Communicate with your Engineer
Bryan Pate , Insite Engineering, LLC
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Break the Loop of PFA's Cycling in Landfills
Gang Chen , FAMU-FSU
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Overview of AMI networks and Avoiding Common Pitfalls with AMI Meter Reading
Percy Coleman, Alabama Power Company

Hotel Information

Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: (251) 981-9811 OR (800) 634-7263
Group Code: 17379

Room Rates

Make your reservation early!

Booking deadline is April 29th, 2021.

Special Room Rates start at $199.00 & up.

Parking: Those staying at the resort will be offered complimentary parking, vallet or otherwise.

To get more information on room rates or to make new reservations, please contact the resort directly by calling them and mentioning the Conference or the booking code 17379, or by visiting their website using this special link

Room *Rate (use code 17379 for Group Rate!) Parking Fee
Single/Double Standard Room $199.00* Complimentary
Pool View $244.00* Complimentary
Gulf Front $279.00* Complimentary
Courtyard Suite $329.00* Complimentary
1 Bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor (consists of 2 rooms) $449.00* Complimentary
2 Bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor (consists of 3 rooms) $529.00* Complimentary
Presidential Suite $759.00* Complimentary

on the dock of the bay


Overflow Hotel Information

Island House Hotel Orange Beach
a DoubleTree by Hilton
26650 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: (251) 981-6100
Group Code: RWA

Room Rates

Rooms are going fast!

Booking deadline is April 30th, 2021.

Room *Rate (use code RWA for Group Rate!)
Gulf Front - Double Queens $270.00*

Hilton Exterior


Thanks for Coming!
ARWA's 43rd Annual Technical Training Conference
Mobile, Alabama
March 14-17, 2021

Mark your Calendar!
for the
2021 AL-FL Joint Technical Training Conference
Orange Beach, Alabama
June 1-3, 2021

The Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference

Sponsored by:
Alabama Rural Water Assn.
Florida Rural Water Assn.

The AL/FL Joint Technical Conference would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to thank all the sponsors that made the conference possible.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

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Alabama Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization representing water and wastewater systems serving rural communities and towns and commercial firms which support these systems.

We provide assistance to comply with State and Federal regulations, to help with management and operational problems, and to stimulate training initiatives.

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Alabama Rural Water Association
2576 Bell Road
Montgomery AL 36117 
Phone: (334) 396-5511
Fax: (334) 396-7090