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AL/FL Joint Technical Training Conference

Attendee Information and Registration

Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, Alabama
Join us at the beach!


June 1 - 3, 2021

The Alabama/Florida Joint Technical Training Conference is fast approaching. This year's Conference will be held at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama.

We expect approximately 500 water and wastewater attendees and approximately 74 exhibitors sharing the latest technologies and equipment.

We hope that you can join us!



Alabama Water and Wastewater Utility attendees, please complete and submit your registration form to the ARWA by May 21, 2021.

Attendee Information and Registration Flyer (pdf)

Note: Associate Members and Exhibitors, please register throught the Exhibitor Registration Page. All Exhibitors must register through the Alabama Rural Water Association (the host organization) this year.

CEH Information

Register Early! 10 CEH’s will be offered hour per hour of instruction time for Alabama Certified Water and Wastewater Operators subject to ADEM Approval at the time of renewal.


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

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Hotel Information

For lodging accommodations, see the main conference page under Hotel Information.


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Exhibit Hall Information

We expect a full Exhibit Hall with 74 booths. Come and see the latest in technology for the water and wastewater industry.

 Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Time Event
1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Set-Up

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Time Event
8:30 a.m. Registration / Exhibit Hall Open
Continental Breakfast
12:00 Noon Strolling Lunch—Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. Break - Exhibit Hall
6:00 p.m. Meet & Greet
6:30 p.m. Shrimp Boil - TBD

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Time Event
7:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open - Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Break-Exhibit Hall
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
3:30 p.m. Training Concludes

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Shrimp Boil

shrimp Come and relax with your friends and family
at the Annual Shrimp Boil held at the end
of the day Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021.

  • Wednesday June 2nd, 2021
  • 6:30 pm
  • Perdido Beach Resort

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

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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.

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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