California-Nevada Section AWWA

The California – Nevada Section’s Spring Conference – Facing the Future TOGETHER, will offer a variety of technical sessions and panels that will explore case studies, share successful techniques, and share emerging solutions to topics addressing all aspects of water. To search this website for a keyword or Speaker name, please use the Ctrl + f command. Download the CANV SC17 mobile app to navigate and browse the technical program, exhibitor’s list, speakers list, information about conference sponsors and much more!




Program Overview

  • 11 April
  • 12 April
  • 13 April

Full Schedule

  • 10 April
  • 11 April
  • 12 April
  • 13 April

Adrienne Arnold

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Adrienne has been working for the SFPUC as an emergency planning analyst since 2013. She has helped activate and manage the SFPUC Department Operations Center and various Incident Command Posts for the SFPUC during multiple real-world incidents. She played an integral role in the incidemt management structure for the 2017 Mountain Tunnel shutdown.

11 April

12 April


Alex Chakmak

Golden State Water Company
Alex Chakmak is a Water Quality Engineer in Golden State Water Company’s Foothill District.  His areas of interest include distribution system water quality and treatment of challenging water sources.

12 April


Ali Barsamian

WaterSmart Software

13 April


Alicia Yerman

Vallecitos Water District
 Alicia Yerman is the District Public Information Representative working for the VWD for 13 years in in conservation, public information and engineering. She has a Bachelors degree in Human Ecology from Rutgers University. Alicia is the project manager for the District's award-winning 'Water Academy' tour and many other outreach and education programs. She assists in social media outreach and event video production. 

12 April


Ali Dorri

Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc.
Ali Dorri’s background is in finance and strategic marketing with over 8 years of experience in water and wastewater markets. Ali joined Microvi as its 3rd employee and has helped commercialize and scale several Microvi’s technologies through various strategic partners. He has been actively conducting workshops and presenting nitrate treatment solutions both in California and across the globe. Ali is the Director of Business Development and product manager for Microvi’s Denitrovi product line.

Alison Wong

California Water Service
Alison Wong currently works as a project engineer for the Asset Management group at California Water Service, where she repairs, replaces, and rehabilitates pumps, motors, and wells. She previously worked with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in the water conservation group.

11 April


Allan Scott

12 April


Amy Childress

University of Southern California
Dr. Amy Childress is Professor and Director of Environmental Engineering in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southern California. For the past 20 years, Dr. Childress' research and scholarly interests have been in the area of membrane processes for water treatment, wastewater reclamation, and desalination. She leads a research group that has produced numerous peer-reviewed publications and patents and directs research projects funded by federal, state, and private agencies.

12 April


Andre Noel

Suez Advanced Solutions
Andre is a leading specialist and technical expert in the selection, installation, testing and troubleshooting of AMI/Metering products and services in water distribution.
Andre has written articles and case studies on AMI/Metering and participates on AWWA Metering Committees and is a Measuring Sector Committee Member for the National Conference on Weights & Measures

12 April