ACE/AWWA Annual Conference and Expostion
West Yost Speakers and Moderators

We’ll See You @ ACE/AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition

In Las Vegas, NV | June 11 – 14, 2018

West Yost Speakers and Moderators

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM — Treatment for Compounds Regulated in California: This session explores water quality regulations unique to California with an emphasis on hexavalent chromium and 1,2,3-TCP highlighting treatment options including biological treatment and GAC.
Moderator: Craig Thompson, West Yost

Specialty Workshop: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Real-World Impacts of Cyberattacks: Hacking Demonstration and Risk Mitigation Discussion for Board Members, Managers and Operators
Moderator: Daniel Groves, West Yost

An interactive live demonstration of the potential consequences of a cyber-attack against a water utility, with a high level of audience participation and interaction using a functioning model of a booster pump station.

8:30 AM Cyberattack in Action: Spear-phishing Demonstration and Discussion
Speakers: Joel Cox and Jeffrey Hesse from West Yost

9:00 AM Cyberattack in Action: Ransomware Demonstration and Discussion
Speaker: Daniel Groves from West Yost

9:30 AM Cybersecurity for Water Utilities – Practical Next Steps
Speaker: Kevin Morley from AWWA

10:00 AM — Building Utility Resilience and Cybersecurity
Speakers: David Paul from Aqua Engineers, Inc. and Dan Groves from West Yost

Thursday, June 14, 2018

9:00 AM — Assessment & Implementation of Alternative Project Delivery Methods to Provide Best Value: Progressive Design Build for a 5 MG Water Tank? Tualatin Valley Water District’s Unique Approach for Replacing a 5 MG Water Tank
Speakers: Robert Ward and Corie Peterson from West Yost, and Pete Boone from Tualatin Valley Water District

9:30 AM — Switching Gears, Moving from Master Planning to Project Implementation
Speakers: Brenda Estrada from West Yost and Laura Barraza from Eastern Municipal Water District

More Conference Information is available here.