Fall Conferences - 2016
1405 Hwy 71
Grand River Center
500 Bell Street
Full Registration Includes: CEU Processing, all breaks and meals. Complete the registration form and mail to IRWA along with payment. Please use one form for each person registering.
Hotels: Reservations can be made at the following hotels;
Okoboji – Arrowwood Resort 712-332-2161 – Reservation deadline is August 13th, 2016.
AmericInn of Lake Okoboji -712-332-9000
Okoboji Commons – 712-332-2222
Dubuque – Grand Harbor Resort - 563-690-3270. Reservation deadline is September 17th, 2016.
CEUs: Up to 10 CEU hours will be offered for water distribution, water treatment or wastewater. CEU can be split. CEU forms must be completed before you leave the training session.
Cancellation Policy: If written cancellation notice is received by September 1st for Okoboji and October 1st for Dubuque, you will receive a full refund minus a $25 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for either conference after these dates.
NRWPAC Rifle Raffle – Conference Times
Help support the National Rural Water Political Action Committee by purchasing your raffle tickets for a chance to win a rifle!
Golf Tournament (Okoboji ONLY) – 4PM
2-Man best shot golf tournament to be held at Brooks Golf Club (Okoboji). Must sign up by 10:00 AM Tuesday at the IRWA registration desk.
Shooting Range Poker (Okoboji ONLY) – 4PM
Seven rounds shot at a Poker Hand Target held at the APEX Indoor Shooting Range in Fostoria, IA (on Hwy 71). $25.00 per person, includes Pistol (several options to choose from), 50 rounds of ammo, hearing protection and range officer. 36 people maximum. Cash prize to for the best hand. Please DO NOT bring your own pistol as they will be provided. Must sign up by 10:00 AM Tuesday at the IRWA registration desk.
Steak Fry (Okoboji ONLY) – 6:15 PM
Following the golf tournament and shooting range poker, join us at Arrowwood Resort (Okoboji) for a 25th Anniversary Steak Fry Celebration, which is included with your paid full registration.
IRWA Tailgate Event (Dubuque ONLY) – 4:30 PM
Following the Tuesday afternoon Training Sessions in Dubuque, IRWA will host a tailgate event at the Grand River Center. This event will offer “tailgate food”, games and a time to socialize. Cost for attending the tailgate is included in your paid full registration fee.
Registration Fees Okoboji Before Sept 1st
Dubuque Before Oct 1st
Okoboji After Sept 1st
Dubuque After Oct 1st
IRWA Member - Full Reg. $140 $150 IRWA Member - 1 Day $90 $100 Non-Member - Full Day $195 $205 Non-Member - 1 Day $120 $130
|7:00 AM||Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits|
|7:45 AM||Opening Remarks/Welcome|
|8:00 – 9:00||What’s New With Water Fluoridation; A Public Health Perspective
Kelsey Feller; Iowa Dept. of Public Safety
Regional IDNR Wastewater Update
OKO-Tom Roos; IDNR
DBQ-Brian Jorgenson; IDNR
|9:00 – 10:00||Hydrant Flow Testing
DGR Engineering Representative
Understanding The Agronomics of Land Applying Sludge
Jim Friedericks; AgSource Laboratories
|10:00 – 10:30||Break|
|10:30 – 11:30||Feeling The Burn: Free Chlorine For Nitrification Control
Chad McCleary, City of Washington
John Miller, Electric Pump
|11:30 – 12:30||Measuring and Managing Iowa’s Jordan Aquifer
Chad Fields; Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources
Sewer Inspection and Rehabilitation
Bryan Robinson; Municipal Pipe Tool
|12:30 – 1:15||Lunch|
|1:15 – 2:15||Accommodating New Significant Raw & Finished Water Demand
Heath Picken; HR Green
Waste Load Negations with the IDNR…What is Necessary to Ensure Your NPDESLimits Are Issued Appropriately
OKO - Desiree McCaslen; City of Sioux City
DBQ - Ed Askew; IAWEA
|2:15 – 2:30||Break|
|2:30 – 3:30||Radium and Arsenic Removal Alternatives
Gerry Phipps; HR Green
Excavation Safety Overview & Solutions
Andy Stoulil; United Rentals Trench Safety
|7:30 AM||Registration/Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 – 9:00|| IDNR Updates
OKO—Julie Sievers; IDNR
DBQ—Amber Sauser; IDNR
Air Valves; Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Brett Warga; McIntire Management Group
|9:00 – 10:00||Coating Systems for Water Tanks
Rory Sudbeck; Tnemec
Trenchless Structural Manhole Rehabilitation
Matt Houston; Hydro-Klean
|10:30 – 11:30||IOWARN Emergency Preparedness Resources
John Lins; Des Moines Water Works & IOWARN
|11:30 – 12:30||Hands On Media Role Playing
Scott Wienands; Nutri-Ject Systems
|* Topics subject to change.|
The Iowa Rural Water Association's 25th Anniversary Okoboji Fall Conference is scheduled for September 20-21 at Arrowwood Resort and the Dubuque Fall Conference is scheduled for October 18-19 at the Grand River Center. We are inviting you to participate in one or both of these conferences. Simply complete the appropriate Vendor Registration Form and return it to our office no later than August 31, 2016. Exhibit fees includes all breaks, Tuesday Lunch & Evening Meal for two (2) company representatives, 6 ft. skirted table and two chairs. Booth electricity IS NOT offered at the Fall Conferences. **Booth Space WILL be assigned by IRWA Staff based on receipt of application. ** The IRWA Cancellation Policy is if written cancellation notice is received by September 1st for Okoboji and October 1st for Dubuque, you will receive a full refund minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for either conference after these dates.
All vendors will be listed in the final programs. In addition, please take a moment to review our Sponsorship Level opportunities: we would be honored to display you company logo during our conferences. The tradition continues with a Golf Tournament and Steak Fry at the Okoboji Fall Conference. In Dubuque we will be hosting our 2nd Annual IRWA Tailgate Event. Sponsorship opportunities are available for both events.
Hotel rooms have been reserved at the following location:
Arrowwood Resort in Okoboji ($115.00) - 712-332-2161
Okoboji Commons Hotel ($115.00) - 712-332-2222
Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque ($89.00) - 563-690-3270
Please tell them you are with the IRWA conference to receive our discounted rate.
Vendor Registration Forms
Okoboji Fall Conference
Dubuque Fall Conference
Premium booth registration is
Questions about our conference?
Contact Cathy at 800-747-7782 or [email protected]