09.21.2021  |  Conferences, News

Kennedy Jenks Proud to Be Diamond Sponsor at 2021 WateReuse California Annual Conference


Kennedy Jenks is proud to be a DIAMOND sponsor at the 2021 WateReuse California Annual Conference. We will be joining more than 500 water reuse industry leaders, virtually and in-person in Los Angeles on September 19th – 21st to talk planning, design, management, and operation of California’s growing recycled water industry. Kennedy Jenks has a long history of water reuse starting in San Francisco in the 1930’s to leading some of the most innovative potable reuse projects in California today.


Check out our talented engineers and scientists who are speaking and moderating at this year’s conference:


Dawn Taffler

Equitable Recycled Water Expansion – Through Principles, Policies and Fees.

Monday, September 20, Technical Session @ 9:30 am to 10 am (Platinum F-G)

Dawn Taffler is Kennedy Jenks’ One Water Practice Leader and on the Executive Committee for the WateReuse CA Board of Trustees, where she serves as the Board’s Treasurer and Conference Committee member. Dawn is presenting with John Wuerth, Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD), to discuss their recently completed Recycled Water Distribution Planning Study. This talk will share how through interdepartmental coordination, the Study streamlined developer conditioning practices, implemented Administrative Code changes and identified a fair and proportionate cost-sharing approach to fund recycled water system expansion.

Steven Dutschke

Transforming Utilities, Sustaining our Assets

Monday, September 20, Panel @ 11:00 am – 12:30pm (Platinum C)

Steven Dutschke serves as a Data Intelligence and Reliability Engineer for Kennedy Jenks. He is a strategic and tactical asset management professional, experienced in leading cross functional teams, creating tailored communications for large water and wastewater organizations and overcoming resistance to change.  Steven will be moderating a panel with experts from the public sector running large recycled water programs (Mike McCullough, Monterey One Water and  Mehul Patel, Orange County Water District) and  specialists in advanced analytics from the private sector (Jeff Foushee, LyondellBasell and Will Knight, Seeq). This panel will bring together those in the municipal/energy sectors to discuss how advanced analytics can support community acceptance, regulatory compliance, complex treatment processes and guide reliability focused maintenance.

Todd Reynolds Todd Reynolds

Treatment – Moderator

Tuesday, September 21, Moderating Session at 10:00 am – 12:00pm (Platinum H-1)

Todd will be moderating this session that covers: The Rise of UV/Chlorine and the Fall of UV/peroxide in Water Reuse: What is best for Your Facility, Ceramic Microfiltration Allows Reuse of Challenging Wastewaters at Two U.S. Location,  East Bayshore Recycled Water Quality Improvements Pilot Study – – Recycled Water Use in Cooling Tower and the Role of Water Recycling Facilities in Managing PFAS Circulation through the Water Cycle.


Kennedy Jenks actively supports WateReuse at a local, state and national level. We look forward to connecting with fellow water reuse industry leaders next week and hope to see you there!


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