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2014 Southwest Onsite Conference Presentations
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Day One
1. Onsite and Decentralized Wastewater Systems:  Advances from a Decade of Research and Educational Efforts.  Robert L. Siegrist, Ph.D, P.E., B.C.E.E., Director, Small Flows Program, Colorado School of Mines

2. Decision Tools for Alternatives to Septic Tank / Leachfield Systems.  Professor Nicholas Ashbolt, School of Public Health, University of Alberta

3. Standardized Testing Methods for Aerated Wastewater Systems.  Steven DeHart REHS/RS Environmental Health Scientist, Riley County Planning and Development, Manhattan, Kansas

4.  Soil Treatment Units used for Effluent Dispersal and Purification.  Robert L. Siegrist, Ph.D, P.E., B.C.E.E., Colorado School of Mines

5.  How to Effectively Use Onsite Treatment Approaches for High Strength Wastewater.  Jim Bell
Executive Vice President,  Bio-Microbics, Inc.

6.  The Next Generation Approach to Decentralized Cluster Systems.  Terry Bounds. P.E., Orenco Systems, Inc

7.  What Indicator to Use?  Jean E. McLain, Ph.D. Associate Director, Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona

8.  What's Up Doc? the University of Arizona's Onsite Wastewater Education Program.  Dr. Kitt Farrell-Poe, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Dept., University of Arizona 

Day Two
9.  Onsite Wastewater Reuse - Challenging Regulatory Issues.  Robert Rubin, Ph.D Professor Emeritus North Carolina State University

10.  The impact of wastewater (treated or untreated) on the development of antibiotic resistance in the environment. Channah Rock, Ph.D., Associate Professor / Water Quality Extension Specialist,Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona

11.  Risk-Based Targets for Design and Management of On-site Systems. Prof. Nicholas Ashbolt, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta 

12. The NEWS (Nutrients, Energy, Water and Sustainability) Paradigm. Robert Rubin, Ph.D Professor Emeritus North Carolina State University

13.   Leveraging the Building Department for Onsite Wastewater Regulation. Steve Mauk, Director of Development Services, Yavapai County, Prescott, Arizona

14.  Water Reuse: Onsite Applications. Jim Bell, Executive Vice President, Bio-Microbics, Inc

15.  Mud River West Virginia Decentralized Wastewater Advanced Treatment and Disinfection Demonstration. Jim Cruver, Ph.D., President, Salcor Inc., Charles Ray, Manager of Environmental for North America, Anua