Conferences & Papers


Conferences and Papers


Unidirectional Flushing Programs Featured in Opflow
June 2016

Unidirectional flushing programs allow agencies to improve water quality and manage water distribution system assets more effectively than traditional flushing and implementing a pilot program is a great place to start. An article authored by Charles Duncan and Brenda Estrada, of West Yost Associates, is featured in AWWA’s June 2016 Opflow magazine.

If you are an AWWA member you can access the article here.


West Yost Presents with Fresh Water Trust
Watershed Compliance Programs in the West

Walt Meyer (West Yost Associates) and Alex Johnson (The Freshwater Trust) will present a case study on the Medford Water Quality Trading Program for NPDES Compliance, at a workshop on watershed compliance programs in Sacramento.

The Workshop is April 14, 2016, 1:00 to 5:30 pm at the Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA.


Kathryn Gies Presents at CVCWA’s 2016 Conference
Many Mandates, Many Challengs, One Resource

Kathryn Gies, of West Yost Associates will present with Karen Ashby of Larry Walker Associates on the Methylmercury Special Project: Findings and Policy Updates at the CVCWA Annual Conference in Sacramento, May 18.

The following links to the conference’s website: CVCWA 2016 


CWEA 2016 Annual Conference
West Yost Presents on Collection System, Biosolids and Design-Build Topics

West Yost is a proud sponsors of the CWEA 2016 Annual Conference being held April 26 – April 29, in Santa Clara, CA. The following staff members will be presenting at the conference:


AWWA’s Water Infrastructure Conference
October 26, 2015 — Las Vegas, NV

West Yost will have the following speakers at the AWWA Conference in Las Vegas this month:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Session 10 – Water Quality (11:30 AM)
Distribution Water Quality Modeling – Another Tool in the Disinfection Toolkit
Polly Boissevain, West Yost and Associates

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Session 25 – Water Resources (11:00 AM)
Davis Woodland Water Supply Project: One Sustainable Water Solution | Water – Wastewater – Groundwater
Lindsay Smith, West Yost Associates


West Yost Co-Sponsors 23rd Annual GRA Conference
2014 - The Year of Groundwater

Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) is holding it’s 23rd Annual Conference and Meeting with a focus on 2014, a landmark year in California’s water history due to the Legislature’s recent passage of landmark bills designed to initiate a process to improve groundwater management in the state. The conference will take place on October 15-16, 2014 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West in Sacramento, CA.

Key speakers will include:


West Yost Staff Presenting at CMAA National Conference & Trade Show
Regional Leadership: Blueprint for Public Owner Advocacy

Momo Savovic, PE, CCM, with West Yost Associates will be presenting on Regional Leadership: Blueprint for Public Owner Advocacy at the: CMAA National Conference & Trade Show, in San Francisco, CA on Monday, October 20, 2104 at 3:00 PM. For more information on the conference visit:


Join Us at the 2014 CWEA Conference
West Yost is Presenting on a Variety of Wastewater and Collection System Topics

West Yost will be at the CWEA 2014 Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California April 29 – May 30th. We’ll be giving presentations on the following topics:

Tuesday, April 29
Workshop 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Collection System Asset Management

Wednesday, April 30
Supergroup Session 12 – 3:50 to 4:45 PM
Methyl Mercury Control for POTWs  – Kathryn Gies, West Yost Associates


Collection System Asset Management
CWEA AC2014 Conference Workshop

West Yost staff are moderating and presenting at a CWEA Annual Confernece Workshop, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


West Yost presents on Integrated Water Flow Model
Yolo County IWFM: Calibration and Model Application for Developing Conjunctive Use Framework in an Aquifer-Floodplain Recharge Operation

West Yost, as a participant in the Calibration and Model Application for Developing Conjunctive Use Framework in an Aquifer-Floodplain Recharge Operation in Yolo County is a collaborator on an upcoming presentation at the California Water & Environmental Modeling Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting, February 24 – 26, in Folsom, California.


ASR is A-OK: Developing an Effective Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project
Chris Petersen, Groundwater Practice Leader, Presents at ACWA’s Regulatory Summit

On August 14, 2013, in Oxnard, California, Chris Petersen will present at the ACWA Regulatory Summit. His presentation addresses the State Water Resources Control Board’s 2012 adoption of the general waste discharge requirements allowing water agencies to develop ASR projects that recharge groundwater with treated drinking water. Presentation topics included addressing questions such as: is the new State Water Board permit being used and is it effective and how can your agency develop an effective ASR project to meet water supply needs?


2012 CWEA Conference Presentations
West Yost Staff Presenting at Seven Conference Sessions

Continuing in our leadership role in wastewater planning, design, and construction management, West Yost staff will be giving eight presentations at the CWEA 2012 Annual Conference in Sacramento, April  17-20.


California’s Water Future Goes Underground
West Yost sponsors groundwater conference and provides you with our favorite links to groundwater resources online.

West Yost was proud to sponsor the 28th Biennial Groundwater Conference and 20th Groundwater Resource Association’s Annual Meeting in Sacramento this October. Over 230 professionals representing municipal utilities, irrigation districts, and private parties attended the two-day conference. Groundwater use and management continues to provide opportunities and challenges to our client’s in California. Below, we’ve provided links to useful online resources on groundwater management.