CWEA has gathered nationally known Biosolids Industry Experts from around the country to bring you up to date information about Biosolids regulations and where the industry is headed.

  • Gain knowledge about implications of recent research, what detection vs. non-detection on constituents in biosolids means.
  • Find out how you can contribute to ongoing studies that can help develop and employ strategies to deal with biosolids.
  • Walk away with more knowledge and learn how to comply with research and regulations

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – LACSD – Whittier, CA

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 – Dublin Library – Dublin, CA

Register by Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Early Bird Member Discounted Rate: $165

Check out the full workshop flyer for more information or register online now!

Earn up to 7.5 CWEA contact hours for Environmental Compliance Inspector (ECI), Laboratory (LAB), Operator (OP) and Biosolids Land Application Management (BLAM).

Watch for the CWEA Annual Conference brochure coming soon to your mailbox and email in-box. We are 5 months away from CWEA’s annual grand training event. The programming teams are pulling together an incredible line-up - top-notch industry speakers, timely training topics and fun networking events.

The conference committee –  headed by Connie Leonard of CDM and Debra Bogdanoff of Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts – has unveiled the 2011 conference logo and even a poem to go along with it.

CWEA AC-11 logo-poem by Greg Jowyk

According to CWEA President Pei-Chin Low of MWH: “The conference theme “One Water, One World” and the logo symbolizes water in its various forms: wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, recycled water, and others. Those droplets come together at CWEA to form one big global water droplet. There’s only one water cycle. Water is interrelated and brings everyone and everything together in the water cycle.”

Greg Jowyk, LACSD

Greg Jowyk, LACSD

Both the logo and the poem were penned by the creative mind of Greg Jowyk, a Senior Graphics Production Coordinator in the Public Information group at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts headquarters in Whittier.  Greg has 31 years of experience with the Districts and has volunteered to work on several CWEA publications and graphic design projects over the years.

He’s also heading into his 16th season as an off ice official for the National Hockey League. He works at many of the NHL matches in the SoCal area. His hobbies include hockey, golf and fly fishing. Greg will once again chair the Sludge Trudge fun run/walk at this year’s Annual Conference. His co-chair is Carlos Guerra from LACSD. Greg has managed the event several times and it continues to grow in popularity.

Want to help CWEA? If you are interested in helping as a volunteer at the CWEA  Annual Conference in Ontario this April please contact Connie at or Debra at

P3S 2011 – “Passing the Baton – Everyone has an Important Role” is making its way to the Santa Clara Convention Center February 28 – March 2, 2011. Stay Tuned for more information on registering, exhibiting and sponsoring this event!

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Pat McDaniel, LABS President and long-time CWEA volunteer, passed away last night. He will be greatly missed.View the photos below and leave a remembrance in the comments.

From his Obituary in The Boise City News:

Pat Duane McDaniel, aged 68 of Round Rock, Texas, passed away at his family’s home on N0vember 8, 2010 of cancer. Pat was born in Felt, Oklahoma to Russell and Pattie McDaniel. A Dedicated athlete and follower of sports, Pat played basketball for Amarillo College’s National Junior College Champions team in 1963, Panhandle A&M College (later Oklahoma Panhandle State University), and several adult town teams. After he graduated from Panhandle A&M College in 1966, Pat married Mary Carolyn McDonald of Optima, Oklahoma.

Pat and his brother, Gary, started BioCOPE, Inc. in 1988 and built it into a successful national company. In 1991, BioCOPE was selected to participate in the University of Arkansas’ Genesis Incubator program. Pat was later invited to the United Kingdom to present a paper at the East Anglican Water Authority conference held at Cambridge University. Pat was also honored to hold several offices with the Los Angeles Basin Section of the California Water Environment Association. In 2010, he was elected President of the Los Angeles Section, and in October, he received a commendation from them for his years of service.

Pat is survived by his friend and former wife, Mary Carolyn McDaniel. He is survived by six children: Sarah (Kim) McDallen, Cineca (James) Lane, Shawn McDaniel, Rick McDaniel, Derek (Brenda) McDaniel, and Maria McDaniel. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Cady, CiAnna, Chandler, Christian, Jessica, Jimmy, Tyler, and Tkeyah. He is survived by his eight siblings: Neill, Lavaunghn, Kathleen, Ruth, Gary, Bruce, Bobby, Hal and numerous nephews and nieces.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Cimarron Mortuan of Boise City, Oklahoma between the hours of 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 12, 2010 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Felt, Oklahoma followed by burial at the Bertram Cemetery near Felt. The service will be officiated by Reverend Beverly Titus of EI Paso, Texas and Reverend Bill Titus of Ropesville, Texas.