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Managing Drought Impacts on Engineering, Energy, Process and Asset Reliability

April 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

The impacts of reduced flow in drought conditions extend to every element of treatment. Increased regulatory violations, process upsets, asset failures, energy density, and design problems can all be traced back to long-term drought conditions. PinnacleART’s Director of Water and Wastewater, Gerald Fejarang, along with leading experts in water treatment, will provide attendees with practical tools to manage these impacts and improve treatment outcomes. For all questions regarding our presentation or to schedule a meeting with a member of our team, contact Brittany Kopech at 281-598-1330 or brittany.kopech@pinnacleart.com.

About CWEA

CWEA educates and certifies water quality professionals, disseminates technical information, and promotes sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of our water environment. We offer services at the state level as well as locally, through our 17 geographical Local Sections. CWEA is a proud state member association of the Water Environment Federation which provides technical education and training for thousands of water quality professionals.

Gerald Fejarang

For more than 20 years, Gerald Fejarang has been passionately educating clients on the importance of a reliability-based asset management program as the Director of Water and Wastewater for Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies (PinnacleART). In this role, Gerald introduces the PinnacleART way into the water and wastewater industry and helps plant operations and maintenance (O&M) managers improve their asset management programs by driving them with Reliability engineering principles.

Prior to joining the PinnacleART team, Gerald was the Senior Engineer at HydroScience Engineers where he assisted the founders with the start-up of the firm. While managing an Operations Support team for HydroScience Engineers, Gerald provided ongoing technical support for clients for process troubleshooting, developing asset management strategies, integrating Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principals and elements with O&M programs, improving methods to O&M management and strategies, launching Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), corrective maintenance support and more. He began his career as a Student Engineer at Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District in their newly formed O&M Support unit. He later worked as a Project Engineer for HYA/Dames and Moore, and as a Senior Engineer with West Yost Associates following his time at HydroScience Engineers.

He holds a Professional Engineering License in Civil Engineering for California. Additionally, he is a member of the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP), Water Environment Federation (WEF), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). During his time at CWEA, he served as the Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President.

Personally, Gerald is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys supporting his community and global efforts by routinely contributing to associations such as the Jane Goodall Foundation, Greenpeace, Water for People, NPR, PBS and the Dr. Kerri Engineering Foundation. On his time off, Fejarang enjoys his epic light saber battles with his 7-year-old son, going mountain biking with the closest friends, backpacking, backcountry snowboarding, and keeping his engineering curiosity “somewhat managed.”


April 27
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
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Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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