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American Water and New Jersey American Water to Contribute Expertise at American Water Works Association New Jersey 2024 Annual Conference

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the U.S., and New Jersey American Water announced today that several representatives will participate in the American Water Works Association New Jersey (AWWA NJ) 2024 Annual Conference, taking place March 19 through 22 in Atlantic City, N.J.

American Water and New Jersey American Water will have a leading presence at the conference to discuss critical issues across the water sector. Presenters include:

  • Lauren Weinrich, Principal Scientist, American Water
    • Sessions:
      • New Jersey American Water Surface Water PFAS Pilot Testing
      • Managing PFAS: Communication for Water Sector Professionals and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Oleg Kostin, Director of Operations, New Jersey American Water
    • Sessions:
      • PFAS Utility Shared Experiences
      • Keeping Your “I” on Water Quality
      • Surface water treatment considerations when proactively preparing against harmful algal blooms
  • Nicole Wiley, Engineering Practice Lead, American Water
    • Session: Comparing GAC Unit Costs Using PFAS Removal Data
  • Sunayna Dasgupta, Scientist, and Hersh Bhoombla, Scientist, American Water
    • Session: Mechanistic impacts of chlorine and chloramine on opportunistic pathogens in distribution systems
  • Zia Bukhari, Principal Scientist, American Water
    • Session: Occurrence and monitoring strategies of opportunistic pathogens in drinking water
  • Doug Potts, Principal Design Engineer, and Andrew Bock, Construction Engineer, American Water
    • Session: Integrating new processes into an existing plant increases challenges exponentially
  • Chelsea Kulp, Senior Manager, Government and External Affairs, New Jersey American Water
    • Session: Utilizing AWWA’s Lead Communication Guide to better your Lead Service Line communication plan

The AWWA NJ Annual Conference is a gathering of water professionals and allied industry businesses across the state. For more information and the full agenda, visit

About American Water

American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest regulated water and wastewater utility company in the United States. With a history dating back to 1886, We Keep Life Flowing® by providing safe, clean, reliable and affordable drinking water and wastewater services to more than 14 million people with regulated operations in 14 states and on 18 military installations. American Water’s 6,500 talented professionals leverage their significant expertise and the company’s national size and scale to achieve excellent outcomes for the benefit of customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.

For more information, visit and join American Water on LinkedIn, Facebook, X and Instagram.

About New Jersey American Water

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest regulated water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 2.9 million people.



Alicia Barbieri

Director, Communications and External Affairs

American Water

(856) 676-8103

Denise Venuti Free

Senior Director, Communications & External Affairs

New Jersey American Water

(856) 955-4874

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