Agenda set for Water Asset Management Conference Spring Series

The Spring Series of the 2021 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of April 28 with Session 1, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting new trends and approaches, as well as industry-wide initiatives for asset management as they relate to the modern water utility.

The dates of the 2021 Spring Series are April 28, May 5, May 19 and May 26. The Spring Series is sponsored by Fracta, OSIsoft, Aquatic InformaticsInnovyze and Utilis.

The Water Asset Management Conference was first launched in 2001 with the goal of convening practitioners in the fields of water, wastewater and stormwater management to explore issues, trends, best practices and new technologies in this ever-evolving arena. The conference is now hosted entirely in an online format, allowing attendees the flexibility to log in to view single presentations or multiple, all without leaving the office.

The best part? Registration is FREE for all attendees!

Session 1, April 28: How Technology Is Changing Water Asset Management

Titled “How Technology Is Changing Water Asset Management,” Session 1 will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on April 28 and will include two 30-minute presentations and a panel discussion. The session will commence with a presentation from Scott Haskins, CEO, Haskins Strategic LLC and Jason Yu, Assistant Project Engineer, Metro Vancouver. The presentation will cover Engaging the Water Sector in Business Process, Workforce and Technology Improvements.

The session will continue with Presentation 2 from Greg Baird, President of the Water Finance Research Foundation, who will present on the Impact of Digital Solutions on Asset Management. Baird’s presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET.

To round out Session 1, a panel discussion will take place from 2-3 p.m. ET that will focus on Where Data Analytics & AI/Machine Learning Is Headed in the Water Industry. Panelists will include: Tom Wojcik, VP, Product Management and Engineering, Fracta; Annie Vanrenterghem Raven, Ph.D., Owner and Founder, infraPLAN LLC; and Eric Sullivan, Director of Business Development, SewerAI.

Following each presentation and during the panel, there will be opportunities for attendees to submit questions for presenters. Each session will be hosted by Water Finance & Management managing editor Andrew Farr.

The conference will continue with Session 2 on May 5, followed by Session 3 later in the month on May 19 and Session 4 on May 26.


How the Online Format Works…

The WAMC Spring Series features four sessions, which last two hours each. Each session offers two presentations and a panel discussion from leading experts on water asset management topics. Each session is built around a specific theme or subtopic of water asset management. Presentations and panels include opportunities for live Q&A.

Options are available to register for single sessions or all of them. If you miss a presentation, don’t worry – you can view recorded, archived versions anytime. CEUs will also be available for an additional cost.

Who Should Register?

The Water Asset Management Conference is geared toward executive-level decision makers of water, wastewater and stormwater utilities – CEOs, CFOs, directors, general managers, asset managers, superintendents and other asset management professionals, as well as engineers and consultants.

Sponsorship opportunities for the conference with excellent lead generation are available. Please email Maura Bourquin or call 330-940-2211 for more information.

The conference is presented by Water Finance & Management, a bi-monthly journal for water and wastewater professionals published by Benjamin Media. Water Finance & Management has covered the North American water sector for more than 15 years, presenting strategic management concepts, new technology and financial management best practices for its readership of drinking and clean water utility executives and elected officials.

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