?Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure? Focus of UIM Conference

Sustainable infrastructure systems have been increasingly discussed in recent years. But perhaps just as important is resiliency. How quickly can a water system bounce back after an incident? It comes down to planning and preparation.

The UIM Conference Series heads to the Washington, D.C., area for its annual fall conference. Working with Virginia Tech and Professor Sunil Sinha, a first-class slate of speakers is being developed to discuss all aspects of resilient infrastructure. Speakers represent a broad range of experts including the U.S. EPA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Research Foundations and others. In addition, utility representatives from D.C. Water, the Philadelphia Water Department and the Washington Suburban Sanitary District will be on hand to present their views.

The UIM Conference is unique in that it encourages dialogue between presenters and attendees. Part of the program again this year is a Town Hall discussion involving utility representatives and moderated by Michael Deane, executive director of the National Association of Water Companies.

In conjunction with the UIM Conference, the Buried Asset Management Institute-International will hold its annual Board of Directors meeting on November 29, followed by the Town Hall discussion and a Clean Water Reception, co-hosted by the Clean Water Council and Benjamin Media. For more information on the reception, click here.

For more information about the conference, visit www.uimonline.com/index/conference.

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