SWIM, UIM Host Interative Asset Management Workshop in Denver

The Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center and?UIM?hosted a very successful and informative two-day asset management conference and Workshop in Denver last week.

The event was also hosted by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), Denver Water and Aurora Water.?

Held at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the conference and workshop gathered more than 50 drinking water, wastewater and stormwater professionals in an educational setting to address issues related to pipelines, buried infrastructure and infrastructure management, as well as water quality and water supply.

The program included informative presentations on topics ranging from pipeline failure analysis, structural rehabilitation and managing pipeline condition assessment data to smart water infrastructure management, risk management and buried pipeline data models.?

One of the unique aspects of the SWIM/UIM Conference was the intimate setting, allowing for positive interaction between presenters and attendees.?

On Thursday, July 23, the conference featured a slate of presentations by leading experts in the field of water infrastructure asset management. The day concluded with a reception sponsored by Echologics.

The second day consisted of a PIPEiD workshop ? the second in a continuation of an interactive series of WERF research projects on Infrastructure Asset Management. The workshop aimed to enhance the practice of water pipeline asset management to align fundamental and applied research with long-term needs, which require development of a standard data structure with a new web-based centralized database platform called PIPEiD.

Other event sponsors included PICA Corp., Reline America, Confluence Group, CH2M and US Pipe.

To learn more about the SWIM Center at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.cpe.vt.edu/swim

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