Water Asset Management Conference Online to continue Spring Series May 8

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will continue this Wednesday, May 8 with Session 2, presenting a series of expert presentations highlighting efficient decision making using new technologies and data analytics as it relates to the modern water utility.

The May 8 Session is Fracta Inc. and Sedaru.

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 2 – Actionable Data: The New Essential Asset

Titled “Actionable Data: The New Essential Asset,” Session 2 will begin at 2 p.m. ET on May 8 and will include three 40-minute presentations. The session will commence with a presentation from Doug Hatler, environmental engineer and chief revenue officer at Fracta. Hatler will discuss emerging trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning in the water/wastewater sector and discuss the Fracta approach to monetizing the condition of water mains.

Hatler’s presentation will be followed up by a related talk from Greg Baird, president of the Water Finance Research Foundation, who will discuss artificial intelligence and machine learning concepts from a financial perspective. Baird will explore the evolving link between emerging asset management technologies like machine learning and how it is changing the approach to utility financial planning. His presentation will run from at 2:40 – 3:20 p.m. ET.

To round out Session 2, Paul Hauffen, president, CEO and chairman of Sedaru, will give a must-hear talk about predictive asset management and how utilities can now forecast situational events within a water system, driven by real-time data. Hauffen will discuss Sedaru’s technology and how it is being used in the field to enhance operational decision making. Hauffen’s presentation will run from at 3:20 – 4 p.m. ET to close out the session.

Immediately following each presentation, there will be live Q&A held with presenters, moderated by Water Finance & Management managing editor, Andrew Farr.


How the Online Format Works…

The Water Asset Management Conference May Series will feature a two-hour session each Wednesday throughout the month – May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22. Each session will include three 40-minute presentation slots. Hear from leading experts on a range of water asset management topics, providing both theoretical and practical information, followed by live Q&A with presenters.

You can register for any session in the May Series or all of them. If you miss a presentation, don’t worry – you can view recorded, archived versions even if you register after the live broadcast. CEUs are also available for an additional cost. More details are available on the registration page.

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.

The conference is presented by Water Finance & Management, a bi-monthly journal for water and wastewater professionals published by Benjamin Media. Water Finance & Management, the journal for water and wastewater professionals, has covered the North American water sector for 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. For more, visit waterfm.com.

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