Water Asset Management Conference Online to kick off Spring Series on May 1

The Spring Series of the 2019 Water Asset Management Conference Online will kick off on the afternoon of May 1 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 May Series is sponsored by Fracta Inc., Sedaru, Innovyze and Neptune Technology Group.

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 – Asset Management in 2019

Titled “Asset Management in 2019,” Session 1 will begin at 2 p.m. ET on May 1 and will include three 40-minute presentations. The session will commence with a presentation from Celine Hyer, senior vice president at Arcadis U.S. Hyer will explore evolving state regulatory issues on utility asset management and also provide an overview of various industry organizations that are communicating the importance of asset management to their members.

The session will then continue with a case study from California Water Service Co.’s (Cal Water) Director of Asset Management Stephen Harrison, who will discuss Cal Water’s approach to balancing strategic and tactical asset management initiatives. Harrison’s presentation will begin at 2:40 p.m. ET.

To round out Session 1, Dr. Sunil Sinha, professor and director of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center at Virginia Tech, will offer an update on Virginia Tech’s growing initiatives on asset management outreach and education. Dr. Sinha will also give an update on Virginia Tech’s PIPEiD and WATERiD programs. That presentation will begin at 3:20 p.m. ET.

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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