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The Virginia Tech Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center is offering Water Infrastructure Certificate, Workshop, and Conference.

Certificate: SWIM Center in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), GHD Consulting, and Water Environmental Research Foundation (WERF), is offering a certificate program for individuals interested in learning the fundamentals of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Asset Management. Water Professionals will also learn the methodologies and tools that use knowledge of these fundamental processes for infrastructure engineering and management. The objective of this program is to broaden and deepen the body of knowledge for practicing engineers and managers. The program was developed to improve the practice, elevate the standards and advance the profession of water infrastructure asset management.

Workshop: Water utility asset management programs have been developed following the U.S. EPA and WERF core definition of maintaining a level of service at the lowest life-cycle cost and at an acceptable risk. Most utilities, however, only incorporate performance measures into their asset management plans. A holistic approach to asset management is more beneficial because it takes into account the short and long term goals of the utility and can provide better service socially, economically, and environmentally. This workshop is designed to provide holistic approach for water infrastructure management that supports the three key aspects of asset management: performance, sustainability (stressed environment), and resiliency (catastrophic events).

Conference: SWIM Center in partnership with Underground Infrastructure Management (UIM), Benjamin Media’s Conference Series is offering UIM/SWIM conference. Managing critical water and sewer assets is becoming increasingly difficult. Limited funding, aging infrastructure and regulatory compliance issues challenge leaders to “do more with less,” all while keeping an eye toward the future. The UIM/SWIM Conference addresses these issues while providing solutions.

Education and Outreach materials and resources for various water infrastructure professionals are available through SWIM Center initiative.


SWIM Center Education and Outreach Committee

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Robert Carpenter
Oildom Publishing

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Larry Catalano
Aurora Water

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Ted DeBoda
National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NAASCO)

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Gage Muckleroy
GHD Consulting

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Walter Graf
Water Environmental Research Foundation (WERF)

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Ahmad Habibian
Black and Veatch

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David Hughes
American Water

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Celine Hyer, ARCADIS

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Dave Johnson, Echologics Engineering

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Peter Kraft
Denver Water

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Sudhir Murthy
DC Water

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Rick Nelson, CH2M Hill

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Greg Osthues
ARCADIS

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Fred Pfeifer
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

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Anna Pridmore, Structural Technologies

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Jim Rush
Benjamin Media

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Dave Russell
Russell NDE Systems

Notices & News

The 14th Annual UIM/SWIM Conference will be held December 3-4, 2014

Advancing Asset Management in your Utility will be held March 10-11, 2015

Download the workshop flyer.


 
 

 
 

 
 

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