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Conference - Agenda

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Workshop, Wednesday, Dec. 14th
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Data Analytics for Resilient and Sustainable Water Infrastructure Systems
Sunil Sinha, Professor and Director, SWIM Center
8:30 am NIST Community Resilience Initiative
Stephen Cauffman, Lead, Disaster Resilience, NIST
9:00 am EPA Water Infrastructure and Resiliency
Sonia Brubaker, Program Manager, U.S. EPA
9:30 am DHS Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis
Marilee Orr, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. DHS
10:00 am ASCE Initiative for Asset Management
John Segna, Director, Utility Engineering, ASCE
10:15 am APWA Asset Management Initiative
Kenneth Eyre, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Officer, APWA
10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am WEF Utility Management Initiative
Philip Tiewater, Utility Management Division, WEF
11:00 am AWWA Buried No Longer Initiative
Kevin Morley, Security & Preparedness, AWWA
11:15 am Collection and Compilation of Water Pipeline Field Performance Life-Cycle Data
Lee Sears, Project Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
11:45 am Risk Management Principles and Technologies to Manage Water Infrastructure
Jian Zhang, Manager, Water Research Foundation
12:15 noon - 1:15 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm SWIM Center Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Annual Meeting - Open to All

WATERiD, PIPEiD, and SWIMeD Initiatives
Research, Outreach and Education Program

Celine Hyer, SWIM Industry Advisory Board, Chair
Peter Kraft, SWIM Strategic Committee, Chair
Tim Mitchell, SWIM WATERiD Committee, Chair
Matt Stolte, SWIM PIPEiD Committee, Chair
Greg Baird, SWIM SWIMeD Initiative, Chair
John Marciszewski, SWIM Outreach, Chair
Sunil Sinha, Professor and Director, SWIM Center
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm Data Collection and Big Data Analytics
Utility Panel Discussion

Session Moderator: David Hughes, American Water
Panelist: DC Water, HRSD, Baltimore County, Portland, Aurora, Blacksburg, SUEZ, Lynchburg, and Harrisonburg
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm SWIM Awards and Network Reception
SWIM Board Chair Woman: Celine Hyer, Arcadis SWIM Director: Sunil Sinha, Virginia Tech NASSCO Fellowship: Ted DeBoda, Director, NASSCO
Conference, Thursday, Dec. 15th
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
Moderator: Jim Rush, Editor, Benjamin Media Inc.
8:00 am Data Analytics for Water Asset Management
Michael Stuhr, Director, Portland Water Bureau, Oregon
8:20 am Data for Sustainability and Resiliency
Tom Kiefer, Bureau Chief, Baltimore County DPW, MD
8:40 am Health Monitoring Using Data Analytics
Elkin Hernandez, Manager, DC Water, Washington DC
9:00 am Workforce Skills of the Future: New Skills, New Tools, and New Challenges
David Hughes, Manager, American Water, New Jersey
9:20 am Implementing Data-driven Planning Across the Suez Portfolio
Alberto Quiroz, Manager, SUEZ Water, North America
9:40 am Leveraging Other Industries – Big Data Collection and Management
Walter Graf, Program Director, WE&RF, Alexandria, VA
10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am Data Analytics for Force Main Infrastructure
Anas Malkawi, HRSD, Hampton Roads, Virginia
10:25 am Development in UK Regulated Water Industry - Data Analytics for Asset Management
Jon Greensill, Director, SEAMS Ltd., Sheffield, UK
10:45 am WATERiD, PIPEiD, & SWIMeD National Initiative to Support Water Infrastructure Management
Sunil Sinha, Professor and Director, SWIM, Virginia Tech
12:05 noon - 1:05 pm Lunch Break
Moderator: Walter Graf, Program Director, WE&RF
1:25 pm Canadian Water and Wastewater Utilities Performance Benchmarking Initiative - Data Analytics
Devan Thomas, Vice President, AECOM, Ontario, Canada
1:45 pm Data, Methods and Tools for Capital Planning
James Carolan, Vice President, CDM Smith, Boston, MA
2:05 pm Analytic for Smart Water System Management
Zheng Wu, Fellow, Bentley Systems, Inc., Watertown, CT
2:25 pm Internet of Things (IoT) for Water Infrastructure Asset Management
Robert Keefe, Chief Technology & Information, Mueller
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 pm Transforming Water Infrastructure Asset Management from the Ground Up
Peter Kraft, Practice Leader, Confluence Group, Colorado
3:20 pm Life-Cycle GIS Data Analysis for Water Infrastructure Asset Management
David Totman, Global Industry Manager, ESRI, California
3:40 pm GIS in the Asset Management Practice
Greg Baird, Director of Enterprise Strategies, Cityworks
4:00 pm Wrap-Up


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