UCT - WaterWorks Conference
WaterWorks 2013: Is America Drying Up?
The WaterWorks 2013 Conference kicks off with a keynote presentation led by Regional Climate Services Director David Brown of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as he addresses questions about the “Short- And Long-Term Climate Outlooks And Impacts: Implications For Water Resources.” This special session, moderated by Wendell “Buddy” Barnes, P.E., client services manager, MWH America, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 9-9:55 a.m.
Brown will deliver focused and insightful information about the historic drought conditions in 2011 and 2012 that have brought new urgency to the need for accurate projections of temperature, precipitation and other climate variables on both short-term (seasonal) and long-term (decadal) time scales. Attendees also will learn about the opportunities and challenges associated with climate forecasting and the implications of future projections on water supply and water resources.
WaterWorks 2013 is the premier forum where water professionals meet to exchange ideas and gain greater insight into current economic conditions and challenges being faced by cities and counties across the country. In addition to the keynote presentation, nationally respected industry experts will share their expertise and insight into the critically important water infrastructure market during this two-day conference. Simply register for the UCT education program, and attend the WaterWorks Conference at no additional charge.
9 - 9:55 a.m.
Keynote Session: Climate Outlooks And Impacts: Short- And Long-Term Implications For Water Resources
Moderator: Wendell (Buddy) Barnes, PE, MWH America
Speaker: David Brown, Regional Climate Services Director, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Historic drought conditions in 2011 and 2012 have brought a new urgency to accurately project temperature, precipitation and other climate variables on both short-term (seasonal) and long-term (decadal) time scales. This presentation will provide an overview of opportunities and challenges associated with climate forecasting and the implications of future projections on water supply and water resources.
10 - 10:55 a.m.
Comprehensive Assessment Of A 42-Mile, 36-Inch Steel Water Transmission Main
Moderator: Rod McCrary, PE, AECOM
Speakers: Andy Dettmer, PhD, PE, Jason Consultants; Anthony Daniel, PE, Stillwater Water Utilities
This case study will review the use of assessment techniques including SmartBall leak and air pocket detection, Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL), cathodic protection assessment, transient pressure analysis, and hydraulic modeling on the 42-mile Kaw Pipeline owned and operated by Stillwater Water Utilities in Stillwater, OK.
11 - 11:55 a.m.
Public Private Partnerships For Water Infrastructure – Can You Afford The Risk?
Moderator: Tim Naylor, Insituform Technologies
Speaker: Joseph (Bill) Norris, Abengoa Water/NRS Consulting Engineers
This presentation will look into a global view of water system infrastructure around the world and how it may appeal to the implementation of projects in the U.S. The risks associated with lack of financing and actually taking the leap with industry working with the public market to make a project viable will be shared. Demonstrated will be how risk is not a bad thing if it is assigned to the party that can best minimize the risk impact, i.e., experience of the parties to implement certain aspects like permitting, local conditions and a record of accomplishment of the partners.
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