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International Water Resources Conference to be held

Haestad Methods invites water resources professionals from around the world to participate in the online 2003 International Water Resources Conference (IWRC), scheduled for July 29-30. IWRC is ideal for engineers, managers, operators, professors, and GIS specialists who want to stay on top of industry developments, learn to implement the latest cost-saving technologies, and network with some of the foremost experts in the water resources field. The premier event offers attendees the flexibility to participate in the conference from their desktop computer without the inconveniences associated with travel. The two-day training conference provides an all-access pass to live presentations on the most advanced applications in water resources given by more than 20 influential organizations including American Water Works Service Co., Black & Veatch, Brisbane Water (Australia), Bristol Babcock, Earth Tech Canada, SABESP (Brazil), South Australian Water Corp., and Woolpert LLP.

Some of the topics for the 2003 International Water Resources Conference include:

Advanced Techniques for Sewer Master Planning: Attendees will learn advanced techniques in infrastructure planning and optimization and how to use hydraulic models to develop sewer and water master plans.
Presenters: American Water Works Service Co., Brisbane Water (Australia), SABESP (Brazil), HDR Engineering, and RBF Consulting

  • Innovations in Transient Modeling: Presentations will expand on the benefits, experiences, and lessons of transient analysis for water distribution systems.
    Presenters: University of Perugia (Italy) and University of Michigan
  • State-of-the-Practice in Water Distribution Modeling: Presentations will cover all facets of network modeling including water quality analysis, the fundamentals of unidirectional flushing, and the development of enterprise strategies.
    Presenters: Baltimore Water System, Haestad Methods, Carter and Burgess, Steven G. Lowry & Associates Inc., Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), W. M. Grayman Consulting Engineers, and Robert M. Clark, Consultant
  • Modeling at the Speed of Light: Using custom modeling solutions and SCADA modeling integration, instructors will demonstrate how to streamline modeling workflow.
    Presenters: Malcolm Pirnie, Black & Veatch, Haestad Methods, and Bristol Babcock
  • Bridging GIS and Water Resources Modeling Applications: Presentations will teach attendees the basics of integrating GIS and hydraulic modeling, the benefits of using GIS to analyze a water distribution network, and advanced stormwater management techniques.
    Presenters: Tucson Water Department, Woolpert LLP, City of Downey, and Anne Arundel County
  • Optimizing Return on Investment:Attendees will learn how to implement cost- effective solutions using GIS integration, optimization techniques, and network modeling.
    Presenters: Earth Tech Canada, Wendel Duchscherer, Haestad Methods, University of Exeter, and South Australian Water Corp.