Thursday, Feb. 9


Financial Framework Maximizes Benefit of Water-Infrastructure Investment
Speaker: KwangHyuk Im, Purdue University

Understand the novel methodology for efficiency-based, long-term investment planning in water infrastructures. Explore how to conduct a benefit-cost analysis, using nominal and real terms for maximizing the benefit of investing in rehabilitating and improving the water sector and for reducing the vulnerability of water infrastructures.


System-Wide Wastewater Inspections for the Environmentally Conscious
Speaker: Veronica Alvarez, RedZone Robotics

With many states experiencing extreme drought conditions, this presentation will offer an alternative approach to the typical maintenance program by emphasizing the environmental sustainability. Three case studies with alternative approaches to conventional maintenance programs will be discussed and their direct relation to reduced fossil fuel, CO2 emission reduction and water conservation.