Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Lisican showcases a handful of features to read in the April 2017 issue of Water & Wastes Digest.
Addressing water treatment challenges in Boston
The 133rd Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE14) organized by the American Water Works Assn, held June 8 to 12 in Boston, will offer the best solutions to meet the changing needs of the global water community with 18 professional tracks and eight Sunday workshops, plus 450 exhibitors with expanded networking opportunities on the show floor.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will deliver a keynote address and share his insights on the myriad of challenges facing municipal leaders today based on his experience as mayor. Giuliani also will address the issues facing America’s water and wastewater infrastructure and will inspire the water community to take on the challenge of leading U.S. utilities to infrastructure renewal.
The annual Pipe-Tapping Contest, Top Ops Competition, Meter Madness and the “Best of the Best” Water Taste Test round out some of the highlights of ACE14.
Exposition & Tours
The exposition will be open the following times:
ACE14 Roundtable Solution Sessions will allow ACE14 exhibitors and sponsors to lead the discussion in a variety of topic and interest areas.
There also will be a number of local facility tours, consisting of the John J. Carroll Water Treatment Plant, Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Cambridge Stormwater Wetland and Park, Walter J. Sullivan Water Purification Facility, and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum. See page 66 for an interview with David Coppes, director of water works for the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA). The MWRA manages the John J. Carrol Treatment Plant in Marlborough, Mass.
Organized by technical topic, this year’s program presents solutions to water sector challenges in defined tracks of professional sessions that span the entire four-day ACE14 program. Attendees will find sessions that address the full spectrum of key topics—from research to planning to treatment to management.
Finally, be sure to stop by the WWD booth, #2903, and pick up a copy of the latest issue. See you in Boston!