The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC), will convene the sixth biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) in Ontario, California, in May 15-16, 2018.
Previously called the International Emerging Technology Symposium, the EWTS has been renamed to better associate the event with water- and plumbing-related issues. The sixth EWTS is co-convened by the four associations that have worked together closely over the past few years to grow the symposium and make it a can’t-miss event for those who work or are interested in the fields of safe plumbing, water distribution, and water efficiency. The co-conveners stress that the EWTS is still an international event and welcome abstracts and participation from across the globe.
You won’t want to miss the 2018 EWTS program. This biennial event continues to provide critical insight into the future of our water related industries. Nowhere else is such focused attention provided for professionals on all facets of optimizing the safe and efficient use of water. Join with your colleagues on May 15th and 16th, 2016 in Ontario, California, at this must attend event. Click to Register Online
Our Keynote speaker is Dr. Peter Williams, Chief Technology Officer for Big Green at IBM. Dr. Williams has played a major role in the development and delivery of IBM’s smart cities, water management and resilience solutions. He has worked with organizations as diverse as the UN and EU; many city, state and local governments; and many utilities on these issues. He co-wrote the UN’s City Disaster Resilience Scorecard, used by about 40 cities globally, and now scheduled to be used by a further 200. His key note will focus on how IT solutions, smart sensors and big data are changing what we know about consumer water use.
Hear Professor Steven Buchberger from the University of Cincinnati and IAPMO’s Daniel Cole discuss the first statistically based update to Hunter’s Curve sine the 1940’s. This new approach to pipe sizing, which takes today’s more efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances into account, will improve the water and energy efficiency of every building that is designed using the new method. It will also reduce water residency time in premise plumbing systems, which will help to improve water quality and mitigate breakouts from opportunistic pathogens in water, all without increasing construction costs! Learn how a simple Excel based calculator will allow designers of plumbing systems to easily apply this critically important new quickly and easily.
Learn from Eli Goldstein, CEO at SkyCool Systems, Inc. about the new non-evaporative passive cooling technology that can be harnessed to radiate heat to the sky, and can even cool to sub-ambient temperatures under direct sunlight and how the system works to save water.
Paula Kehoe of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will update attendees on their efforts to advance the use of non-potable water systems. The non-potable water program is an interagency collaboration with the Department of Public Health (SFDPH), Department of Building Inspection (SFDBI), and San Francisco Public Works. Hear how it has helped to establish a regulatory framework and water quality monitoring and reporting requirements for the collection and use of alternate water supplies such as rainwater, graywater, stormwater, foundation drainage, and blackwater for non-potable applications such as toilet flushing and irrigation.
Dr. Markus Lenger, Principal at Clean Blu, Inc. will be back at the EWTS to discuss the role of water reuse in smart cities. We all agree that new infrastructure is needed, but what kind? Which existing systems can be reused or re-purposed and what sensors a realistic and power efficient way of collecting data needed? Dr. Lenger will walk us through the trends, technologies, concepts and implementations around the world, their relationship to water reuse and how they change lives, improve efficiency and bring sustainability to a whole new level.
In fact, the sixth EWTS will have more of an international flair than ever and the WPC is planning to co-locate its 2018 Executive Board and General Membership meetings with the EWTS! This will be the best symposium yet. Plan on attending!
What is it?
There is no other occasion where participants can meet – all at once and in one place – so many well-known experts in the fields of water and energy efficiency. Attendees learn about emerging products and installation practices and witness the exchange of views on new trends in the industry. Participants can hear ideas and approaches about emerging technologies coming to market; learn about innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts; view presentations and energetic panel discussions; and engage in timely discussions on how the water utility, manufacturing, engineering and trade industries have found solutions through emerging technologies in the water-efficiency, plumbing and mechanical industries. Watch promotional video
Sponsors, presenters, and panelists participating in this symposium represent a diverse body of knowledge in the fields of:
• Water, sanitation and health
• Water and energy efficiency
• Water reuse
• Addressing aging water infrastructure
• Water quality
• Mitigating opportunistic pathogens
• Advancements in mechanical systems
• Plumbing research initiatives
• Laws, regulations and policy development
• Topics raised by audience participants during the symposium
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Planned for the 2018 Emerging Water Technology Symposium:
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks – Russ Chaney, Mary Ann Dickinson, Billy Smith and Kerry Stackpole
Introduction of Co-Convening Organizations and their leaders, Industry Partners, Special Guests, Benefactors, Patrons and Supporting Sponsors: Introduction of Moderators: John McNally, John Mesenbrink, Sharon Rehana and Steven Spaulding
A.M. Moderator – Sharon Rehana
8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – Keynote Speaker – Dr. Peter Williams, Independent Consultant and Advisor - Formerly Smart Cities and Resilience Lead for IBM's Utilities Practice
9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Peter Mayer, Principal, Water DM: Water Demand Trends, Efficiency and the Future of Urban Water Use
9:45 to 10:15 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Bill Hoffman, President, H.W. Hoffman and Associates: Institutional, Commercial and Industrial (ICI) Water Use by the Numbers
10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission: Advancing Non-Potable Water Systems
11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Carmen Cejudo, PE, Project Manager and Lead Plumbing Engineer; PAE Engineers: Closing the Loop: Approaches to Net-Zero Water
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Podium Presentation – David Crawford, President, American Rainwater Catchment System Association (ARCSA): Rainwater Harvesting in the 21st Century
P.M. Moderator – John Mesenbrink
1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Podium Presentation – Steven Buchberger, PhD, PE, Professor and Head Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Construction Management, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati: Estimating Peak Water Demands in Buildings with Efficient Fixtures - Progress and Prognosis
1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Podium Presentation – Gary Klein, Principal, Gary Klein and Associates: What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know About (Hot) Water
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Podium Presentation – Jim Lutz, Principal, Hot Water Research: In Search of the Missing Shower Water
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – W.G. (Walter) van der Schee, Concept Developer, Wolter & Dros, Netherlands Technical Association for Building Installations (TVVL): Requirements for Hot Water Circulation Systems Become More Stringent
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Podium Presentations and Panel Discussion: The ISO Water Efficiency Standard - Reducing Water Use Through Water Efficiency Labelling
(1) Brett Lovett, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia: Introduction to the ISO Water Efficiency Standard
(2) Dr. Carol Grossman, Director, Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: Reducing Water Use Through Water Efficiency Labelling - the Australian Experience
(3) Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive, Bathroom Manufacturers Association: Reducing Water Use Through Water Efficiency Labelling - the European Experience
(4) Veronica Blette, US EPA WaterSense Program: Reducing Water Use Through Water Efficiency Labelling - the American Experience
Panel Discussions – The ISO Water Efficiency / Banding Standard – The Development Process and Co-existing with Mature National Labelling Programs
Evening Networking Reception 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
May 16 A.M. Moderator – John McNally
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Joseph A. Cotruvo, PhD, BCES, Principal, Joseph Cotruvo and Associates: A Review of the Legionella 2018 Management Conference Findings
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Professor Dr. Thomas Kistemann, Institute for Hygiene & Public Health, Bonn University (Germany): Drinking Water Quality – Pathogen Prevention by Controlling Conditions Inherent to the Plumbing System
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Professor Juneseok Lee, San Jose State University: Development of Premise Plumbing Hydraulic-Water Quality Models
9:30 to 10:00 a.m. – Podium Presentation – William F. McCoy, PhD., Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder, Phigenics, LLC: Advances in Molecular Marker Negative Screening for Validation of Legionella Control in the Built Environment
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Jocelyn Liu, Senior Staff Engineer Brown and Caldwell, On Behalf of California Urban Water Agencies: Adapting to Change – Declining Flows and Utility Systems
11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Podium Presentation – Markus Lenger, Principal, Cleanblu: Smart Cities and Water Re-use
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Podium Presentation – Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency: Legal Landscapes - How State Laws Do (and Don’t)
P.M. Moderator – Steven Spaulding
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Podium Presentation – Marty LaPorte, ManageWater, Inc.: Adoption and Selective Use of Intelligent Technologies: Challenges and Benefits for Significant Value, Increased Safety and Efficiency
:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Podium Presentation – David Jacot, Director of Efficiency Solutions, USM, P.E., Chief of Efficiency Solutions Engineering & DWP La Kretz Labs, and Amir Tabakh, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Office of Sustainability: City of Los Angeles High Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures Ordinance No. 180822
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Podium Presentation – Eli Goldstein, CEO: SkyCool Systems: Non-Evaporative, Sub-Ambient Cooling with the Sky
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Special EWTS Presentation – The Robo-Rebels of Suzanne Middle School, Walnut, California: Development of the Pressure Potty Water Saving Sensor
To review detailed summaries from the 2016 EWTS and videos from prior symposiums, please click here.
The fifth International Emerging Technology Symposium was at The Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, May 10-11, 2016.
The 2016 International Emerging Technology Symposium…. Fostering Safety, Innovation and Sustainability in Building Water Systems.
To view video excerpts from past symposiums, go to www.youtube.com/user/IAPMOGroup
Sponsors, presenters, and panelists participating in this symposium represented a diverse body of knowledge in the fields of:
• Water, Sanitation and Health
• Water and Energy Efficiency
• Water Reuse
• Solar and Other Renewable Energies
• Water Quality
• Mitigating Opportunistic Pathogens
• Advancements in Mechanical Systems
• Plumbing Research Initiatives
• Laws, Regulations and Policy Development
• Topics raised by audience participants during the symposium
To view video excerpts from past symposiums, click here to search YouTube.
"This symposium represents an exciting opportunity to highlight how our industry creates and adapts to emerging technologies through the use of a vital emerging technology," said IAPMO Chief Executive Officer GP Russ Chaney. "The event promises to be tremendously informative, as we trust a great many unique organizations will seize the opportunity by providing their most highly-qualified experts as presenters and panelists."
Goals of the Emerging Technology Symposium
• Provide outstanding networking opportunities to meet experts in the fields of water and energy efficiency.
• Expose participants to emerging products and practices.
• Exchange views on new trends in the industry.
• Share ideas and approaches on bringing emerging technologies to market.
• Discuss innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts.
• Provide vision for a more efficient future for plumbing and mechanical systems
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The Fifth Symposium was co-convened with Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC), the Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), the United Association (UA), and the World Plumbing Council