NEWEA/NEWWA IT Fair

Information Technology & Asset Management Fair: Technology in the Water Works Industry

November 5, 2019 · New England Water Works Association Training Center, Holliston, MA

The New England Water Works Association Information Technology Committee and the New England Water Environment Association Asset Management Committee are seeking presentations for the Fall 2019 Information Technology & Asset Management Fair. We invite you to submit a presentation abstract to be considered for the 2019 fair. The fair will consist of a combination of technical presentations and “learning stations,” where actual demonstrations of technology may be made in a small group interactive forum. All attendees will be required to attend each presentation and learning station.

Our intent for this year’s symposium is to assemble a diverse set of presentations and points of view from projects, studies, and practices demonstrating how utilities have leveraged technology to meet the challenges of maintaining aging infrastructure and meeting regulatory requirements. We welcome presentations from any combination of government entities, consultants, non-governmental agencies, and water suppliers dealing with the technical, political, financial and planning aspects of running a utility.

We will give priority to case studies that address two or more of the topics listed below:

  • GIS
  • Managing data from multiple sources
  • Asset Management Best Practices
  • Technology demonstrations
  • Work Order Management
  • Field data collection
  • Technology for operational efficiency

The deadline for submittal of abstracts is June 10, 2019.

Abstracts related to the topics listed above should be submitted via e-mail to Margaret McCarthy at mccarthym@wseinc.com, or you can also complete this form and mail to Mary Quigley at NEWWA, 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA 01746-1471 or by fax to (508) 893-9898.

Abstracts should be 250 words or less. Please include authors and affiliations, with the presenting author noted. Presenting authors will receive a complimentary fair registration. Please provide contact information for the presenting author and/or primary person to contact regarding your abstract. Presentations shall not be sales pitches for a particular company or product.

We plan to compile and distribute packets of the symposium’s curriculum to all participants. Speakers should plan to submit PowerPoint files, or a presentation synopsis, by October 29th for inclusion in the packet.