Water Research Foundation Resources Expert Symposiums Intelligent Water Networks Summit 2018

The Water Research Foundation and CH2M (now Jacobs) hosted the Intelligent Water Networks Summit and Workshop (project #4714), in Alexandria, Virginia, on February 12-13, 2018.

This event was the culmination of a series of regional workshops to gather information from utilities, tech firms, and consultants about their experiences with Intelligent Water Networks. Topics included contamination modeling, wastewater system optimization, cybersecurity, resilience, non-revenue water management, and more.

Participation in the summit provided each attendee the opportunity to be a voice in how intelligent systems can be used to improve compliance, operational efficiencies, and reduce costs for water systems globally.


DC Water: Creating the Digital Utility – Thomas Kuczynski, DC Water

Intersection of Smart Cities & Smart Water

Smart and Secure Cities and Communities – Sokwoo Rhee, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Bellevue SMART: Planning for a Smarter City – Andrew Lee, City of Bellevue

Smart Cities – Jason Nelson, Smart Cities Council

Merging Smart Cities with Smart Water – Amir Cahn, The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN)

Contamination Monitoring

Learn, Design, and Implement for Water Quality Surveillance and Response – Nelson Mix, EPA

Surveillance and Response System at Greater Cincinnati Water Works – Yeongho Lee, GCWW

Wastewater System Optimization

Smart Sewers: Using Technology to Improve Wet Weather Operations – Reese Johnson, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Reinventing CSO Solutions – Kieran Fahey, City of South Bend, Indiana

Smart Water and Blue Plains AWTP – Elkin Hernandez, DC Water

Cyber & Cloud Security

Security in the Cloud – Ray Chang, Amazon Web Services

Source Water Management

Intelligent Water Networks and Watershed Management – Matthew Ries, DC Water

Continuous Vertical Profile Monitoring: Detection and Suppression of a Cyanobacterial Bloom – David Austin, CH2M

Capital Improvement Project Optimization & Data Analytics

Project Prioritization (Optimization) – Christian “Wolffie” Miller, Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District

Denver Water Dynamic and Adaptive Master Plan – Kedric Szana, Denver Water

Providing Value in Real-Time – Jeannette Ortiz, Colorado Springs Utilities

Supporting Resilience

EPA Tools and Guidance for Resiliency – Nelson Mix, EPA

Water Sector Approach to Manage Risk & Resilience – Kevin Morley, AWWA

Non-Revenue Water Management

CSI/AMI Implementation: A Case Study – Cedar Hill Texas – Joe Komisarz, City of Cedar Hill, Texas

Gwinnett County Non-Revenue Water Pilot Project – Ken Thompson, CH2M