Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the No-Dig North Show kick-off breakfast and listen to the keynote presentation by Toronto Water general manager Lou Di Gironimo.

Kelly VanNatten
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As someone who oversees a water, wastewater and stormwater system that delivers services to more than 3.5 million residents and businesses, Lou had a great deal of insight, experience and knowledge to share with the audience of trenchless project stakeholders.

In addition to Lou, countless other industry professionals from all perspectives take the time to share their experiences and knowledge through conference presentations, magazine articles and case studies, etc. It’s this type of information sharing that helps encourage collaboration among all perspectives and advance the industry.

If you’ve ever thought about sharing your expertise and real-world experiences, I encourage you to consider contributing editorial to Trenchless Technology magazine and/or participating as a panelist on one of the Trenchless Perspectives Webinar sessions in 2023. For more information, please reach out to either editor Sharon Bueno at [email protected] or managing editor Mike Kezdi at [email protected].

Have you Heard of CUIIC?

CUIIC stands for Canadian Underground Infrastructure Innovation Centre and is a newly established research and education center focused on important issues of underground infrastructure. By fostering collaboration across domains and forming together interdisciplinary research teams, CUIIC aims to drive innovation and lower the risks associated with underground construction. CUIIC is located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. For more information about CUIIC you can visit its website at cuiic.ca.

Must-Attend Trenchless Events in 2023

Before you finalize tradeshow budgets for next year’s tradeshow travels, be sure to check out these notable trenchless events:

HDD Academy, Feb. 16-17, Scottsdale, AZ (www.hddacademy.com)

Microtunneling Short Course, April 11-13, Scottsdale, AZ (www.microtunnelingshortcourse.com)

NASTT’s No-Dig Show, April 30-May 4, 2023, Portland, OR (www.nodigshow.com)

No-Dig North, Oct. 23-25, Edmonton, AB (www.nodignorth.ca)

Utility Expo (formerly ICUEE), Sept. 26-28, Louisville, KY (www.theutilityexpo.com)

Renew Your Subscription or Subscribe

If you haven’t renewed your subscription in the last year, you’ll want to do so now so you continue to stay connected to the industry! Here’s the easiest way to renew your subscription or become a new subscriber to Trenchless Technology magazine: Go to trenchlesstechnology.com/subscribe and complete the online subscription form.

As always, we are here to serve you, our readers. If you have any suggestions or comments, please send them to me at [email protected].

Until next month!

Kelly VanNatten

Publisher, Trenchless Technology