UIM: Water Utility Infrastructure Management, the leading journal of finance and management for water and wastewater professionals, is excited to announce the dates for its 16th annual Water Asset Management Conference in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 18-19, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

The Water Asset Management Conference, which has its roots dating to 2001, has historically been a program focusing exclusively on water infrastructure asset management. This year, the program will feature a separate track highlighting water loss challenges and solutions.

“Over the years, the Water Asset Management Conference has been a unique event because of its focus specifically on water and wastewater utility asset management,” said Bernie Krzys, CEO and publisher of UIM. “This year, we felt there was an opportunity to add a new component to the program, and water loss is undoubtedly an area that needs more attention in our industry from utility leaders, city planners and elected officials. I think most people would probably be surprised to learn the water loss rate in their community. The topic of water loss also fits nicely with our overarching emphasis on asset management.”

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The Water Asset Management Conference will feature two days of focused presentations covering the latest in technology and best practices in asset management and water loss. The presentations are selected by a panel of leading professionals in these fields.

Topics to be addressed on the asset management side include: risk assessment, data management, planning and prioritizing infrastructure investment, renewal technology and more. For the water loss track, topics include: managing lead detection programs, new technologies for identifying leaks, reducing non-revenue water, water resources planning in drought conditions, and more.

One of the hallmarks of the Water Asset Management Conference is the interactive dialogue among participants. The limited-seat venue is ideal for back-and-forth discussion that is missing from many industry events. CEUs are available for attendees.

This event is being held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, conveniently located near Columbus’ Arena and Short North Districts, packed with bars, restaurants, shops and a vibrant nightlife scene. The Columbus Convention Center, Huntington Park, Nationwide Arena and The Ohio State University are also just minutes away.

For more information, visit the conference website, or contact Jeni Leist: [email protected]