AMWA Innovation Series

Register today for the first in a webinar series highlighting innovations by AMWA member utilities through case studies in resilience and sustainability.

AMWA kicks off 2017 with the first in a series of webinars designed to showcase efforts from around the country by members implementing innovations to build a more resilient and sustainable utility. These hour-long webinars will also feature a dialog among participants about issues and trends related to the future of drinking water utilities. With this webinar series, we hope to maximize discussion and engagement between webinar presenters and participants. Therefore, each webinar will highlight the innovative work of two member utilities, and provide substantial focused time for Q&A as well as for general discussion about innovation and utility planning for the future. Webinars would be scheduled for one hour.


The first webinar is Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST.  Our speakers will be John Stomp, Chief Operating Officer of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, and Alison Adams, Chief Technical Officer at Tampa Bay Water.

About the Speakers:

John Stomp, PE, has been with ABCWUA for 21 years. He has held several positions at the authority including Water Resources Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Stomp will discuss the water authority's recently adopted 100-year water plan. The planning process analyzed three different uncertain demand and supply projections, including the potential effects of climate change, shortages and other uncertainties.

Alison Adams, PhD, PE, is the Chief Technical Officer for Tampa Bay Water, the largest wholesale public water supplier in Florida. Dr. Adams, a water resources engineer, has worked on large-scale water supply and management problems for over 30 years. She will describe how Tampa Bay Water developed in-house expertise in using climate information for both short-term and long-range planning. She will also discuss the importance of building internal collaboration among operations staff, data analysts and decision makers to show how innovation can build a more resilient utility framework.