AMWA Innovation Series

About the Series

In 2017, AMWA is showcasing efforts from around the country by members implementing innovations to build more resilient and sustainable utilities. 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, AMWA hopes 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 both Q&A and a general discussion about innovation and utility planning for the future.


May 11 Webinar

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Scott Potter, Director of Nashville Metro Water Services since 2001 and AMWA’s president, will discuss how a triple bottom line (TBL) analysis demonstrates comprehensive infrastructure construction value. Nashville Metro Water Services used TBL to show the community and leaders how a $14M infrastructure investment produced $27M in benefits and 160 jobs.  TBL provided the ability to represent the project’s value more comprehensively than an exclusively financial-based analysis approach.

Glen Gerads, Minneapolis’ Director of Water Treatment and Distribution Services since 2013, will highlight the methodology, outcomes and lessons learned from this robust analysis and subsequent activities. Minneapolis Water Works recently completed a multiyear project to update its water system vulnerability assessment using the ANSI/ASME-ITI/AWWA J100-10 Standard for Risk and Resilience Management of Water Systems.


February 28 Webinar
The recording of the February 28 webinar is now available. The webinar slides are available here.

AMWA Innovations Webinar February 2017

About the February 28 Webinar

John Stomp, PE, COO of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, discussed 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 and CTO for Tampa Bay Water described how Tampa Bay Water developed in-house expertise in using climate information for both short-term and long-range planning. She also discussed 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.