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Risk & Resilience: America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) and Xylem Solutions

Risk & Resilience: America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) and Xylem Solutions

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Presented by the experts at Xylem

Join us for this live Webinar | Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET

Starting in March 2020, America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) will require community drinking water systems to develop or update Risk and Resilience Assessments (RRAs) and Emergency Response Plans (ERPs) if the systems serve more than 3,300 people.  AWIA is a concrete example of how the water utility industry is increasingly focused on solving the risks posed by natural disasters, malevolent acts, and aging infrastructure.  This webinar will educate attendees on the requirements of AWIA and include information on other government initiatives that are putting utility resiliency in the spotlight.

This webinar will highlight several solutions that are helping water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities address risk by building dynamic resiliency into their systems. We will present examples that have helped address increasing storm severity, sea level rise, aging infrastructure, and water quality degradation.

Earn complimentary CEU credits by successfully completing 
this online webinar upon request.

This session will be presented by Chris ThomsonRich LoefflerAsad ChoudryHunter Powell and Salvador Dominguez.

Chris Thomson  
Director of Marketing for Water Utilities, Xylem
Chris Thomson is the Director of Marketing for Water Utilities in the Americas for Xylem. He has over 19 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Throughout his career he has been active in the training community – teaching and presenting through AWWA, WEF, Rural Water, and other organizations. Chris has a Master’s Degree of Science in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and Maryland.
Rich Loeffler
Client Solutions Architect, Xlyem
Rich earned a BS degree in Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University, specializing in natural resources and the environment. He’s been engineering treatment processes in the water industry for 14 years. His efforts began developing and designing advanced treatment systems to help communities diversify their water supplies in water-stressed areas. Rich now focuses on working with clients to leverage 21st century technologies to drive enterprise efficiency and environmental improvement in wet and dry weather conditions.
Asad Choudry
Marketing Business Development Manager for Flygt Large Systems at Xylem
Asad Choudry is the Marketing / Business Development Manager for large submersible pumps, hydroturbines and Flygt A-C Custom Pumps. Asad is responsible for growth and development of marketing execution strategies as they relate to his product portfolio. Asad has over fifteen years of experience in product and project management, sales, and applications for centrifugal pumping equipment. Asad holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Aerospace Engineering from Hofstra University in New York.
Hunter Powell
Godwin Product Manager – Americas, Xylem
Hunter Powell is the Godwin Product Manager for the Americas. Hunter is an industry expert with 14 years of engineering experience in dewatering and bypass pumping system design and standards. For the past 10 years, he has designed numerous water and wastewater projects for the Southern US and he has supported our customers through many tropical storms and hurricanes during his tenure. He holds a degree in Biological Systems Engineering with a focus on Land and Water Resource Management from Virginia Tech.
Salvador Dominguez
Product Manager – Treatment, Xylem
Salvador Dominguez is Product Manager for the Treatment division of Xylem. He has been working in the biogas and water treatment industry for 9 years. He is responsible for product development, strategies and global launches. Salvador is focused on clarification and HAB related advanced treatment solutions. Salvador is also champion in the non-profit Watermark organization, helping communities and educating the public around water related challenges. He holds a state certified degree in Business Management from Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-College and lives Charlotte NC, USA.