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Environmental & Water Resources Institute

Created in 1999, the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) is the recognized leader within ASCE for the integration of technical expertise and public policy in the planning, design, construction, and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land, and water resources.


Earn up to 5.5 PDHs in the ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute’s Technical Program.

On September 14, the program begins with the panel discussion: "Challenges Facing Water Utilities." This panel showcases the challenges and successes of domestic and international water utilities. The opening panelists will offer insights into current and future challenges, including thoughts on emerging contaminants. You will also hear updates on major infrastructure projects.

  • John J. Entsminger, General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority / Las Vegas Valley Water District
  • Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E., M.ASCE Director, Houston Public Works
  • Jim Lochhead, P.E., M.ASCE CEO/Manager, Denver Water
  • James "Jay" Price, Deputy General Manager, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)
  • Dionisio Garcia, CEO, Global Omnium, Valencia, Spain

The program will continue September 15 with a series of captivating featured speakers:

Featured Speakers

Honorable Minister Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama RaoHonorable Minister Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao
An International Perspective on Water - The World’s Largest Irrigation and Drinking Water System

Raymond “Paul” GirouxRaymond “Paul” Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE
Building Hoover Dam

Dave JohnsonDave Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Engineering and Operations, Las Vegas Valley Water District / Southern Nevada Water Authority
Water Conservation & Sustainability - Large Water Infrastructure

Darren LytleDarren Lytle, Ph.D., Senior Research Environmental Engineer for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Federal / National Perspective on U.S.A. Water Challenges