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Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize and 2017 Borchardt Conference

The Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize is a new honor to acknowledge a professional whose accomplishments in the water or wastewater treatment fields have been nationally and internationally recognized. | Short Read

Inaugural Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize
and
2017 Borchardt Conference: ​24th Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater

​February 21-22, 2017
Rackham Building
University of Michigan
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Visit the conference registration site.

The Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize is a new honor consisting of a $10,000 cash award to acknowledge a senior or mid-career professional whose accomplishments in the water or wastewater treatment fields have been nationally and internationally recognized. The Prize will be presented at the Borchardt Conference. As part of the award ceremony, the recipient is invited to deliver the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Lecture.

Every three years, the Borchardt Conference brings together a diverse group of engineers, scientists, practitioners and students to present and discuss the latest issues and advances in water and wastewater science and engineering. In addition to the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Lecturer and two invited keynote speakers, presenters for oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts on recent developments in the drinking water and wastewater fields. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Keynote speakers:

Borchardt Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Janet Stout, Director and President, Special Pathogens Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA and Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh.

Glysson Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Sudhir Murthy, Innovations Chief, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water).

Please direct technical questions to:
Lutgarde Raskin, PhD
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
Phone : 734-647-6920
Email: raskin@umich.edu

David B. Schendel, PE, DEE
Co-Chair, Borchardt Conference Planning Team
Phone: 313-770-3486
Email: david.schendel@ch2m.com

Please direct any other questions to:
Ingra Stimach
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
Phone : 734-764-6024
Email: istimach@umich.edu

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