Title: 2020- The Future of Water is Now!
Top minds at AWT gather to discuss the impacts and opportunities of data science and innovative technology on conventional water treatment practice as we roll into the next decade.
Bios: All panelists have participated in multiple national public speaking events
Lawrence Hindle, AVP, Global Engineering Operations at Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Larry is a dynamic engineering leader with 35 years experience in facilities management, project management and engineering operations including hotels, nuclear facilities, hospitals, commercial and mixed use facilities. Hospitality engineering management including hotel openings, acquisitions, engineering task force, security, risk management and large scale capital projects.
Robert Cunningham, P.E. is a water treatment consultant providing advice and advanced problem-solving skills. Bob brings 55 years of domestic and international field service and troubleshooting experience with several large national water treatment companies. Bob is currently a Principal Consultant. His background lies in cooling water chemistry, both commercial and industrial, in open and closed systems, as well as in boiler water chemistry. Additionally, he has experience with wastewater, industrial and municipal, as well as municipal drinking water and process water chemistry.
Colin Frayne is a Brit, now a US citizen based in Georgia, and recognized as one of the world’s leading industry consultants in water treatment, environmental science, and industrial process chemistry. He has worked in industry for over half a century and is by original training, an industrial chemist, corrosion engineer, and environmental scientist. During this time, Colin has lived on every continent (except Antarctica) and has worked in over 70 countries in a variety of diverse industries, such as utility power plants, coke ovens, metals mining and refining, oil & gas, chemical and nuclear fuel plants.
Bill is a Biology/Medical Biochemistry graduate of East Carolina University and a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International). He is active in many water treatment technical trade and related professional associations. He currently serves as Liaison for the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) to the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI). He has chaired the AWT Legionella Task Force and served as the AWT organizational representative on the NSF Standard 444 (Legionella) joint committee. In addition, Bill has served on AWT task forces to the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Bill holds the Vice Chair of the ASHRAE (Legionellosis) SSPC 188 committee and Chair of the CTI (159) Legionellosis committee.
Robert M. O’Donnell is the Founding Partner of Aquanomix LLC, and has more than 20 years of experience in the water management industry. Rob holds a US patent on the optimization of system energy and water efficiency. He has experience with diverse client sectors including biotechnology, aircraft manufacturing, banking and data centers industries among others. His work includes water reclamation technologies, active stormwater management, and groundwater remediation and reuse. Rob has held several national positions such as the ASPE Main Design Standards Committee Member, AWT National Liaisons to US Green Building Council, ICC/CSA North American Standard for Rainwater Collection Systems Committee Member and U.S. Technical Advisory Group Member to ISO/TC 282-Water Reuse.
Adam Green, Esq.-
Green concentrates his practice in matters involving water handling systems, water treatment chemistry, products liability, commercial litigation, construction and toxic torts on a national scale. He has served as lead counsel in more than 25 states from Hawaii to Florida to Massachusetts. Adam defended the first reported Legionella wrongful death case against a chemical water treater from the trial court through the United State fifth circuit court of appeals.
Lauren Black, PHD (Moderator)
Lauren’s background is as an educator and researcher in the Chemistry, Math, Engineering and Data Science fields. She is currently the Client Success Manager at Aquanomix. Lauren holds a BS in Mathematics, Master Civil Engineering, and PhD. Civil Engineering.
In this state of the industry, the moderator will lead an esteemed panel discussion. Panelists will share their personal experiences throughout their careers using limited data sets to solve water related issues and the challenges that has historically presented, as well as illustrate how that is changing with better data collection methodolgies. Better data produces better outcomes.
Moderator will prompt a short discussion following each experience.
This will lead into a discussion of present-day analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and how it fits into the landscape of our industry.
Smart building management has arrived! Smart building technology encompasses security, elevator, HVAC, and lighting control.
The question is ‘When will owners demand smarter data driven solutions from their water treatment partners to support risk management objectives?’ The tide is turning with expectations of water management professionals in managing inherent water related risks in buildings.
Major concerns in facilities operations includes the protection of capital assets, occupant safety and operational efficiency of mechanical equipment. These risks will be identified and discussed in a round table setting to explain the changing role of the water management provider. Doing more with less is the rallying cry in the data age. Data science is now offering a more timely, accurate and precise way to support the management of these omnipresent risks. Panelists will highlight ways that data analytics is driving solutions to water related risk.
The roundtable will close with the moderator reviewing frequently asked questions and subsequent audience Q&A.
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