Environmental and Water Resource Institute (EWRI)

EWRI Upcoming events

    • 06 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 07 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • online

    Join the American Society of Civil Engineers (Pittsburgh Section), the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (Pittsburgh Chapter) and Sustainable Pittsburgh for the 11th Sustainability Conference.

    During this two-day event, national and local experts will present current challenges, opportunities, and strategies for how the Pittsburgh region can ensure a healthy and safe environment for all of its residents and future generations. The conference will be a mix of invited speaker presentations, interactive break out discussions, and expert panel discussions.


    • The economy and government operations post COVID-19
    • Tackling climate change at the local level for large and small communities
    • The power of local governments to ensure the future of Southwest Pennsylvania’s public health and ensuring clean water, air, and soil for all residents
    • Creating collaborative networks for solving difficult challenges
    • Risk, climate change, and resilience
    Who Should Attend: Municipal and State Elected Officials and Staff, Engineers, Nonprofit and Community Leaders, Planners, and Architects. 


    Featured Keynote: Carolyn Kousky, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Wharton Risk Center, University of Pennsylvania

    • An Open Conversation about Challenges Facing Your Community - Led by Adam Welchel, Ph.D. - Director of Science - The Nature Conservancy
    • Understanding Community Challenges and Fostering Resilience
    • Allison Acevedo, J.D.- Director of the Office of Environmental Justice-Department of Environmental Protection 
    • Majestic Lane - Chief Equity Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff - City of Pittsburgh 
    • Jamil Bey, Ph.D. - Executive Director - UrbanKind Institute 
    • Noble A-W Maseru, Ph.D. - Director Center of Health Equity - University of Pittsburgh  

    Featured Keynote: Carol Haddock MPA, PE - Public Works Director - City of Houston

    • Grant Ervin, MPIA - Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director for the Department of City Planning - City of Pittsburgh
    • Climate Resilience Analysis and Planning
    • Marissa Aho, AICP - Resilience Officer - City of Houston
    • Dave Rosenblatt, MAT - State Chief Resilience Officer - State of New Jersey
    • Alex Caplan - Executive Vice President of Alternative Risk for Amwins Group
    • A Conversation of Public Health and Equity. Moderated by Joylette Portlock, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Sustainable Pittsburgh
    • Will Pickering - Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority 
    • Jim Kelly, MS ES&P- Deputy Director - Environmental Health Bureau, Allegheny County Health Department
    • Megan Zeigler MLA - Vice President of Planning and Policy - Green Building Alliance
    • Ariam Ford, MCP - Executive Director - Grounded
    • Howard M. Neukrug, PE - Executive Director - The Water Center, University of Pennsylvania

    General Inquiries: Jason Baguet jbaguet@scitekanswers.com 

    ASCE is committed to reducing the risk of adverse health impacts to our communities. As a result, we are delivering our event as a virtual only option. No in-person options will be available. This is consistent with the recent updates to the ASCE National and Pittsburgh Section recommendations to cancel, postpone, or use virtual platforms for all events scheduled before May 31, 2021 or until further notice. We invite you to join us virtually for this engaging and informative event. 

    If you need financial assistance to attend this conference please e-mail Jim Price at jprice@sustainablepittsburgh.org

Past events

23 Oct 2020 Power Skills Workshop - Effective Communication
20 Nov 2019 Controlling Lead in Drinking Water with Orthophosphate: Are There Impacts on Urban Stream Health?
15 Jun 2019 River Cleanup
19 May 2019 EWRI National Congress
06 Mar 2019 10th Annual Sustainability Conference - Smart Cities: Transforming Cities for a New Era
11 Feb 2019 EWRI February GBM
12 Dec 2018 Planning for Success in an Uncertain Future
15 Oct 2018 When Drinking Water Became Safer: A Free Online Webinar
26 Jul 2018 Urban Green Infrastructure Workshop
21 Mar 2018 EWRI General Body Meeting
14 Dec 2017 EWRI GBM
16 Nov 2017 Annual Sustainability Conference
26 Oct 2017 EWRI '17-'18 Kickoff Event
09 Aug 2017 What’s New in Flood Protection?
17 Jun 2017 EWRI River Sweep
04 May 2017 Tech Talk: Complete Streets
07 Mar 2017 EWRI General Body Meeting
19 Jan 2017 EWRI Tech Talks: Legal Considerations for Utility Coordination
24 Oct 2016 Green Infrastructure Tour and Dinner Seminar
06 Oct 2016 CANCELLED - EWRI Tech Talks
19 May 2016 8th Annual Sustainability Conference
17 Mar 2016 EWRI / GI Joint Dinner Meeting
04 Nov 2015 ACE Mentoring: Water Resources
20 Oct 2015 EWRI Lunch and Technical Seminar: Water Reuse - Oxelia Filtration System
05 May 2015 7th Annual Sustainability Conference: Practical and Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Communities
16 Apr 2015 CANCELLED - EWRI Dinner & Seminar: Innovative Disinfection
09 Apr 2015 EWRI CMU Networking Event
12 Feb 2015 EWRI Breakfast Seminar: Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water and Wastewater
21 Jan 2015 ACE Mentoring - Water Resources
18 Dec 2014 December EWRI Meeting
03 Dec 2014 EWRI Student-Professional Networking Event
03 Dec 2014 Open Access Journals in Water Resources
15 Nov 2014 Epanet modeling workshop
30 Oct 2014 CANCELLED - Innovative Disinfection Seminar
23 Oct 2014 October EWRI Meeting
11 Sep 2014 Dinner and Seminar: Development and Remediation for Brownfields
04 Sep 2014 EWRI-PGH Green Infrastructure Lunch Seminar
24 Apr 2014 CMU-EWRI Networking Event
29 Mar 2014 HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS Workshop
27 Mar 2014 EWRI Sustainability Conference
07 Feb 2014 Potential Water Quality Impacts from Leaking Sewers
04 Dec 2013 EWRI Formal Networking Event
27 Aug 2013 Storm Water Certification Courses
18 Apr 2013 What is a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)?
31 Jan 2013 EWRI Board Meeting
13 Dec 2012 12th Annual Southwestern Pennsylvania Smart Growth Conference
08 Nov 2012 Pumping Systems Design for Civil Engineers
12 Oct 2012 The 5th Annual Sustainability Conference
26 Jul 2012 EWRI Board Meeting
12 Jun 2012 CANCELED: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDLs) and Impacts to Regional Sewage & Stormwater Planning & Permitting
29 Apr 2012 CMU Summit on US-China Innovation and Entrepeneurship
28 Mar 2012 Dam Breach Analysis Using HEC-RAS
19 Jan 2012 Marcellus Shale Environmental & Geotechnical Impacts
10 Nov 2011 Innovative Stormwater Management Workshop
19 Oct 2011 Geosynthetics for Sediment Control, Erosion Prevention, and Stormwater Management
22 Sep 2011 EWRI 4th Annual Sustainability Conference
21 Jun 2011 The Formation of Stormwater Utilities
31 Mar 2011 Annual CSO Event
27 Jan 2011 Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Exploration and Environmental Impacts
18 Nov 2010 Geosynthetics for Sediment Control, Erosion Prevention and Stormwater Management
28 Oct 2010 Pennsylvania's Aging Water Infrastructure
09 Sep 2010 Pittsburgh Regional Water Conference (6 PDHs)
09 Mar 2010 Annual CSO/SSO Solutions Dinner - UPDATE
19 Jan 2010 Microturbine Technology for Utilization of Biogas to Create Sustainable Energy
03 Nov 2009 Stormwater Management in Sustainable Urban Design
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