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December Session:

 
Wastewater & Sewer Data Management  

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

10:00am MT

Using GIS for State and Local Government Asset Management WEBINAR SERIES

The management of wastewater and sewer data involves the collection, analysis, and storage of information related to the sewer systems, Join this session to learn how GIS technology provides a framework for organizing, analyzing, and visualizing wastewater and sewer spatial data.

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OVERVIEW

 

Wastewater and sewer data management is a critical aspect of urban infrastructure management. The management of wastewater and sewer data involves the collection, analysis, and storage of information related to the sewer systems, such as flow rates, quality parameters, and maintenance schedules. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology plays a significant role in wastewater and sewer data management, as it provides a framework for organizing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data. GIS can be used to map and analyze the sewer infrastructure, identify areas with high wastewater flow rates, and prioritize maintenance and repair activities. GIS can also be used to model the movement of wastewater through the sewer system, simulate scenarios, and optimize the operation of the system. Overall, the integration of GIS technology with wastewater and sewer data management improves the effectiveness of urban infrastructure management, resulting in measurable public health and environmental outcomes.

GISP Points

This event may qualify for GIS Certification Institute continuing education credits.

To submit for GISP Points, visit www.gisci.org to self-submit the event curriculum for approval

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

Organizations:​

  • Cities/Towns/Municipalities

  • Campuses/Zoos/Parks

  • Enterprises

  • DOTs

Roles:

  • Managers, Analysts, and Directors

  • Elected Officials

  • Department Heads and Division Directors

Sectors:

  • Land Administration

  • Transportation Planning & Management

  • Utilities Planning & Management

  • Law Enforcement/Fire/Public Safety

  • Public Administration

  • Economic Development

  • Urban Planning

  • Parks and Recreation

  • Public Information Services

  • Public Works

  • Purchasing

  • Sustainability

  • Welfare and Human Services

  • Environmental Planning, Management, and Services

  • Treasury and Budget

  • Risk Management

  • and more ...

Agenda

AGENDA

Tuesday, 12 December 2023
All times in US (Denver) Mountain time

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10:00am

Welcome and Introductions

Moderator: Jared Sheehan, Senior Director, Water Foundry

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A brief overview of using GIS for Wastewater & Sewer Data Management, and introduction of the webinar presenters.

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10:05am

ArcGIS Solutions for Wastewater & Sewer Data Management 

Alex Kabak, Product Engineer, Esri

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Esri's Alex Kabak will demo several ArcGIS Solutions for Sewer Data Management and Sewer Manhole Inspections. He will show how those solutions can be deployed and work together to manage wastewater assets and manhole inspections.

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10:25am

AZGeo: an Overview and Case Study

Jenna Leveille, Deputy State Cartographer, Arizona State Land Dept
Phil Ponce, VP/Owner, Engineering Mapping Solutions, Inc

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A focus on the AZGeo Data Hub, an initiative of the Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC), developed in partnership with the Arizona State Land Department. AZGeo provides access to online map services, FGDC compliant metadata, geospatial data downloads, and applications which are utilized by municipal, regional state and tribal governments, private companies and the public to support the needs of Arizona’s citizens. Access is free and provides registered users access to ArcGIS Online GIS tools. AZGeo collaborates with a variety of agencies allowing geospatial professionals throughout the state to consolidate their data and applications in a shared site, reducing redundant data and repeated requests for data. An overview of AZGeo will be followed by a case study.

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10:40am

Precision in the Pipeline: Transforming Sewer Data Management

Noah Golinko, Geospatial Enablement Specialist, Bad Elf

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Bad Elf's GPS technology, in collaboration with ESRI's ArcGIS Solutions, optimizes wastewater and sewer data management by providing high-precision geospatial data for accurate asset tracking. This integration streamlines maintenance, resource allocation, and decision-making processes, reducing operational costs and improving environmental sustainability. Together, Bad Elf and ESRI enhance the efficiency and reliability of sewer infrastructure management, benefiting municipalities and utility operators.

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10:50am

GIS and Hydraulic – A Great Couple

Tom Walski, Senior Product Manager, Bentley Systems
Simon Newton, Product Success Engineer - Water, Bentley Systems

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GIS and hydraulic modeling both rely on spatial data, but they are complementary, not competing technologies. The key to success is recognizing and leveraging each technology’s strengths.

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11:00am - 11:30am

Panel Discussion Session / Audience Q&A

Moderator:
Jared Sheehan, Senior Director, Water Foundry
Presenters:
Jenna Leveille, Deputy State Cartographer, Arizona State Land Dept
Phil Ponce, VP/Owner, Engineering Mapping Solutions, Inc
Alex Kabak, Product Engineer, Esri
Noah Golinko, Geospatial Enablement Specialist, Bad Elf
Tom Walski, Senior Product Manager, Bentley Systems
Simon Newton, Product Success Engineer - Water, Bentley Systems

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A roundtable discussion among industry solution providers and presenters, focusing on Wastewater & Sewer Data Management, followed by live audience questions and answers.

Speakers

SPEAKERS

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Jared Sheehan

Senior Director
Water Foundry

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Jared Sheehan is a Senior Director at Water Foundry, a trusted advisor to select global clients in the public and private sector and technology providers in solving water related challenges. Jared is also a TEDx speaker on water innovation, Co-Founder of Supply Wizards and Advisor at Clearyst. He served previously as CEO of social impact incubator PwrdBy and was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Jared is the author of the State of Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit Sector report and is a writer for numerous publications including Inter-American Development Bank, GreenBiz, Nonprofit Pro, LATech4Good, and Colorado Institute for Social Impact. Jared sits on the board of the Youth Business Alliance. He holds an MS in Environmental Science and Policy form Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Accounting and Environmental Science from Miami University.

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Alex Kabak

Product Engineer
Esri

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Alex Kabak is a Product Engineer on the Utilities Solution team at Esri. He focuses on the Water and Wastewater Utilities and developed Esri’s Lead Service Line Inventory solution.

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Jenna Leveille

Deputy State Cartographer
Arizona State Land Dept

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Jenna Leveille is the Deputy State Cartographer for the Arizona State Land Department. She has worked in GIS for over 20 years, including over 15 years in state government. In her current role, Jennas has seen a significant increase in collaboration and involvement in the state GIS coordinating council, with partners from all levels of government and the private sector collaborating to solve common problems. Jenna is a former President of the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) and an AGIC Council member.

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Phil Ponce

Vice President and Owner
Engineering Mapping Solutions, Inc

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Phil Ponce and Marty Shaeffer founded Engineering Mapping Solutions (EMS) in 1995 in Phoenix, AZ. With a focus on GIS utility mapping, EMS delivers world-class engineering-based digital data solutions based in best-practices data design, conversion, and custom software applications.

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Tom Walski

Senior Product Manager
Bentley Systems

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Tom Walski, Ph.D., P.E. is a senior a product manager at Bentley Systems, Inc. He has over 40 years of experience in applied hydraulics for water and waste water systems. He is author of hundreds of journal papers and conference presentations and is the author or co-author of several books. He serves on numerous professional committees and has held positions as university professor, manager of an engineering department, director of operations and executive director of a regional utility.

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Simon Newton

Product Success Engineer - Water
Bentley Systems

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Simon Newton has international consulting experience focused on water conveyance, treatment, and hydraulic modeling. Prior to joining Bentley,  Simon worked for international consultants delivering projects on riverine, stormwater and inundation studies. He has a Natural Resources & Civil engineering degree from University of Canterbury, NZ. Mr. Newton is a member of the Engineering Solutions team for Bentley's OpenFlows software where he provides support to existing and prospective users to get the most out of their hydraulic and hydrologic models and analyzes.         

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Noah Golinko

Geospatial Enablement Specialist
Bad Elf LLC

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Noah Golinko is a Geospatial Enablement Specialist with Bad Elf.  A recent graduate with a Master's degree in Geographic Information Science from Arizona State University, his academic journey was complemented by internships at the City of Tempe and Bad Elf, where he gained valuable insights into the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the intricacies of State and Local Governments. Transitioning to a full-time role at Bad Elf, he has been at the forefront of developing GIS solutions that bridge technology and governance, helping local authorities improve their services and make informed decisions. Noah's dedication to GIS, practical experience, and problem-solving abilities position him as a promising professional in the field, poised to drive meaningful change.

Sponsors

SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS

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Bad Elf GNSS receivers deliver affordable accuracy through easy-to-use hardware supported by continuously evolving firmware, apps, and cloud services. Founded in 2010, Bad Elf created the first Made for iOS external GPS accessory and now enables high performance location services for all mobile platforms.

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Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Geospatial Intelligence, Open Source, Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contracts. Founded in 2004, Carahsoft is headquartered in Reston, Virginia and employs more than 1,900 professionals dedicated to serving the Public Sector.

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The World Geospatial Industry Council is an association of companies representing the entire ecosystem of geospatial industry. WGIC endeavors to enhance the role of the geospatial industry and strengthen its contribution in global economy and society. We facilitate exchange of knowledge within the geospatial industry and co-creation of larger business opportunities for the geospatial industry. We represent business interest, share perspectives of the geospatial industry and undertake policy advocacy and dialogue with public authorities, multilateral agencies and other relevant bodies.

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Bentley Systems is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. With over 5,000 colleagues, we generate annual revenues of more than $1 billion in 194 countries. Bentley’s OpenFlows is the most widely used commercial platform of water, wastewater, and stormwater hydraulic modeling software. Coupled with our digital twin solutions, you can confidently plan, analyze, design, and operate/maintain intelligent and resilient water systems of any complexity. https://www.bentley.com/en/products/brands/openflows

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Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) is committed to advancing the science of location intelligence and geospatial technology.  We want to inspire, push the envelope, break through boundaries, solve problems, and introduce a new kind of decision support. We go beyond location intelligence to plan, design, build, implement, transform, and maintain. We use spatial information to empower understanding, influence the decision-making process, offer new insights, reveal new data relationships, predict events, engage and educate the community, and solve problems of the future. The ultimate outcome is a smarter, more resilient, and sustainable government. We create location intelligent organizations!

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