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What's on Tap?
You won't want to miss the 2016 IETS program, which is shaping up to be the most compelling to date. This biennial event continues to provide critical insight into the future of our industry. Nowhere else is such focused attention provided for professionals on all facets of optimizing the safe and efficient use of water. Join with your colleagues on May 10th and 11th, 2016 in Chicago, at this must attend event. Here's just a sample of what's on tap:  

Opportunistic Pathogens in Premise Plumbing: The prime directive of the plumbing industry is to design and install safe water supply and sanitary systems for our nation's buildings. However, water scarcity resulting from persistent drought and declining water quality are causing problems that the plumbing trade, plumbing engineers, building and facility managers, health officials, and even the public-at-large need to be aware of in order to mitigate the potential for opportunistic pathogens to thrive in premise plumbing and infect at-risk building occupants.   

While it may seem that the issues of drought and the increase in legionellosis outbreaks are unrelated, they are in fact directly linked. The 2016 IETS will take participants on a deep dive into this issue with podium presentations and a vibrant panel discussion.  

Hear from Dr. Marc Edwards, engineering professor and researcher at Virginia Tech, Tim Keane, consulting engineer, principal, Legionella Risk Management, Inc. and Gary Klein, president, Gary Klein and Associates, Inc. These experts and others will discuss how good design and engineering can provide cost effective and simple solutions without creating conflicting unintended consequences. These excellent presentations will be followed by a panel discussion that will focus on proven mitigating strategies, determining where we are regarding needed research on opportunistic pathogens and examines the potential for the newly published standard ASHRAE 188P to reduce the trend of increasing outbreaks of legionellosis. 

The Plumbing Industry's Research on Peak Demand for Residential Buildings: Dr. Steven Buchberger of the University of Cincinnati will provide an update on the ASPE/IAPMO/WQA's peak demand study, which has the potential to arrive at a new statistical process for water supply pipe sizing in residential buildings. 

Keynote Address presented by Sustainability Research Expert Professor Stuart White: Professor Stuart White is the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures leads a team of researchers dedicated to creating a path to a sustainable future through independent, project-based research. An acclaimed author, commentator and award honoree with over 30 years of experience in sustainability research, Professor White's work focuses on achieving sustainability outcomes for a range of government, industry and community clients across Australia and internationally. 

And, of course, you will learn what's new regarding the topics that have made the IETS one of the most important and informative industry events: new and exciting technologies in the field of alternate water use technologies, plumbing fixture and fitting technologies, new water metrics for non-residential buildings, the water-energy nexus, and market based programs designed to foster the more efficient use of water in buildings. 

The 2016 International Emerging Technology Symposium.... Fostering Safety, Innovation and Sustainability in Building Water Systems. 

Visit the IETS web page for more information:   http://www.iapmo.org/Pages/EmergingTechnologySymposium.aspx

Register today: https://aspe.org/IETSRegistration


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