MWH Soft, a global provider of environmental and water resources applications software, finalized the technical program for its 2005 International Geoengineering Conference. Water/Wastewater and GIS/IT professionals from all five continents are expected to convene at this important event, widely considered to be the most comprehensive and significant infrastructure modeling and management technology conference of its kind. The premier event, slated for August 8-9, 2005 at the Renaissance Suites Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado, is targeted to industry executives and decision makers involved in all aspects of the operation, production and protection of water distribution and sewer collection systems.

This year's conference is sponsored by the US Environmental Protection Agency and twenty-four top engineering and technology firms, including Americec, Avtex, Azteca, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Carollo, CDM, Earth Tech, Elber De Jesus Hernandez Ingenieria Civil & Ambiental, ESRI, Flow Science, HACH, HDR, HYDRANNT Consulting, IDModeling, Khatib & Alami, KYPIPE LLC, Lenocker & Associates, MWH, PBS&J, So & Associates, TAG, West Yost & Associates, and Woolpert. The foremost engineering, regulatory, technology and security authorities in the water and wastewater field will be on hand to discuss the latest technological innovations, real-world strategies, practical solutions, proven infrastructure protection measures, and technical information. The conference is co-chaired by Denver Water, Colorado, and the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Canada.

An array of activities will be presented under this year's theme, "Advances in Geospatial Infrastructure Modeling and Asset Management Technology." As more utilities come to depend on hydraulic geoengineering software to make decisions that help communities around the globe, there is a growing pressure on the geoenvironmental community to leverage the full potential of advanced geospatial applications software. The International Geoengineering Conference (IGC) provides an interactive forum for presenting the state-of-the-art in water and wastewater infrastructure geoengineering; facilitating ongoing cooperation and exchange of technological innovations and proven solutions; and discussing the issues, regulatory activities and technological challenges that face the geoenvironmental community.

During two days of content-rich gatherings, attendees will get a sneak peek at the latest geospatial solutions and learn how to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly difficult economy. Mainstage keynote speaker Dr. Don J. Wood, Director of the Civil Engineering Software Center at the University of Kentucky and a world-renowned authority on hydraulic engineering, will spotlight breakthrough solutions and innovations in transient/surge analysis destined to revolutionize the design, operation, protection and maintenance of drinking water infrastructure systems and more effectively protect public health.

Other highlights include thirty carefully selected state-of-the-art, real-world situations, presented by experts from around the world. Additional topics include the latest advances in transient analysis and GIS-centric real-time modeling and control applications; development of improved water quality models; design of effective unidirectional flushing programs; and construction and calibration of large-scale water and sewer dynamic hydraulic models. Experts will also discuss the management of urban runoff and wet weather water quality problems in combined, sanitary and storm sewers to optimize BMP and LID designs and meet SSO and CSO regulations, optimize system design/rehabilitation/expansion and operations, and improve infrastructure security.

The event will look at the latest developments in other critical areas, including innovative master planning technologies and the role of GIS and Asset Management in improving business performance. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with MWH Soft product managers and technical specialists. A number of IGC networking sessions will provide opportunities to give feedback on product direction and share information with other users.

To register and reserve your seat, visit the Conference Website at or contact the Conference information office by telephone at (303) 533-1936, by fax at (303) 533-1939, or by e-mail at Outside the United States, contact your local MWH Soft Certified Representative. Because attendance is limited, early registration is advised.

Source: MWH Soft, June 1, 2005