Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminars

Energy Efficiency in Municipal Water Infrastructure

To inspire the next generation of engineers and water professionals, GACC Midwest is organizing an Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminar focusing on Municipal Water Infrastructure that will take place at four Midwestern Universities. 

Leading German companies from the water sector are going to present innovative ideas and technologies related to energy efficiency. The ageing American water infrastructure holds many opportunities for improvement through more efficient technologies. The seminar will include presentations by select German companies as well as an expert speaker from the water sector. Following the presentations will be an opportunity to engage and network with the speakers and participants.  


Monday, October 28, 2013
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, IN

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, October 31, 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Presenting German Companies

Presenting Expert Speakers

Dr. Andreas Hutarew has been a board member for the Chamber of Engineers of Baden Württemberg since 2011. He is also a member of the board for ENWA and the European Water Partnership (EWP). In 1971, he graduated from the University of Stuttgart in Engineering; he then got his doctorate degree in Engineering at the University of Stuttgart in 1977. He has been a lecturer at many universities and along with being influential in the consulting of water-intensive industries, he created new patents including: one for rainwater tanks of circular construction (1983), and one for a fish-repelling system with oxyhydrogen (1996).

Lauren Weinrich works as a senior research analyst in the Innovation and Environmental Stewardship Department of American Water (headquartered in Voorhees, NJ). American Water is the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. In her position, she conducts research on drinking water, reclaimed water, and desalination of seawater. She is also a doctoral candidate at Drexel University for Environmental Engineering. 


Also, please check out this article from the Northwest Indiana Times, which showcases this seminar. 

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