Innovyze President Paul Boulos to Discuss Smart Water Networks at Government Accountability Office Municipal Water Technologies Expert Meeting
Leading Industry Experts to Assist GAO in Preparing Municipal Water Technologies Report
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, January 27, 2015 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that its president, COO and chief technical officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, will address a staff workshop at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as the GAO prepares a congressionally requested report on municipal water technologies.
At the workshop, slated January 29-30, 2015, in Washington, D.C., more than 20 leading water experts will convene with the GAO to address water scarcity in the U.S., discussing the state of the art in a wide range of municipal water supply and technology topics. They include making more efficient use of the nation’s current freshwater resources through system operations and conservation technologies; augmenting current resources through water treatment, desalination, and reuse technologies; and factors affecting implementation of such approaches (including tradeoffs between technologies, tradeoffs between technology-based solutions and other (non-tech) ways of achieving efficiencies, and regional considerations). Dr. Boulos’ presentation will focus on leveraging smart water networks to transform the water industry, helping to optimize water utility management, reduce inefficiencies, ensure infrastructure sustainability and resilience, and improve drought management and customer service.
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of nine authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He has received numerous honors from national and international scientific and engineering societies, governments, universities, and NGOs, including technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was recognized with the U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of America’s highest accolades; the Pride of Heritage Award from the Lebanese American Foundation; and the Lebanese American University Alumni of the Year Award. He is a member of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering Hall of Distinction, the highest honor the university bestows on its alumni.
Dr. Boulos has been awarded Honorary Diplomate status by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers and Distinguished Diplomate status in Navigation Engineering by the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers, the top honors for both academies. He is a Fellow of ASCE, a Diplomate (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasia and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. With unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate and sustain highly efficient and reliable infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success. For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.
Timothy Gallagher, P.E., PMP
Executive Action Officer
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