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About the Conference

The Borchardt Conference is named in memory of Dr. Jack A. Borchardt, P.E. who originally introduced the Sanitary Engineering curriculum at the University of Michigan, and who relentlessly pioneered water industry training and technology transfer programs in Michigan from the late 1940s until his retirement in 1982.  At each triannual conference since 1983, the Jack A. Borchardt Award has been presented to an individual "in recognition and appreciation of his or her contributions toward the continuing education of drinking water and clean water operators, engineers and public officials."  

Professor Eugene A. Glysson, who passed away in 2014, taught in the University of Michigan Civil Engineering Department for over forty years. Professor Glysson taught and performed research on solid waste disposal and management, municipal engineering and
water, wastewater and solid wastes engineering. He was a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Departments of Public Health and Environmental Quality. In 2002 he was awarded the prestigious George W. Fuller award by the Michigan Section, AWWA and in 2011 the Jack A. Borchardt Award for service to his field.