Every three years the Michigan-based Borchardt Conference brings together a diverse group of engineers, scientists, public health specialists and students to present and discuss the latest issues and advances in water and wastewater technology. This premier triennial event emphasizes applied research and real life experience in environmental engineering and water utility operations.

CECs and PDHs will be awarded for this conference.





About the Conference


Technical Program

Keynote Speakers

Borchardt-Glysson Innovation Prize

Student Video Competition


Hotel Accommodations


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Janet Stout
University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Stout is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Special Pathogens Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, and an internationally-recognized authority on Legionella and Legionnaires' disease.

Dr. Sudhir Murthy
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA)

Dr. Sudhir Murthy serves as Innovations Chief at DCWASA, and is the 2016 Kappe Lecturer for the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.  Dr. Murthy has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and is also a Fellow of the International Water Association and Water Environment Federation.  

Mark Edwards to Receive Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize

Marc Edwards has been selected to receive the inaugural Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize.  Edwards is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. (Download the Press Release)
Edwards will receive the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize on February 21, 2017, at the Borchardt Conference, a Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater Treatment at the University of Michigan (U-M) and will deliver a lecture “Sustainable Water Distribution Systems of the Future: Fixing Old Mistakes and Avoiding New Ones.”

The Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize is awarded to an individual whose accomplishments in the water or wastewater treatment fields have been nationally and internationally recognized.  The prize selection committee used five criteria to evaluate the candidates, including their overall record of accomplishments, their role in developing innovative technologies, their potential for continued contributions to the field, the quality of nomination and supporting documents, and the added leadership and prestige to the Borchardt Conference.

Continuing Education Credits (CECs) / Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

The Borchardt Conference is advisory board-approved training for certified Michigan er operators.

  • 1.0 CECs total (0.5 CECs each day) will be awarded for verified attendance to certified wastewater operators.
  • Drinking water operators may receive up to 0.6 - Technical CECs for attending Tuesday's sessions.
  • Conference sessions also qualify as professional development hours (PDHs) for licensed professional engineers. PDH record keeping remains the responsibility of individual licensees.  

2017 Water Treatment Video Competition

 Winning entries from the Student Team Video competition will be featured at the 2017 Borchardt Conference.  The Michigan section of the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Education and Training Council has invited University student groups in the State of Michigan to participate in a team-based video competition related to drinking water supply.Visit the Competition page or   download the flyer for more details.


For more information

Lutgarde Raskin, University of Michigan EWRE,  raskin@umich.edu
David Schendel, CH2M,  david.schendel@ch2m.com
Ingra Stimach, University of Michigan, istimach@umich.edu