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May 2014 Luncheon

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American Society of Civil Engineers
North Carolina Section
Eastern Branch

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Speaker: JD Solomon and Kim Colson, North Carolina State Water Infrastructure Authority

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Topic: Funding, Priorities, and Innovation: The New State Water Infrastructure Authority (SWIA) and the State of North Carolina's Water Resources

Time: 12:00pm to about 1:30pm


The new State Water Infrastructure Authority was formed by legislation passed in the 2013 session of the General Assembly.  SWIA in responsible for working with the NCDENR Division of Water Infrastructure to prioritize and approve the state's loan and grants program's related to water resources, as well as such things as developing  a master plan for the state's water resources, providing information related to utility best management practice, and providing recommendations related to the potential use of public-private partnerships.  The Board began meeting in January 2014 and has already implemented consolidation of the state's loan application process and consolidating the priority criteria for applications.

JD Solomon, PE is a VP, Area Manager for CH2M HILL in North Carolina.  He serves as the firm's Eastern US Leader for the Strategic Consulting Platform that focuses on water utility management.  He has a Professional Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a BS Civil Engineering from NC State.   He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 3 states.

Kim Colson, PE received his B.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina. He has been in the water resources industry for over 25 years and has been with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In his role as acting director for the Division of Water Infrastructure in DENR, he manages the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, the infrastructure program within Community Development Block Grants, and state-funded water infrastructure fund programs.

Location:  We hold our monthly luncheons at the beautiful NC State University Club at 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606. You can contact the NC University Club at (919) 828-0308 if you need assistance locating their establishment.

Costs:  The luncheon rates are $25 for ASCE Members, $30 for Non-ASCE Members, and $10 for ASCE Life Members, Students, and Unemployed ASCE Members. If you are paying at the door, please bring cash or a check made out to "ASCE NC Eastern Branch".

You can register and pay for the event online right now using your credit card. There are no additional fees, and no accounts or magic passwords needed either. You will be able to specify your meal preference during registration. Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in at the registration table using your name.

We understand your schedule may change and you might not be able to make it to the event. Cancellations with refunds can be honored up until 48 hours before the event starts. If you are neither able to attend nor cancel in time, you may send a replacement. To help Professional Engineers in attendance acquire 15 Professional Development Hour (PDH) units per license renewal period in accordance with 21 NCAC 56.1703, we offer one PDH certificate after the presentation.

Our online system handles all registrations and payments.  Even if you don't want to pay online, you still use the online system to register. The online system will also allow you to specify your meal preference (Omnivorian or Vegetarian). Upon arrival at the luncheon, just check-in and pay at the registration table using your name.

Earlier Event: April 25
ASCE Spring Technical Seminar
Later Event: June 11
ASCE Legislative Reception