2023 Borchardt Conference

26th Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater

May 23-24 | Rackham Building - University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI


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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. The This premier triennial event emphasizes applied research and real life experience in environmental engineering and water utility operations. The Borchardt Conference is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, MI-AWWA, MWEA and EGLE. CECs and PDHs will be awarded for this conference. 

Keynote Speakers

Borchardt Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Paul Westerhoff , Regents' Professor, Fulton Chair of
Environmental Engineering , School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built
Environment , Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Glysson Keynote Lecturer: Dr. Adrienne Menniti , Principal Process Engineer, Clean
Water Services, Research & Innovation, Tigard, Oregon

Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize and Lecture

The Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Prize is an honor consisting of a $10,000 cash award to acknowledge a senior or mid-career professional whose accomplishments in the water or wastewater treatment fields have been nationally and internationally recognized. The prize will be presented at the Borchardt Conference. As part of the award ceremony, the recipient is invited to deliver the Borchardt-Glysson Water Treatment Innovation Lecture. The awardee to be announced later this winter.

Conference Rates

2-day attendee: $260 | 1-day attendee: $160
Students currently enrolled in a water-related program get complimentary registration, but must purchase lunch for either or both days.

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

  • The Borchardt Conference is approval pending for certified Michigan drinking water and wastewater operators. 
  • Professional Development Hours - Conference sessions qualify as professional development hours (PDHs) for licensed professional engineers

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship dollars help to defray costs for students. Make your commitment here today. Please direct questions to

John Norton Jr, PhD, PE at Great Lakes Water Authority 313-400-2553 or john.norton@glwater.org

Please direct technical questions to: 

Lutgarde Raskin, Ph.D, University of Michigan, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

 Email: raskin@umich.edu

Lina Belia, Ph.D. PEng, Primodal US & Canada

Email: belia@primodal.com

Please Direct any other questions to: 

Joyce Kennedy, University of Michigan, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 734-764-6024

Email: joykenne@umich.edu