The Infrastructure Network for Water, or IN-Water, is a URC collaborative project focused on water infrastructure. It is a pilot to a larger interest in developing a national infrastructure network focused on multiple urban infrastructure systems.
Cities of the future will leverage new technologies, infrastructure, design, and planning techniques to create an economically vital and dynamic community. While change can be incremental, currently transformative actions are needed in order to envision and implement a comprehensive and integrated plan for infrastructure modernization.
We cordially invite you to join us for a program series dedicated to looking at how Michigan can create a more effective science-to-practice network around national urban infrastructure. We are looking to learn from other successful networks as we look to help further activate the urban water network. And, the national energy, manufacturing and transportation networks are the models that we hope to learn from.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend our three spring programs.
March 24th Hosted by: Michigan State University
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: University Club at Michigan State University
3435 Forest Road
Lansing, MI 48909
Speaker: Dr. Thomas F. Wilson, Senior Technical Executive, Energy & Environmental Analysis
Presentation Title: 45 Years of Science-to-Practice in Electricity: A Perspective from the Electric Power Research Institute
April 21st Hosted by: University of Michigan
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Speaker: Dr. Katie Turnbull, Executive Associate Director
Presentation Title: From Getting the Farmer Out of the Mud to Self-Driving Cars: Transferring Transportation Research into Practice
May 12th Hosted by: Wayne State University
Speaker: Michael F. Molnar, Chief Manufacturing Officer
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce
Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO)
For more information, contact Melissa Downs by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (517) 353-9863.
Image Credit: “Petoskey Waste Water Treatment Facility” by Charles Dawley, Flickr, 2014. All rights reserved to photographer.