Continuing Education Blitz: Water Infrastructure

  • 14 Sep 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112


Continuing Education Blitz 
Water Infrastructure

Exploring Current Advances and Innovation in Water Management and Quality

From region to region and around the world the issues surrounding water vary. Communities large and small within the Mississippi River Basin confront issues of water abundance and flooding while other parts of the U.S. face water scarcity and drought. Differing building types and locations require unique approaches to water use and wastewater management.

This full-day program will use case studies to highlight new advancements in strategies and innovative techniques to address water use, management, and quality in a variety of settings.

Bringing together expertise from across the nation and throughout the St. Louis Region, the event will feature national and local success stories and partnerships, infrastructure challenges, considerations for water reuse, and corporate and institutional environmental stewardship efforts.

Keynote Pete A. Munoz will present cutting edge design and engineering for Hassalo on Eighth, a large multi-use residential urban redevelopment project in Portland, Oregon that treats its wastewater for reuse onsite (60,000 gallons per day), redirecting it away from stressed city sewer infrastructure. In addition to exploring real-life innovative solutions, Pete will discuss regulatory barriers and future possibilities for the industry.

Morning Presentations:

  • What's Next: Precedent Projects in Urban Settings, Regulatory Roadblocks, and Futurecasting (Pete Muñoz)
  • Transforming Wastewater Treatment Facilities into Neighborhood Amenities (Michael Willis, FAIA)
  • St. Louis Region's Aging Infrastructure (Curtis Skouby)
  • Collaborating on Water Quality (Traci Lichtenberg & Donald R. Summers, Jr.)

Afternoon Presentations: 

  • Plumbing for Reclaimed Water (Jeff Gilmore)
  • Rehabilitation of Existing Sewer Lines (Charlie Kuhnmuench)
  • Case Studies:
    • Getting to Net Zero Water: Code Challenges and Successes (Dan Hellmuth)
    • Corporate Environmental Stewardship and Water Reduction (Mike Carlson)
    • Water Efficiency in the Most Water Intensive Facilities (Lois Sechrist)
  • Panel Discussion

Pete A. Munoz, Senior Engineer, Biohabitats
Pete is a licensed engineer and certified wastewater treatment plant operator. Pete has been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential green built projects in the United States to create inspirational infrastructure and assist reconnecting our communities with what makes them work. With degrees in Biosystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pete has been asked to speak around the country on a variety of topics including green infrastructure, regenerative design, and climate change solutions. Pete is a partner in the Alliance for Regeneration and he teaches several water related courses at Yestermorrow Design/Build in Warren, Vermont. 


Michael Willis, FAIA, Founder, MWA Architects and Visiting Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Curtis Skouby, Director, Department of Public Utilities and Water Commissioner, City of St. Louis

Traci Lichtenberg, Environmental Compliance Manager, Missouri American Water

Donald R. Summers, Jr., Assistant Director of Training, UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562

Jeff Gilmore, Director, Strategic Accounts, Sloan

Charlie Kuhnmuench, Vice President, Rehabilitation Services, SAK

Dan Hellmuth, Principal, hellmuth+bichnese architects

Mike Carlson, Director of Energy and Fluids, Anheuser-Busch

Lois Sechrist, LEED AP, Environmental Stewardship Manager, Ascension Environmental Stewardship Program, Medexcel

Submitted for approval of 7 GBCI CE Hours and 7 AIA/CES LU

Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112

$100 for USGBC-MGC Members
$150 for Non-Members
$75 for Emerging Professionals
$50 for Full-time Students

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QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-MGC staff at or 314-577-0225.

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