Perlman Symposium

Conference Sponsors


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. This type of support:

  • Is a primary driver of the U.S. economy.
  • Enhances the nation's security.
  • Advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.

NSF's goals--discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship--provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is "where discoveries begin."


Ovivo is a pure water treatment company providing advance solutions to our clients worldwide for more than 40 years. It is privately held by two solid shareholders, SKion (70%) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ, 30%).  Ovivo serves the Municipal Infrastructure, the Electronics and the Energy industry with more than 800 employees. In the North American Municipal market, Ovivo is considered among the industry leaders with one of the largest installed base. Ovivo is proud to sponsor the keynote speaker event at AEESP 2017 in the loving memory of Jim Porteous, Senior Vice President-Municipal Division.

Scholarship Sponsors


Carollo Engineers specializes in the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities. With more than 800 employees in 40 offices, we work collaboratively with our clients to navigate the complex challenges of cost-effectively and sustainably protecting public health; meeting regulatory requirements; protecting the water environment; and addressing public expectations.


Hydromantis is the global leader in the development and deployment of wastewater and water treatment plant software. From plant design, costing, optimization and capacity analysis to energy reduction, regulatory reporting and more, Hydromantis' solutions will help you make the right decisions.


AECOM designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.


Personnel sponsorship for student scholarship.


Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.


CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients needing world-class solutions in environmental; industrial and advanced facilities; transportation; and water markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games.


The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

Association Sponsors


The American Academy of Environmental Engineering and Scientists® is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization serving the Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science professions by providing Board Certification to those who qualify through experience and testing. The Academy also provides training through workshops and seminars, participates in accrediting universities, publishes a periodical and other reference material, interacts with students and young professionals, sponsors a university lecture series, and rewards outstanding achievements through its international awards program.


Over 8,300 students are enrolled in Rackham degree programs taught and advised by faculty in graduate programs situated within 18 of the 19 schools and colleges across the Ann Arbor campus. Another 7,000 students are enrolled in graduate and professional degree programs administered separately by individual schools and colleges at U-M. Rackham Programs of Study include doctoral, master’s, dual degree and certificate programs.


The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society provides the scientific community with a comprehensive collection of the most-cited, peer-reviewed publications in the chemical and related sciences.  Every year over 100,000 authors and their research teams of scientists worldwide submit their work for consideration, review, and publication to ACS Publication. Our journals are available in more than 5,000 academic, business, and corporate institutions worldwide.  ACS journals are the most trusted most cited and most read.


The mission of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is to fund and direct scientific research & educational initiatives for sustainable waste management practices to benefit solid waste field and the communities it serves. EREF’s core programs include Data & Policy Analysis (Internal Research), Education, Scholarships and Research Grants.


The University of Michigan Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was founded in 1837. With over 175 years of existence, CEE has grown tremendously. Our programs are among the best in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report rankings for civil engineering and environmental engineering programs. The environmental engineering graduate program is ranked #5 and the environmental engineering undergraduate program is ranked #3. The civil engineering graduate program is ranked #8 and the civil engineering undergraduate program is ranked #8.


Strengthened by 75,000 Engineering alumni and countless friends, a public mission and U-M’s across-the-board academic excellence -- 95 graduate programs in the US News top ten -- we provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world. We seek to improve the quality of life by developing intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, creating collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promoting an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.


The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation.


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 9,000 public and private sector professionals and students committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.


The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization which conducts research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, stormwater, and seawater including water, nutrients, energy, and biosolids. WE&RF is driven by one overarching theme: Providing exceptional water research to advance science and technology.

Environmental Science journals from the Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Our Environmental Science portfolio of journals consists of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (, Environmental Science: Nano (, and Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology ( Focussing on environmental chemistry in non-engineered systems, environmental interactions and applications of engineered nanomaterials, and water engineering and treatment technologies, respectively, we aim to offer you a society home for your high-impact research. Find out more about the journals and our team of academic Editors at


Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

National Water Research Institute

A non-profit organization, the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) of Fountain Valley, California, sponsors projects and programs focused on ensuring safe, reliable sources of water now and for future generations. Since our founding in 1991, we have collaborated with over 100 partners around the world to fund efforts in water research, education, and outreach.


ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). We accredit college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels.

With ABET accreditation, students, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

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