Perlman Symposium

Conference Sponsors


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.

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