Hazen and Sawyer Shelters Flotation 2012 Conference from Hurricane Sandy
(NEW YORK, NY – November 7, 2012) – The 6th International Conference on Flotation for Water and Wastewater Systems was held in New York City last week, despite the flooding and loss of power brought about by Hurricane Sandy. More than 70 international delegates attended.
The conference featured presentations from a variety of water professionals, including a keynote address from Mike Borsykowsky of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Over the course of three days, delegates attended oral presentations and poster presentations covering topics including water, seawater and wastewater treatment, pending research and energy and sustainability. The Conference closed with a panel discussion of technological and scientific development proposals under consideration over the next few years.
The conference, two years in preparation, was to be held at Columbia University. After the school closed on Sunday night in anticipation of Sandy, the event was moved to Hazen and Sawyer’s midtown offices. The conference schedule was adapted to include those who could not make the journey.
Previous International Conferences on Flotation for Water and Waste Water Systems have achieved positive impact on the growth and application of this method of water clarification in the UK, North America, Asia and South America. The next conference will be held in Toulouse, France in 2015.
Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.