2016 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

Pre-Conference Agenda


Tuesday October 25, 2016

Wednesday and Thursday Agenda


8:00 a .m. - 4:30 p.m.

NAEM Board of Regents Meeting - By invitation only

8:30 a.m. -
3:00 p.m.

Annual Pre-Forum Golf Event

Join your colleagues and professional peers for a golf scramble at the beautiful Black Bear Golf Club at the Blackstone Country Club. The championship golf course at Blackstone Country Club was the creative vision and design of Golf World Magazine's 1996 Architect of the Year, Jay Morrish, and boasts 7,313 yards of breathtaking play framed by the distinguished Rocky Mountains to the West. Greens fees, transportation and lunch are complimentary, courtesy of Woodard and Curran. Sign up for this event by emailing Evan Hart.

You must already be registered for the Forum to sign up for the golf outing.


Sponsored by:

Woodward and Curran

1:00 -
4:00 p.m.

Industrial Facility Water Management Strategies: Drivers, Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities

This course is for EHS and/or sustainability managers who want to increase traction in their water minimization/reuse/recycle programs or are about to embark upon such a program.  Drawing from the experience of industry peers, attendees will learn to quickly identify the drivers and challenges when considering on-site industrial water reuse/recycle projects.  They will become familiar with the tools and techniques used to overcome those challenges and build a roadmap to successful water management program.


Attendees will be introduced to the means and methods to:

  • Identify and take action on source water vulnerabilities
  • Develop an inventory of water use in a facility
  • Account for the true cost of water use when making the business case for water conservation projects
  • Utilize a systematic approach to the identification of opportunities to reduce demand and reuse water
  • Develop a roadmap a successful water stewardship program



1:00 to 1:15 p.m. - Introductions, Background, Overview

1:15 to 1:45 p.m. - Source Vulnerability – Module 1 (Reducing water supply risks)

1:45 to 2:15 p.m. - Water Conservation – Module 2 (Conducting Water Assessment)

2:15 to 2:30 p.m. - Break

2:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Water Conservation – Module 3 (Identifying Water Conservation Measures)

3:00 to 3:30 p.m. - Water Conservation – Module 4 (Quantifying the True Cost of Water)

3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - Water Reuse – Module 5 (Maximize Water Reuse opportunities)



  • Joan A. Oppenheimer, BCES, Principal Environmental Scientist; MWH Global, now part of Stantec Inc. - Bio
  • Roman Lis, PE, CEM, Global Intelligent Water Management Practice Leader; MWH Global, now part of Stantec Inc. - Bio

Cost - $195

Sign up when you register or purchase the ticket using your confirmation email if you are already registered.


Hosted by:

Water Resources Engineering - MWH Global

1:00 -
4:00 p.m.

Volunteer Activity - Platte River Trail Cleanup

Help keep the downtown Denver stretch of the Platte River and its surrounding parks and trails clean and spend some quality time with your colleagues and EHS peers. Join NAEM and the Greenway Foundation for this fun, hands-on volunteer activity before the conference starts. The river and parks are within easy walking distance of the Denver Sheraton and cleanup supplies will be provided.


Tickets for this event are $25


Sponsored by:

EHS Support - Environmental Consulting | Antea Group USA The Greenway Foundation - The Greenway Foundation

- 6:00 p.m.

Platte River Trail Cleanup Reception

Wind down following the Platte River Trail Cleanup with a reception at the historic Tivoli Brewing Co., the oldest brewery in Colorado!

2:00 -
7:00 p.m.

Registration Opens 

Avoid the lines, register and pick up materials on Tuesday!

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