About This Event
February 25, 2021 • Noon
MO-AWWA Young Professionals
Learn about what has been happening for the past 17 years to ensure a viable Southwest Missouri future. It’s about water and the future depends on it. Because there can be confusion about water, there is value in planning for water and the time to do it is now.
Southwest Missouri Water (SWMO Water) is a coalition of entities working cooperatively for the next water source and the infrastructure to deliver the source on a regional basis. Similar efforts are occurring nationally and globally. As water challenges develop, water becomes a priority. But by then it is too late. We will discuss who SWMO Water is, what they are doing to address this, and why. The discussion will include studies to determine water needs and how to address those needs as well as navigating the complexities of a regional water project partnership with the Corps of Engineers and DNR. Past accomplishments, current activities, and future steps in the process will be discussed. Global water challenges and examples of what it looks like when water is not appropriately planned for will be used to establish perspective.
This session is approved for 1 (one) PDH credit.
Roddy Rogers, P.E.
Roddy Rogers, P.E., has a passion to work for water resources and the direct impact it has on public health and safety. He has spent the better part of his life working to implement, improve, or establish water resources locally, regionally, and globally. This includes management positions at a public utility and many vacations working in developing countries as a volunteer engineer. Roddy understands the challenges, flexibility, and physical demands required in those situations. Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering and a Masters in management, a professional engineers license, extensive continuing education, and Class A water system operators license provide a strong foundation to engineer, manage, and direct people and projects at all levels. This has included the development of policies, regulations, ordinances; and the leadership of personnel, projects, the community, the region, and several professional organizations