WASHINGTON — The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has joined with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to form a strategic partnership and co-host more than 800 industry professionals at the 2014 Design-Build for Water/Wastewater Conference, according to a press release.

“Given our shared dedication to providing the highest quality educational and networking opportunities to serve our members and the water/wastewater industry, this strategic partnership with AWWA and WEF serves to add significant value to the membership of all three organizations and to the decision-makers from the utility, architectural, engineering and construction communities attending, speaking and exhibiting at this year’s conference,” says Lisa Washington, executive director/CEO, DBIA.

The conference will take place March 17-19 in San Jose, Calif., the release reported, and will feature educational programs and networking events geared towards teaching how to save time, save money and increase the quality of our nation's water/wastewater construction projects.

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“As part of ongoing efforts to lower costs, utilities are looking at a wider variety of options for project delivery and we are committed to provide information for our members to help them assess these options,” added WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “This partnership with DBIA is an excellent way to help us do just that.”

According to the release, keynote speakers include Tony Parrott, executive director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati and Carlton Ray, director, Clean Rivers Project.

Read the full release here.