ASCE & SLU St. Louis Infrastructure Symposium
October 25, 2011 at 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Forest Park Visitor Center
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About the Symposium
Saint Louis University and the American Society of Civil Engineers St. Louis Section will host the St. Louis Infrastructure Symposium on Oct. 25 from 7:30am - 2:30pm at the Forest Park Visitor Center. This Symposium will focus on “Decisions in Difficult Times.” Local agencies, politicians and industry representatives will discuss the infrastructure funding decision making process. The event will feature the launch of the Metropolitan Water Infrastructure Partnership’s report.
The program is an interactive event which will consist of area public works and utility providers making short presentations about their local infrastructure needs and industry representatives reviewing the ASCE report card, which outlines the great need for infrastructure improvement. Groups such as MoDOT, Metropolitan Water Infrastructure Partnership, MSD the Army Corps of Engineers and others will have a chance to discuss how they decide to pursue various project and which take priority over others. At the end of the presentations the audience will have a chance to discuss how they would choose to fund projects, and which they would choose to fund, if they could decide on where to spend the money. A luncheon keynote speaker will address high-level infrastructure topics.
The audience will consist of the general public, politicians, local agencies, media, engineers, students and faculty. In the afternoon, presenters will include representatives from St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District, Metro, Missouri Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Ameren UE and others. All presenters will express the importance of improving the city’s infrastructure.
Goals and Objectives:
- Allow agencies to express their infrastructure needs to the public
- Integrate the ASCE’s Infrastructure report card results with local issues
- Actively engage the public by both educating them about infrastructure needs and allowing them to have a voice in where to spend their dollar
- Involve the public, political figures, agencies, media and the engineering community in an interactive event
Many Organizations will be Featured
All Symposium presenters are accomplished individuals representing local organizations. Several of our participating organizations include:
- St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District
- The Army Corps. of Engineers
- Missouri Department of Transportation
- Metropolitan Water Infrastructure Partnership
- Other local groups and politicians, which are still being added