Healthier Waterways, Healthier Alexandria; Partnering with the Community for Project Success

Sep 22, 2021 12:00pm -
Sep 22, 2021 01:30pm

Event Description

Healthier Waterways, Healthier Alexandria; Partnering with the Community for Project Success


Webinar Info

Webinar Speaker

  Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021


  Time: NOON Eastern


  Registration Fees:
  $30 for members
  $40 for non-members
  This event is FREE for student members.

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Karen Pallansch

Karen Pallansch, P.E., BCEE
General Manager and
Chief Executive Officer
Alexandria Renew Enterprises


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Webinar Summary

Since 2018, Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) has been implementing a historic environmental initiative to prevent millions of gallons of combined sewage from polluting Alexandria, VA’s waterways each year. The initiative is branded RiverRenew, one of the most expedited combined sewer overflow programs in the United States and the largest infrastructure project in the history of Alexandria. Learn how AlexRenew has partnered with the community from concept to construction to establish trust, create goodwill, and instill a lasting positive legacy for this momentous program. Discussion will focus on community outreach strategies used to gain public feedback, rates education initiatives, and approaches to minimize construction impacts.


About the Presenter

Karen Pallansch, P.E., BCEE, has been the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer for Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) for over 15 years. She is leading a $615M program to remediate Alexandria's combined sewer outfalls by July 1, 2025.


She has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Business Management, is a Registered Engineer in Virginia, holds a Virginia Class I Wastewater License, is a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer and has received numerous awards from WEF, NACWA, the AAEES, and others.


Karen serves on boards such as the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, international NGO ROCKBlue and is currently Treasurer of the WateReuse Association.


Webinar Format

This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.


AAEES Board Certified Individuals: Attend this event and earn 1.5 PDHs towards your PDH requirements for maintaining your specialty certification.


Thank you to our valued Patron, Black & Veatch, for sponsoring this webinar and for their continued support of the Academy.

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Black & Veatch is an employee-owned global engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company with a more than 100-year track record of innovation in sustainable infrastructure. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people around the world by addressing the resilience and reliability of our most important infrastructure assets.



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Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on May 06, 2021.
Regular registration starts on May 07, 2021 and ends on Sep 21, 2021.
Late registration starts on Sep 22, 2021.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
Member Fee: $30.00$30.00$30.00
Non-Member Fee: $40.00$40.00$40.00
 Student Members
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00

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