The new director of the water utility services for INTERA is attending an annual conference in Philadelphia focusing on long-term water management planning. Daniel Haddock, PE, is one of a panel of experts sharing experience on water resource management at the 2017 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE). Dan will be working with a team of scientists to moderate a panel, “Drilling Deep: Groundwater Challenges and Progress in Utility Planning," on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern time in Philadelphia, Penn. The presentations and discussion at the session will explore current and emerging groundwater issues, and include approaches to improving long-term management of aquifer systems. The session will be coordinated by Texas A&M Engineering's Susan Roberts and California Water Service Company’s Dr. Jonathan Keck -- will include panelists Sandra Eberts, of the U.S. Geological Survey; Steven Colabufo, from Suffolk County Water Authority; Michael Orbon, from Wake County Water Quality; Vincent Monaco, of New Jersey American Water; and Anona Dutton, with EKI Environment and Water. The session will include breakout groups to dive deeper into the many problems faced by water utilities dealing with these nationwide groundwater concerns. "Efficiency and reliability are only part of the puzzle for utilities today. These water supply systems need to protect the quality of the groundwater used by more people each year and the utilities need to prepare for drought and shortage," said Van Kelley, INTERA’s Vice President of the water resources division. “Dan’s panel is hoping to generate a more collaborative approach all over the country. We need to improve how we characterize and understand the resource so we can meet the needs of a changing customer base in the future." Mr. Haddock received his engineering degree at Rice University in Houston, Texas and he is licensed as a PE in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Texas. He has worked for utilities as a project engineer and as a manager in consulting firms that evaluated, designed and built large well fields. He has 25 years of experience in water resources engineering that includes design, and oversight of public water supply and treatment facilities; water system planning. He currently serves on several AWWA Committees, including the Water Resources Sustainability Division.