Corrosion Control and Infrastructure Renewal in the Water/Wastewater Industry

Corrosion Control and Infrastructure Renewal in the Water/Wastewater Industry

March 12-14, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

Corrosion is the primary aging mechanism for linear and vertical assets in water and wastewater systems. It has been estimated that the water/wastewater industry accounts for 25% of the annual total cost of corrosion (3% of US GDP, $765B). To reduce the cost of corrosion, active steps can be taken throughout the asset life cycle.

The Corrosion Control and Infrastructure Renewal in the Water/Wastewater Industry course will cover the principles of corrosion chemistry, mechanisms, and control with specific focus on materials and systems in water and wastewater pipe, facilities, and appurtenances throughout the asset life cycle.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the different types of water and wastewater systems
  • Identify the materials of construction for water and wastewater assets
  • Discuss the four parts of an electrochemical corrosion cell specific to water and wastewater systems
  • Apply electrochemical understanding to internal and external corrosion in water and wastewater systems
  • Identify localized vs. general corrosion cells in water and wastewater systems
  • Identify the four methods of corrosion control
  • Examine design considerations for new and existing water and wastewater systems
  • Review renewal and rehabilitation options analysis
  • Discuss methods for project delivery


Tuesday, March 12, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Course Overview

Introduction to Corrosion


Water and Wastewater Assets

  • Linear Assets
  • Plant and Vertical Assets
  • Storage Facilities
  • Other

Fundamentals of Corrosion

  • Basic Corrosion Theory
    • Anode
    • Cathode
    • Electrolyte
    • Electrical Path
  • Corrosion of Different Materials
  • 7 Forms of Corrosion

Investigation and Assessment of Corrosion Problems

  • Linear Assets
  • Plant and Vertical Assets
  • Storage Facilities

Open Discussion

  • Questions
  • Special Topics from the Audience


Wednesday, March 13, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Recap of Course Materials

Design and Methods of Corrosion Control

  • Design and Material Selection
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Coatings & Linings
  • Cathodic Protection

Considerations During Construction for Problems

  • Performance Requirements
  • Extent of Distress
  • Operational Constraints
  • Schedule Constraints
  • Access Constraints
  • Community and Political Factors
  • Case Studies

Design and Methods for Infrastructure Rehabilitation

  • Linear Assets
  • Plant and Vertical Assets
  • Storage Facilities
  • Other

Open Discussion

  • Questions
  • Special Topics from the Audience


Thursday, March 14, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Recap of Course Materials

Corrosion Control and Infrastructure Renewal of Pipes

  • New Pipe
    • 4 Methods of Corrosion Control
  • Existing Pipes in Ground
    • Retro Fit with Cathodic Protection
  • Water Industry Pipe Materials
  • Maintaining Corrosion Control on Pipes

Corrosion Control and Infrastructure Renewal of Other Structures

  • Tanks, Reservoirs, and Storage
  • Pumps, Valves, and Appurtenances
  • Buildings & Facilities


  • Funding
  • Projects vs. Programs
  • Contract Mechanisms
  • Specification Development
  • Project Delivery Selection
  • Case Studies


Dr. Graham E.C. Bell, Vice President of Technical Services, Structural Technologies

Dr. Graham E.C. Bell is a Research Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee and a Vice President of Technical Services for Structural Technologies. Dr. Bell has more than 42 years of experience in Water Infrastructure. Dr. Bell is nationally and internationally known as an expert on Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe. He is a 35+ year member of AMPP (nee NACE International). He has chaired technical committees and served on the Board of Directors for NACE International as well as AWWA and ASCE. In 2013, he received the NACE International Distinguished Service Award. In 2015, he was named a fellow of NACE International. Dr. Bell is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee, a registered Corrosion Engineer in California and certified by AMPP (nee NACE International) as a Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Specialist.

Dr. Anna Pridmore, Senior Vice President – Water/Wastewater Infrastructure, Structural Technologies

Dr. Anna Pridmore is Sr. Vice President- Water/Wastewater Infrastructure for Structural Technologies, leading teams implementing rehabilitation of pipelines and civil structures, with a focus on collaborative delivery. She has her PE in California and has over 20 years of interdisciplinary experience working with pipeline and civil infrastructure condition assessment and rehabilitation, with over 400 projects implemented to date. Dr. Pridmore is actively involved in technical committee activities including ASCE, AWWA, ASME, ASTM and DBIA. She assists clients with options analysis, technical support, engineering, specifications, and projects related to pipeline and civil infrastructure inspection and rehabilitation.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Corrosion Control and Infrastructure Renewal in the Water/Wastewater Industry

March 12-14, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before February 09, 2024 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event

Requirements For Successful Completion

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

This program will use PowerPoint presentations, Excel demonstrations, group discussions, as well as active participation.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 10.5
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preparation: None

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Who Should Attend

This course on Corrosion Control and Infrastructure Renewal in the Water and Wastewater Industry would be beneficial for various professionals involved in the water and wastewater sector, including:

  • Water and Wastewater Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • Infrastructure Planners
  • Corrosion Control Specialists
  • Leak Detection Specialists
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Maintenance and Reliability Engineers
  • Utility Managers
  • Project Managers in Water/Wastewater Projects
  • Construction Managers
  • Pipeline Inspectors
  • Water and Wastewater System Operators
  • Regulatory Compliance Officers in Water Industry
  • Facility Managers for Water and Wastewater Systems
  • Consultants in Water Infrastructure
  • Corrosion Technicians
  • Research and Development Engineers
  • Municipal Engineers
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance Managers in Water Sector