As the leaves start to change and the air turns crisp, I reflect on the productive summer that has come to an end. Our organization has achieved remarkable milestones, and all members should be immensely proud of our collective accomplishments. With sixty member organizations spanning across Canada and the US, we are building a strong community dedicated to advancing knowledge, sharing ideas, and driving innovation within the underground infrastructure sector. The vitality of our membership has been instrumental in the development of ideas and opportunities and to the success of our activities.
Throughout these past few months, we have witnessed the growth and formation of CUIIC committees, and we extend our gratitude to all those who have stepped forward to serve. We eagerly anticipate the fresh beginnings that committee meetings, discussions, and initiatives will bring.
In addition, CUIIC members continue to actively collaborate in supporting research opportunities. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction grant was submitted and, while we await that funding decision, we are actively working on the next research program application which focuses on Utilizing Existing Wetlands for Sustainable Stormwater Management. These research programs would not be possible without support from dedicated members and the collective effort is nothing short of outstanding. We are immensely grateful for our members’ commitment and dedication.
As the autumn season progresses, we are shifting our focus towards CUIIC’s research and innovation mandates. The promise of new discoveries and learning opportunities lies ahead. We are enthusiastic about the journey and grateful for you, our members, who continue to push the boundaries of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration within the underground infrastructure community.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta