Call Us: 303.948.4200
Follow Us:

Meet Our Expert Speakers

RETC is proud to present speakers who are experts in their respective fields with a focus on industry developments, trends and innovations.

Monday, June 12, 2023 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Welcoming Luncheon

A History of the MWRA’s Tunnel Systems: Lessons Learned from a Century of Tunneling in Greater Boston

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) and its predecessor organizations have been constructing water supply and wastewater tunnels in Massachusetts for well over a century. As part of the on-going design of its next deep-rock tunneling project, the Metropolitan Water Tunnel Program (MWTP), the MWRA has performed a detailed review of its archived historical records and published technical papers, focusing on gleaning valuable lessons learned during its long history of tunnel construction. This presentation provides a historical view of the MWRA’s tunnel systems, highlights several notable lessons learned.

Fred Laskey, Executive Director, MWRA
Kathy Murtagh, Director of Tunnel Redundancy, MWRA


Register Today!

What Attendees Say

Over four decades of conferences, RETC provides both the experienced tunneling professional and the individual just starting in the business the opportunity to stay connected while integrating new ideas and innovations into contracting, design, and construction.

Bill Mariucci
Team Leader, Kiewit infrastructure Co.
Contact Us
  • The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. View More >>
  • Address: 12999 E Adam Aircraft Cir
    Englewood, CO 80112
  • Phone: 303.948.4200
  • Email:
Sign Up for News
© SME All rights reserved.