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      Dec Downey, Ph.D., C. Eng.,

      is a principal with Jason Consultants Ltd. Group located in Washington, DC. He is responsible for the company’s activity in sewer and water mains rehabilitation and is presently engaged in a major sewer project in New Delhi, India and a water mains project in Hong Kong. Dr. Downey has over thirty years experience in pipe manufacture, installation and rehabilitation. Until 2002, he worked with the U.S. based global market leader in sewer rehabilitation and was responsible for marketing and management of their technologies in Europe and Asia. He is a Past Chairman of the United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology and is currently a Guarantor and Vice Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology. Dr. Downey has published some forty papers on pipeline rehabilitation and serves on many industry committees including the European Streetworks Research Advisory Council. He is also the Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology. In 1992, he received the Kurose Award from the Japan Microtunneling Association for dedication to technology transfer.