Today we would like to announce our agenda updates for our Water 2.0-Water Management & Nano Energy Summit, November 13-14th at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium in Houston, TX.

DAY 1 – Water 2.0 – Water Management Conference
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8:40-8:45 Opening Remarks
– Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, WIAF Founder
– Jordan Lane Gilmore, President, Lane Group LLC

8:45 -9:00  Water 2.0 – Water Management Overview
Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-9:30  Keynote
Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

10:00-10:30  Keynote
Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies

10:30-11:00  Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

11:00-11:30  Keynote
Dr. James M. Tour, TT & WF Chao Prof of Chemistry; Prof of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University; Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

11:30-12:00  Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote
Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners

1:30-2:00  Keynote
Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco

2:00-2:30 Keynote: Cutting through the Hype: What’s Really Happening in Oilfield Water Management; Issues and Opportunities
Laura Capper, Founder & President, CAP Resources

2:30-3:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

3:00-3:30  Qilin Li, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

– Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine
– Michael Zimmer, Partner, Thompson Hine
– Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine

1. The new P3 opportunities and mandates for fixing America’s water treatment systems
2. The importance of new ideas and technology to get the job done under tight cost constraints
3. Financing tech development projects and the commercial perspective of water deals

6:00-9:00  Reception – Sponsored by GE


GE Oil & Gas
4425 WestWay Park
WestWay III
Customer Application Center
Houston, TX 77041

DAY 2 – Nano Energy Summit
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8:25  Opening Remarks
– Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
– Griffith A. Kundahl, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, NanoBCA

8:30-9:00  Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

9:00-9:30  Keynote
Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc.

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group

10:00-11:00  Panel
– Don Ewert
– Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies
– Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00-11:30 Keynote: The All of the Above Strategy and Why It Must Be Genuine
The Honorable Charles D. McConnell, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy; Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative (e2i)

11:30-12:00 Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Vicki L. Colvin, Rice University Vice Provost for Research, Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2:00-2:30  TBD

2:30-3:00 Investment Panel
– William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
– Griffith A. Kundahl, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, NanoBCA

3:00-4:30  Tour of The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

4:30-6:00 Reception


Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-577-1235

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or call 713-577-1235 directly to make a reservation by phone.

Room Rates: From $177.00 per night

When making your reservation, please mention “The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation” and give the dates of your stay to book into the room block.


Leveraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Solve Water Challenges
Imagine H2O Competition Aims to Identify and Implement Water Innovations in Food and Agriculture

Fracking for Geothermal Heat Instead of Gas
MIT Technology Review

Global Water Technologies announces acquisition plans
PR Newswire

Puralytics Completes $4M in Series A Funding
Water Online

Delta Faucet Company Expands Commitment to Innovation
The Wall Street Journal

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation