We are excited to announce the Final Agenda 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: Global Water Trends
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  Facebook for Industry & True Mobile
Secure Industrial mobile software innovations, inspired by Facebook’s real-time social intelligence, are driving a new real-time operational intelligence paradigm for the water & wastewater industries. It has the power to shift how cities, municipalities, plants and regional authorities work; being the catalyst for huge efficiency gains and industry to use and make sense of both big and small data.
Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

11:00-11:30  Graphene Materials for Removal of Radioactive Nuclei from Water and for Building Renewable Energy Nanodevices
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

Dr. David Sarphie, CEO, Geo Nano Consulting

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote: The Water/Energy Nexus
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

US P3s for Water Projects Will Leap Ahead
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-logo-smallGE Oil & Gas
4425 WestWay Park
WestWay III
Customer Application Center
Houston, TX 77041

DAY 2 – Nano Energy Summit
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8:45  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI, VP of Business Development and Government Relations

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

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, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group
Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC
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 Taking Technology from ‘Lab to FAB’
Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote
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  Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc.

2:30-3:00 Investment Panel – Putting Nanotech Investment Under the Microscope: Developments, Trends & Opportunities
William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI, VP of Business Development and Government Relations

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.


Water Citizen presents a FREE Webinar
Finding the Keys to Water in Congress: How You can Track, Testify On and Transform Legislation on Water
Thursday November 7th
4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

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