Final Agenda – Water 2.0 Conference 11/16 Indianapolis IN

Posted on November 9th, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the FINAL AGENDA for our:

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

REGISTER TODAY
Please email vincent@water2.org  to request a Water 2.0 Conference registration form.

Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

AGENDA
9:00-9:30  The Keys to Technology Deployment
David T. McGimpsey
, Of Counsel, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

9:30-10:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.
Saketh Thanneeru, Applications Engineer, AquiSense Technologies

10:00-10:30  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Water/Wastewater, Gray Matter Systems

10:30-11:00  Can General Electric Really Innovate Like a Water Start-Up?
Adam R. Tank, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water

11:00-11:30  Smart Metering: Commitment to Technology
Mark McKoy
, Senior Director Corporate Revenue Management & NJ Customer Operations, SUEZ Water

11:30-Noon  Sally Gutierrez, Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program, Office of Research & Development, US EPA

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Emerging Issues with Plastics for Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation and New Construction: Pipes, Coatings, Liners and Composites
Dr. Andrew Whelton, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering & Environmental & Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

1:30-2:00  Energy & Water – The Ultimate Partnership
Maryanne McGowan
, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

2:00-2:30  Megan Glover, CoFounder & CEO, 120WaterAudit

2:30-3:00  Stephen Singer P.E., President, Singer Environmental Inc.

3:00-3:30  Utilizing SMART Flushing and System Monitoring Tools to Improve Water Quality
Harold Mosley, Product Brand Manager I, Marketing, Mueller Co., LLC

3:30-4:00  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

4:00-4:30  The Science and Technology of Behavior Change: How Social Marketing Can Protect Water
Jill Hoffman, Founder, Clear Choices Clean Water

4:30-5:00  Trump Presidency: Public Policy Technology Changes
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

SPEAKERS

Indy-speakers-photo-box-2Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you on November 16th in Indianapolis.

Agenda Announcement – Water 2.0 Conference 11/16 Indianapolis IN

Posted on October 31st, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is proud to announce the AGENDA for our:

Water-2.0-banner---Indianapolis

 

 

 

 

Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CONFERENCE LOCATION

bingham-greenebaum-doll-llp-bgd-85508682

 

 

 

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

REGISTER TODAY
Attached you will find a Water 2.0 Conference registration form.
Please complete and email back to vincent@water2.org

Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

AGENDA
9:00-9:30  David T. McGimpsey, Of Counsel, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

9:30-10:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

10:00-10:30  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Water/Wastewater, Gray Matter Systems

10:30-11:00  Adam R. Tank, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water

11:00-11:30  Ed Hackney, Technical Director, Revenue Management, SUEZ Water (invited)

11:30-Noon  Sally Gutierrez, Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program, Office of Research & Development, US EPA

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Jonathan Litchman, Founder, The Providence Group (invited)

1:30-2:00  Maryanne McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

2:00-2:30  Harvey Kaye, Chairman of the Board, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc (invited)

2:30-3:00  Stephen Singer P.E., President, Singer Environmental Inc.

3:00-3:30  Harold Mosley, Product Brand Manager I, Marketing, Mueller Co., LLC

3:30-4:00  Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

4:00-4:30  Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

4:30-5:00  TBD

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Speakers for the Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry include:

Indy-speakers-photo-box-1Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

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Looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis on November 16th!

Save The Date – Water 2.0 Conference – Weds 11/16 Indianapolis IN

Posted on October 25th, 2016 | No Comments »

Today, we are proud to announce the return of the Water 2.0 Conference series to the Midwest.  Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Water-2.0-banner---Indianapolis

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

bingham-greenebaum-doll-llp-bgd-85508682

 

 

 

 

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

REGISTER TODAY
Attached you will find a Water 2.0 Conference registration form.
Please complete and email back to vincent@water2.org

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis on November 16th!

Water 2.0 Recommends: 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit 10/31 & 11/1 DC

Posted on October 25th, 2016 | No Comments »

I am honored to be returning as a speaker for the second year to the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit.

2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit

DATES: Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016

EVENT LOCATION:
American Foreign Service Association
2101 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

I will be speaking from 11:00-12:30 on day 2 on Panel 4: Opportunities for the Technologies of Big Data and the Industrial Internet to Smart Manufacturing.

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To REGISTER for the conference, please contact Jun Wei , Executive Director, US-China Foundation for Exchange and Development weijun2000@gmail.com.

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OVERVIEW

Introduction

Manufacturing is a critical sector for a country’s economic development and job creation.  China is seeking to transform from a large manufacturing economy to a more innovative, more highly value-added one.  The key to making that transition is smart manufacturing, which can also be described as Internet of Things (IoT).  It connects each link of the value chain through innovative and productive approaches.   How can the United States and American companies benefit by participating in China’s process of manufacturing transformation?  What are the opportunities and challenges?

Objectives

To explore trade and investment opportunities in the field of smart manufacturing by bringing together government officials, policy-makers, project managers, investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to pursue strategic US-China investment and trade partnerships in smart manufacturing.

Summit Overview

After organizing a highly successful 2015 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit in October 2015, the US-China Foundation for Exchange & Development (USCFED) committed to repeating that success in 2016.  This year, USCFED is organizing together with the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) and the Research Institute of Machinery Industry Economic & Management (RIMIEM) in China to organize the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit.  It will bring together about 50 private investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the field of smart manufacturing from China to meet their public and private sector counterparts in the United States.  It will provide a unique opportunity for our business communities to engage each other in a series of panels and networking sessions covering major issues and challenges related to pursuing US-China investment and trade opportunities in the field of smart manufacturing, including specific projects.  News organizations from the U.S. and China will participate in the forum, in addition to covering it.

Sessions

The complex inter-relationships between the various smart manufacturing topics will be explored in cross-cutting sessions that provide an opportunity for interactive discussion among panel members and participants.  The sessions will include short presentations by each of the panelists followed by a moderated discussion among the panelists and a Q&A session with the audience.

Topics covered will include, but are not limited to the following panel discussions:

– Understanding Intellectual Property Protection and Branding in Smart Manufacturing
– Opportunities for Big Data and the Industrial Internet in Smart Manufacturing
– Smart Manufacturing: Supply Chains
– Smart Manufacturing in the Auto Industry
– Smart Manufacturing and the Environment
– Smart Manufacturing and Smart Cities
– US-China Cooperation on Smart Manufacturing and Clean Energy
– The Commercialization of the Technology of Smart Manufacturing
– Smart Manufacturing and Capital Markets

Highlights

– 50 investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from China
– Dozens of U.S. investment projects in the field of smart manufacturing
– Project/investor networking and matchmaking meetings
– Networking opportunities with government officials and industry groups

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SPEAKERS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016

Todd Thurwachter, Summit Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. Yongliang Zhou, Director, Center of China Made 2025, Research Institute of Machinery Industry Economic Management (Confirmed)

Jianchen Pan, Excutive Director and Chairman,  Shanghai Zhidian Investment Management Ltd.

Gang Xu, Associate General Counsel at The Hershey Company

The Honorable Judge Randel Rader, Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Confirmed)

Pamela Passman, Former Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft (Confirmed)

Dr. Feng Li, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (Confirmed)

Laura Taylor Kate, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Edward Luce, Washington Columnist, Financial Times (Invited)

Vinai K. Thummalapally, Executive Director, Select USA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Invited)

Robert Rogowski, Former Chief Economist of International Trade Commission (Confirmed)

Jenny Hou, General Partner, SunEnergi Capital, LLC

Jim Hurd, CEO, GreenScience Exchange (Confirmed)

Representative from GE Water

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SPEAKERS – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Todd Thurwachter, Summit Co-Chair

Li Bin, Former Deputy Director, Division of International Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

The Honorable John McAdams, Former U.S. Export-Import Bank Vice Chairman & COO

The Honorable Robert Gee, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy (Invited)

The Honorable Patrick Mulloy, Commissioner USCC (former), Assistant Secretary for Market Access & Compliance, ITA, Department of Commerce (Confirmed)

Gang Xu, Associate General Counsel at The Hershey Company

Travis Mason, Chief of Staff, Google (x) Engineering

Dr. Peter Aiken, Founding Director, Data Blueprint (Confirmed)

Kevin Jiang, Director of Marketing, SeniorMechanic Engineering, Gallop Engineering Company

Yanbo Qiao, Founding Partner, Shanghai Junai Science and Technology, Ltd. Company

Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, Founder and Water 2.0 Conference Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. Alfred Liu, City Planning Advisor to the City of Washington, DC

Sheldon Xie, Vice President, Hierstar Corp, Suzhou, China (Confirmed)

Jun Wei, Executive Director, US-China Foundation for Exchange and Development

Professor David Pan, IEEE Fellow, Engineering Foundation Professor, The University of Texas at Austin (Confirmed)

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Looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit in Washington DC.

Water 2.0 Recommends: Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology Webinar 10/19 3PM ET

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to recommend the following webinar:

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Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: A Federal Perspective

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:00PM – 4:30PM ET

To register now, please visit the following link:
https://nnco.adobeconnect.com/waterwebinar1/event/registration.html

This webinar is the first in a series exploring the confluence of nanotechnology and water. This event will introduce the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI): Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology and highlight the activities of several participating Federal agencies. Subsequent webinars will each focus on one of the NSI’s technical focus areas.

  • Increase water availability.
  • Improve the efficiency of water delivery and use.
  • Enable next-generation water monitoring systems.

Panelists include Nora Savage (National Science Foundation), Daniel Barta (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Paul Shapiro (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Jim Dobrowolski (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture), and Hongda Chen (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture).

Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the panelists to answer during the Q&A period. Submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI website. A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the speakers. Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed during the webinar. The moderator reserves the right to group similar questions and to skip questions, as appropriate.

To learn more about the event, please visit:
https://nnco.adobeconnect.com/waterwebinar1/event/event_info.html

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UPCOMING EVENTS

EmTech – MIT Technology Review
October 18-20, 2016
Cambridge, MA

NBMC Workshop
Blood, Sweat & Tears III
November 2-3, 2016
Located at Lockheed Martin DC Offices
Arlington, VA

Annual NewYorkBIO Finance Symposium
Who Needs a VC 3
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
NYC

2016 National Competitiveness Forum
Friday, December 9, 2016
The Ronald Reagan building and International Trade Center
Washington, DC

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Once again, Water 2.0 encourages your participation in the Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology Webinar on Wednesday, October 19th.

NanoBCA Recommends: Generation Nano – Small Science, Superheroes Competition

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the second annual Generation Nano – Small Science, Superheroes Competition.

NSF and National Nanotechnology Initiative invite high school students to create heroes with nanotech-inspired gear, powers

Calling all nanotechnology-empowered superheroes!

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U.S. students create superheroes that use nanotechnology powers.

WHIZ! POW! BAM! BOOM! Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) announce the opening of the second annual Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes! competition. The contest invites U.S. high school and home-schooled students to create a superhero that uses nanotechnology — science and technology on the scale of a nanometer, or one billionth of a meter — to solve crimes and meet today’s challenges.

By challenging students to think big (or small, in this case) to create superheroes with nanotechnology-inspired gear or powers, NSF and NNI aim to promote an early interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“An increasing number of students are drawn to the fascinating field of nanotechnology, which allows us to do things not possible before in computing, mobile communication, medicine and the environment,” said NSF Senior Advisor for Science and Engineering Mihail Roco. “The younger generation will carry on future progress in this exciting field. The Generation Nano competition gives students an opportunity to creatively combine this scientific interest with their artistic side.”

Last year’s first-ever Generation Nano competition inspired entries from more than 115 students across the U.S. The winning superhero creations included Nanoman, who battled a malignant crab-monster named Cancer; Radio Blitz, who helped dispose of local waste; and Nine, a rising superhero who used his nanosuit to defeat a pair of kidnappers.

Actor Wil Wheaton hosted the awards ceremony at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., where legendary comic book creator Stan Lee made a surprise virtual appearance to congratulate the finalists.

“The number and quality of the submissions to the Generation Nano contest last year were fantastic,” said Lisa Friedersdorf, deputy director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, which provides public outreach for NNI. “I’m very excited by the four key societal missions identified for this year’s contest as nanotechnology can play a critical role in addressing each of these needs. I can’t wait to see the creative and imaginative ways the student teams take on this challenge!”

This year, participants’ superhero creations must tackle one of the following societal issues:

Justice — Using nanotechnology to fight criminals, bullies, supervillains and other wrongdoers.
Relief — Using nanotechnology to aid victims of famine, drought and other disasters.
Health — Using nanotechnology to heal the sick and injured.
Environment — Using nanotechnology to generate clean energy, control pollution and create a sustainable future.

NSF will promote the opening of the competition this week at New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s largest popular culture convention. A panel will bring together NSF-funded scientists and storytellers to talk about their imagined worlds.

Student contestants are encouraged to submit their superhero creations to the Generation Nano competition website for an opportunity to compete for prizes. A panel will review the submissions and select 15 semifinalists, and then a first and second place winner. Submissions from all semifinalists will also be posted to the Generation Nano website to allow the public to vote for their favorite superhero, which will receive a People’s Choice award.

Additional competition details

– U.S. high school and home-schooled students should submit a written entry explaining how their superhero uses nanotechnology to do good, along with a two-to-three-page comic and 90-second video.
– Competition opens Oct. 5, 2016, and submissions are due by midnight, Jan. 31, 2017 EST.
– Three rounds of judging will take place, with winners announced in the spring.
– Prizes: $1,500 for first place; $1,000 for second place; and $750 for the People’s Choice award.

Visit the Generation Nano competition website for full eligibility criteria, entry guidelines, timeline and prize information. For additional questions about the contest, contact the Generation Nano team at gennano@nsf.gov.

-NSF-
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Media Contacts

Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, bmixon@nsf.gov
Marlowe Newman, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, (703) 292-7128, mnewman@nnco.nano.gov

Related Websites
Generation Nano competition website: https://www.nsf.gov/GenNano

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UPCOMING NANO EVENTS

Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: A Federal Perspective Webinar
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:00PM – 4:30PM ET
Registration Now Open!

EmTech – MIT Technology Review
October 18-20, 2016
Cambridge, MA

NBMC Workshop
Blood, Sweat & Tears III
November 2-3, 2016
Located at Lockheed Martin DC Offices
Arlington, VA

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NANO NEWS

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016
Nanomanufacturing Weekly
National Nanomanufacturing Network

Nanotechnology on the cusp: Bob McDonald
CBC News

NanoBCA Recommends: National Nanotechnology Day – Sunday 10/9

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to encourage our Nanotechnology Community to participate in National Nanotechnology Day’s Events and Activities.

 Schools, labs, and institutions across the country are hosting events, writing articles, and planning activities for the first annual National Nano Day celebration

 National Nanotechnology Day is Sunday, October 9th, 2016. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10-9 meters.

National Nanotechnology Day collageNational Nanotechnology Day, a series of events and activities led by the U.S. nanotechnology community, is an annual opportunity to inform the public and stakeholders about nanotechnology and its benefits; the accomplishments of industry, academia, and government in nanotechnology R&D, commercialization, and education; and the future opportunities and promise for nanotechnology. The purpose of this day is to celebrate the hard work of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who have helped nanotechnology move from a laboratory curiosity to an enabling technology that is rapidly becoming pervasive in consumer products, medicine, transportation, energy, and infrastructure.

Activities will take place across the country on and around October 9th and are being hosted by a number of professional societies, schools, and other organizations.  In addition, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is promoting two activities:

100 Billion Nanometer Dash, a challenge to run a #100BillionNanometers (equal to 100 meters) and upload the video

Nano Nuggets, short videos featuring experts, visionaries, and artists sharing their thoughts on nanotechnology

Leading scientists, engineers, and other experts in the nanotechnology community have contributed close to 60 Nano Nuggets! The NNCO will release these over the course of the month. The first Nano Nugget videos to be released this week leading up to National Nanotechnology Day are:

Tuesday, 10/4 – Nano Nugget featuring Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology & Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Wednesday, 10/5 – Detecting Cancerous Tumors Before They’re Visible to the Human Eye, featuring Thomas Kalil, OSTP; Michelle Bradbury, Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research; and Piotr Grodzinski, National Cancer Institute

Thursday, 10/6 – Materials that are Stronger than Steel and a Fraction of the Weight, featuring Thomas Kalil, OSTP; Horacio Espinosa, Northwestern University; and Michael Meador, NNCO

Friday, 10/7 – Storing the Library of Congress in a Device the Size of a Sugar Cube, featuring Thomas Kalil, OSTP; Mark Kryder, Carnegie Mellon University; and George Bachand, Sandia National Laboratories

Saturday, 10/8 – Nano Nugget featuring Paula Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sunday, 10/9 – Nano Nugget featuring students from Madison Park Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona

Join the celebration by uploading your #100BillionNanometerDash, tweeting about #NationalNanoDay, learning about nanotechnology, and watching the Nano Nuggets! To request adding your events, activities, videos, or photos to the National Nanotechnology Day page, email info@nnco.nano.gov.

Media Contact:
Marlowe Newman, NNCO Communications Director
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov

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UPCOMING NANO EVENTS

Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: A Federal Perspective Webinar
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:00PM – 4:30PM ET
Registration Now Open!

EmTech – MIT Technology Review
October 18-20, 2016
Cambridge, MA

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NANO NEWS

Proposition 65: OEHHA Adopts Revisions to Its Proposition 65 Warning Regulations
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Biotechnology: White House Releases Proposed Update to the Coordinated Framework and National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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Once again, we encourage your participation in National Nanotechnology Day!

Water 2.0 Recommends: 2016 China Venture Capital Winter Summit – Nov 21-22

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

2016 China Venture Capital Winter Summit
November 21-22, 2016
Clear Water Bay, Hainan, China

REGISTER
The registration deadline is Friday, September 30th.

Here in the US, we tend to equate drought with California.  In recent years, California has made the news time and time again for increasingly strict rules on water usage.  To most Americans, even Californians, the idea of water rationing is something that is almost entirely foreign.  Unfortunately, for hundreds of millions of Chinese, water rationing is a fact of life.

China water chartWith a US population of approximately 320 million people, America has total renewable water resources of 3,069 cubic kilometers.  By contrast, China has a population of 1.37 billion people but only has total renewable water resources of 2,840 cubic kilometers.  This means that the average Chinese has access to less than a quarter of the water resources of the average American.  A full 60% of China’s 661 cities face seasonal water shortages, while over 100 cities suffer severe water constraints.  Starting in 2013, the Chinese central government began issuing water quotas to every single province in the People’s Republic.  Many experts predict that China faces a looming water crisis.

Due to the urgent nature of water resource usage in China, both the Chinese government and the Chinese private sector are taking rapid action to address the issue.  The Chinese government is currently constructing a multi-decade infrastructure mega-project called the South-North Water Transfer Project, which upon completion aims to divert 44.8 cubic kilometers of freshwater annually from water-rich Southern China to water-poor Northern China.  Meanwhile, environmentally-conscious corporations such as Alibaba are now building data centers that are cooled by natural bodies of water.

China-person-carrying-waterNevertheless, China still has a long way to go if it wants to use its limited water resources to maximum efficiency, and everyone there knows it.  It is estimated that Chinese capital expenditure on industrial water and wastewater treatment will top $6.8 billion by 2020.  Opportunities abound for American water companies with the right technology and the desire to enter the Chinese market.  However, navigating through the complex landscape of the Chinese market can be very difficult, especially without a local Chinese partner.

Fortunately, Water 2.0 has entered into a new strategic partnership with North America Exchange Center (NAEC).  Founded in 2000, NAEC is a business consulting company that specializes in helping foreign businesses fundraise, setup operations, and apply for government grants in China. Over the years, NAEC has assisted over 50,000 entrepreneurs in a variety of fields, including water technology.  Over the past two years, NAEC has hosted semi-annual venture capital summits in China to help foreign businesses raise capital from Chinese venture capitalists.  In addition, NAEC founded a business culture incubator in the Qingpu District of Shanghai in June of this year with the aim of teaching foreign businesses entering the Chinese market the nuances of Chinese business culture and China’s regulatory framework.

Water 2.0 and NAEC welcome any member companies who are interested in fundraising in China to attend the 2016 China Venture Capital Winter Summit held on the tropical island of Hainan.  Room and board will be provided by NAEC, so the only out-of-pocket expense for attendees is international airfare.  You can register for the conference at http://naec.co/.  The registration deadline is Friday, September 30th.

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WATER NEWS

Xylem buys smart meter maker Sensus for $1.7 billion
USA Today

G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up
The New York Times

Obama administration proposes ‘startup visa’
Louisville Business First

Global Water Technologies reduces debt, prepares for capital raise

Infrastructure Moves to the Front Burner
Kelly Carnes
Our Water Counts

Hurricane Hermine Misses Northeast, But Drought Remains
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts

Share Your Passion
Jim Lauria
Our Water Counts

The Many Colors of the Olympics
Jill Burdette
Our Water Counts

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WATER 2.0 CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vincent@water2.org or 203-733-1949 to discuss.

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WATER 2.0 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual Water 2.0 members.  Click here to become a Water 2.0 Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Once again we encourage your participation in the 2016 China Venture Capital Winter Summit.

NanoBCA Recommends: MFG DAY Friday, October 7th

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to encourage our Nanotechnology Community to participate in tomorrow’s MFG Day activities.

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MFG DAY Celebrates its 5th Anniversary Tomorrow

In just five short years MFG DAY has grown from a small celebration with 240 events in 37 states to a North American phenomenon with nearly 3,000 events – live and virtual – serving communities in every state, several Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico. We anticipate that by the time the numbers are all in for this year more than half a million people will have participated.

Thank you to the manufacturers, industry suppliers, chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, MEP Centers, community and technical colleges, universities, government agencies, and school districts that have embraced the concept of Manufacturing Day and helped to accelerate its growth at such a rapid pace.

On behalf of the 17 sponsors, the 256 organizations and publications that have endorsed Manufacturing Day, as well as the co-producers and partners, here’s hoping for sunshine, blue skies and perfect temperatures for each and every MFG DAY event taking place across North America in October. Share your experiences on social media and be sure to use #MFGday16 when you do.

Once again, we encourage you to support our MFG Day friends tomorrow, October 7th.

US Water Issues Pale in Comparison to China’s

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 | No Comments »

Here in the US, we tend to equate drought with California.  In recent years, California has made the news time and time again for increasingly strict rules on water usage.  In 2016 the Northeast is also suffering our worst drought in the last 20 years. To most Americans, the idea of water rationing is something that is almost entirely foreign.  Unfortunately, for hundreds of millions of Chinese, water rationing is a fact of life.

China water chartWith a US population of approximately 320 million people, America has total renewable water resources of 3,069 cubic kilometers.  By contrast, China has a population of 1.37 billion people but only has total renewable water resources of 2,840 cubic kilometers.  This means that the average Chinese has access to less than a quarter of the water resources of the average American.  A full 60% of Chinas 661 cities face seasonal water shortages, while over 100 cities suffer severe water constraints.  Starting in 2013, the Chinese central government began issuing water quotas to every single province in the Peoples Republic.  Many experts predict that China faces a looming water crisis.

Due to the urgent nature of water resource usage in China, both the Chinese government and the Chinese private sector are taking rapid action to address the issue.  The Chinese government is currently constructing a multi-decade infrastructure mega-project called the South-North Water Transfer Project, which upon completion aims to divert 44.8 cubic kilometers of freshwater annually from water-rich Southern China to water-poor Northern China.  Meanwhile, environmentally-conscious corporations such as Alibaba are now building data centers that are cooled by natural bodies of water.

Nevertheless, China still has a long way to go if it wants to use its limited water resources to maximum efficiency, and everyone there knows it.  It is estimated that Chinese capital expenditure on industrial water and wastewater treatment will top $6.8 billion by 2020. Opportunities abound for American water companies with the right technology and the desire to enter the Chinese market.  However, navigating through the complex landscape of the Chinese market can be very difficult, especially without a local Chinese partner.