Agenda Announcement – Water 2.0 Conference 4/25 Foxboro MA

Posted on February 27th, 2017 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is proud to announce the AGENDA for our:


Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Foxboro MA

CONFERENCE LOCATION

GE Digital
325 Foxboro Blvd
Foxboro, MA 02035

$250 REGISTRATION
Click here to register online
OR
Email Vincent Caprio for a registration form vincent@water2.org

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

SPEAKERS for the Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry include:

AGENDA

8:00-8:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

9:00-9:30 Prasad Pai, Manager, Automation Software, GE Digital

9:30-10:00 Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems

10:00-10:30 TBD

10:30-11:00 Greg Westbrook, CEO, ClearCove Systems

11:00-11:30 Removing Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater in One-Pass
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

11:30-Noon FBI: Economic Espionage Program

Noon-1:00 Lunch

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

1:30-2:00 Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

2:00-2:30 Matt Rose, CEO, APANA

2:30-3:00 Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

3:00-3:30 Jeffrey R. McCutcheon, PhD, Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research and Education, Uconn

3:30-4:00 Rob McGinnis, PhD, Founder & CEO, Angstrom Byakuren Inc. (ABI)

4:00-4:30 Regina M. Barnes, Board of Selectmen, Town of Hampton NH

4:30-5:00 Kelly Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21

5:00-6:00 Post-Conference Networking

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

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WATER NEWS

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Experts Examine Water Management & Treatment Challenges
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Pats vs Falcons: Super Strategy for Water Reuse
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By Jill Burdette

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Janette F. Kennedy

Indianapolis, Poised to Showcase Smart Choices for Water, Energy and Transportation
Our Water Counts Blog
By Erik Hromadka

Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2017
Our Water Counts Blog
By Vincent Caprio

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Looking forward to seeing you in Foxboro on April 25th!

Speaker Announcement: Water 2.0 Conference – Foxboro MA 4/25

Posted on February 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to share a speaker announcement for our:

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Foxboro MA

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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GE Digital
325 Foxboro Blvd
Foxboro, MA 02035

 
$250 REGISTER TODAY
Please contact Vincent Caprio to request a registration form vincent@water2.org

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Speakers for the Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry include:

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

2016 Water 2.0 Conferences held in Washington DC, San Diego CA and Indianapolis IN

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WATER NEWS

Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies Teleconference
Securing the Internet of Things: Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity
Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

GE’s Water & Process Technologies Invests in Demonstrating ‘Energy Neutral’ Wastewater Solutions in Conjunction with Ontario’s University of Guelph
Newswire Today

Three local companies join global initiative to ensure we all have clean drinking water
WCPO Cincinnati

The future of America’s water system is in the tech ‘cloud’
The Hill

Joliet considers future water shortages
The Herald-News

Pats vs Falcons: Super Strategy for Water Reuse
Our Water Counts Blog
By Jill Burdette

Thinking About New Water Technologies Differently
Our Water Counts Blog
Janette F. Kennedy

Indianapolis, Poised to Showcase Smart Choices for Water, Energy and Transportation
Our Water Counts Blog
By Erik Hromadka

Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2017
Our Water Counts Blog
By Vincent Caprio

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Looking forward to seeing you in Foxboro on April 25th!

Nano News – Winter 2017 Edition

Posted on February 6th, 2017 | No Comments »

President Trump has proposed sweeping changes at the EPA and DOE which will impact our Nanotechnology Community.  Here is the link to An America First Energy Plan.  My advice is to stay informed.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Environmental Law Institute (ELI) CLE Program 2017
February 9-10, 2017
Washington DC and Webcast
Stay current in this ever-changing area of law by attending ALI – ELI Environmental Law 2017. Lynn L. Bergeson will lead a panel on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

NNCO Webinar Series – Teaching Nano and Emerging Technologies Network
Are you using nano and emerging technologies to excite your students about STEM? The Network has launched a series of webinars for K-12 teachers in order for the community to share approaches and best practices.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
7PM ET

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Located at the Offices of GE Digital – Foxboro MA
Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

NanoBCA Monthly Conference Call
Our last 3 NanoBCA monthly conference calls since November’s election have been very lively! I encourage you to dial-in to our next one.
Date:  Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time:  2PM ET
Call-in information:  (866) 280-7459  Code 7931596

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NANO NEWS

GOP suspends rules to push through EPA pick despite Dem boycott
The Hill

TSCA: EPA Issues Interpretation of Statutory Requirements for Substantiation of CBI Claims under TSCA
Bergeson & Campbell PC

Bloomberg BNA – Daily Environment Report
Practitioner Insights: A Review and Analysis of TSCA Reform Provisions Pertinent to Manufacturers and Processors of Nanoscale Materials
Lynn L. Bergeson, Charles M. Auer and Carla Hutton

NanoMech – First Nanomanufacturing Company to Earn ISO  9001:2015 Certification
Nanomanufacturing Weekly

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

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

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become Individual Members of the NanoBCA.  Individual Membership includes participation on our monthly conference call. Our next call is on Thursday, February 23rd at 2PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Your influence counts.  Use it.

Save the Date – Water 2.0 Conference – Tues 4/25 Foxboro MA

Posted on January 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

Today we are proud to announce the next event in our Water 2.0 Conference series.  We are taking our event to Foxboro, Massachusetts to the offices of GE Digital.  The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Water Enters the Digital Era: Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

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CONFERENCE LOCATION

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GE Digital
325 Foxboro Blvd
Foxboro, MA 02035

$250 REGISTER TODAY
Please contact Vincent Caprio to request a registration form vincent@water2.org

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

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WATER NEWS

Indianapolis, Poised to Showcase Smart Choices for Water, Energy and Transportation
Our Water Counts Blog
By Erik Hromadka

Fresh Water for First Nations – Part 2
Our Water Counts Blog
By Jordan Lane Gilmore

Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2017
Our Water Counts Blog
By Vincent Caprio

Fresh Water for First Nations – Part 1
Our Water Counts Blog
By Jordan Lane Gilmore

Cheers to World Soil Day
Our Water Counts Blog
By Jim Lauria

Smart Cities: Promising, Complex and Coming Soon
Our Water Counts Blog
By Vincent Caprio

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GE’s Water & Process Technologies To Upgrade Chinese Wastewater Treatment Plant
Water Online

Itron to Improve Water Efficiency and Modernize Distribution System in Nova Scotia Capital
Business Wire

We had a Water 2.0 Event in Indianapolis last November 16th.  Indy has a robust technology cluster.
How Indianapolis, Long Known as a Manufacturing Center, is Luring Tech Talent
The New York Times

Florida DEP Awards $1 Million to Bay County for Beneficial Water Reuse Project
WaterWorld

Texas Woman Receives $3000 Water Bill
BigCountry

Fresno State grant to assist water technology entrepreneurs
The Fresno Bee

Will Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water Solve California’s Water Woes?
Wall Street Pit

Water for everyone – at any price
The Huffington Post

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Looking forward to seeing you in Foxboro on Tuesday, April 25th!

NanoBCA Recommends NNCO Webinars – Weds 1/18 and Weds 1/25

Posted on January 19th, 2017 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following NNCO webinars.

Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Enabling Next-Generation Water Monitoring Systems
Date:  Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time:  3PM – 4PM ET

REGISTER HERE

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The development of next-generation water monitoring systems is an essential element of ensuring a safe and abundant water supply. Yet, currently less than 30% of the Nation’s surface water bodies are assessed by EPA, states, or tribes, partly because of the high cost of traditional fixed-station water quality monitoring.

In this webinar, panelists will discuss the current state of and future opportunities related to water monitoring. Justin Mattingly (Water Environment & Reuse Foundation) will describe water monitoring needs related to reuse, and this broad overview will be followed by two specific use cases: Nick Dokoozlian (E&J Gallo Winery) will describe his work with distributed sensors for improved grape yield and water use efficiency, and Daniel Barta (NASA) will speak in technical detail about the water monitoring needs aboard spacecraft.

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NanoEHS Webinar Series:
The Utility of Alternative Testing Strategies in Nanotechnology Health and Safety Evaluations
Featuring CEIN’s Dr. Andre Nel
Date:  Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time:  2PM – 3PM ET

REGISTER HERE

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Research over the past 15 years has led to significant progress in understanding the potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of nanomaterials, generating an impressive body of literature and test data. However, keeping pace with the rapid development and diversity of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and nanotechnology-enabled products will require considerable advances in risk assessment methodologies.

Many factors impact future directions: enhanced ability to rapidly screen large numbers of chemical substances, reducing the use of animals in toxicity testing, and inventing new approaches and tools that improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying adverse responses. These factors have been key drivers in creating a paradigm shift from conventional descriptive approaches for chemical hazard assessment. Twenty-first century risk assessment is moving toward methods based on an understanding of cellular response pathways that, when triggered by a chemical substance, could initiate key biological events that lead to adverse outcomes at the individual or population level. This new paradigm, relying on non-vertebrate, alternative testing strategies (ATS), utilizes mechanism-based in vitro assays and in silico predictive tools for expedited screening of the hazard potential of chemical substances and ENMs at significantly less cost.

The National Nanotechnology Initiative is pleased to announce the next event in the NEHI Working Group’s EHS Webinar Series, and welcomes Dr. Andre Nel, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the NSF- and EPA-funded Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. Dr. Nel will describe the recent scientific advancements in developing alternative testing strategies. Dr. Nel, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nanomedicine, will demonstrate, by way of a few key examples (such as carbon nanotubes), the utility of ATS for mechanism-based high-throughput and high-content screening. This mechanism-based approach relies on adverse outcome pathways for ranking and profiling ENMs. Dr. Nel’s presentation will describe how the connection between a molecular initiating event, tied to ENMs’ physicochemical properties, and key intermediary responses can be linked to apical health outcomes. Dr. Nel will also address how data can be used for dose- and exposure-relevant tiered risk assessment, as well as data acquisition and submission for regulatory consideration.

Q&A:

Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the speaker 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, some questions may be grouped and some may not be addressed during the webinar.

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NANO NEWS

Watch: The Next Step in Nanotechnology
TED Talk – Wireless Design & Development

EPA Promulgates Final TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for Nanoscale Materials
Bergeson & Campbell PC

People from around the world are teaming up with Solve MIT to address challenges on Refugee Education, Carbon, and Chronic Diseases. Will you join the thousands of other innovators and technologists in solving the world’s greatest challenges? If your solution has the potential for impact and is selected by our judges, you’ll be invited to Solve at United Nations in New York City to pitch to expert judges and a live audience!
– The deadline to submit is January 20, 2017.
– Visit solvecolab.mit.edu to submit your solution.

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

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

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become Individual Members of the NanoBCA.  Individual Membership includes participation on our monthly conference call. Our next call is on Thursday, January 26th at 2PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Once again, we hope you will be able to participate in these upcoming NNCO webinars.

Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2017

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 | No Comments »

As abundant as the clean water flowing from your tap may seem to be, it is a finite resource, and one too precious for anyone to waste. Over time, America’s need for water will only grow as our finite supplies are called upon to serve as many people as possible.

water with handIn 1965 when my parents had moved to the suburbs and my mom purchased her first dishwasher, the American population was 180 million. Today, that population is 325 million utilizing an old decaying Water Infrastructure.

Let’s add saving water to our list of resolutions.  The topic of water in America has increased during the last 5 years.  Water conservation is “in” due to numerous water crises in the United States:  a 5 year drought in California, a 2016 Northeast drought, flooding in the Midwest, flooding in South Carolina and North Carolina and various water problems throughout our nation.

Whether you are a municipal water supply professional, part of the water industry, organization or a concerned community member, there are easy resolutions we can make in 2017.  If we each commit to small conservation efforts, then we can have large impacts for the future of our water supply.  This year we have created 10 resolutions to put us one step further towards saving our water.

In 2017,

1.  Become a Water Advocate
In your community, attempt to raise the consciousness of individuals in regard to America’s water infrastructure issues.  As an advocate, continue to discuss water infrastructure repair with your First Selectman, Mayor, Congressmen and any other elected officials.  President-elect Trump and Secretary Clinton, during their Presidential campaigns, discussed infrastructure repair.  Let’s continue the discussion with our elected leaders and within your community.

2.  Fix any dripping faucets
Leaking faucets that drip at 1 drop per second can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water each year.  Make 2017 the year we put that number to better use.

3. Repair or replace leaky toilets
Older toilets can use three gallons of clean water with every flush, while newer toilets use as little as one gallon.  This small change will help to reduce water waste in your household.  It makes a difference.  My water bill decreased after replacing 3 toilets.

4.  Shorten shower time
Reducing your shower time from ten minutes to five minutes could save an average of about six gallons of water a day.  If you lose track of time in the shower, then you can time yourself by how many songs play while you are in there.  Try to get your shower time down to one or two songs.  I have convinced my 19 year old daughter to reduce her shower time from 30 minutes to 20 minutes.  Trust me it was not easy!  She went off to college this past fall and my water bill was reduced by $30 per month.  It does make a difference.

5.  Turn off tap while washing hands, shaving and brushing teeth
Running the tap while you wash your hands, shave or brush your teeth can waste up to 5 gallons of water each day.  In 2017, resolve to turn the faucet off while cleaning your pearly whites.

6.  Run washing machine and dishwasher full.  Set correct load levels.
It is easy to get in the habit of starting to clean clothes or dishes when there are only a few items.  By waiting until you have a full load you could save up to 3,400 gallons of water a year.  Holding off until you have a full load also has the added benefit of saving you 25% to 50% of the energy of small loads.

7.  Switch to water-conserving showerheads, faucets, washers and toilets
This takes time and money for the homeowner.  However, you can either pay now or pay later.

8.  Reuse water
Reusing water at home is easier than you might think; all it takes is an awareness of how and when you are using water.  For example, use the water from the dehumidifier to water your house plants.  Consciously ask yourself where water can be used before you pour it down the drain.

9.  Cut back on drinking bottled water
In 2016 bottled water outsold soda in America.  Sadly, 5 out of 6 empty water bottles end up in the landfill.  Get drinking water from a pitcher kept chilled in the refrigerator.

10.  Recycle. Recycle, recycle
One of the best ways to conserve water is to buy recycled goods, as well as, recycling your own goods.  It takes about 100 gallons of water to grow and process a single pound of cotton.  By recycling, we can make that number stretch over multiple items.

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WATER NEWS

CES 2017: Samsung unveils four-in-one laundry system
Deccan Chronicle

Global Water Technologies releases annual shareholder letter

Water-short Singapore charts a course toward self-sufficiency
The Christian Science Monitor

Editorial: Why This Matters & What I Believe This Means For The US: DOE Secretary Rick Perry
Corridor News

Forecasting Las Vegas’ future, from new roads to pro sports
Las Vegas Sun

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Let’s continue to increase our mindfulness in regard to water conservation in 2017.  Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from Water 2.0!

Posted on December 21st, 2016 | No Comments »

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Happy Holidays from NanoBCA!

Posted on December 21st, 2016 | No Comments »

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GE’s Water & Process Technologies Expands Digital Capabilities With Multiple Analytics Agreements

Posted on December 12th, 2016 | No Comments »

GE’s Water & Process Technologies Expands Digital Capabilities With Multiple Analytics Agreements

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  • Agreements with WaterSmart Software and Smart Earth Technologies Improve App Development Capabilities
  • New Apps Aim to Connect Consumers and Utilities in Mutually Beneficial Ways

In an ever-increasingly connected world, almost all processes rely on some form of digital capability. The water industry is no exception. To further the creation of digital solutions that address pressing issues in water distribution and management, GE’s Water & Process Technologies has entered into cooperation agreements with two leading water analytics and water technology providers, WaterSmart Software and Smart Earth Technologies (SET).

“Using data, remote control and analytics, we are working to transform the way water utilities operate, helping them run more efficiently while also improving the service and value they provide to consumers,” said Ralph Exton, chief marketing officer, GE’s Water & Process Technologies. “Working with WaterSmart and SET, we will bring together their deep domain expertise and analytics technologies in unique ways to address these needs and add new value streams for water utilities.”

With these agreements, Water & Process Technologies will help improve water utility efficiencies and enhance consumer engagement for customers by developing and evolving applications on its existing InSight* asset performance management (APM) platform.

The joint applications being developed include digital consumer communication and engagement tools that deliver billing information, leak identification, remote valve control, resolution notifications and deep insights into water usage. This information will make it easier for consumers to understand their water consumption habits, save money and protect their property from costly water damage. For utilities, these customer self-service applications will reduce the cost to service consumer accounts by proactively addressing customer concerns, minimizing the need for on-site visits and improving payment performance.

“At WaterSmart, our proven customer engagement and analytics platform helps strengthen relationships between a utility and its customers by connecting them through proactive data insights and enabling the customer to take control of their water spend,” said Robin Gilthorpe, chief executive officer, WaterSmart. “We also stimulate customer engagement and satisfaction by enabling them to choose the time and method to receive key information from the utility. These capabilities will further scale Water & Process Technologies’ digital solutions to best serve its global water utility customers.”

As it continues to build out its digital capabilities, Water & Process Technologies also is helping to shape the future of the water industry by creating a more connected and informed environment for municipalities and utilities.

“Having an in-depth understanding of how, when and where water is used can provide invaluable insights for both utilities and consumers,” said David Duncan, chief executive officer, SET. “Working with Water & Process Technologies, we will be able to utilize digital capabilities and industry expertise to create an engaging and mutually beneficial solution for consumers and utilities to better manage and control water consumption.”

The consumer application development initiative adds to Water & Process Technologies suite of software proof of concepts currently under development. Previously announced proof of concepts include a pipeline health solution with American Water and a storm and sewer overflows solution with MWH Global.

About Water & Process Technologies
With operations in 130 countries and employing over 7,500 people worldwide, GE’s Water & Process Technologies applies its innovations, expertise and global capabilities to solve customers’ toughest water and process challenges. It offers a comprehensive set of chemical and equipment solutions, as well as predictive analytics, to enhance water, wastewater and process productivity. Water & Process Technologies strives to enable customers to meet increasing demands for clean water, overcome scarcity challenges, strengthen environmental stewardship and comply with regulatory requirements.

About GE
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the “GE Store,” through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. For more information, visit www.ge.com

About WaterSmart Software
WaterSmart Software provides intelligence beyond the meter to make the lives of water utility managers easier. Water providers using WaterSmart’s cloud-based, customer engagement and analytics platform have been proven to reduce costs, protect revenue, and increase customer satisfaction by more than 35%. WaterSmart recently won the globally coveted World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers Award for their potential to “significantly impact business and society through the design, development and implementation of new technologies and innovation.” Come help us change the way the world uses water. For more information, visit www.watersmart.com

About Smart Earth Technologies
Smart Earth Technologies provides utilities and consumers with a versatile solution for managing and controlling water service through its SETflow valve control platform. SETflow hardware devices enable integrated wireless valve control, hourly meter reading, water sensor monitoring, and all over the latest generation LTE low-power cellular networks. By removing the complexity of building and managing a proprietary communications network, SET empowers water utilities by de-risking and dramatically lowering the investments required to deliver near-real time data and control of water service throughout a water utilities distribution network. For more information, visit www.smartearth.net.

Final Agenda – Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference 12/1 DC

Posted on November 30th, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the FINAL AGENDA for:

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Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference: 2017 and Beyond
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Washington DC

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Polsinelli PC
1401 Eye Street, Northwest
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

 
The Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries are preparing for the most significant changes since 2008 with the election of President-elect Trump.  President-elect Trump has made a call for an ambitious $1 Trillion infrastructure program – “highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals” – a key part of his acceptance remarks on Wednesday, November 9th.

Join us in the discussion of these Public Policy changes as it relates to the Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries.

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

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AGENDA

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00  Matthew E. Ross, LEED AP, Polsinelli PC

9:00-9:30  Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities

9:30-10:30  Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Prasad Pai, Manager, Automation Software, GE Digital
Maryanne McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy
– Gray Matter Systems, Jonathan Litchman, Founder, The Providence Group

Emerging Water Technologies
10:30-11:00  Harvey Kaye, Chairman of the Board, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
11:00-11:30  Greg Westbrook, Chief Executive Officer, ClearCove Systems

11:30-12:15  Spotlight on Technology Solutions
Jason Derleth, White Roof Homes
– Theo Margas, CEO, Hundz Soil

12:15-1:00  Lunch and Networking

1:00-1:30  View from the Hill
Tracy Hammond, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli PC

1:30-2:15  Public Private Partnerships
Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, OSTP
Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office

2:15-2:30  Changing the Way that Innovation is Financed on Wall Street
Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities

2:30-3:30  Information Technology & New Business Models
Bill Potvin, UZURV
Matt Colbert, Spend Consciously

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  NASA as a Driver of Emerging Technologies
Charles Miller, Space Policy Group

4:30-5:00  Infrastructure Repair: Barriers to Entry
The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0/Our Water Counts

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC on December 1st!