We are excited to announce our Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conference & Energy Efficiency Workshop being held on Monday, November 3rd at the GE Aviation Centre in Cincinnati, OH.

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Our conference program is taking shape:

8:30-9:00  Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-10:00  The Water Technology Innovation Cluster of OH, KY & IN Presents Regional Water Technologies
Moderator: Melinda Kruyer
, Executive Director, Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster

10:00-10:30  John Leeuwenburg, Global Product Manager, Realworld Systems

10:30-11:00  Biju George, Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works

11:00-11:30  John Barelli, President, WaterSurplus

11:30-Noon  Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00  Energy Efficiency Workshop begins

1:00-2:00  Tour – To be announced

2:00-3:00  Energy Efficiency Case Study – Speaker(s) to be announced

3:00-3:15  Break

3:15-5:00  Tools and Resources for Industrial Energy Efficiency Followed by Q&A with Presenters – Speakers to be announced

5:00-6:30  Post-conference networking



Group rate $139 per night (includes unlimited wireless internet)

Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre
6189 Muhlhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069

The Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre is located in West Chester, Ohio on I-75 North at exit 19. We are 2 exits north of the GE Aviation Learning Center and the GE Aviation World Headquarters.


Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
October 27-30th, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida


Previously, in my last column for Our Water Counts – Water-Wise, I stated that American water infrastructure repair is a national problem, not a regional issue.  Unfortunately, 500,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio had to suffer through their own water infrastructure problem.

The Threats to Our Drinking Water
The New York Times

Ohio Regulators Aim to Help Water Problem with Fertilizer Licenses
The Wall Street Journal

Tainted Ohio Water Coming Under Increased Scrutiny
Fox News

Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie
The New York Times

Ohio Drinking Water Emergency ‘Not Over Yet’
USA Today

Vancouver Engineers Aim to Serve Safe Water to a Thirsty World
The Vancouver Sun

Solenis is the New Name for Ashland Water Technologies
PR Newswire

GE is Building a Fuel Cell Pilot Development and Manufacturing Plant in Saratoga County
Albany Business Review

Sunset Boulevard Submerged as Burst Water Pipe Sends 30ft Geyser Flying into the Air
London Evening Standard

GE Intelligent Platforms Blog

Pure Water Technology Breaks Guiness World Record
Water Technology Magazine

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Enjoy the rest of the summer and your water-related activities.  Never take for granted America’s water supply. We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation