The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) would like to recommend:

America’s Water: Partnering Science with Industry to Find a Way Forward
Thursday, March 12, 2015
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Reception: 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Columbia University, Faculty House NYC

The America’s Water Initiative is a program that aims to build a network of academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry to develop a research agenda that will inform water infrastructure improvements in the United States through innovative management solutions, new technologies, and new policies. The America’s Water Event Series brings these leaders together to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination. Our goal is to address America’s major water challenges and opportunities including climate risks, emerging technologies, urban water infrastructure, financial and legal instruments and the food/energy/water nexus.

 Registration and breakfast

9am-9:30am Keynote by Pepsi Foundation

9:30am-10am Introduction by Upmanu Lall

10am-10:15am Q&A session

10:15am-10:30am Coffee break

10:30am- 11:30pm Panel 1:America’s Water Challenges and Prospects

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch break with academic posters displayed

12:30pm-1:30pm Panel 2:Innovations to Shape the Future of America’s Water

1:30pm-2:30pm Working group breakout sessions

2:30pm-3:30pm Synthesis from breakout sessions

3:30pm-4:00pm Closing remarks by Upmanu Lall

4pm-6pm Reception

Please direct all questions to Margo Weiss at







The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) is proud to announce our return to Washington, DC for our Water 2.0 Conference on Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day). Earth Day has a special meaning to me.  I have participated in Earth Day events since its inception in 1970. 

The event will be located at GE’s offices:
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 900 (9th floor)
Washington, DC 20004

Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 Conference will focus on the social/economic benefit of digitally enabled water solutions. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.


NASA Climate study warns of unprecedented North American drought
The Guardian

China is Turning Fecal Sludge into ‘Black Gold’
Bloomberg Business

Mobile Phones Help Divine Water Supplies in Angola Slums
Bloomberg Business

Severn Trent ‘Poo Power’ Helps Fuel Homes, Save on Costs
Bloomberg Business


The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio or 203-733-1949 to discuss.


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 on March 12th in NYC.


Vincent Caprio
Founder & Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation