A mild summer in the east continues – great weather for water activities.  However, the water main breaks in America are happening weekly . . .


That’s the Breaks: What Happens When Water Infrastructure is Stuck in the Past
Jill Burdette
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

‘Severe’ Drought Covers Nearly 99.8% of California, Report Says
Los Angeles Times

The Top 12 Water Technology Hotspots in America
Water Online

Water War: Dry in Detroit
Vice News

The “Major Prize” of Measurement
Alan Hinchman
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

Technology Deep Dive: Quick Connection
Treatment Plant Operator Magazine

Toledo Leaders See Big Battles on Many Fronts in Water Crisis
The Toledo Blade

States Missing Opportunities to Improve Water System Infrastructure
Water/Waste Processing

Bottled-Up Drama: How One Rogue Water Bottle Made a Big Splash
Jill Burdette
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

Why the California Drought is a National Issue
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

UMass Benefits from Governor’s Environmental Bill
Mass Live


Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conf & Energy Efficency Workshop b




Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conference & Energy Efficiency Workshop
Monday, November 3, 2014
GE Aviation Centre
Cincinnati, OH


Our conference program is continuing to take 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 Moderator: Phil Davis, Senior Manager, Demand Response/Efficiency Resource Center, Schneider Electric
Panelists: Joe Harrell, Assistant Vice President Utilities, University of Cincinnati
Additional panelists to be announced

5:00-6:30  Post-conference networking

6:30  Conference concludes


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.


GE Intelligent Platforms Webinar – Pump Station Appliance Learning Session
Friday, August 29, 2014
11:AM ET
Duration 1 hour

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

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

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Enjoy the rest of your summer.  Looking forward to seeing you in Cincinnati.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation