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Vincent Caprio – WIAF discusses public information about the water infrastructure in the water industry in this video.

Posted on February 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Vincent Caprio of the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation discusses public information about the water infrastructure in the water industry in this video.

Speakers Announced for Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference

Posted on February 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) is proud to announce prominent Speakers for our 3-day program, May 20-22, 2014.  The Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference is located at Northern Illinois University in Naperville (Chicago), IL.

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Our dynamic line-up of Speakers include:

Sustainable Manufacturer
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– Kate Bachman, Editor, Sustainable Manufacturer Network
– Tonja Rammel, EHS Manager, Crown Equipment Corp.
– Brion Hurley, Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Rockwell Collins
– James Hall, Vice-President, Special Waste Solutions, Covanta
– Bill Stough, CEO, Sustainable Research Group, LLC

Water 2.0
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– Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms
– Scott Anderson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
– Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms
– Brent Giles, PhD, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Inc.
– Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

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WATER NEWS

Chemical engineers select top 10 inventions of modern era – Drinking water #1
Processing Magazine

Integrating Big Data for Big Savings
By Alan Hinchman

Water-Cleaning Technology Could Help Farmers
The New York Times

New sensor able to detect contaminants in water in real time
Channel NewsAsia

Report predicts rise in global chemical industry mergers & acquisitions
Processing Magazine

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Looking forward to you joining us at our May event.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
203-733-1949
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
www.waterinnovations.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

NanoBCA Recommends GAO Report on Nanomanufacturing

Posted on February 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am very excited to share with you the following report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).  NanoBCA and our members were involved in contributing information for this report.

The GAO has released a report entitled Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health (GAO-14-181SP) prepared in response to a letter of request from the Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Under the leadership of the Comptroller General of the United States and in partnership with key experts, GAO convened a strategic forum in July 2013 to explore participants’ views concerning:

(1)    the anticipated scope of future nanomanufacturing developments and related effects;
(2)    U.S. investments and competitiveness in nanotechnology R&D, as compared to other leading nations—and current challenges to U.S. competitiveness in nanomanufacturing;
(3)    options for enhancing U.S. nanomanufacturing competitiveness; and
(4)    issues in addressing the environmental, health, and safety implications of nanomanufacturing.

This report is the result of key input from expert forum participants (listed in appendix II) and was prepared by an interdisciplinary team assembled across GAO.  Our foresight methodology for this work also involved the development of expert-based, forward-looking industry profiles involving nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing activity (listed in appendix IV).  The project is also grateful for the key support provided by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council staff.

The report summary page and link to download the full report in PDF is found here:
www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-181SP

Related to this, we have also put together a brief podcast on the report which is posted here: http://www.gao.gov/multimedia/podcast/660285

Finally, GAO’s blog, called WatchBlog, presents an overview of the report here:
blog.gao.gov/

For any questions about or feedback on the report, please contact:

Timothy M. Persons, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
United States Government Accountability Office
personst@gao.gov / www.gao.gov / www.twitter.com/@GAOChfScientist
(202) 512-6412

Related to the GAO’s report, Timothy has written an Op-Ed for Scientific America.  I recommend this to our NanoBCA members. The piece is found here:

Does the American Innovation System Need a Reboot?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-the-american-innovation-system-need-a-reboot/

Kudos to the GAO on their fabulous report.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Water Innovations Alliance Foundation & FMA Announce New Partnership and Conference

Posted on February 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Conference and Show to Highlight Efficient Use of Water and Sustainable Manufacturing
January 24, 2014 – Shelton, CT

The Physical and Financial Consequences of Our Failing Infrastructure

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Physical and Financial Consequences of Our Failing Infrastructure
By Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts Blog – Water Wise