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Biju George Receives Innovator of the Year Award from EPA at Water 2.0 Event 11/3/14

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

At our latest Water 2.0 Event on November 3rd at the GE Aviation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Biju George, Director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, was the recipient of the Innovator of the Year Award presented by Sally Gutierrez, Director of the Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program of the EPA. 

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From left to right: Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0; Sally Gutierrez, EPA; Biju George, Cincinnati Water Works; Renee Armstrong, GE

Our water industry presenters spoke on a wide variety of topics.  They were led by our Keynote Speaker, Scott Dyer, Ph.D., Principal Scientist of The Procter & Gamble Company.  Mr. Dyer’s presentation on Environmental Protection:  History, Chemical & Treatment Innovation was the most comprehensive talk on sustainability I have ever experienced.

Innovator of the Year Award Winner, Biju George, spoke on Getting Your Water Utilities Ready for the Water 2.0.

We welcomed back Sally C. Gutierrez, Director of the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program to our stage.  Ms. Gutierrez has spoken at our Water 2.0 Conferences numerous times.  Ms. Gutierrez’s presentation, Update on Water Technology Innovation Clusters and Key EPA Issues, updated us, as of 2014, on water clusters in America.  It is wonderful to see how the clusters have evolved in various regions of the U.S.

One of the fastest growing private companies in the water industry is led by Stephen Spoonamore, P.E., Director/Co-Founder of ABSMaterials Inc. Mr. Spoonamore’s topic was Developments in Stormwater & Pollution Control and Oil & Gas Environmental Protection.

All of our water industry speaker presentations can be found here: SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

8:30  Water 2.0 and the Industrial Internet
Alan Hinchman, COO, The Water Initiative

9:00 Confluence – The Water Technology Innovation Cluster of OH, KY & IN Presents Regional Water Technologies
Moderator: Melinda Kruyer, Executive Director, Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster
Jim Uber, CEO, CitiLogics
John Young, CEO, Green Forward Technologies
John Brooks, CFO, Searen

10:00 Facing the challenge of water distribution in a changing world
John Leeuwenburg, Global Product Manager, Realworld Systems

11:00 Innovation in Digital Communication, Education, and Community-Building
Cat Shrier, Ph.D., P.G., CEO & Publisher, WaterCitizen.Com

2:30 Maximizing Your Investment in Energy Efficiency
Maryanne McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

3:00 Water Energy Nexxus
Ken Russell, Ph.D., Executive Director, Applied Technology Acceleration Institute – Wichita State University

3:30 Getting More Out of Your Machine
Jill Burdette, Water Vertical Sales Leader, GE Intelligent Platforms

4:00 Activated Ceramics
Dan Page, CEO, Max Flow Media

After hearing a day of presentations at our Water 2.0 Conference, I am encouraged that American utilities are embracing innovation.   I look forward to seeing you at our 2015 Water 2.0 event.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

10th Annual Livingston Securities Innovators Conference
December 8-9, 2014 – Chicago, IL
Seating is limited.  Reserve your space today jonathan@livingstonsecurities.com.

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WATER NEWS

Depleting the Water
CBS News – 60 Minutes

Study finds Americans using less water
KTVZ.COM

Early Tests Don’t Find Tainted Water From Oil Boom
ABC News

CH2M HILL leads water treatment study
Water Technology

EPA Calls for Nominations for 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
EPA

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.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 water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Once again, I would like to congratulate Biju George on receiving the EPA’s Innovator of the Year Award.

Regards,

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

 

WIAF Recommends: EPA Technology Innovation Showcase 12/2 Cincinnati

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

You are invited to attend:

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EPA Technology Innovation Showcase and Technology Transfer and Collaboration Seminar
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
8:AM to 5:PM (ET)
There is no cost to attend this event.

U.S. EPA Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)
26 W. Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268

Register now for this unique opportunity to meet EPA’s innovators, experience hands-on demonstrations of cutting-edge water technologies, and learn how EPA can work with you to design, develop and demonstrate your innovative solutions to water challenges.

Innovative technologies at various levels of development will be displayed and demonstrated.  You will also have the chance to learn about Confluence, the Ohio River Valley Region’s water technology innovation cluster organization, and how they can help you grow your business network.

8:AM – 1:PM  Technology Innovation Showcase at EPA

1:PM – 4:PM  Technology Transfer and Collaboration Seminar at EPA

4:PM – 5:PM  Regional Technology Company Exhibition and Networking Hour at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center (across the street from EPA)

If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, a scientist or engineer, or someone with an interest in water technology innovation, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Register Online Now at
http://epa-innovation-showcase.eventbrite.com

For questions, email EPAWaterTechEvents@epa.gov

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WATER NEWS

Harris & Harris Group Notes Portfolio Company ABS Materials’ New Chief Executive Officer

Facing the Challenge of Water Distribution in a Changing World
John Leeuwenburg
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

Will Water Get More Transparent? How Big Data Can Help a Precious Resource
Chris Peacock
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

A Study Reveals Increased U.S. Water Consumption

Do You Check Expiration Dates?
Alicia Bowers
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

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.

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Looking forward to seeing you at water events this fall.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio

Founder & Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
203-733-1949
www.waterinnovations.org

NanoBCA Recommends – NSEE Materials Exhibition 12/11 Arlington, VA

Posted on November 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) recommends:

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Materials Exhibition
Part of an NSF funded NSEE Workshop
Thursday, December 11, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 pm

Free Event at the Westin Arlington Gateway
Fitzgerald Ballroom A
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

NSE Provides Important New Perspectives to Education
It is important to introduce nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) into current teaching practice at all levels. For the past two decades people have been working on ways to do just that. After years of shaping nanoscale education resources into useful materials, they are ready for larger audiences.

At the nanoscale materials behave differently. This is why water roles off of lotus leaves and geckos can walk on the ceiling. Looking at these differences brings fresh insights that fit nicely into standards-based teaching.  Studying the nanoscale brings together biology, chemistry, physics and engineering into a truly multidisciplinary adventure.

– See proven nanoscale education resources from around the world

– Talk with over 25 different developers (including NanoSchoolBox-Europe, NanoDays-NISENet, NanoHub-Purdue)

– Learn where to find these incredible resources

– Explore ways you can use them

Nanotech Is Enabling Solutions to Societal Challenges
Understanding the different ways materials behave at the nanoscale will lead to new solutions to societal problems. NSE is being used to upgrade information technologies; create new medical diagnostics and therapeutics; and build affordable, renewable energy sources.  Further, we need an informed public in order to address concerns about nanostructures’ environmental, safety and health impacts.

For more information on what you will experience visit www.usc.edu/esvp and enter password NSEE.

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

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NANO NEWS

Dr. Michael A. Meador Named New Director for National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)

NanoViricides, Inc.
Testing to Begin on Ebola Drug Developed by a Connecticut Company

mPower Market Expands Across 40 States in the U.S.
Jumpstarter Product Line Sees Growth in Retail Locations

University of Michigan Opens New $46m Nanomechanical Engineering Labs

Nano Network Manufacturing Event Draws CNM and UNM Students

Martin Perl, Nobel-Winning Physicist, Dies at 87

Manufacturers Back Road Tax Changes
The Wall Street Journal

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Vancouver’s Fortress Paper Sells Part of Bank Note Unit
Nanotech Security Pays $17.5m for Plant that Makes Security Film for Bank Notes

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UPCOMING EVENTS

NanoInformatics 2015: Enabling Successful Discovery and Applications
January 26-28th
Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel in Arlington, VA

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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, November 20th at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Looking forward to seeing you at nanotechnology events this fall.

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