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Agenda Update – Water 2.0 Conference April 22nd Washington DC

Posted on March 26th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) would like to announce our Agenda Update for the Water 2.0 Conference on Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day) in Washington, DC.

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REGISTER TODAY
$250

Water 2.0 Conference
Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day)
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.

SPEAKERS at our Water 2.0 Conference include:

– Paul Gagliardo, M.P.H., P.E., Manager – Innovation Development, American Water

– Robert J. Gates, P.E., Global Marketing Director Manufacturing, GE Intelligent Platforms

– Ralph E. Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Business Program Manager, ECLP, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

– Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)

– Alan Hinchman, Chief Operating Officer, The Water Initiative

– Katherine Alfredo, Ph.D., Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia Water Center, Columbia University

– Rodney E. Slater, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

– Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

– Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Executive Director, Applied Technology Acceleration Institute – Wichita State University

– Christopher G. Peschang, P.E., Director, Global Business Development, Layne Christensen Company

– Ed Hackney, Technical Director, Revenue Management, United Water

– Mark McKoy, Senior Director Corporate Revenue Management & NJ Customer Operations, United Water

– The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & Chief Executive Officer, TechVision21

– Mark Grobmyer, Chairman, Global Technology Deployment Initiative & Managing Director, P 80 Group Foundation

– Richard E. Hyman, Author of FROGMEN

HOTEL
Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown
500 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
888 236 2427

$299 per night (When Congress is in session, it is very expensive in Washington, DC with limited hotel availability)

When making reservations please refer to the room block name:
Water Conference

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WATER NEWS

NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left
Newsweek

GE and Kemira Create Global Alliance to Bring Water Technology to the Pulp and Paper Industry
Nasdaq/GlobeNewswire

New technique improves oil and gas wastewater treatment
Processing

GE Intelligent Platforms Blog

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

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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Looking forward to seeing you on April 22nd in Washington, DC.

Regards,

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

Agenda Update: 2015 NanoBCA DC Roundtable – May 19-20 Washington DC

Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to announce our AGENDA UPDATE for the 2015 DC Roundtable May 19-20th. We will be returning to Washington, DC for our 15th visit, dating back to 2002, meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).

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REGISTER TODAY $250

2015 NanoBCA DC Roundtable
May 19-20th
Washington, DC

We will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Legislative Branch and the Executive Branch. We will be meeting with representatives from NNCO, NSF, DOD, DOE, NIH and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.

Join NanoBCA in Washington, DC, May 19-20th, to learn about the issues at hand and to meet with, and be heard by, the key policy makers.

SPEAKERS on the first day (Tuesday May 19th) of our 2015 NanoBCA DC Roundtable include:

– Steve Maebius, IP Partner & Nanotech Team Member, Foley & Lardner LLP

– Dr. Ybet Villacorta, Intellectual Property Department Chair, Washington DC Office, Foley & Lardner LLP

– Doyle Edwards, Director, Government Programs, Brewer Science

– Jess Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase Technologies Corp. NANX

– Scott Rickert, Chairman & CEO, PEN Inc. PENC

– David Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT)

– Max Atanasov, CEO, OCSiAl LLC

– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

– Dr. Michael A. Meador, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)

– Anil R. Diwan, Ph.D., President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc. NNVC

– Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech

– Doug Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group, Inc TINY

– Craig Bandes, CEO, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC

– Carleton Hsia, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, NanoBlood LLC

– Mark Shaw, CEO, Ultratech, Inc.

– Ron Durando, Chariman, President & CEO, mPhase Technologies, Inc. XDSL

– Frank Adell, CEO, Pharmaco-Kinesis Corporation

We will be meeting with representatives from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) on the second day of our event (Wednesday, May 20th).  There will be a panel discussion with members of our Nanotechnology Community and OSTP.  Stay tuned for further details.

HOTEL
Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC/Downtown
500 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-5959
$299 per night (When Congress is in session, it is very expensive in Washington, DC with limited hotel availability)
When making reservations please refer to the room block name:
Nanotechnology Conference May 2015

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NANO NEWS

How it’s made
MIT News

Get ready for NanoDays!
Nanotechnology Now

Dunkin’ Donuts to remove nanomaterial from powdered doughnut recipe
MarketWatch

ATE Centers (Advanced Technological Education Centers)
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program Solicitation NSF 14-577

Microphase to relocate to Shelton, Connecticut
Westfair Communications

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Approves $1.9M Across Southeastern PA

CODATA-VAMAS Uniform Description System for Nanomaterials

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vincent@nanobca.org or 203-402-7200 to discuss.

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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, March 19th 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 on May 19-20th in Washington, DC.

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

WIAF Recommends: Georgetown U’s McCourt School Policy Conference 2015 3/20 DC

Posted on March 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) would like to recommend Georgetown University’s McCourt School Policy Conference 2015.  I have the honor of speaking at this event on the Innovation Panel at 1:45pm.

Georgetown University’s McCourt School Policy Conference 2015
Infrastructure as a Path to Development
Friday, March 20, 2015
8:30AM – 4:00 PM
CSIS Conference Center 2nd floor
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Georgetown graduate students are hosting this year’s McCourt Policy Conference edition devoted to Infrastructure. Aging infrastructure both in the US and abroad presents complex policy challenges; that’s why we are bringing together public policy leaders, practitioners and academics to discuss it from integral perspectives. The panels will be divided into challenges, financing and innovation. Lunch will be served. Registration if free, RSVP here.  For further details visit www.2015mspconference.com.

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REGISTER TODAY
$250

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.

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WATER NEWS

American Water’s Dr. Mark LeChevallier to Participate in World Water-Tech Investment Summit

Technology is Raising a High Bar for High-End Mixology
ABC News

Shale players to shop for more efficient technology
Oil Online

The U.S. Water Prize 2015
Water Technology

Canadian retail investors snap up new water fund
Global Water Intelligence

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

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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Looking forward to seeing you on March 20th in Washington, DC.

Regards,

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

NanoBCA Interview with Dr. Michael A. Meador, Director, NNCO

Posted on March 4th, 2015 in interviews, NanoBCA, Uncategorized | No Comments »

NanoBCA was fortunate to engage in a conversation with Dr. Michael A. Meador, the recently appointed Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (“NNCO”) on February 10, 2015.

Dr. Meador, who is technically on loan from NASA to NNCO for this assignment, has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Michigan State University where he began his career thinking about matter at the molecular scale.  While at NASA, Dr. Meador’s efforts included development of “game-changing” technologies from the TRL 4 to TRL 6 levels with a focus on specific technologies such as carbon nanotube based structural composites, nano-based sensors for chemical and biotech detection, among others.

The following excerpt, from the NNCO website, outlines Dr. Meador’s impressive credentials and background with regard to nanotechnology.

Dr. Meador, chair of NASA’s Nanotechnology Roadmap Team, was instrumental in developing the NASA-wide Nanotechnology Project, and has been responsible for project planning and advocacy, overseeing technical progress, developing external partnerships to advance and transfer technology, coordinating with other nanotechnology related activities within NASA, and interacting with program and senior agency management.  He has also played a key role in representing NASA in the NNI’s interagency activities, including co-chairing its Nanomanufacturing, Industry Liaison, and Innovation Working Group.

During his long career at NASA, Dr. Meador has held a series of positions with increasing responsibility, including over twenty years as Chief of the Polymers Branch of the Materials Division at NASA Glenn Research Center, where he expanded the research portfolio of the branch from research in high-temperature stable polymers and composites for aircraft engines to include work in battery electrolytes, fuel cell membranes, and nonlinear optical and sensor materials.  He also initiated the first nanotechnology program at NASA Glenn.

Dr. Meador has been recognized as the NASA Glenn Small Disadvantaged Business Program Technical Advocate of the Year and NASA Small Business Program Technical Personnel of the Year.  He has also received the NASA Equal Opportunity Employment Medal for his work to increase the involvement of faculty and students from minority serving institutions in NASA materials research, and last month was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leading NASA’s Nanotechnology R&D activities and representing the agency as a proactive member of the NNI.

NanoBCA
How long have you been a devotee of the science of nanotechnology?

Dr. Meador
Dating back to my graduate studies, I have long been aware of the great potential of working with matter at the molecular level.  I carried this interest with me to NASA where, as Chief of the Polymers Branch at the Glenn Research Center, I launched one of the first research efforts with NASA focused on the development of nanomaterials technologies.  Around 1999 or so, NASA started a long-term relationship with Dr. Richard Smalley of Rice University to focus on scaling up his HiPCO process to produce single wall carbon nanotubes so that we could have a sufficient quantity to evaluate as an additive for polymers.  We were fortunate to be a part of that activity.  The scale up approach developed under this activity led to Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc.  So, I guess you can say that I have been involved with the science of nanotechnology for over 30 years.

NanoBCA
From a career perspective, what led you to become the Director at NNCO?

Dr. Meador
Over the course of my career, I have been involved in all aspects of nanotech research and development at a variety of levels within NASA from managing activities in my branch to more recently managing a NASA-wide project in nanotechnology.  For the past four years I also served as NASA’s principal representative to the NSET, which gave me a broader perspective on nanotech R&D at the Federal government level.  It seemed like a very natural progression to aspire to a position like this at NNCO where I could give back, in a leadership role, and utilize my unique career experience with regards to nanotechnology.  Personally, it is very exciting for me to be in a position to help push the NNI forward, especially now that it is at a crossroads in that it is coming out of a research and development focused effort to a more defined commercialization effort.

NanoBCA
The 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act was signed into law on December 3, 2003.  What do you see as the major successes of this Act and what needs to be done going forward?

Dr. Meador
If not for National Nanotechnology Initiative (“NNI”), which preceded and was then reauthorized by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, certain industries would not have been created, or at a minimum, would have been created at a much later date.  That alone is a very significant accomplishment of the NNI. 

For instance, the quantum dot industry would not be where it is today if not for the NNI.  As you know, Sony announced a new TV recently at the Consumer Electronics Show that will incorporate quantum dots produced by QD Vision, Inc. to enhance picture quality. QD Vision won the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is the highest domestic honor in the field, recognizing chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture, and use.  So, it is clear that the quantum dot industry is making an important impact on our economy, and our environment, and it is an industry that is here to stay.  Another example is the carbon nanotube sector, with companies like Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. that are producing materials that not only reduce weight but also greatly improve strength in all sorts of products. 

Moving forward, we are honing our focus on supporting and expanding success stories like these, particularly as they relate to the commercialization of nanotechnologies.  To that end, Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, NNCO Deputy Director, and I have plans to visit all NSET agencies to talk about their agency’s vision and the NNCO’s vision and to try to establish a plan to more effectively work together to achieve the collective goals of the NNI.  We recently visited the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, which is truly a world-class facility.  This is yet another example of the success of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act and reflects the tangible return on investment from that piece of legislation.  

So, I think there are a number of examples where nanotechnologies have definitely established a presence in the marketplace, but there is much more that we can do to facilitate the commercialization of nanotechnologies.

NanoBCA
What is your plan to further impact commercialization?

Dr. Meador
Success will come from good communications and a focused effort to have NNI agencies work directly with industry to identify and address any roadblocks to commercialization.  To that end, the NNCO has initiated a webinar series to highlight problems that industry is facing with regards to nanotech commercialization.  This has proven to be a great communications vehicle to provide information, especially to small- and medium- sized business, on topics like insurance and regulations that could help them be more successful in their commercialization efforts.  These webinars are scheduled to occur once every other month and are designed to be easily accessible to the broadest audience. 

NanoBCA
One of the challenges that we see regularly at the NanoBCA, is to address the question of whether or not the over $20 billion, that was invested by the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, was worthwhile from a taxpayers’ perspective.  Is this a question with which you are confronted?

Dr. Meador
Yes, this is a very important question that needs to be addressed loudly and clearly and provide a compelling justification for the past and continued investment in the NNI. Fortunately, I have benefitted from sitting on NSET through the critical years and have had a front row seat to witness the impact of this investment.  As I mentioned before, there are tangible examples of the return on investment that can be seen in the establishment of new industries and new products which also, not insignificantly, mean new jobs.  Also, there has been the establishment of critical new infrastructure, like the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.

However, it is critically important that the news of these returns be communicated clearly to all stakeholders, which includes the taxpayer, the media and the broader community beyond just those in industry and government who happen to be concerned with nanotechnology as a part of their daily function.  That is the challenge that faces us today at NNCO.

To address that challenge and to do a better job of communication, NNCO is taking action on several fronts, some of which are quite simple yet very effective.  I have already mentioned our webinar series.  We are also developing our YouTube channel and reaching out to stakeholders in government and industry to contribute video content that highlights their work.  Our goal is to create a buzz about the great potential of nanotechnology commercialization.  We are also reaching out directly to students and have established several contests that they can participate in to highlight their research projects (and even art projects).  The winners of these contests will be duly recognized at national events. Which brings me to my final point on this matter, which is that we are expanding and improving the quality of our events across the board with the intent of improving the overall impact of our communications.

NanoBCA
Have you noticed, as we have at NanoBCA, that critics often have misconstrued the literal mandate of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act and perhaps not appreciated that the investment was designed to be on infrastructure and R&D, as the name of the Act itself suggests?

Dr. Meador
Since the inception of the NNI, participating agencies within the Federal government have invested over $20B in nanotechnology related R&D.   So, I think it is a fair question to ask what the impact of that investment has been on the US economy and job creation.   In fact, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (“PCAST”) in its last two reviews, and the National Research Council (“NRC”), in its last review, have both called for a clear set of metrics to measure the success of the NNI.  We are carefully considering how to develop these metrics by utilizing reports, such as the series of reports over the years by firms such as Lux Research on total revenues generated by nanotech products, as well as other studies which measure the impact of emerging technologies in other ways.  Some of the inputs are not just on revenue data, but also on foundational impact such as the establishment of new technologies, sectors and even industries.

The bottom line is that we all need to work together to create a better understanding, among the broadest audience possible, of the true impact of nanotechnologies on our society. 

NanoBCA
Dr. Meador, thank you for your time and tremendous insight.  Good luck moving forward with NNCO and rest assured that NanoBCA is here to assist you in any way we can!

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The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to announce our return to Washington, DC, for our 2015 DC Roundtable May 19-20th. This will be our 15th visit, dating back to 2002, meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).

We will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Legislative Branch and from the Executive Branch. We will be meeting with representatives from NNCO, OSTP, NSF and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.

Join NanoBCA in Washington, DC, May 19-20th, to learn about the issues at hand and to meet with and be heard by the key policy makers.

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Once again, we would like to thank Dr. Meador for participating in our NanoBCA interview series.

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

WIAF Recommends: America’s Water 3/12/15 Columbia University NYC

Posted on March 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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
REGISTER TODAY!!


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.

Agenda
8am-9am
 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 mweiss@ei.columbia.edu

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REGISTER TODAY
$250

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.

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WATER NEWS

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

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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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Looking forward to seeing you on March 12th in NYC.

Regards,

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

WIAF Announces Water 2.0 Conference – April 22nd DC

Posted on March 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today, 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

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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.

REGISTER TODAY $250

AGENDA
8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, WIAF & Water 2.0 Conference Chair

9:00-9:30  Renee Armstrong, CMO & GM Commercial Operations, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:30-10:00  Paul Gagliardo, M.P.H., P.E., Manager – Innovation Development, American Water

10:00-10:30  Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

10:30-11:00  Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)

11:00-11:30  Alan Hinchman, Chief Operating Officer, The Water Initiative

11:30-12:00  Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

1:30-2:00  Ken Russell, Ph.D., Executive Director, Applied Technology Acceleration Institute – Wichita State University

2:00-2:30  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

2:30-3:15  Panel

3:15-3:30  Break

3:30-4:00  The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & Chief Executive Officer, TechVision21

4:00-4:30  Mark Grobmyer, Chariman, Global Technology Deployment Initiative & Managing Director, P 80 Group Foundation

4:30-5:00  Richard E. Hyman, Author of FROGMEN

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

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WATER NEWS

American Water Joins ino3W as Exclusive U.S. Partner
Water Online

Turning poop into clean water
The Seattle Times

Boston’s leaky pipes release high levels of heat-trapping methane
NSF

Global Water Technologies signs MOU with company in Israel during trade mission

New plastic recycling technology works without water
Treehugger

Pennsylvania power plant receives GE ROE award
Water Technology

Lubbock entrepreneur named to Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’
News OK

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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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Looking forward to seeing you on April 22nd in Washington, DC.

Regards,

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