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Caprio sworn in as Republican registrar of voters in Easton

Posted on August 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Vince being sworn-inBrooke Caprio stands with her father, Vincent Caprio, as Town Clerk Christine Halloran swears him in as Republican Registrar of Voters.

By Nancy Doniger
Easton Courier

Town Clerk Christine Halloran swore in Vincent Caprio as Republican Registrar of Voters July 22 at Town Hall.

The Easton Republican Town Committee appointed Caprio to replace Krista Kot, former Republican registrar, who was sworn in as interim tax collector on July 8.

Kot replaced former Tax Collector Christine Calvert, who was selected out of 60 candidates for the position of Easton’s first director of finance. Calvert replaced Controller Grace Stanczyk, who retired this month.

“I’m very excited to be able to contribute to the town of Easton,” Caprio said. “I come from a long tradition of public servants. My grandfather and father worked for the federal government, and my uncle is a retired colonel in the army.”

Caprio and family have been Easton residents for 18 years. His daughter, Brooke, 18, who attended his swearing in ceremony, is a June graduate of Joel Barlow High School and will be going to Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. in the fall.

Caprio is a member of the Easton Republican Town Committee, an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission, and a former board member for the Easton Community Center and the Easton Learning Foundation.

He graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and earned a master’s of business administration degree from Northeastern in 1987. He has been part of the Villanova University alumni recruitment network for 16 years.

Caprio is the executive director of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, and in November 2008, he co-founded the Water Innovations Alliance. He writes a regular column for GE’s, Our Water Counts — Water Wise, and is the founder and event director of the Water 2.0 Conference series and an advocate for government funding of emerging technologies at the state and federal levels.

Caprio has testified before Congress and the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut, and he has been an invited speaker at more than 100 conferences.

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Water 2.0 Summer News – Manufacturing Day

Posted on August 15th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Last week we had the opportunity to discuss numerous emerging technologies to repair our American Water Infrastructure at our Water 2.0 Conference on August 3rd in San Diego CA.

San-Diego-photo-boxThe $400 billion required to fix our American Water Infrastructure applies to residential and Manufacturing usage. Water is very important to American Manufacturing.  The Water-Manufacturing Nexus exists for American Manufacturing to prosper.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) had a Water Summit on March 22nd in Washington DC.  I would like to share with you OSTP’s comments in regard to the upcoming 5th Annual Manufacturing Day.

The following article was written by:

– Jason Miller, Deputy Director for the National Economic Council
Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation for the National Economic Council

A Call to Action to Celebrate the Manufacturing of Today and Tomorrow

Summary: On the 5th Manufacturing Day (October 7, 2016), the Nation will celebrate the vitality and reality of American manufacturing to youth and workers across the country.

 “With ingenuity and a determined spirit, hardworking Americans are creating products and unlocking new technologies that will shape our Nation and grow our economy… On National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate all those who proudly stand behind our goods and services made in America, and we renew our commitment to winning the race for the jobs of tomorrow.”

American manufacturing is world-class aircraft engines, next-generation electronics, life-saving biopharmaceuticals, and cutting-edge automobiles. It is inspirational entrepreneurs that run urban factories started in dorm rooms, and revolutionary technologies enabling products we never thought possible, from bendable electronics to synthetic organs. It is a resurgent industry, emerging from the near-collapse of the Great Recession, where more than 800,000 manufacturing jobs have been added since February 2010—the first sustained job growth in the sector since the 1990s. And it is an industry that is local, where Made in America’s competitive edge is rooted in the talent and resilience of strong communities and the world’s most productive workers.

Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of the strength of American manufacturing and an opportunity to educate and motivate the next generation of manufacturers.

Last year, Manufacturing Day inspired factories, colleges, and cities to hold more than 2,600 manufacturing showcases across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. More than 400,000 people experienced first-hand what is made in their communities and the skills needed to pursue rewarding manufacturing careers by touring plants, exploring career opportunities, collaborating in hackathons, and celebrating local manufacturing communities.

These experiences matter—after participating in Manufacturing Day events, a recent study found that 81 percent of students and 91 percent of educators were more convinced that manufacturing provides careers that are interesting and rewarding, helping to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

This year, we can do even more—that is why, today, the Administration is launching an effort to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and support entrepreneurs manufacturing their first product in the United States. We want to engage companies, universities, mayors and local communities, foundations, philanthropists, and individual makers and entrepreneurs. There are a number of ways to get involved. For example:

  • Improving the image of manufacturing, by sharing the diverse testimonials from today’s manufacturers or hosting a virtual factory tour so that anyone can experience modern shop floors.
  • Strengthening the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education pipeline by adding making and manufacturing courses to K-12 Career and Technical Education and undergraduate programs.
  • Encouraging entrepreneurs to scale-up manufacturing in the United States by supporting the development of next-generation hardware and software that increase the variety and value of products that hobbyists and startups can manufacture, and investing in shared manufacturing facilities.
  • Linking manufacturers to the Maker movement by serving as the anchor tenant for a regional makerspace or supporting maker spaces in schools and after-school programs.

Let us know what you can do to get involved using this online form by Friday, September 9, 2016.

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WATER NEWS

Water Exec Urges Professionals to Become Part of Water’s Global Advocacy Network in Water 2.0 Speech
Jim Lauria

How to Find Out If Your Drinking Water Is Safe
Time

Fresno enlists experts to investigate northeast water concerns
Fresno Bee

Study: High levels of toxic chemicals in drinking water of 6 million Americans
CBS News

Technavio Says the Use of Smart Water Management Technologies Can Help Save More than USD 12 Billion Revenues for Utilities Annually
Business Wire

Two Droughts in California
Our Water Counts
Congressman Dennis A. Cardoza (ret.)

An Independence Day Salute to Our American Heroes
Our Water Counts
Jim Lauria

O is for Outreach
Our Water Counts
Dr. Ken Russell

California Water Crisis Update
Our Water Counts
Vincent Caprio

Shifting Populations Demand New Innovative Water Systems for the Future
Our Water Counts
Janette F. Kennedy

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WATER 2.0 CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vincent@water2.org or 203-733-1949 to discuss.

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WATER 2.0 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual Water 2.0 members.  Click here to become a Water 2.0 Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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I highly recommend participation in Manufacturing Day.

Final Agenda: Water 2.0 Conference – Weds 8/3 San Diego CA

Posted on August 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We would like to announce the final agenda for our Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry.

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Conference Location:
Foley & Lardner LLP
3579 Valley Centre Drive
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

REGISTER TODAY – $250
The registration fee includes lunch and a post-conference networking reception.

The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities and utilities professionals.

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AGENDA

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast

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

9:00-9:30  Dennis A. Cardoza, Public Affairs Director, Foley & Lardner, LLP

9:30-10:00  Herve Buisson, ​Vice President – Process Engineering Americas, Veolia Water Technologies

10:00-10:30  Framing Cybersecurity Risk
Jonathan Litchman
, Founder, The Providence Group

10:30-11:00  Can General Electric Really Innovate Like a Water Start-Up?
Adam Tank
, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water

11:00-11:30  Innovation@AmericanWater
Paul Gagliardo
, M.P.H., P.E., Manager – Innovation Development, American Water

11:30-Noon  Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

1:30-2:00 Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange

2:00-2:30  Small Water Systems’ Infrastructure: A New Side-stream Paradigm
Karen D. Sorber
, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

2:30-3:00  Using Digital Media to Build Networks Within the Water Industry
Jim Lauria
, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mazzei Injector Company

3:00-3:30  Becky Scott, Community & Social Media Manager, Cisco

3:30-4:00
Glenn A. Stinebaugh, President and Acting CEO, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Raveendran “Ravi” Pottathil, Chief Technology Officer, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.

4:00-4:30  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

4:30-5:00  IoT for the Water Industry
Vincent Caprio
, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

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WATER NEWS

Los Angeles CTO leaves to join GE Digital
StateScoop
Jake Williams

Drought hits Northeast US, could last months
Boston.com

Two Droughts in California
Our Water Counts
Congressman Dennis A. Cardoza (ret.)

An Independence Day Salute to Our American Heroes
Our Water Counts
Jim Lauria

O is for Outreach
Our Water Counts
Dr. Ken Russell

California Water Crisis Update
Our Water Counts
Vincent Caprio

Shifting Populations Demand New Innovative Water Systems for the Future
Our Water Counts
Janette F. Kennedy

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Looking forward to seeing you in San Diego on August 3rd!

Speaker Updates: Water 2.0 Conference 8/3 San Diego, CA

Posted on August 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today, we would like to announce our speaker updates for our:

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Conference Location:
Foley & Lardner LLP
3579 Valley Centre Drive
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

REGISTER TODAY – $250

The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Our dynamic line-up of speakers feature:

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Dennis A. Cardoza, Public Affairs Director, Foley & Lardner, LLP
Herve Buisson, Vice President – Process Engineering Americas, Veolia Water Technologies
Jonathan Litchman, Founder, The Providence Group
Adam Tank, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water
Paul Gagliardo, Manager – Innovation Development, American Water
Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge
Karen D. Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies
Jim Lauria, VP Sales & Marketing, Mazzei Injector Company
Becky Scott, Community & Social Media Manager, Cisco
Glenn A. Stinebaugh, President and Acting CEO, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Raveendran “Ravi” Pottathil, Chief Technology Officer Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

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HOTEL

San Diego Marriott Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

$189 per night

To reserve your room please contact:
Mary Grace Glorioso
858-369-6036
Marygrace.glorioso@marriott.com

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WATER NEWS

Two Droughts in California
Our Water Counts
Congressman Dennis A. Cardoza (ret.)

An Independence Day Salute to Our American Heroes
Our Water Counts
Jim Lauria

O is for Outreach
Our Water Counts
Dr. Ken Russell

California Water Crisis Update
Our Water Counts
Vincent Caprio

Shifting Populations Demand New Innovative Water Systems for the Future
Our Water Counts
Janette F. Kennedy

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Looking forward to seeing you in San Diego on August 3rd!