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Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on September 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

WATER: SAFETY AND SUPPLY
— Using Emerging Technologies to Update and Repair Water Infrastructure —

Water. So basic and so necessary, but a steady supply of safe drinking water could be at risk. Storms, floods, contamination, cyber-attacks, and terrorism are just some of the things that threaten our safe, potent water supply.

Water 2.0 Series brings together experts, to help utilities and the water industry protect our current water supply, and ensure the continued availability of “good” water.

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

The Conference Registration Fee was $250. Click if you want to sign up to learn more about the next Water 2.0 Conferences

What: Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry

When: October 4-5, 2017

Where: 

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209                                            

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

The first day of our conference is primarily geared toward water industry professionals.  The second day is less technical in regard to the water industry.  Some of the speakers from the first day will be repeated and the content will be directed towards students, financial, computer science and legal professionals who want to gain a general knowledge about the water industry.

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

Full list of speakers and agenda at www.water2.org.

Allison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologist
Adam Tank, GE Ventures
Alan Hinchman, Gray Matter Systems
Paul Gifford, Mueller Co.
Ken Russell, PhD, Pfeiffer University
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 

Vincent Caprio, with Water 2.0, says “Water has become a hot topic again, in part because of recent news stories – like hurricane flooding, or the contaminated water in Flint, Michigan.” He adds, “Keeping our water supply safe and in abundance always has been an issue for those in the industry.”

Regarding the water supply and storms, CNN Meteorologist Allison Chinchar says “As we’ve seen with even the most recent hurricane season, as well as other severe storms, our precious drinking water supply can become contaminated and unusable for large areas – requiring bottled water to be brought in, or treating the contaminated water by boiling or with chemicals — all this while other areas suffer drought and water shortages.”

Dr. Ken Russell, with Pfeiffer University, says “Climate Change, Population Growth/Migration Patterns, Technology Advances (sensors, infrastructure, and access to data) all impact the water industry. At Pfeiffer, we pride ourselves on having relevant curricula for our students; the digital transformation of water systems — including automation and high performance computing — creates new and innovative learning environments and career opportunities for young scientists and water advocates.  More than just updating and learning to repair water infrastructure, our students will be well positioned at the forefront of leading edge water solutions and systems.”

More about Water 2.0
The mission of the Water 2.0 Conference Series is to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to solve and repair water infrastructure problems.  Water 2.0 is a joint venture with the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) and Pfeiffer University.

Additional Information:

Agenda, Speakers, Location, Registration, Info www.water2.org

Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist at CNN/HLN/CNN International. She considers herself a pluviophile who loves clouds, space, and animals. She earned her B.S. in Meteorology from The Ohio State University.

Adam Tank, Founder & CEO of Industrial Optic (a GE Ventures backed corporate spin-out)
Knowledgeable on submersible robots used for the inspection and repair of water pipelines. He will discuss Waterworld: The Hunt for What Lies Beneath.

Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems
Expert on the effects of flooding on water treatment centers.

Paul Gifford, Director R&D, Mueller Co. LLC

Kenneth E Russell, PhD, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director and Conference Chair

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Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

Final Agenda: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on September 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the final agenda for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Allison Chinchar, noted Meteorologist with CNN, will be speaking on the topic of flooding at our Water 2.0 Charlotte event.

During the past 10 years Water 2.0 has been discussing flooding at our conferences.  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Gray Matter Systems spoke about the effects of flooding on water treatment centers at our Water 2.0 April event.

TECHHUB: Anheuser-Busch Steps Up After Hurricane, Manufacturing & Digital Transformation and WEFTEC

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

The first day of our conference is primarily geared toward water industry professionals.  The second day is less technical in regard to the water industry.  Some of the speakers from the first day will be repeated and the content will be directed towards students, financial, computer science and legal professionals who want to gain a general knowledge about the water industry.

DAY 1 AGENDA – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks and Introductions

Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

9:00-9:45  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry
Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems

9:45-10:30  Why Monitor the Water Distribution System?
Paul Gifford, Director R&D, Mueller Co., LLC

10:30-11:15  Waterworld: The Hunt for What Lies Beneath
Adam Tank, Startup Founder & CEO, GE Ventures

11:15-Noon  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

Noon-1:00  Lunch

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

1:30-2:00  Get Social: Connecting water resources and increasing the flow of knowledge
Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

2:00-2:30  Zero Liquid Discharge: Pressure Relief for WWTPs
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

2:30-3:00  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

3:00-3:30  Smart Water Meets Smart Cities
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

3:30-4:00  Improving Water Quality through Advanced Composites
Charles “Charlie” Gause, Cofounder, Acting CEO & President, Triad Growth Partners

4:00-4:30  Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team

4:30-5:00  Water Investing: State of the Union 2017
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

DAY 2 AGENDA – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-8:50  Introductions
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

8:50-9:15  Opening Remarks
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University

9:15-10:00  Us vs. Mother Nature:  The Fight Over Water
Carrie DeJaco, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Pfeiffer University

10:00-10:45  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

10:45-11:30  Get Social: Connecting water resources and increasing the flow of knowledge
Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

11:30-12:15  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

12:15-1:15  Lunch

1:15-2:00  The $620 Billion Water Industry
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

2:00-2:45  Water Monitoring in the Information Age
Jason Emory, Professor of Chemistry, Pfeiffer University

2:45-3:30  The State of American Water Infrastructure – Roundtable
Vincent Caprio
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD
Carrie DeJaco, PhD
Becky Scott

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

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WATER NEWS

GrayMatter is a finalist for Solution Provider of the Year, Innovative Technology, with CEO Jim Gillespie a finalist for CEO of the Year
Pittsburgh Business Times

New Resources buys water technology consultant firm
Milwaukee Business Journal

SplashLink partners with Pipeline H2O to provide access to online water marketplace
WaterWorld

Vitev launches the latest innovation in alkaline water technology – ultra-filtration alkaline water filters
PRweb

APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project
ABC News

Hack to the future: HopHacks challenges students to solve problems using technology
HUB

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WATER EVENTS

Shale Insight – A Shale Coalition Conference
September 27-28, 2017
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

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Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

 

Agenda Update: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on September 18th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to share an agenda update for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Allison Chinchar, noted Meteorologist with CNN, will be speaking on the topic of flooding at our Water 2.0 Charlotte event.

During the past 10 years Water 2.0 has been discussing flooding at our conferences.  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Gray Matter Systems spoke about the effects of flooding on water treatment centers at our Water 2.0 April event.

TECHHUB: Anheuser-Busch Steps Up After Hurricane, Manufacturing & Digital Transformation and WEFTEC

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

The first day of our conference is primarily geared toward water industry professionals.  The second day is less technical in regard to the water industry.  Some of the speakers from the first day will be repeated and the content will be directed towards students, financial, computer science and legal professionals who want to gain a general knowledge about the water industry.

DAY 1 AGENDA – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks and Introductions
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

9:00-9:45  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry
Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems

9:45-10:30  Why Monitor the Water Distribution System?
Paul Gifford, Director R&D, Mueller Co., LLC

10:30-11:15  Waterworld: The Hunt for What Lies Beneath
Adam Tank, Startup Founder & CEO, GE Ventures

11:15-Noon  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

Noon-1:00  Lunch

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

1:30-2:00  Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

2:00-2:30  Zero Liquid Discharge: Pressure Relief for WWTPs
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

2:30-3:00  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

3:00-3:30  Smart Water Meets Smart Cities
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

3:30-4:00  Improving Water Quality through Advanced Composites
Charles “Charlie” Gause, Cofounder, Acting CEO & President, Triad Growth Partners

4:00-4:30  Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team

4:30-5:00  Water Investing: State of the Union 2017
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

DAY 2 AGENDA – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                             

8:45-8:50  Introductions
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

8:50-9:15  Opening Remarks
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University

9:15-10:00  Us vs. Mother Nature:  The Fight Over Water
Carrie DeJaco, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Pfeiffer University

10:00-10:45  The SMART Solution to Real-Time Performance Optimization & Fouling Management of Membrane Desalination Plants
Mohamad Amin Saad, President & Principal Consultant/Trainer, MASAR Technologies Inc.

10:45-11:30  Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

11:30-12:15  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

12:15-1:15  Lunch

1:15-2:00  The $620 Billion Water Industry
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

2:00-2:45  Jason Emory, Professor of Chemistry, Pfeiffer University

2:45-3:30  The State of American Water Infrastructure – Roundtable
Vincent Caprio
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD
Carrie DeJaco, PhD
Becky Scott

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:

Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

—————————————————————————
WATER EVENTS

Shale Insight – A Shale Coalition Conference
September 27-28, 2017
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

—————————————————————————
Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!

Agenda Announcement: Water 2.0 Conference – Oct 4-5 Pfeiffer University Charlotte NC

Posted on September 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the agenda for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
October 4-5, 2017 – Charlotte NC

Water Enters the Digital Era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers

The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

$250 REGISTER TODAY

Speakers for the Charlotte Water 2.0 Conference include:

AGENDA

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast                                         

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks and Introductions
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair
Colleen Perry Keith, PhD, President, Pfeiffer University
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

9:00-9:45  Water 2.0 – Digitalization of the Water Industry
Alan Hinchman, Vice President, Gray Matter Systems

9:45-10:30  Paul Gifford, Director R&D, Mueller Co., LLC

10:30-11:15  Waterworld: The Hunt for What Lies Beneath
Adam Tank, Startup Founder & CEO, GE Ventures

11:15-Noon  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Vice President, Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge

Noon-1:00  Lunch

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

1:30-2:00  Becky Scott, Program Manager, Cisco.com Digital Support Experience (CDSX)

2:00-2:30  Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

2:30-3:00  Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, eSurface Inc./Co-Founder and Board Member, ABSMaterials Inc.

3:00-3:30  Smart Water Meets Smart Cities
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

3:30-4:00  Improving Water Quality through Advanced Composites
Charles “Charlie” Gause, Cofounder, Acting CEO & President, Triad Growth Partners

4:00-4:30  Allison Chinchar, Meteorologist, CNN International Weather Team

4:30-5:00  Water Investing: State of the Union 2017
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Our event will be hosted on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our Conference Chairman is Dr. Kenneth E. Russell, Vice President for Digital Transformation and CIO at Pfeiffer University and Author of Social Knowledge.

CONFERENCE LOCATIONS

Wednesday, October 4th Location
Pfeiffer University
1515 Mockingbird Lane
Charlotte NC 28209

Thursday, October 5th Location
Pfeiffer University
Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
48380 US-52
Misenheimer NC 28109

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
vincent@water2.org

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WATER NEWS

Harvey could be costliest disaster in US history
New York Post

Here are the worst hurricanes and floods in U.S. history
USA Today

The “500-year” flood, explained: why Houston was so underprepared for Hurricane Harvey
Vox

1,000 more Guard troops activated as ‘unprecedented’ flooding swamps Houston from Harvey
USA Today

Catastrophic flooding ‘beyond anything experienced’ in Houston and ‘expected to worsen’
The Washington Post

Houston flood: Tropical Storm Harvey’s worst case scenario is being realized
Mashable

Senator Baldwin to Join National Showcase of Milwaukee’s Water Tech Industry
Milwaukee Independent

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WATER EVENTS

Massachusetts Water Week
New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN)
September 11-18, 2017

Shale Insight – A Shale Coalition Conference
September 27-28, 2017
David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh PA

WEFTEC 2017
The Water Quality Event
September 30 – October 4, 2017
Chicago IL

Minds + Machines
GE Digital – The Premier Industrial Internet Event
October 25-26, 2017
Moscone West, San Francisco

Keeping History Above Water Conference
October 29- November 1, 2017
Annapolis, Maryland

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Looking forward to seeing you in Charlotte on October 4th and 5th!