Today, we are excited to announce Water 2.0 – Water Innovations Alliance Conference being held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Save the Date for next February!  This conference will be dealing with Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Conference will focus on the social/economic benefit of digitally enabled water solutions.

The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation had a very informative monthly conference call on November 14th.  Jim Hurd of the GreenScience Exchange, who is working with the Foundation as Associate Director, was introduced.  Then, Paul Stimers, WIAF Public Policy Advisor and Partner at the law firm of K&L Gates in Washington, DC, spoke about the political environment for water technologies and water infrastructure in Washington one week after the U.S. elections.

Next, Kevin Brophy, Venture Capitalist with Meidlinger Partners, the most active early stage water investor in the United States, spoke eloquently about the opportunities and the realities of investing in water technologies this year, 2012.  He reviewed the size of investment and the stage of development that Meidlinger looks for before it writes a check. Kevin’s presentation, “2012 Water Investment Opportunities” can be obtained by emailing

A robust Q&A period then ensued, with brainstorming in regard to who the leading start-ups are and the challenges facing this sector today – one being the fairly long time to grow a company and the usually slow ramps up to major revenues that start-up water technology companies face today.

I would like to share with you my recent article that was posted on Our Water Counts.  There are numerous contributors to the Our Water Counts website with relevant information in regard to solving our water infrastructure problems.

Here is the link to my article:

Will Any Disaster Wake America up to its Water Problem?


General Electric Pitches an Industrial Internet

Smart Water Measures May Save Utilities $12.5 Billion

Study Finds Americans Willing To Pay More For Water

The Water-Energy Nexus: Utilities

Advanced GE wastewater treatment technology installed at Utah membrane bioreactor plant

Google grants $23M to nonprofits in new award program$23m-to-nonprofits-in-new-award-program/


Individual Water Innovations Alliance Foundation Membership is available.  For more information, please visit

Save the Date – February 26th – at 30 Rock in NYC.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation