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





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.


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


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

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

New plastic recycling technology works without water

Pennsylvania power plant receives GE ROE award
Water Technology

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


The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio or 203-733-1949 to discuss.


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.

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


Vincent Caprio
Founder & Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation