I never would have guessed that 5 years ago when I was helping to start the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation that there would be so many advances in water technology.  I would like to thank Vincent Caprio and the WIAF for their support in developing a Water Pavilion at next year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival.  It is the largest STEM event in the world and takes place from April 25-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

We want you to be part of this amazing effort.  Our last event had over 250,000 attendees which included students, families, teachers, government leaders, media and industry officials.  We are aiming at doubling our attendance for 2014.  Speakers and performers will include President Obama, the cast of The Big Bang Theory, Nobel Prize winners, Bill Nye the Science Guy, astronauts and Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs.  There will be activities such as interactive exhibits, career fairs, hackathons, a TED-like talk for kids, a book fair, teacher training conferences and visits to local schools with at-risk youth.

This is a free, non-profit, purely educational, inspirational and family-friendly event to get kids excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Exhibitor space will include 750 of the World’s leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations. A special effort is made to attract more girls to pursue science and engineering careers. Exhibit space starts at $750 for non-profits. Exhibiting at the USA Science & Engineering Festival can create an amazing experience for your company.

Please take a look at the short video on our homepage with President Obama to get a sense of the event.  I would enjoy setting up a time to speak about your participation in this amazing event designed to excite and engage young people in careers in science, math and technology.

Best Regards,


F. Marek Modzelewski
USA Science & Engineering Festival
San Diego, CA/Washington, DC

The USA Science &  Engineering Festival is a collaboration of more than 750 organizations including:

– Professional Science & Engineering Societies, including the National Academies, AAAS, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, IEEE, American Women in Sciences, Society of Hispanic Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and many more.

– Universities/Colleges/Research Institutes including Harvard, Purdue, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, U.S. Naval Academy, J. Craig Venter Research Institute, Carnegie Institute of Sciences and more.

– Government Agencies and Federal Laboratories including NIH, NASA, USDA, EPA, DoD, DoE, CIA, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Fermi Accelerator Facility, and many more.

– High Technology and Life Science Companies including Lockheed Martin, Genentech, Baxter, 3M, Nike, Hitachi and many more.

– Science Outreach Organizations including the Smithsonian, American Museum of Natural History, The Franklin Institute, Koshland Museum, and many more.

– Community Organizations including FIRST, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and more.

WIAF ANNOUNCES WATER 2.0 – Water Management Summit
November 13-14, 2013
Rice University – Shell Auditorium
Houston, TX

The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation is proud to announce our upcoming Water 2.0 – Water Management Summit  on November 13-14th in Houston, TX.  Our event is being held at Shell Auditorium on the campus of Rice University.  The Summit is a gathering of the World’s leading experts who are generating cutting-edge technological solutions for challenges in the water and energy sectors.

The Summit will address state-of-the-art innovative solutions to decades-old problems in the water and oil and gas sectors. These pioneering technologies are emerging rapidly into the market thanks to revolutionary breakthroughs in material science, nanoscience and computational power.  Our event will feature prominent speakers from industry, government, finance and academia.

Here are some of the prominent SPEAKERS participating in our Water 2.0 – Water Management Summit:

Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms
Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water
Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard
Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies
Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners
Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco
Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

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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.

Hope you and your family are enjoying the summer.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation