Summer arrives with heat, drought, a lot of exciting water news and a host of initiatives by the Water Innovations Alliance.
First off, the WIA has been hard at work in Washington, DC meeting with political leaders on a host of water technology issues. Strong efforts are underway to develop a smart water system pilot project in conjunction with several US cities, our members, (led by GE and Sensus) and a cross section of US government agencies. Leaders on Capitol Hill and in the Agencies have welcomed this initiative.
On Friday May 18th we held a successful one day Conference focusing on America’s Water Infrastructure http://www.waterinnovations.org/WIS/index.php. We had the following Keynote Speakers providing their road map on Water Infrastructure:
- Alan Hinchman, Global Industry Manager-Water, GE Intelligent Platforms
- Rob Coulbeck, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, ENBALA, Demand Site Regulation for a Smart Water Industry
- Michael Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Administrator Office of Water, US EPA
- Paul Gagliardo, Manager Innovation Development, American Water
- Sheri Moreno, General Counsel, GE Intelligent Platforms
- Alex Herrgott, Director of Transportation & Infrastructure, Congressional & Public Affairs Division, US Chamber of Commerce
- Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative
The presentations have been posted to our site. http://www.waterinnovations.org/WIS/wis_presentations.php
We are committed to having an open discussion in regard to Water Infrastructure and sharing our Speakers’ opinions and thoughts to all.
We are looking forward to our next Event. We are returning to Boston for our 4th Annual Water Innovation Alliance http://www.waterinnovations.org/event.php Conference being held at the Seaport World Trade Center http://www.seaportboston.com/meetings-and-events/overview.aspx. Last fall we sold out our room block. Register today.
Also of public policy interest, Rep. Eddie Johnson introduced two new water bills in Congress that received strong support from the WIA and its members: H.R. 5826: Coordinating Water Research for a Clean Water Future Act of 2012 and H.R. 5827: Energy and Water Research Integration Act of 2012. We have been told that there will soon be Congressional hearings on new technologies and innovative solutions surrounding drought issues.
The Water Innovations Foundation is also working on a new research report for the fall on the Water Energy Nexus as part of our efforts to develop a comprehensive view and strategy around this vital issue. We recommend you check out the attached whitepaper, “How ‘Smart’ Water Systems Save Money,” as it is a focused take on what benefits would come from moving towards a smart water “grid.”
Thanks as always to our members and a special thank you to GE for hosting the aforementioned event in DC a few weeks back. We hope to see all of you in Boston or at one of our upcoming events soon. Take care.
F. Mark Modzelewski
Chairman, Water Innovations Foundation
Chief Operating Officer
Water Innovations Alliance
WATER INNOVATIONS NEWS UPDATES
Smart Grid For Water Gets Bigger, Greentech Media
Point Of Drinking (POD)
Written by Mike McGettigan, Chief Commercial Officer, The Water Initiative (TWI)
Apple Snags Water-Damage Detection Patent, PC Magazine
Israel Leads The World In Water Technology, Arutz Sheva
New Mexico Tech lands $700,000 for ‘produced water’ research, NM Business Weekly
U.K. Plans Water Law to Spur Competition, Investment, Bloomberg
Can Fracking Pollute Water, Seattle Times
The Artemis Project Announces Its 4th Annual Top 50 Water Technology Start-Up Competition, BusinessWire
Coming Soon Smarter Water Grids, Smarter Planet Blog
Water Technology Incubator to Begin Construction, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Technology Helps Reduce Water Supply Gap, CA. Farm Bureau
Tech Revolution Ends Up In Toilet, San Jose Mercury News
Smart People Discover Water, & That Could Kick-Start the Blue Revolution, National Geographic
Coke Says New Water Recovery Process Could Save 100 Billion Liters A year, Sustainable Brands http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/articles/coke-says-new-water-recovery-process-could-save-100-billion-liters-annually
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