The water industry is historically slower to adapt to technological innovation due to the innate risks of changing processes that affect public health. However, solving some of our most pressing water challenges requires investing in, developing, and deploying new technologies and processes that can transform water management. For example, wastewater, whether from industrial or municipal sources, can be converted into valuable resource streams. Sensors and satellites can provide precision data on water quality, water quantity, and infrastructure condition to facilitate decision making. Establishing a more enabling policy and regulatory environment is essential for innovation to flourish in the water industry. Join us for the final installment of a seven-part series diving into each of the Seven Big Ideas in the One Water for America Policy Framework.
Snehal Desai, Executive VP & Chief Growth Officer, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC
Barry Liner, Chief Technical Officer and Director, Water Science & Engineering Center, Water Environment Federation
Jeff Moeller, Director of Water Technologies, The Water Research Foundation
Dave Stanton, President, Utility Operations and Federal Services, SUEZ
The 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference will focus on Advancing Reuse and Integrated Water. It is designed to help communities prepare for the future with a comprehensive program offering innovative approaches and creative solutions for managing our water resources. The Conference highlights two keynote speakers: Peter Colohan of NOAA will speak on climate impacts and risks to future water management, and Peter Grevatt of EPA will talk about water trends and challenges and the recently released Potable Reuse Compendium. The 2018 Research Conference is on May 6-8 in Atlanta, GA.
Online registration is available through April 23.
America’s infrastructure—from roads and bridges, to water and wastewater systems, to the energy grid and more— is crumbling, inefficient, and inadequately designed to meet 21st century needs. It’s also one of the rare issues that can bridge political parties, forge public/private partnerships, and catalyze leaders from the White House to state houses to city halls. Infrastructure Week is a national week of education and advocacy that brings together leaders and citizens to highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure and encourage policy makers to invest in the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.
Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the pre-eminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all. The winners will be announced and recognized at the 2018 US Water Prize Ceremony during the One Water Summit.
From July 10-12, 2018, leaders from across the country will gather at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. This year we will focus on important, solutions-focused conversations about how we value and manage water to foster economic prosperity, community well-being, and environmental sustainability. Thank you to our 2018 host, Metropolitan Council, for inviting us to your One Water city.