Water 2.0 Heads to Washington on May 15

An upcoming conference program being hosted by the Water Innovations Alliance, entitled ?Water 2.0.? will take place in Washington, D.C. on May 15.

The Water Innovations Alliance (WIA) serves as a public policy voice for the world’s water researchers, technologists and innovators. The Alliance aims to advocate policies that promote the aggressive development of water technologies and innovations across all sectors and users of water by creating new market opportunities, increasing funding, strengthening research and development programs, removing regulatory and market barriers and improving education, communication and outreach efforts.

The Alliance also serves as a platform to improve awareness and collaboration between large companies, engineering firms, universities, utilities, start-ups, NGOs and governments ? exposing all key stakeholders to new water technologies, innovations and prospects. Whether the developments involve materials, IT, engineering, financing or public policy, the Alliance is there to help shine a spotlight on the developments and provide best practices across the spectrum of the water field.

The primary activities of the Alliance are to impact and help cultivate federal and state policies that support development, reduce barriers and improve market conditions for the U.S. water technologies market. Additionally, the Alliance seeks to foster relationships and collaborations to effectuate change in water development and policy across the globe.

According to Kevin McGovern, chairman of the Water Initiative and a supporter of the Alliance?s very focused mission, ?WIA serves a critical function acting as a forum to induce dialogue and collaboration across the spectrum of water stakeholders. The Water Initiative has benefited greatly in networking and collaborating with many of its members.?

The upcoming Water 2.0 conference event is the fourth installment of a particular program effort that was designed and implemented by the WIA along with critical supporting partners. Recognizing the growing role of big data solutions, and information-powered utilities within the water sector, the Water 2.0 conference program seeks to specifically focus on the social and economic benefits of digitally enabled water solutions. It attempts to successfully cultivate the dialogue about the smart water network along with other critical water infrastructure issues.

?Our Water 2.0 Conferences during the last year have focused on emerging technologies providing solutions to water infrastructure issues,? observes Vincent Caprio, executive director of WIAF.
Key topics to be addressed at the upcoming installment of the Water 2.0 conference program are: the importance of building smart water systems, a review of the water and wastewater agency response network (WARN), and the critical issues related to the energy-water nexus.

The Alliance notes that by 2025, more than half of the world’s population will likely live in water-stressed or water-scarce countries, and a quarter of global freshwater use will exceed local long-term accessible supplies. With those rather startling statistics as a point of reference, the Alliance seeks to encourage the attendance of critical key stakeholders to the Water 2.0 conference events in order to help address potential solutions for solving the world’s water crisis via innovation.

The upcoming Water 2.0 program will include a number of interesting presentations. Committed speakers include the global marketing director for infrastructure within the GE Intelligence Platforms division, the director for workflow solutions within Hach Company, the chairman of LDJ Capital, the senior vice president of Woolpert, the managing director of NGP Global Adaption Partners, the CEO of Water Standard, the president/COO of Innovyze and the CEO of Global Water Technologies.

For anyone involved in the water/wastewater sector, the upcoming Water 2.0 conference event in Washington DC is a must attend program.

To learn more about the upcoming Water 2.0 conference event and to register, visit: http://www.waterinnovations.org/WATER-2-DC/index.php.

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