WEFTEC Innovation Showcase Highlights Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Ideas

Innovation shifts our business-as-usual thinking to something different and better. Organized by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and its innovation partners BlueTech Research and Imagine H2O, the fifth annual Innovation Showcase puts a spotlight on water sector innovation while providing access to the leaders and technologies that are making it happen.Image result for weftec

The Innovation Pavilion, one component of the broader Showcase, will once again feature a host of companies offering cutting-edge products and services as well as a theater where presentations will occur throughout the week. Some of the highlights will include WEF’s unveiling of its Water Reuse Roadmap Primer and the return of its popular Beer Smackdown.

Relevant to utilities, investors, strategic partners, entrepreneurs, and technology providers, highlights of the programming will include:

• An overview of WEF’s new Water Reuse Roadmap Primer

• The newest information about stormwater modeling, advanced treatment processes and resource recovery.

• An update on innovation in regulations and benchmarking water quality standards, trading and nutrients.

• Startups pitching their ideas to investors in a format modeled after the popular television show Shark Tank.

• The return of the Beer Smackdown, the popular tasting contest that features brews made from recycled water.

• Recognition of true innovation where it counts at the Operator Ingenuity contest.

• A briefing from a water cluster based in Puget Sound, along with information about the proposed Global Watershed Initiative.

• An interactive energy/water session featuring representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) who will discuss its Better Buildings Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator Initiative and other energy-related topics and programs. WEF and the DOE recently announced a new memorandum of understanding that supports the Accelerator initiative.

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Don’t miss your chance to help WEF create the future of water. For the latest conference information and registration details, visit www.weftec.org. For the full program and latest updates at your fingertips, download the WEFTEC MobileApp.

WEFTEC 2016, the Water Environment Federation’s 89th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, will be held Sept. 24-28, 2016 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. The world’s largest annual water quality event provides the latest developments, technologies, and services for water preservation, restoration, and sustainability. To learn more, visit www.weftec.org.

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