Main Stage Draft Programming
Closing the Loop: Advancing Water Reuse Solutions
Reuse is at the forefront of water technologies, more important than ever with drought sweeping the United States. In a conversation led by the conference organizers, we will bring together government officials and industry operators to talk about best practices, barriers and hopes for the future.
FINANCE & GOVERNMENT
Collaboration through Public, Private and Philanthropic Funding
Updates to water infrastructure do not occur in a void. It is necessary to have cross sector collaboration whether for funding, political support, labor, or simply ideas. On the main stage, these speakers will discuss the different avenues they prefer for collaboration as well as the new mechanism coming to light to make accessing funding simpler.
Leveraging Frontier Technologies and Information Platforms: High and Low Tech
The Internet of Things is spreading throughout all sectors of globalization, why should it not extend to water? From water meters in homes to river flow predictions, this technology ranges from high to low complexity and thus can be applied in a wide range of ways. This panel will discuss their plans to implement smart water technologies across their range of sectors and the considerations that come with those decisions.
The Need for Consolidation & Organization: A Case Study in the US Wastewater Treatment Sector
Due to profound fragmentation, water scarcity, increasing discharge standards, and degraded infrastructure , there exists a unique and imminent need to organize and build a national wastewater treatment and water re-use platform. Considering the magnitude of the challenge and opportunity, an interdisciplinary approach including private capital is necessary. In this session, we will frame the problem, discuss the role of private capital, and showcase a relevant example of a company that is building such a platform.
Water Outside Utilities
Water percolates its way into every aspect of life. With real estate developments being halted in Arizona to farmers needing to change their ways of life along the Colorado River, the changing climate ensures everyone is thinking about this precious resource. This panel seeks to explore the ties and impacts of water outside of the industrial utility sector to see what solutions must be brought to the foreground.