This Week 10-16-23: New Technologies for Water
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Congratulations to our new Ambassadors. Say “hello” to our new members, many of whom joined during WaterVent! Rik Van Meirhaeghe (Belgium), Thomas Munch-Laursen (Denmark), Michael Bolan (New York), Keith Kociba (Ohio), Khalid K. Alam (Illinois), Sadegh Riasi (Ohio), Wolfgang Vogl (China), Takasuke Nezaki (Ohio), Anthea Sargeaunt (Ohio), James Buchanan, Cody Soodeen (California), Gary Beatty (New York), Lowell Lampen (Wisconsin), Jeff Barber (Pennsylvania), Rob Smith (Ohio), Nathalie Ionesco (Texas), Denise Kay (Ohio), Peter Brunk (Indiana), Steve Waddell (Virginia), Guy Cohen (New Jersey), Matt Eccles (United Kingdom) NEWS WORTH SHARING: Check out these examples of realistic and attainable environmental sustainability goals for businesses. WHO TO KNOW: Steve Waddell is the founder, President and CEO of Nasoni Fountain,
which is transforming the way people experience water. Steve was one of the top pitchers at last week’s WaterVent. He is also President and Publisher of Valuepreneurs - The New Rules for Launching Products Building Your Business and Achieving Your Entrepreneurial Dream. THIS WEEK’S POLL How do you think technology can best address water-related challenges?
Water purification and filtration systems – 0%
Smart agricultural irrigation systems – 14%
Monitoring and early warning systems for water quality – 42%
Water reuse technologies – 28%
Other, please comment – 14%
Comments: Depending on the challenge there are micro and macro, proactive and reactive approaches. Responsibility is across the board for both regional and point-of-use issues, creating the need for government as an umbrella solution; All of the above are important and are interrelated to some extent. THE WONDER OF WATER: WaterVent exposes a watershed of investment opportunities.
We've linked the award-winning pitches in Point-of-Use, Industrial, Municipal, Environmental, Food & Beverage and Reuse, and thank WaterCitizen’s Cat Shrier; WaterVent’s Ulf Leonhard; and EPA’s Sally Gutierrez for a super event. TECH TALK: Building up Rural Resilience is the focus of WaterLoop’s interview with Olga Morales-Pate, CEO of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP). Olga sheds
on the power of collaboration and regionalization, enabling small water systems to benefit from economies of scale and gain a more powerful voice. FUN WITH WATER: Darkling beetles (family Tenebrionidae) of the Namib Desert, located on the southwest coast of Africa, live in one of the driest habitats in the world. But some species
can get the water they need from dew and ocean fog, using their very own body surfaces. Learn more about these beetles and nature’s other unique water harvesting strategies from AskNature.org. LAGOON RESTORATION: Learn about the multi-million-dollar solution to restore Europe’s
saltwater lagoon, Mar Menor.
BLUE TECH WEEK takes place Nov. 14-18 in person in San Diego.This is a not-to-be-missed, 5-day
networking and knowledge-sharing conference on Oceans and Maritime policy. Blue Tech Week attracts international experts to discuss recent research, technologies and brainstorm next steps in roundtables. Special day rates are available.
FEATURED EVENTS: SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings - curated from around the globe. A partial list is below: WATER KNOWLEDGE EUROPE – October 17 – 19 IMAGINE A DAY WITHOUT WATER – October 19 AMWA 2023 EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE – October 22 - 25 IWA ASPIRE CONFERENCE: ONE WATER FOR SMART CITIES – October 22 – 26 NALMS CONFERENCE: GREAT LAKES, LOCAL SOLUTIONS – October 22 - 26 PRAISE AND PRAYER – October 24 WORLD WATER TECH NORTH AMERICA – October 25 – 26 PAK WATER AND ENERGY EXPO – October 25 – 27 FLORIDA WATER FORUM – November 1 -2 IWA RESOURCE RECOVERY CONFERENCE – November 1 – 4 PFAS ROUNDTABLE – November 2 - 3
2023 WATEREUSE CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE – November 5 – 7 WATER QUALITY TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – November 5 – 9 20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HARMFUL ALGAE – November 5 - 10 AWRA 2023 ANNUAL WATER RESOURCES CONFERENCE – November 6 – 8 PIPELINE CONDITION ASSESSMENT: WATER UTILITY ACTION PLANS – November 6 - 8 PRAISE AND PRAYER – November 7 BLUE TECH WEEK – November 13 - 17 ONE WATER SUMMIT 2023 – November 14 – 16 WE3 SUMMIT: GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO REIMAGINE ENERGY & WATER – November 14 - 16 FLORIDA SECTION AWWA FALL CONFERENCE – November 26 – 29 IRRIGATION SHOW AND EDUCATION WEEK – November 27 – December 1 CALIFORNIA BIORESOURCES ALLIANCE SYMPOSIUM 2023 – November 28 – 29 SPECIALIZED CONFERENCE ON WATER/WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT – December 3 – 8 WATEC PORTUGAL – December 5 – 7 NORTH AMERICAN WATER LOSS CONFERENCE – December 5 - 7 OFF-GRID EXPO & CONFERENCE 2023 – December 6 – 8 RURAL WATER RALLY – February 6 - 8 1st SWAN SMART METERING WORKSHOP – February 29 – March 1, 2024 2024 WATER REUSE SYMPOSIUM – March 10 – 13, 2024 ABOUT GlobalWaterWorks: Each week, we identify research, success stories, new technologies and water heroes to illustrate how global water works for the planet, people and prosperity. Our mission is to connect drops of interest for waves of impact, and we invite you to collaborate and celebrate impactful water work in the community: https://connect.globalwaterworks.org. You can also follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/global-water-works Twitter @GlobalWaterWork; and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWaterWorks Jacksonville Beach, FL·Posted Today, October 16