This Week 6-5-23: Water Industry Optimism
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Congratulations to our new Ambassadors and say “hello” to our newest members:
WHO TO KNOW: Dr. Ahmed Rachid “AR” El-Khattabi is a regular contributor to the Global Water Works community, providing insights on the impact of HABS on property values, strategies for demand management and technical assistance for rural systems. He is also the associate director of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). El-Khattabi earned his Ph.D. from UNC’s Department of City and Regional Planning and his research focuses on economic development and urban water management.
On Water Conservation:
Most all of us either are actively conserving or know we should.
I have an active plan I follow to conserves water - 80%
I conserve water when I think about it – 10%
I know I should, but I do not conserve water - 0%
There is plenty of water no need to work about it - 10%
Other please comment
We can do better. Here’s a great video from PBS about water usage, efficiency, and a surprising bit about Las Vegas.
WONDER OF WATER: Global Water Works got its start in the water world working with Israel, the stars in New York Time’s Best-seller by Seth Siegel, “Let There be Water.” We’re thrilled to share news of their Water Resilience and Emergency Preparedness Conference June 26-29. Whether or not you can attend, we highly recommend you browse the Israel Game Changer space we created, with links to their start-up nation resources, catalog and numerous water success stories.
TECH TALK: In a slightly different Tech Talk, enjoy this video about the 2023 Earth Day cleanup of Lake Hartwell. The 230 participants removed 10,162 pounds of trash and 19 dock floats.
SPECIAL REPORT: AWWA just released their State of the Water Industry 2023 Report, which shows water sector optimism on the rise. The report covers hot topics such as aging infrastructure, financing capital improvements, long-term supply, public value of water resources, and workforce. Plus, this year's executive summary views the data through the lens of AWWA's Water 2050 Think Tank Drivers: Sustainability, Technology, Economics, Governance, and Social and Demographics.
FUN WITH WATER: Everyone likes before and after scenarios, reminding us of the impact we can have when we unite to address water challenges. This Milwaukee River success story also reminds us of the fun we can have wth water as their river, once described as an ‘open sewer’ is now a playground for kayakers and tourists who enjoy its shores and the sweet smell of fresh water.
SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings - curated from around the globe. A partial list is below:
AQUATECH CHINA – June 5 – 7
PRAISE AND PRAYER – June 6
2023 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS: H2O WORKSHOP – June 6 – 7
AWWA ACE 23: THE FUTURE OF WATER IS 2050 – June 11 – 14
2023 UNIVERSITIES COUNCIL ON WATER RESOURCES CONFERENCE – June 13 – 15
LIBERTYVILLE DAYS – June 15 – 18
PRAISE AND PRAYER – June 20
WATER INNOVATION EUROPE- June 20 – 22
WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY – June 23
WATER RESILIENCE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – June 26 - 29
WASTEWATER DISEASE SURVEILLANCE SUMMIT – June 26
WEF STORMWATER SUMMIT 2023 – June 27 - 29
WEF COLLECTION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE – June 28 – 30
WEF CIRCULAR WATER ECONOMY SUMMIT – July 18 - 20
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING SUMMER SCHOOL – July 18 – 21
POTABLE REUSE AND BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT – July 24 – 26
WATER EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION SUMMIT – August 2 -3
20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HARMFUL ALGAE – August 2 – October 11
18TH EVERYTHING ABOUT WATER EXPO – August 3 – 5
VIENNA WATER CONFERENCE: RIVERS CONNECTING MOUNTAINS & COASTS – August 21 - 25
THE WATER EXPO – August 22 – 24
STORMCON – August 29 – 31
GLOBAL LEAKAGE SUMMIT – September 5 – 6
WATERPRO CONFERENCE 2023 – September 25 – 27
FUTURE WATER CONGRESS – September 27 – 28
4th SWAN AMERICAS WORKSHOP – September 28 - 29
WATERVENT – October 10
WORLD WATER TECH NORTH AMERICA – October 25 – 26
PAK WATER AND ENERGY EXPO – October 25 – 27
WATEC PORTUGAL – December 5 – 7
OFF-GRID EXPO & CONFERENCE 2023 – December 6 – 8