Water 2.0 bring together leaders in water innovations in finance, entrepreneurship, research, water providers, water in developing countries and ocean exploration, as well as legislative updates during Earth Day event in Washington, DC, with Remote Participation provided by WaterCitizen.Com
The next Water 2.0 Conference - the 5th in a series of events highlighting water solutions in the digital era - returns to Washington, DC, on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. For the first time, opportunities are available for full online engagement in this event Remote Participation through WaterCitizen.Com.
Water 2.0 has assembled speakers who will address the social and economic benefits of digitally-enabled water solutions, including water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and policy experts.
Highlights from this year's program include:
• How water and wastewater service providers are supporting entrepreneurs through "incubators," and incorporating social media and big data solutions, and partnership opportunities, with speakers from American Water, United Water, GE, and Wichita State's Applied Technology Acceleration Institute
• Innovative approaches to water project financing and investment in first-of-kind energy projects in water, from National Association of Water Companies and P80 Group
• How approaches to water quality treatment - including point-of-use systems at the household level - are being applied globally and in the US, with The Water Initiative and Columbia Water Center
• Policy and legislative updates on changes that could effect the development and integration of water solutions
• Discover how the leading ocean exploration technologies and practices were developed on the Calypso with Richard Hymans from Jacques Cousteau's dive team, author of the book Frogmen
• and much more - full agenda and speaker bios available at http://www.waterinnovations.org/conferences_home.php
This year, WaterCitizen.Com brings this inspiring conference to a global audience through Remote Participation - an innovative approach to the use of digital engagement technologies to bring an online audience "into the room." A limited number of seats will be made available for Remote Participants to watch and be part of the discussion for this one-day event - as well as seven (7) "VIP front row seats" who will be visible on camera throughout the event. Registration for Remote Participation available at watercitizen.com/water20dc2015.
For attendees who are able to come to Washington, DC, for the event, WaterCitizen.Com has a few complimentary registrations (including lunch, breaks, and reception), available at watercitizen.com/water20dc2015comp.
Whether onsite or online, the opportunity for participants to discuss the presentations with the speakers and each other is a critical element of the Water 2.0 series, and has often produced creative ideas and partnerships across sectors involved with water. The event will be held 8am-6pm at GE's office at 1299 E Street NW, Washington, DC, 2004, near the Metro Center, with Remote Participation available – registration at watercitizen.com/water20dc2015.
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