AWWA, Imagine H2O Join Forces on Water Innovation
Organizations will co-host the Innovation Pavilion during ACE14
The American Water Works Assn (AWWA) and Imagine H2O announced a memorandum of understanding to cultivate entrepreneurship and innovation in the water sector by providing entrepreneurs with the opportunities, tools and resources to build great water businesses.
To kick off the partnership, the two organizations will co-host the Innovation Pavilion during AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE14), to be held June 8 to 12 in Boston, Mass. The Pavilion will feature companies identified by Imagine H2O’s annual competition including WaterSmart Software, Wellntel, WatrHub and NBD Nanotechnologies Inc., and two of the organizations’ partners, MIT Water Club and WaterTAP, will all be featured exhibitors. Additionally, the ACE14 professional program will features three key sessions that address overcoming barriers to innovation in the water sector.
Imagine H2O also recently launched its Infrastructure Challenge. The Challenge —Imagine H2O’s sixth annual Business Innovations Program — will identify and support innovative water businesses presenting scalable solutions that improve water and wastewater infrastructure in a matter resulting in quantifiable cost savings or environmental impact.