Second-annual event takes place in Chicago
The Water Innovations Alliance, an industry association promoting accelerated development and adoption of water technologies and methodologies, announced that it will be holding its 2nd Annual Water Innovations Alliance Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 27 to 29, 2010.
The Water Innovations Alliance Conference is being designed to improve awareness and collaboration between large companies, engineering firms, universities, utilities, startups, NGOs and governments by educating attendees on new water technologies, innovations and prospects. Whether the developments are in materials, IT, engineering, financing or public policy, the conference will shine a spotlight on all advancements and provide best practices across the spectrum of the water field.
"Currently, 1.1 billion people lack access to a reliable water supply, and 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation," said F. Mark Modzelewski, co-founder and executive director of the Alliance. "By 2025, over half the world's population will live in water stressed or water scarce countries. One quarter of global freshwater use exceeds local long-term accessible supplies. With those rather startling statistics as a point of reference, we look forward to welcoming key stakeholders to our conference to address how we can solve the world's water crisis together through innovation."
Event highlights include keynote presentations from thought leaders who are pioneering the development of innovative water technologies, and this year's roster includes Richard Meeusen, CEO, Badger Meter; Mark Shannon, Ph.D., director, Water CAMPWS, University of Illinois; and Peter Williams, Ph.D., chief technology officer, Big Green Innovations, IBM.
For complete event information, including the conference schedule and registration details, visit http://www.waterinnovations.org/event.php .