New This Week: Innovation Shines in Water Technology
GWW SPOTLIGHT: Karen Frost manages water technology, economic development and innovation for The Water Council, which introduced GlobalWaterWorks to the global water innovation ecosystem! Karen oversees three innovation programs: post accelerator, pilot and corporation open innovation. She invites queries from late-stage technology companies.
AWARD WINNER: Moen Wins Best of Innovation in the Home Appliance Category at CES, January 11-14! By making everyday interactions in the kitchen more convenient and efficient, GlobalWaterWorks’ #WaterTech Showcase member, U by Moen™ Smart Faucet won the CES Best-of Innovation Award in the Home Appliance Category. Learn more about attending CES January 11-14, and the GWW members you can meet there: Moiese Norena, Ramzi Bouzerda, Sabine Stuiver and Fernando Ramirez of Hydraloop.
NATIONAL LAUNCH OF RESILIENCE INNOVATION HUB: Join Sean Kevelighan – CEO of the Insurance Information Institute, Steve Stephens – CEO of Amegy Bank Texas, Susan Holliday – Senior Advisor to the World Bank, Charlie Sidoti – Founder of InnSure, and Richard Seline as we unveil the national and global leadership, agenda, and innovation strategy for 2021.
THE WATER TOWER: The Latest Update and How You Can Get Involved – February 15! Interested in learning more about TWT and how you can get involved in our ecosystem of water innovation? Join us at the first ASCE EWRI GA Chapter meeting of 2021 for an update on construction and programming at TWT from CEO, Melissa Meeker.
COMING TO WWM, FEBRUARY 24-26: The new International Centre for Clean Water will be among the presenters at Water and Waste Management International February 24-26, 2021. The Centre is advancing important work in nanochemistry, reuse and atmospheric water. Read the annual report and plan to learn more about innovating on clean water in India when you attend this unique virtual and 3-D exhibition. Many other initiatives are planned for this first-of-its kind event, bridging East and West Hemispheres. Join the Water and Waste Management Group to stay apprised.
WEEKLY POLL RESULTS: Which of the following is likely to waste the most water in a home?
Leaky kitchen faucet – 13%
Long showers – 6%
Leaky toilet – 62%
Washing machine – 3%
Leaky garden hose – 13%
62% of GWW members believe unattended toilet leaks are the greatest source of water waste in the home. Some folks with teenage children accurately answered long showers. 😉
YOUR TWO CENTS: One of the major benefits of a community is tapping the wisdom of the crowd. Please take a moment to add your 2 cents if you have additional ideas for this week’s inquirers:
Ran Kedem: Why does adoption of smart technologies take so long when the evidence of impact is so clear?
Melissa Meeker: Who can share policies and ordinances on septic tank conversions at the local level?
Diana Rodriguez: How do experts select sustainable WASH Solutions for underserved communities for water? Diana invites all with WASH experience to participate in a brief survey to inform her work.
SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings – curated from around the globe.
CES – January 11-14
ONE PLANET SUMMIT: FOCUS ON BIODIVERSITY – January 11
RESILIENCE INNOVATION HUB LAUNCH – January 14
WATER TOWER UPDATE – January 15
PRAYER MEETING – January 19
RiSWP MENTORSHIP SERIES WEBINAR – January 27
AWWA VIRTUAL SUMMIT – February 10-11
WORLD WATER TECH INNOVATION SUMMIT – February 23-24
WATER AND WASTE INTERNATIONAL WWM III – February 24 – 27. Dual tracks for Eurasia and Americas participants, including sponsor and speaking opportunities.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Monika Dave (India), Guillaume de Souza (France), Gali Fux (Israel), Doug Fogelson (Illinois), Alexander van der Kleij (Netherlands), Michaela McKenzie (Texas), Simon Jagers (Netherlands), Steven Aceto (Georgia), Nina Aya Rossiter (Georgia), Shilpa Alva (Illinois), Anyssia Bovier (Switzerland), Cynthia Barnett (Florida), Glen Daigger (Michigan), Tina Mazzocchetti Wojnar (Virginia), Ashwin Ashok (Georgia), Ted Rhinehart (Georgia), Ashwin Dhanasekar (Colorado), Jessica Rantamaki (Georgia), Richard Cavagnaro (Georgia), Janet Rummel (Texas), Thomas Schanze (Florida), Kevin Middlebrooks (Georgia), Tiffany Meyer (Oregon), Nishil Mohammed (Canada), Anjita Jain (India), David Johnson (United Kingdom), Katie Whittington (United Kingdom), Jennifer Suttles (Georgia), Frank Kaplan (Texas), Chuck Youmans (Georgia), Alex Ottley (Georgia), Victor Gollahon (Oklahoma), Drew Ready (California), Karen J. Frost (Wisconsin), Sundara Dittakavi (Illinois), Frank Avila (Illinois), Mansi Jain (India), Hunter Bagley (Florida), Brandon Crook (Georgia))
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