New This Week: Starting a Movement
GWW SPOTLIGHT: Walter “Wallie” Ivison of Brisbane, Australia, founder of World Environment Solutions, is a 14-year veteran in atmospheric water innovation. He’s managed to tackle the energy hurdle with atmospheric water by coupling systems with existing energy sources. The addition of his 60-liter systems to W3’s water kiosk provides an example of a “movement” that may lead to the elimination of plastic bottles at resorts and hotels.
ACHING FOR PROGRESS IN THE WATER SECTOR? We’re starting a movement to solve the global water crisis in this generation. All you need to do is FOLLOW the lead of the brilliant innovators in the WaterTech showcase. In all seriousness, a movement happens when courageous followers validate smart leaders by taking their direction. See how simple it is in this 2-minute video, and spread the word, so others follow these smart tech innovators.
HOW DO YOU DELIVER FILTERED WATER AFFORDABLY WITH ZERO WASTE? Follow the lead of Bryan Eagle, whose Glanris received $2M in funding last month, and whose innovative treatment process makes use of 2 billion pounds of rice hulls generated in rice processing mills. We commend Natasha Posnett on her timely coverage in H2OGlobalNews.
MOVEMENTS WORTH FOLLOWING:
- SWAN DIGITAL TWIN: More than 80 members of the GWW community are working with SWAN on the Digital Twin Working Group, accessible to SWAN Members. ALL are invited to contribute case studies to the Digital Twin White Paper now in the works, and you can send case studies to Michael Karl in the community. Please also be sure to register to attend the workshop and annual conference.
- ATMOSPHERIC WATER: Three new case studies demonstrate the traction this “pipe dream” is having in India, Australia and even indoors. Check out the Atmospheric Water Generation Group.
THIS WEEK’S POLL ASKED: When was the last time you heard a serious presentation/discussion on water conservation in the media?
The majority of you (47%) answered “education,” 23% suggested collaboration, and a few also acknowledged the importance of regulation and technology. Fortunately, no one answered: continue doing what we are doing. Many thanks to Tim Keane, Miriam Cope and Raj Rajaram for additional insights shared in the comments.
Some comments included:
- Here in Arizona there are ongoing discussions in the press about the Colorado River
- I see comments on LinkedIn
- Where water is a known issue it seems to be discussed
- Conversation has shifted to water quality, such as you will see here in the Guardian.
SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings – curated from around the globe.
- PRAYER MEETING – April 13
- SHOW FOG WHO’S THE BOSS! – April 14
- WEF ODORS AND AIR POLLUTANTS VIRTUAL EVENT 2021 – April 20 – 22
- WATER WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25 – May 1
- PRAYER MEETING – April 27
- PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCE PART 3 – DIGITAL RESILIENCE FOR FACILITIES – April 27
- WWEMA WASHINGTON FORUM – April 27 – 29
- PFAS FORUM – April 28 – 30
- THE WATER EXPO ONLINE CONFERENCE – May 3 – 7
- WATER & WASTEWATER EQUIPMENT, TREATING AND TRANSPORT SHOW – May 3 – 6
- RESIDUALS AND BIOSOLIDS – May 11 – 13
- UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – May 17 – 20
- SWAN 2021 CONFERENCE – May 24 – 28
- INNOVATIONS IN PROCESS ENGINEERING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021 – June 8 – 10
- BLED WATER FESTIVAL, SLOVENIA – June 11 – 12
- AWWA ACE CONFERENCE – June 13 – 16
- STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS H2O WORKSHOP – June 14 – 15
- SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK – June 21 – July 2
- SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK – June 20 – 24
- VIRTUAL STORMWATER SUMMIT – June 21 – 23
- NACWA 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE & GALA – July 11 – 14
- MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – July 19 – 22
- UTILITY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE – August 3 – 6
- THE WATER EXPO – August 25 – 26
- EPA DRINKING WATER WORKSHOP – August 30 – September 2
- WATER INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE – September 12 – 15
- WATER PRO CONFERENCE – September 13 – 16
- THE UTILITY EXPO – September 28 – 30
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ABOUT GlobalWaterWorks: Each week, we identify research, success stories, new technologies and water heroes to illustrate how global water works for the planet, people and prosperity.
Our mission is to connect drops of interest for waves of impact, and we invite you to collaborate and celebrate impactful water work in the community: https://www.globalwaterworks.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @GlobalWaterWork.SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings – curated from around the globe. February 24 – 27. U.S. and India share knowledge and business opportunities