New This Week: Water for the Next Generation
GWW SPOTLIGHT: Karen Jedele kicked off GlobalWaterWorks first Office Hours with news of $5.5B in capital available for water projects. Her firm screens opportunities for the largest investment banks and investors. If you missed it, and want to know more about it, we encourage you to connect with Karen.
THE FUTURE OF WATER IS ALREADY HERE: It’s just unevenly distributed. Fortunately, GlobalWaterWorks and two demonstration facilities are bringing visibility to the technologies, experts, and organizations that we believe will enable us to solve the Global Water Crisis in a generation. Because seeing is believing, and our eyes can only see so far, we hope you will let us know of additional proven technologies appropriate for the showcase, and of other demonstration centers.
- The WaterTech Showcase allows you to browse proven technologies, see case studies and corporate overviews. Our work with many of these providers is why we believe we can solve the global water crisis in a generation. We must bring these technology providers and the areas of need together with powerful collaboration tools. We invite you to share this one-minute video to help us spread the word that the future of water is here!
- The Water Tower just celebrated its one-year anniversary and published its book of firsts. Their progress raises the bar for all of us, and we hope you will also be encouraged by reading their annual report.
- The Global Water Center will launch their Mobile Discovery Center on April 19 in Orlando, Florida.
ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION: Looking for a way to engage the next generation in the fastest growth area for water? Tap the WateReuse new activity booklet for elementary school children. Kids will develop math and science skills while learning about the urban water cycle and how to make water safe to reuse.
OFFICE HOURS KICKS OFF: “Office Hours” expands the knowledge and network of GlobalWaterWorks members. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet your peers to Learn. Grow. Lead.
Office Hours will return April 8 and every other Thursday at 3 p.m. CT. You can register for each one via the calendar. The format is always the same, allowing you to drop in on the segment you need or stay for the entire program. The first 30 minutes includes an expert presentation, the second 30 minutes is for small group discussions, and the last 15-20 minutes is a rapid-fire report on the progress you are leading. If you’re unable to attend, you can list a project or a success in the Collaboration Bulletin Board. It’s all a reason for us to toast each other’s success, so make sure you join for the last segment every other week if not for every part.
MOVING FROM SCARCITY TO SUSTAINABILITY – WITH BRIAN RICHTER AND TRAVIS LOOP:
Proper attention was not paid to sustainability of water resources as the U.S. developed and expanded across the continent over the past few centuries, not only straining water availability for people but for nature itself. There are ways to move from scarcity to sustainability, however, through cooperative relationships, deliberate decision making, and urgent conservation. Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and previous Director of the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy discusses his experience with water projects in over 30 countries. Learn how to accelerate change and what we need teach our next generation of leaders.
Should quality water for drinking and hygiene be free?
The poll was asking for comments.
Generally, everyone agreed that water delivered to the tap should have some cost associated with it. The water may be free but the cost of processing, transporting and regulating it is real and needs to be covered.
-If it was free it would be wasted.
-The poorest should get water free.
-If water was free it would not be wasted seems counter intuitive.
Thanks to all for the thoughtful comments!
SAVE THE DATE: Read on for Global Water Works Community Happenings – curated from around the globe.
- PATHWAYS TO DIGITAL RESILIENCE (PART 2) – March 30
- PRAYER MEETING – March 30
- FLORIDA WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION CONNECT – March 29 – 30
- LEAD AND WATER QUALITY SUMMIT – April 7-8
- WATERNOW ALLIANCE ANNUAL SUMMIT – April 7-8
- PRAYER MEETING – April 13
- WEF ODORS AND AIR POLLUTANTS VIRTUAL EVENT 2021 – April 20
- WATER WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25 – May 1
- 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 20 – 24
- VIRTUAL STORMWATER SUMMIT – June 21 – 23
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Congratulations to our new Ambassadors and welcome to our newest members:
Sarah Condon (Ireland), Lefadi Makibinyane (South Africa), Mark Sweeney (Illinois), Lynn Langford (California), Avril Dalin (California), Chi Ho Sham (Massachusetts), Paul Njeru (Kenya), Jon Liberzon (California), Annie Storey (Illinois)
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