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America’s Water: Innovation at Work

Friday, March 25, 2016
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Columbia University, Faculty House

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This year’s event, America’s Water: Innovation at Work, will focus on three prominent themes facing water in America today – Water Infrastructure, Financing Water Projects and the future of Water Utilities.

The America’s Water Initiative is a program that aims to build a network of academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry to address America’s major water challenges and opportunities including climate risks, emerging technologies, urban water infrastructure, financial and legal instruments and the food/energy/water nexus. The America’s Water Event Series brings these leaders together to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination.

We hope you will be able to join us!


8:30 am: Registration and Coffee and Tea

9:00 am: Introduction by Upmanu Lall, Director of the Columbia Water Center

9:15 am: Keynote address by Ali Zaidi, OMB Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science, The White House

9:45 am: Panel 1. Rethinking America’s Water: Driving Innovation to Secure our Most Precious Resource

Panelists: Christine Boyle, Valor Water Analytics, Albert Cho, Xylem, Pramod Khargonekar, National Science Foundation, Ed Rightor, Dow Chemical

Moderator: William Becker, Hazen and Sawyer

11:00 am: Panel 2. Communicating America’s Water Opportunities to Encourage Policy Reform

Panelists: Brett Walton, Circle of Blue, Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency, Lynn Broaddus, Broadview Collaborative, Inc., Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute

Moderator: Jon Freedman, GE

12:00 pm: Concluding Remarks

Please direct all questions to Lisa Mucciacito at

This event is sponsored by The National Science Foundation

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