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MIT Water Summit: Thirsty Cities


  • Wong Auditorium 2 Amherst St Cambridge, MA (map)

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, up from 50% today. Many cities are already running out of water. This year’s MIT Water Summit brings together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon the unique water challenges facing cities from around the globe.

The MIT Water Summit is a great opportunity to meet and hear from top people in the water sector, featuring keynote speeches from:

Mary Ann Dickinson, President & CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency
James Workman, Founder of AquaShares
Jim Lochhead, CEO/Manager of Denver Water
Alex Bakalian, Global Lead, Water Supply and Sanitation, World Bank Water Global Practice

Come learn about the future of urban water, including speakers from:

Water utilities: Massachusetts Water Resource Authority, Orange County Water District, Denver Water, Boston Water & Sewer Commission
Government agencies: The World Bank Group, US Geological Survey, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
Industry & start-ups: Visenti (Xylem), Sasaki Associates, Watchtower Robotics, AquaShares
Non-governmental organizations: The Water Research Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, Global Water Works, Consensus Building Institute, the International Water Association
Academia: MIT, NYU, Water in the West (Stanford), Texas A&M, Northern Illinois University, Duke University

Are you working in the water space?
Share your project at the Summit


Do you have the next breakthrough in the water sector?
Pitch your idea at the MIT Water Innovation Prize Kick-Off


Interested in organizing or helping out?
Contact us: watersummit@mit.edu

More info
mitwatersummit.com

Earlier Event: October 11
Lunch and Learn