Topic: How digital innovation can contribute to solving the US water infrastructure issues
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There is significant under-investment in the U.S. water infrastructure, it is estimated that as much as $1 trillion will be needed to meet the needs of a growing society and repair of our rapidly crumbling system. A major part of the solution is leveraging digital technologies throughout the municipal water & wastewater cycle to manage utility systems more efficiently and creatively. However, the rapid advancement of technology also presents challenges to utilities with limited budgets and capabilities. In this webinar, we will talk about factors driving utilities adoption, as well as recent market trends in the U.S. water & wastewater utilities.
The Rethinking Water Webinar Series is hosted by Sciens Water and the Columbia Water Center, in collaboration with Mazarine, Raymond James, and philanthropic partner Merton Capital Partners. Rethinking Water aims to bring together investment professionals, industry executives, academics, industry and public policy experts, and government agencies to address some of the biggest water problems facing our nation.
Patrick Decker, is CEO of Xylem (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology provider serving customers in more than 150 countries. Xylem innovations address customers’ most complex water and resource management challenges, while helping communities around the world become water-secure.
Meena Sankaran CEO & Founder of KETOS, a water intelligence startup that transforms how businesses operate with actionable real-time water quality insights. She has been highlighted by Forbes, Nasdaq, Goldman Sachs and has represented KETOS at the United Nations. Her leadership spans over 16 years in the Industry prior to founding KETOS in 2015.
Kenneth C. Bockhorst, is Chairman, President & CEO of Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI), a leading marketer and innovative manufacturer of products using flow measurement and control technologies that serve diverse customers worldwide. Kenneth has more than 20 years of experience in global operations management.
Josiah Cox, President & Founder of Central States Water Resources (CSWR), which is an industry leader in providing effective water and wastewater solutions to communities across the nation. Josiah is experienced and passionate industry executive committed to transforming how water utilities use technology.
Upmanu Lall is the Director of the Columbia Water Center and the Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, and the Chair of the Dept. of Earth & Environmental Engineering at Columbia University.
Alex Loucopoulos (Moderator) is a partner at Sciens Water, a Private Equity firm that makes investments in private companies to address the big problems facing U.S. water infrastructure today.