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Innovation Series Event: Water Innovation: Making a Splash in Massachusetts

6/12/2013
When: June 12, 2013
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: MIT Stata Center, Kirsch Auditorium
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Contact: Chitra Dwarka

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Innovation Series Event:
Water Innovation: Making a Splash in Massachusetts
 
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We turn on the tap, and fresh water is available in abundance for any use. We drink it; we farm with it; we manufacture with it; we wash with it. But this abundance of clean water is hardly typical in most of the world, and it may not always be the case even here… .
 
Living in coastal New England, it is easy to overlook a key resource challenge that much of the world faces: water scarcity. Less than 1% of the planet’s water is available for human consumption, and much of that is not fit to consume without costly treatment. Over the next 25 years, fresh water demand will be 40% higher than the available supply. As an increasingly scarce resource, water is fast becoming a focus of international relations – as well as a driver for emerging technologies. Many start-up company innovators in Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem are already at work to addressing the problem of water scarcity.
 
At this final MIT Innovation Series event of the year, we’ll hear some of hottest water tech innovators in the Boston area discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the growing global demand for fresh water. On June 12, Judy Chang, an economist, consultant in utilities and public policy, and Principal of the Brattle Group, will lead a lively discussion of the needs and drivers for water innovation from both technological and policy perspectives.
 
Speakers:

Moshe Alamaro
, Founder and CTO, More Aqua Inc.
Alicia Barton McDevitt, CEO & Executive Director, Mass Center for Clean Energy
Kevin C. Dutt, CEO, RainBank Inc.
Jim Matheson, President & CEO, Oasys Water

Moderator:

Judy Chang
, Principal, The Brattle Group


 

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