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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2014 » February
    Innovations Alliance Foundation 203 733 1949 vince waterinnovationsfoundation org www waterinnovations org www vincentcaprio org NanoBCA Recommends GAO Report on Nanomanufacturing Posted on February 24th 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments I am very excited to share with you the following report from the U S Government Accountability Office GAO NanoBCA and our members were involved in contributing information for this report The GAO has released a report entitled Nanomanufacturing Emergence and Implications for U S Competitiveness the Environment and Human Health GAO 14 181SP prepared in response to a letter of request from the Chairman of the House Science Space and Technology Committee Under the leadership of the Comptroller General of the United States and in partnership with key experts GAO convened a strategic forum in July 2013 to explore participants views concerning 1 the anticipated scope of future nanomanufacturing developments and related effects 2 U S investments and competitiveness in nanotechnology R D as compared to other leading nations and current challenges to U S competitiveness in nanomanufacturing 3 options for enhancing U S nanomanufacturing competitiveness and 4 issues in addressing the environmental health and safety implications of nanomanufacturing This report is the result of key input from expert forum participants listed in appendix II and was prepared by an interdisciplinary team assembled across GAO Our foresight methodology for this work also involved the development of expert based forward looking industry profiles involving nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing activity listed in appendix IV The project is also grateful for the key support provided by the U S National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council staff The report summary page and link to download the full report in PDF is found here www gao gov products GAO 14 181SP Related to this we have also put together a brief podcast on the report which is posted here http www gao gov multimedia podcast 660285 Finally GAO s blog called WatchBlog presents an overview of the report here blog gao gov For any questions about or feedback on the report please contact Timothy M Persons Ph D Chief Scientist United States Government Accountability Office personst gao gov www gao gov www twitter com GAOChfScientist 202 512 6412 Related to the GAO s report Timothy has written an Op Ed for Scientific America I recommend this to our NanoBCA members The piece is found here Does the American Innovation System Need a Reboot http www scientificamerican com article does the american innovation system need a reboot Kudos to the GAO on their fabulous report Regards Vincent Caprio Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade Executive Director NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 203 733 1949 vincent nanobca org www nanobca org www vincentcaprio org Water Innovations Alliance Foundation FMA Announce New Partnership and Conference Posted on February 24th 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments Conference and Show to Highlight Efficient Use of Water and Sustainable Manufacturing January 24 2014 Shelton CT The Physical and Financial Consequences of Our Failing Infrastructure Posted on February 3rd 2014

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2014 » January
    FMA Announce New Partnership and Conference Posted on January 29th 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments Vincent Caprio Founder and Executive Director of the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation WIAF has announced the WIAF s partnership with the Fabricators Manufacturers Association International FMA to co host the Sustainable Manufacturer and Water 2 0 Conference May 20 22 2014 at Northern Illinois University in Naperville Chicago Illinois Sustainable manufacturing is critical to the evolution of manufacturing in the U S and around the world The number one issue with sustainable manufacturing is the effective and efficient use of water says Jim Warren Senior Director Membership Education Foundation at FMA The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation is one of the leading water associations in the country and we look forward to working with Vincent Caprio and his team Partnering with the WIAF gives us a foothold into that segment of the market and helps us to reach the people associated with the commercial use of water Working with the FMA allows me to vastly increase my ability to get our message of sustainable water use for manufacturing out to new people says WIAF Executive Director Vincent Caprio There are many new emerging water innovations and this allows me to attract relevant FMA members to our new conference I am excited to be working with the FMA as they support dozens of conferences This allows me to concentrate on improving the content of the event while the FMA helps with the administrative aspects of the show This year the Sustainable Manufacturer Water 2 0 Conference will hold a two day event dedicated to answering the question How do I make my manufacturing operation more sustainable Featuring an array of high quality educational and networking opportunities to sharpen leadership management and technical know how it will bring together all the elements a manufacturer needs to know in order to adopt or enhance green practices The Sustainable Manufacturer Water 2 0 Conference is designed for owners plant managers corporate executives facilities EHS managers engineers and all others who play a role in making their company s processes facilities operation and products more sustainable and profitable Participants will rethink and reenergize their dedication to ecosavvy manufacturing thanks to the dynamic presenters who will share success stories real world challenges and practical solutions The show will be located at Northern Illinois University Naperville Conference Center 1120 E Diehl Road in Naperville IL on May 20 22 2014 Questions concerning the Conference should be directed to Conference Director Vincent Caprio at 203 733 1949 or vince waterinnovationsfoundation org About FMA Based in Rockford Ill FMA is a professional organization with nearly 2 300 members working together to improve the metal fabricating and forming industry Founded in 1970 FMA brings metal fabricators and fabricating equipment manufacturers together through technology councils educational programs networking events and the FABTECH trade show FMA also has two technology affiliates the Tube Pipe Association International TPA which focuses on the unique needs of companies engaged in tube

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2013 » December
    areas Water Quality Purification Thursday January 9 JSC s interests include inorganic contaminant removal including silver used as a biocide and Ca which accumulates from human waste elimination of biofouling debrining and heavy metals removal detection and identification of salts bacteria and fungi detection and removal of pharmaceutical byproducts residual solid waste packaging closed loop water recovery and zero discharge systems Specific technologies being investigated include optical detection and salinity monitoring forward and reverse osmosis nanotube membrane filtration low level bacterial fungi detection and characterization photo and electrochemical techniques to replace HT catalytic oxidation in final polishing novel techniques for final debrining and solids waste packaging and overall water management in complex systems JSC is interested in partnering on further development of these technologies including the scale up of recovery for both potable and re use applications Robotics Thursday February 27 Telemedicine Thursday April 24 RFID Thursday June 26 Energy Storage Management Thursday August 21 The NASA Johnson Space Center is actively developing a broad range of new technologies to support the human spaceflight program and many of these technologies have significant potential for non aerospace applications that may provide significant benefits for partners by working together with JSC s technology development teams For more information please contact Bob Prochnow Director of the Gulf Coast RCIC Bob Prochnow GulfCoastRCIC org or Evelyn Boatman at the HTC JSC Campus EBoatman HoustonTech org Review of our Water 2 0 Water Management Summit November 13 14 2013 Rice University Houston TX CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRESENTATIONS WATER NEWS Here are a few recent articles from GE s Our Water Counts Holding Agriculture Accountable for Groundwater Use Written by Vincent Caprio Jordan Gilmore Water Wise How Much Water Is Left on Your Table this Thanksgiving Written by Jill Burdette Water Wise The Value of Interdependence on Water Management Written by Doug McNair Water Wise Water Citizen Launches Keys to Water in Congress Program Written by Cat Shrier Water Wise We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member The annual Individual Membership fee is 100 Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season Regards Vincent Caprio Executive Director Water Innovations Alliance Foundation 203 733 1949 vince waterinnovationsfoundation org www waterinnovations org www vincentcaprio org Nanotechnology Community Opportunity IEC TC 113 Chairmanship Opening Posted on December 16th 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments Nanotechnology Community Opportunity Candidates for Chairman of IEC TC 113 Background Mike Leibowitz is the Secretary for the US National Committee Technical Advisory Group to IEC Technical Committee 113 Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems TC 113 US TAG The TAG Chairman is Dr Brent Segal Chief Scientist Nanotechnology at Lockheed Martin Corporation and Chairman of the IEEE Nanotechnology Standards Committee Reason for Chairmanship Opening The US National Committee to the IEC holds the TC 113 Chairmanship however just prior to the IEC TC 113

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2013 » November
    is 100 Looking forward to seeing you in Houston Regards Vincent Caprio Executive Director Water Innovations Alliance Foundation 203 733 1949 vince waterinnovationsfoundation org www waterinnovations org www vincentcaprio org 12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference University of Pennsylvania October 15 17 2013 Posted on November 6th 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments Final Agenda Nanomanufacturing Summit NanoBusiness Conference Oct 15 17 UPenn Posted on November 6th 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments Today we would like to announce the final agenda for our Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013 12 th Annual NanoBusiness Conference October 15 17 th at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Click here to view the entire Program REGISTER TODAY 3 Day Program 500 Please remember to register for the Philadelphia conference ASAP Seating is limited Included in our line up are the following Keynote Speakers Dr Rutledge Ellis Behnke PhD Research Affiliate Brain Cognitive Sciences MIT Prof University of Heidelberg Director Nanomedicine Translational Think Tank Dr Anita Goel MD Ph D Chairman CEO Nanobiosym Jim Phillips Chairman CEO NanoMech Inc Lynn L Bergeson Managing Director Bergeson Campbell P C Ram Trichur Carbon Electronics Business Development Manager Brewer Science Scott Livingston Chairman CEO Livingston Securities Dr Larry Hough Lab Manager Complex Assemblies of Soft Matter Laboratory COMPASS UMI 3254 Corporate Research Innovation Solvay Jeffrey H Rosedale Partner Woodcock Washburn LLP Please join us on Wednesday evening for a Reception at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology Penn Celebrates Opening of Krishna P Singh Center for Nanotechnology Penn News WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 2013 SESSIONS partial Nanomanufacturing Paul Clayson President CEO HzO Inc David J Arthur CEO SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc Joe Piche CEO Eikos Dan Russell Senior Vice President Manufacturing Operations Pixelligent Technologies LLC Scott Jacobs Vice President Product Development Treasurer Director Quantum Confined Nanomedicine Research Centers The Role of Innovation Jason H Sakamoto Ph D Co Chair Assistant Member Department of Nanomedicine Houston Methodist Research Institute Steve Klemm Chief Science Officer Leonardo BioSystems Anthony P Green Vice President Technology Commercialization Group Life Sciences and Ben Franklin Director The Nanotechnology Institute Energy Commercialization Institute Robert D Skip Rung President and Executive Director Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute Dr Wei Wang Research Scientist Amorphyx Inc Dr Sean Muir Senior Research Scientist Amorphyx Inc THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 2013 SESSIONS partial Nanobiotechnology Commercialization Anthony P Green Vice President Technology Commercialization Group Life Sciences and Ben Franklin Director The Nanotechnology Institute Energy Commercialization Institute Peter I Lelkes Temple University Eqalix LLC Prof Tony Jun Huang CTO Ascent Bio Nanotechnologies Inc Bernardo Cordovez President Optofluidics Nanotechnology and the Law Michael J Sullivan Partner Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice Linda D Dell MS Senior Science Manager Environ Corp Amherst MA Donald Ewert IH VP Field Services nanoTox Inc NEW to the event this year is a track focusing on Graphene Development Commercialization Developing Graphene Standards Tools Nomenclature Dr Alan Rae Co founder Graphene Stakeholders Association Dr Andrew Pollard Research Scientist National Physical Laboratory Dr Toby Sainsbury Research Scientist National Physical Laboratory Dr Angela Hight Walker Senior Scientist NIST Graphene Production Recipes for Success Keith Blakely Co founder Graphene Stakeholders Association Dr Elena Polyakova Founder and CEO Graphene Labs Ray Gibbs Commercial Director Haydale John Biondi CEO Xolve Graphene Roadmap Innovation and Commercialization Prospects Stephen Waite Co founder Graphene Stakeholders Association Mike Patterson CEO Graphene Frontiers Jon Myers CEO Graphene Technologies NANO NEWS Harris Harris Group Inc Focus on Biology In New Investments For 3 Nobel Winners a Molecular Mystery Solved New York Times This 1 600 Year Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers Smithsonian Singh Center for Nanotechnology to be collaboration hub The Daily Pennsylvanian Nanotechnology OEHS Training Our Professional Development programs are designed to provide attendees with the tools and experience needed to create Nanotechnology OEHS programs Upcoming Academy venues include Oct 28 30 2013 Austin Texas Full Boot Camp Nov 8 2013 Cleveland Ohio Seminar Nov 11 2013 Frederica Delaware Mini Boot Camp We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member The annual Individual Membership fee is 100 Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia Regards Vincent Caprio Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade Executive Director NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 203 733 1949 vincent nanobca org www nanobca org www vincentcaprio org Agenda Updates Water Management Nano Energy Summit Nov 13 14 Houston Posted on November 6th 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments Today we would like to announce our agenda updates for our Water 2 0 Water Management Nano Energy Summit November 13 14 th at Rice University s Shell Auditorium in Houston TX DAY 1 Water 2 0 Water Management Conference WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13 2013 Click for our Speakers Bios 8 40 8 45 Opening Remarks Vincent Caprio Conference Chairman WIAF Founder Jordan Lane Gilmore President Lane Group LLC 8 45 9 00 Water 2 0 Water Management Overview Alan Hinchman Global Marketing Director Infrastructure GE Intelligent Platforms 9 00 9 30 Keynote Ralph Exton Chief Marketing Officer Water Process Technologies GE Power Water 9 30 10 00 Keynote Amanda Brock CEO Water Standard 10 00 10 30 Keynote Paul J Galeski CEO Founder MAVERICK Technologies 10 30 11 00 Kyle Reissner Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software GE Intelligent Platforms 11 00 11 30 Keynote Dr James M Tour TT WF Chao Prof of Chemistry Prof of Computer Science Mechanical Engineering Materials Science Rice University Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science Technology 11 30 12 00 Michael Deane Executive Director National Association of Water Companies NAWC 12 00 1 00 Lunch Networking 1 00 1 30 Keynote Jud Hill Managing Director NGP Global Adaptation Partners 1 30 2 00 Keynote Carlos Rojas Director Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales Cisco 2 00 2 30 Keynote Cutting through the Hype What s Really Happening in Oilfield Water Management Issues and Opportunities Laura Capper Founder President CAP Resources 2 30 3 00 Erik Hromadka CEO Global Water Technologies 3 00 3

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2013 » October
    The total number is 1 449 increase in numbers of U S water related patents from 2003 to 2012 153 131 1 17 17 Let s examine the Total U S Patents from 2003 2012 The total number is 253 155 TOTAL U S PATENTS 2003 2012 The following table displays annual U S patent application from 2003 to 2012 Source US PTO www uspto gov web offices ac ido oeip taf h counts htm Calendar Year Utility Patent Applications inventions Design Patent Applications Plant Patent Applications Utility Patents inventions 2012 542 815 32 799 1 149 253 155 2011 503 582 30 467 1 139 224 505 2010 490 226 29 059 992 219 614 2009 456 106 25 806 959 167 349 2008 456 321 27 782 1 209 157 772 2007 456 154 27 752 1 049 157 282 2006 425 967 25 515 1 151 173 772 2005 390 733 25 553 1 222 143 806 2004 356 943 23 975 1 221 164 290 2003 342 441 22 602 1 000 169 023 increase in number of all U S patents from 2003 to 2012 253 155 169 023 1 50 50 The increase in total U S Patents from 2003 2012 is 50 Sadly U S Water Patents at a 17 increase are not keeping pace with America s technology revolution We must continue to be advocates of U S water infrastructure funding for innovators and entrepreneurs who have a market for their products You are currently browsing the Vincent Caprio s Blog Evolving Innovations weblog archives for October 2013 Pages Vincent s Bio Vincent s Friends Become a WIAF Individual Member Become a NanoBCA Individual Member Contact Me Vincent Caprio on You Tube Discussing Water Infrastructure Water 2 0 Conference February 26 2013

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2013 » September
    that were the subject of premanufacture notices PMN including two PMN substances whose reported chemical names include the term carbon nanotube CNT Seven of the chemical substances including the CNT substances are subject to consent orders under Section 5 e of the Toxic Substances Control Act Persons who intend to manufacture or process any of the 53 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use must notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and if necessary to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs The SNURs are effective October 7 2013 Written adverse or critical comments or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments are due September 6 2013 If EPA receives written adverse or critical comments or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments it will withdraw the relevant SNUR s before the effective date The SNUR is available at http www gpo gov fdsys pkg FR 2013 08 07 pdf 2013 18982 pdf 10 states where manufacturing still matters USA Today http www usatoday com story money business 2013 08 10 10 states where manufacturing still matters 2638363 NanoInk Bankruptcy Liquidation of Assets Assets to be sold due to the bankruptcy of NanoInk Inc New Form of Carbon is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond MIT Technology Review UPCOMING NANO EVENTS Stakeholder Perspectives on the Perception Assessment and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology R3 Workshop Date September 10 11 th 2013 Time 8 30am ET both days Location USDA Patriot Plaza First Floor Conference Center 355 E Street SW Washington DC Upcoming nanoTox Academy OEHS Seminars Symposia Boot Camps Sept 30 2013 Frederica Delaware Oct 7 2013 Denver Colorado Oct 11 2013 Kansas City Missouri More info and registration at http nanotoxacademy com AboutUs CourseListing aspx Webinar Market Alert Learn About Changes to New EU Laws on Nanomaterials Date September 18 2013 Time 11 00am ET We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member The annual Individual Membership fee is 100 Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia on October 15 th Regards Vincent Caprio Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade Executive Director NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 203 733 1949 vincent nanobca org www nanobca org www vincentcaprio org Special Edition NanoBCA Conference Call Tues 8 27 2 00 2 30pm ET Posted on September 19th 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments We are having a special conference call led by Elizabeth Nesbitt International Trade Analyst for Biotechnology and Nanotechnology U S International Trade Commission Date Tuesday August 27 2013 Time 2 00 2 30pm ET Call in number 213 493 0604 code 813 721 385 The United States Government has started a new study at the U S International Trade Commission It focuses on small and medium sized enterprises SMEs companies with fewer than 500 employees in the United States who export to the EU or who are planning to do so The U S International Trade Commission Commission is preparing a fact finding study entitled Trade Barriers that U S Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union Inv No 332 541 The study requested by the United States Trade Representative USTR will catalogue trade related barriers that U S SMEs perceive as disproportionately affecting their exports to the EU compared to those of larger U S exporters to the EU SMEs are defined as companies with fewer than 500 employees The Commission will submit the report to the USTR January 31 2014 More information including deadlines about the hearing and written submissions is available in the Commission s Federal Register notice http www usitc gov secretary fed reg notices 332 332 541 noticel 3 pdf Copies of the request letter and the Commission s news release are available on the Commission s website at http www usitc gov research and analysis What We Are Working On htm Please contact Elizabeth Nesbitt 202 205 3355 or Elizabeth Nesbitt usitc gov if you are with an SME and interested in participating in the study Please join us to discuss this opportunity Regards Vincent Caprio Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade Executive Director NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 203 733 1949 vincent nanobca org www nanobca org www vincentcaprio org Water Management Nano Energy Summit Nov 13 14th Rice University Houston Posted on September 19th 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments Today we are excited to announce our Water 2 0 Water Management Nano Energy Summit November 13 14 th at Rice University s Shell Auditorium in Houston TX PROGRAM WATER MANAGEMENT Wednesday November 13 2013 8 45 9 00 Opening Remarks Alan Hinchman Global Marketing Director Infrastructure GE Intelligent Platforms 9 00 9 30 Keynote Ralph Exton Chief Marketing Officer Water Process Technologies GE Power Water 9 30 10 00 Keynote Amanda Brock CEO Water Standard 10 00 10 30 Keynote Paul J Galeski CEO Founder MAVERICK Technologies 10 30 11 00 Terry E Biederman P E Global Industry Manager Water GE Intelligent Platforms 11 00 12 00 Panel Michael Deane Executive Director National Association of Water Companies NAWC 12 00 1 00 Lunch Networking 1 00 1 30 Keynote Jud Hill Managing Director NGP Global Adaptation Partners 1 30 2 00 Keynote Carlos Rojas Director Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales Cisco 2 00 2 30 Kevin McGovern Chairman CEO The Water Initiative 2 30 3 00 Erik Hromadka CEO Global Water Technologies 3 00 3 30 Dr Pedro J J Alvarez Engineering Professor Dept of Civil Environmental Engineering Chair Rice University 3 30 4 30 Clifton McCann Partner Thompson Hine 1 The new P3 opportunities and mandates for fixing America s water treatment systems 2 The importance of new ideas and technology to get the job done under

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2013 » July
    immediately thought of those with whom he has worked NanoMech could not have received this prestigious award without the tireless work of our world class team of scientists including Dr Wenping Jiang Vice President of Manufacturing I would also like to thank the teams at the Nano Materials Science and Engineering Institute Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency for their contributions over the years NanoMech is the only Arkansas company on the 2013 Top 100 list The R D Top 100 list was established in 1963 and over the past 51 years has recognized such revolutionary products as the flashcube 1965 the automated teller machine 1973 the halogen lamp 1974 the fax machine 1975 the liquid crystal display 1980 the Kodak Photo CD 1991 Taxol anticancer drug 1993 lab on a chip 1996 and HDTV 1998 More recent breakthroughs that have earned R D 100 Awards include next generation magnetic resonance imaging machines laser based metal forming tools and the building blocks for fusion experiments About the R D 100 Awards Widely recognized as the Oscars of Innovation the R D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment innovative new materials chemistry breakthroughs biomedical products consumer items and high energy physics The R D 100 Awards spans industry academia and government sponsored research NANO NEWS Colorado company combining ceramics with nanotech D Wave Two TM Quantum Computer Selected for New Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative System to be Installed at NASA s Ames Research Center and Operational in Q3 UNMC nanotechnology protects skin from cancer early wrinkles Nanotechnology could keep coal clean We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member The annual Individual Membership fee is 100 Once again we would like to congratulate NanoMech on their achievement Regards Vincent Caprio Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade Executive Director NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 203 733 1949 vincent nanobca org www nanobca org www vincentcaprio org WIAF Recommends Intelligent Water Networks Webinar Tues 8 13 2 PM EDT Posted on July 29th 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation recommends an upcoming Intelligent Water Networks webinar hosted by Navigant Research WIAF Member Sensus is participating with Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility for an interesting look at how technology can help solve challenges throughout the water utility More information about the webinar and a link to register are below Intelligent Water Networks Webinar How Water Utilities Can Leverage the Latest Technologies to Improve System Efficiency Reduce Water Loss and Deliver New Tools to Help Customers Better Conserve Water Resources Date Tuesday August 13 2013 Time 2 00 pm EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Many water systems face significant challenges in the treatment and delivery of water Aging pipes that leak rising demand for water

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  • Vincent Caprio's Blog Evolving Innovations » 2013 » May
    sectors He has over 30 years of experience in both water and environmental service company operations as well as over a decade of private equity experience in the water industry A complete bio can be found here Erik Hromakda CEO Global Water Technologies www gwtr com Erik Hromadka has served as CEO of Global Water Technologies OTC Pink GWTR since 2009 He refocused the company with an emphasis on new technology targeting opportunities to reduce loss in drinking water systems by introducing smart grid data and interactive tools A complete bio can be found here Amanda Brock CEO Water Standard www waterstandard com Ms Brock is recognized as a leader and pioneer in water treatment for water based enhanced oil recovery and produced water treatment reuse A complete bio can be found here John M Przybla PE GISP SVP Woolpert www woolpert com Mr Przybyla is a Professional Engineer in 5 states and a Certified GIS Professional His work encompasses over 75 organizations in his 33 years of professional experience including utilities local governments public institutions airports and Federal agencies A complete bio can be found here Jon B Freedman Global Government Relations Leader GE Water Process Technologies www gewater com Mr Freedman is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on water policies He teaches a class at the University of Pennsylvania called The Future of Water and he has recently spoken on water issues at conferences in China Australia Saudi Arabia Europe and the United States He also served for six years on the Board of Directors of the WateReuse Association and chaired its National Legislative Committee A complete bio can be found here Blythe Lyons Nonresident Senior Fellow Atlantic Council Program on Energy Environment www acus org Ms Lyons has provided energy policy consulting services with a focus on nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation to utilities industry nonprofit and academic institutions and various national as well as state governments since the late 1970s A complete bio can be found here Terry E Biederman P E Global Industry Manager Water GE Intelligent Platforms www ge ip com Mr Biederman joined GE Intelligent Platforms as Global Industry Manager Water in March of 2012 Prior to GE he was Director of Public Works for Waterford Township Michigan for sixteen years where he was responsible for operations of the Water Sewer and Facilities and Operations Divisions At Waterford Township he was responsible for transforming the DPW into a state of the art smart water operation leveraging advanced technology and management practices A complete bio can be found here Kathryn Craig Director Workflow Solutions Hach Company www hach com Ms Craig works with Optimization Solutions Intelligent Information Management and Hach Homeland Security Technologies to develop breakthrough technologies used to improve water quality and treatment optimization A complete bio can be found here Kevin M McGovern CEO The Water Initiative www thewaterinitiative com Mr McGovern is the Chairman of The Water Initiative and has founded over 15 companies The Water Initiative s mission is to deliver point of drinking POD water solutions to developing countries around the world A complete bio can be found here Paul F Boulos President COO CTO Innovyze Inc www innovyze com Dr Boulos is a President and Director of MWH Global www mwhglobal com one of the world s leading environmental engineering and construction firms with more than 7 500 employees in 31 countries and annual revenues exceeding 1 5 billion Dr Boulos is also leads Innovyze a global multi million dollar smart water engineering software company a wholly owned subsidiary of MWH Global A complete bio can be found here Dennis Nelson President and CEO Project WET Foundation projectwet org Mr Nelson founded Project WET in 1984 while working at the North Dakota State Water Commission Through extensive partnerships and successful fundraising efforts he has developed the program into a global leader in water resources education around the world A complete bio canm be found here To see a complete list of Conference speakers please click here To see the agenda please click here Please contact Vincent Caprio with any additional questions in regard to sponsorship or speaking opportunities vince waterinnovationsfoundation org The Water Innovations Alliance is an industry association focused on developing new funding increasing collaboration and raising awareness for cutting edge water technologies and the problems they solve The Alliance serves the entire spectrum of the water sector corporations investors engineering firms start ups NGOs research centers municipalities and others in the field The Alliance is located in Washington DC Cambridge MA and Shelton CT It is a 501 c 6 trade organization To learn more about the Alliance and its membership contact Vincent Caprio vince waterinnovationsfoundation org Agenda Updates Water 2 0 WIAF Conference Weds May 15 DC Posted on May 3rd 2013 in Uncategorized No Comments Today we would like to share the Agenda Updates for our Water 2 0 Conference on Wednesday May 15 th in Washington DC The Water 2 0 Water Innovations Alliance Foundation Conference will focus on the social economic benefit of digitally enabled water solutions Big Data Solutions Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers We will be discussing our smart water network and other water infrastructure issues REGISTER TODAY 250 We have added several new speakers Alan Hinchman Global Marketing Director Infrastructure GE Intelligent Platforms Kathryn Craig Director Workflow Solutions Hach Company David Drake Founder Chairman LDJ Capital John M Przybyla PE GISP Senior Vice President Woolpert Jon B Freedman Executive Counsel Government Relations GE Power Water Jud Hill Managing Director NGP Global Adaptation Partners Amanda Brock CEO Water Standard Dr Paul Boulos President COO Innovyze Blythe Lyons Nonresident Senior Fellow Atlantic Council Program on Energy Environment Kevin McGovern Chairman CEO The Water Initiative Dennis Nelson President CEO Project WET Foundation Erik Hromadka CEO Global Water Technologies Cat Shrier Ph D P G President Founder Watercat Consulting LLC Terry E Biederman P E Global Industry Manager Water GE Intelligent Platforms Click here to see the presentations from our last

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