BusinessH2O Water Innovation Initiative

Founded in 2016, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Business H2O Water Innovation Initiative is a flagship program that brings together business leaders, government stakeholders, and water management experts to discuss cutting edge innovations in corporate water stewardship, solutions in natural resource management, and public policies to address the changing and growing demand for water across the world.

BusinessH2O is the premiere convening platform for stakeholders at the city, state, federal, and international level to discuss new ways to advance adoption of innovative water technology and build networks for collaboration.

Initiative Objectives

  • SHARE EXPERIENCE: Showcase best practices and case studies in corporate water stewardship and technology implementation from around the world
  • HIGHLIGHT TECHNOLOGY: Bring attention to technology that helps business efficiently manage water use
  • DEVELOP SOLUTIONS: Advance policy ideas and industry solutions to manage limited water resources
  • ENGAGE THE PRIVATE SECTOR: Promote the idea of water as a driver of economic growth and the need for the business community to lead on these issues


The U.S. Chamber hosts a range of regional conferences across the United States that convene state and local governments, academia, water utilities, and business leaders to discuss issues related to water governance, investment, technology, and stewardship. In 2019, BusinessH2O's regional conference will take place on September 12 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

International Roundtable

On October 30, 2019, the US Chamber will host a forum in Washington, DC to bring together companies, U.S. and foreign government officials, and multinational organizations, to focus on publicprivate solutions to expand global water security.


Recent Activity

Oct 22, 2020 - 3:15pm
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EventOct 30, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

BusinessH2O International Business & Policy Forum

Water is a vital resource for business and a critical fuel for economic growth and prosperity. From energy and minerals to manufacturing and agriculture, water is an essential ingredient to the food we eat and the products we use every day.  Yet, we are facing a major water challenge globally.  Groundwater basins are drying up, droughts are becoming more common, and growing populations are overloading outdated water systems.

EventSep 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
BusinessH2O Water Innovation Summit

BusinessH2O Water Innovation Summit - Utah

This global summit will focus on building partnerships in innovation in water and beyond between Utah and Israel by showcasing innovative technology and best practices that support economic growth in the driest places in the world.

Above the FoldApr 12, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Why American Businesses Need Modern Water Infrastructure

First-class water services are essential to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.