BusinessH20 Water Innovation Initiative International Forum

8:30 AM                               Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00-9:15 AM                    Adopting New Water Technology: A Call to Action

With increasing attention on the value of water and heightened awareness around the importance of efficient global water management, the stakes for continued innovation and advances in water technology have never been greater. 

 

9:15-10:15 AM                  The Economic Impact of Water Scarcity in the Middle East

Water-stressed cities and regions are at high risk of economic losses due to water scarcity, which poses a significant threat to GDP growth.

 

10:15-11:15 AM               Promoting Investment in Water Projects

Improving water access and service quality and implementing innovative water technologies requires massive investment in infrastructure. Participants will discuss public-private partnerships (PPPs), procurement policy, and projects that can contribute to economic growth and development.

 

11:15 -11:30 AM              Break

 

11:30-12:30 PM                                Watering Smart Cities

As more people migrate to urban centers over the next 20 years as expected, there will be huge pressure on public resources, including water treatment, recycling/reuse, and distribution.  This session will showcase technologies to source, monitor, treat, and deliver water to users in revolutionary new ways.

 

12:30-1:30 PM                  Lunch Keynote: Best Practices in Corporate Water Stewardship

This session will highlight case studies and best practices of leading corporate responses to growing water demands.

 

1:30-1:45PM                       Break

 

1:45-2:45 PM                     Water for Agriculture

Agriculture accounts for nearly 85% of water use in the Middle East.  With new technologies, farmers can measure, analyze, monitor, and automate processes to give crops and soil exactly what they need with the minimum amount of water required.  This session will showcase best practices and new technologies in managing water for agriculture use.

 

2:45-3:45 PM                     Solutions at the Water-Energy Nexus

There is an inextricable link between water and energy.  Water is a major input to energy extraction, production, and deployment and huge amounts of energy are required to generate fresh water in water scarce countries.  This session will explore policies, technologies, at the water-energy nexus and showcase best practices and case studies.                  

8:30 AM                               Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00-9:15 AM                    Adopting New Water Technology: A Call to Action

With increasing attention on the value of water and heightened awareness around the importance of efficient global water management, the stakes for continued innovation and advances in water technology have never been greater. 

 

9:15-10:15 AM                  The Economic Impact of Water Scarcity in the Middle East

Water-stressed cities and regions are at high risk of economic losses due to water scarcity, which poses a significant threat to GDP growth.

 

10:15-11:15 AM               Promoting Investment in Water Projects

Improving water access and service quality and implementing innovative water technologies requires massive investment in infrastructure. Participants will discuss public-private partnerships (PPPs), procurement policy, and projects that can contribute to economic growth and development.

 

11:15 -11:30 AM              Break

 

11:30-12:30 PM                                Watering Smart Cities

As more people migrate to urban centers over the next 20 years as expected, there will be huge pressure on public resources, including water treatment, recycling/reuse, and distribution.  This session will showcase technologies to source, monitor, treat, and deliver water to users in revolutionary new ways.

 

12:30-1:30 PM                  Lunch Keynote: Best Practices in Corporate Water Stewardship

This session will highlight case studies and best practices of leading corporate responses to growing water demands.

 

1:30-1:45PM                       Break

 

1:45-2:45 PM                     Water for Agriculture

Agriculture accounts for nearly 85% of water use in the Middle East.  With new technologies, farmers can measure, analyze, monitor, and automate processes to give crops and soil exactly what they need with the minimum amount of water required.  This session will showcase best practices and new technologies in managing water for agriculture use.

 

2:45-3:45 PM                     Solutions at the Water-Energy Nexus

There is an inextricable link between water and energy.  Water is a major input to energy extraction, production, and deployment and huge amounts of energy are required to generate fresh water in water scarce countries.  This session will explore policies, technologies, at the water-energy nexus and showcase best practices and case studies.                  

8:30 AM                               Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00-9:15 AM                    Adopting New Water Technology: A Call to Action

With increasing attention on the value of water and heightened awareness around the importance of efficient global water management, the stakes for continued innovation and advances in water technology have never been greater. 

 

9:15-10:15 AM                  The Economic Impact of Water Scarcity in the Middle East

Water-stressed cities and regions are at high risk of economic losses due to water scarcity, which poses a significant threat to GDP growth.

 

10:15-11:15 AM               Promoting Investment in Water Projects

Improving water access and service quality and implementing innovative water technologies requires massive investment in infrastructure. Participants will discuss public-private partnerships (PPPs), procurement policy, and projects that can contribute to economic growth and development.

 

11:15 -11:30 AM              Break

 

11:30-12:30 PM                                Watering Smart Cities

As more people migrate to urban centers over the next 20 years as expected, there will be huge pressure on public resources, including water treatment, recycling/reuse, and distribution.  This session will showcase technologies to source, monitor, treat, and deliver water to users in revolutionary new ways.

 

12:30-1:30 PM                  Lunch Keynote: Best Practices in Corporate Water Stewardship

This session will highlight case studies and best practices of leading corporate responses to growing water demands.

 

1:30-1:45PM                       Break

 

1:45-2:45 PM                     Water for Agriculture

Agriculture accounts for nearly 85% of water use in the Middle East.  With new technologies, farmers can measure, analyze, monitor, and automate processes to give crops and soil exactly what they need with the minimum amount of water required.  This session will showcase best practices and new technologies in managing water for agriculture use.

 

2:45-3:45 PM                     Solutions at the Water-Energy Nexus

There is an inextricable link between water and energy.  Water is a major input to energy extraction, production, and deployment and huge amounts of energy are required to generate fresh water in water scarce countries.  This session will explore policies, technologies, at the water-energy nexus and showcase best practices and case studies.                  

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8:30AM ET
2:30PM
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Location

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062

The world is facing a water problem: groundwater basins are drying up, droughts are becoming more common, and growing populations are overloading outdated water systems. Addressing the challenges of a rapidly dwindling water supply in a world of growing demand will require groundbreaking water technology and sustained dialogue between all stakeholders.

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 showcase cutting-edge innovation in water management and shape public policies to address the growing demand for water across the world.

The International Forum, co-hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and the World Bank, will convene multinational companies and foreign government officials, to accelerate ideas, partnerships, and collaboration around the adoption of new water technologies.

OBJECTIVES

  • Showcase leading water technologies that can have global impact
  • Share best practices for growing water technology ecosystems
  • Discuss barriers to deployment of water technologies and infrastructure projects around the world