The Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS) will take place on May 15-16 in Ontario, California. This symposium has gained an impressive reputation for timely and thought-provoking presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities. This year’s EWTS will be co-convened by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), and will provide attendees with insights and information on today’s most challenging water related concerns.
The correlation between outbreaks of Legionella and declining water flows in buildings has been well established. The EWTS will provide presentations from Dr. Thomas Kistemann from the Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Bonn University on how new technologies can control conditions in plumbing systems to mitigate pathogen growth; Professors Juneseok Lee of San Jose State University and Andrew Whelton of Perdue University on new hydraulic water quality models and an update on the U.S. EPA-funded research on premise plumbing systems; and Dr. William McCoy on new water sample screening advancements that offer promise for more accurate, faster and more cost-effective validation of hazard control in building water systems.
Understanding today’s water demand and use trends
Dr. Peter Williams, chief technology officer at IBM will provide this year’s key note discussion, which will focus on the impacts of big data and the potential for smart metering in the water sector. Peter Mayer of Water DM will discuss demand trends in urban water use, and Bill Hoffman of H.W. Hoffman and Associates will provide a similar presentation on the commercial, industrial and institutional water sectors.
Alternate water sources
Hear from David Crawford of the American Rainwater Catchment System Association on 21st Century Rainwater technologies and practices, and Paula Kehoe, director of Water Resources at San Francisco Public Utilities on its efforts to advance the use of non-potable water systems.
Attendees will also learn about Advancements in Efficiencies for Premise Plumbing, including new pipe sizing technologies and hot water circulation techniques. There also will be a presentation of new regulatory requirements in the Netherlands; development of a New International Water Efficiency and Labeling Standard that will include presentations on the Australian WELS system, the European Water Labeling program and the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program; a discussion on water use in Smart Cities from CleanBlu’s founder and futurist Dr. Markus Lenger; an update on State level approaches to landscape irrigation policies from AWE’s Mary Ann Dickinson; a fascinating new evaporative cooling technology from Eli Goldstein of SkyCool Systems; and so much more.
Finally, to close this year’s EWTS, the program organizers have arranged a special treat with an appearance from the “Robo-Rebels” of the Suzanne Middle School in Walnut California who will share their work on a clever new technology for water efficiency. You will not want to miss hearing from these passionate and energetic future water leaders!
We recommend registering early as this symposium is expected to sell out. Please click here to register today. We hope to see you there!