Water Innovation Showcase Partners Series

09/03/2014 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern


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The water sector is changing rapidly – new technologies and companies are driving the sector towards resource recovery, sustainable and integrated water management, green infrastructure, and more.  Presented by the Water Innovation Showcase Partners (WEF, Imagine H2O, and BlueTech Research), this webcast series will consist of keynotes from leading voices in the water sector, updates from successful startups that are alumni of from the WEFTEC Innovation Pavilion, Imagine H2O competitions, and the BlueTech Forum.


Part 1: 2014 Water Innovation Outlook 

February 19, 2014   1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern   

The first of a three-part series, Dr. Kartik Chandran, a member of Imagine H2O’s Scientific Advisory Council, Former WEF Trustee, and Vice-Chair of WEF's Research and Innovation Committee, will provide an overview of the recent advances and outlook for innovations in 2014. We will look at “where are they now?” with recent winners of the Imagine H2O competitions as we prepare for the announcement of the 2014 competition results in March.

This webcast is sponsored by WEF, Imagine H2O, and BlueTech Research.

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  • Kartik Chandran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Columbia University
  • Paul O'Callaghan, O2 Environmental
  • Doug Buch, PaveDrain, 2013 Imagine H2O Winner
  • Joe Kosmoski, New Sky Energy, 2012 Imagine H2O Winner
  • Gene Goodenough, NLine Energy, 2012 Imagine H2O Finalist
  • Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., WEF


Part 2: Innovation Lifecycle and International Perspectives 

May 28th, 2014   1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern   

Webcast Presentation Handouts 


  • Innovation Evolution & Revolution (The Elephant and the Fruit Fly)
  • Winners from the BlueTech Forum Competition
  • BlueTech Forum at Singapore International Water Week
  • Sudhir Murthy, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Innovations Chief, DC Water
  • Hannah Erickson, Imagine H2O
  • David Martin, Voltea BV, 2013 BlueTech Forum Winner
  • Greg Ryan, Pasteurization Technology Group, 2011 BlueTech Forum Winner
  • Therese Jordan, Crystal IS, 2013 BlueTech Forum Winner
  • Joan Steiger, BlueTech Research
  • Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., WEF

Part 3: Charting New Waters

September 3rd, 2014   1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern   

Webcast Presentation Handouts 


  • The Johnson Foundation's Charting New Waters Initiative
  • US EPA Water Technology Innovation Blueprint
  • US Department of Energy Water-Energy Tech Team
  • Startups Debuting at WEFTEC's Innovation Pavilion
  • Imagine H2O Water Infrastructure Challenge
  • Lynn Broaddus, Ph.D., M.B.A, Environment Programs Director, The Johnson Foundation
  • Ivy Nguyen, Imagine H2O
  • Tyler Algeo, BlueTech Research
  • Barry Liner, Ph.D., P.E., WEF

About BlueTech Research 

BlueTech Research, an O2 Environmental company, is an independent water technology market intelligence firm. The firm provides actionable insights to a global client base on innovative and disruptive technologies, market direction, market opportunities, and access to intelligence on the companies innovating in the water space.  

About Imagine H2O 

Imagine H2O is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that inspires and empowers people to solve water problems. We offer programs featuring prize competitions and a business accelerator to help innovators and entrepreneurs turn great ideas into transformational solutions.   

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This webcast series is being offered at no charge.


Questions about this webcast series should be sent to webcasts@wef.org.

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