MIT Water Summit 2018
Thirsty Cities

Save the date: November 15-16, MIT Campus

This year’s MIT Water Summit brings together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon the unique water challenges facing cities from around the globe.

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, up from 50% today. Many cities are already running out of water. At the MIT Water Summit, we will explore the following questions, and more:

  • How will cities reliably supply water to their rapidly increasing number of citizens?
  • How can urban infrastructure keep up with booming demand and variability of water supply?
  • How can cities more efficiently manage water distribution and consumption?
  • How can technology help us fight off water exhaustion?
  • How can cities plan ahead in uncertain and rapidly changing conditions?
  • How do cities interact with each other and the rest of the world?

The MIT Water Summit is a gathering of students and faculty from MIT and the greater Boston area as well as leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia organized annually by the MIT Water Club to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources.