2016 MIT WATER SUMMIT

WATER UTILITIES OF THE FUTURE

NOVEMBER 17-18, WONG AUDITORIUM, MIT

The MIT Water Club and its sponsors are thrilled to announce the fifth edition of the MIT Water Summit, a gathering of not only students and faculty from MIT and the greater Boston area, but also leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources.

This year the Summit will focus on political, financial, and technological issues surrounding the future of water utilities around the globe. Click here to register!

If you would like to submit a poster for the Poster Session, please fill out this form by October 21st, 11:59pm. 

If you are interested in participating in the Working Groups, please fill out this form by October 21st, 11:59pm.


Agenda

November 17 

 

How do we create efficient and sustainable water cycles for our future, adapting to a changing climate and urban population growth? 

VISIONS

| Separation Technology for Treatment & Recovery

| Water-sensitive Urban Design

| IT & Big Data for Smart Utilities

ECONOMICS & FINANCE

| Pricing a Limited Resource Efficiently

| Investing in Infrastructure

| Funding Research & Development

POLICY

| Water Rights: Conflicts & Solutions

| Drinking Quality: Safety & Regulation

| Environment: Source & Downstream

POSTER SESSION


November 18 

 

From vision to impact: how do we increase the flow of ideas between academia and industry through markets to ultimately reach water-taps? 

RESEARCH & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

| Academic Clusters

| Start-ups

| Industrial Liaison

INDUSTRY & UTILITIES

Partnerships

Innovative Services

| Environmental Stewardship

SMALL WORKING GROUPS

Interested participants across different disciplines and sectors engage in a focused dialogue to produce an action plan on how to build the water utilities of the future.