MIT Water Summit 2018: Thirsty Cities

November 15-16, Wong Auditorium, MIT

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.


Thursday, November 15th

8:00 am Breakfast & Networking Session
9:00 am Introduction
9:30 am Panel: Water consumption in cities
11:00am Break
11:15 am Keynote: Mary Ann Dickinson, President & CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Panel: A complex management environment
3:00 pm Break
3:20 pm Panel: Urban water economics
5:00 pm Networking session
6:00 pm MIT Water Innovation Prize Kick-Off

Friday, November 16th

8:00 am Breakfast & Networking Session
9:00 am Keynote: Jennifer Sara, Director, Water Global Practice, The World Bank Group
9:45 am Panel: Implementing innovative solutions
11:35 am Lunch
1:00 pm Panel: How to design a city from scratch
2:30pm Break
3:00 pm Panel: Water sharing beyond a city’s limits
4:30 pm Poster session & Technology Showcase

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.