MIT Water Summit 2019: Drowning in Plastic

November 21-22, Wong Auditorium, MIT

We use plastic every day, but where does it all go? This year’s MIT Water Summit explores the many ways in which plastics have become intertwined with our water environment, the challenges created by plastic pollution, and potential solutions to tackle emerging challenges. The Summit will bring together leaders from academia, government, NGOs, and industry to provide diverse insights on plastics in the water environment.

Topics that will be addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Microplastics in our water

  • Health & ecological impacts of marine and freshwater plastics

  • Plastic’s path to our water (life cycle and history of plastic pollution)

  • Policies concerning plastic pollution

  • Ocean cleanup & remediation efforts

  • Relevant market & economic opportunities

The MIT Water Summit is a two-day conference hosted annually by the MIT Water Club.

The MIT Water Summit is a great opportunity to meet and hear from top people in the water sector. Stay tuned for this year’s keynote speakers.

Do you have the next breakthrough in the water sector?
Pitch your idea at the MIT Water Innovation Prize Kick-Off

Interested in organizing or helping out?
Contact us:


Coming soon


The Summit will be held on MIT campus in Wong Auditorium: 2 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA 02142

Due to ongoing construction, parking around MIT is limited so we strongly encourage you to take public transportation or use a taxi/ride-sharing service. Wong Auditorium is a 3 minute walk from the Kendall/MIT Station on the Red Line.  By bus, the #1 or Dudley/Harvard Station bus stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue, where Wong Auditorium is a 15 minute walk through campus.  There is bicycle parking in front of and across the street from Wong Auditorium.