2016 MIT WATER SUMMIT

WATER UTILITIES OF THE FUTURE

NOVEMBER 17-18, WONG AUDITORIUM, MIT

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.

This year the Summit focused on political, financial, and technological issues surrounding the future of water utilities around the globe. In addition to panels, the program also included a Poster Session, Working Groups, and a Technology Showcase. Videos from the panels will be uploaded to the website soon. We thank all participants and our sponsors for a great Summit!


Agenda

NOVEMBER 17

 

8:00am - Breakfast & Networking Session

9:00am - Keynote

| George Hawkins (DC Water)

| Stephen Estes-Smargiassi (MWRA)

10:30am - Panel: Visions for the Future

12:00pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Panel: The Role of Policy

3:30pm - Panel: The Role of Economics

5:00pm - Poster Session & Networking


NOVEMBER 18

 

8:00am - Breakfast & Networking Session

9:00am - Keynote

Christopher Gasson (GWI)

9:45am - Panel: Utility & Industry Partnerships

11:00am - Panel: Academia to Market

12:15pm - Viewpoints: Conclusions & A Look Ahead

12:30pm - Technology Showcase & Lunch

2:00pm - Working Group Discussions

| Boston's water distribution & sewage systems

| Wastewater treatment & recovery at MIT