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Let's Continue to Be Connected!

CONVENE  ELEVATE. INNOVATE

 
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Future of Water Summit Pictures Will Become Available on August 22, 2022

BUTTON BELOW WILL BECOME ACTIVE ON AUG 22, 2022

 
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Thank You!

The Future of Water Summit 2022 was an astounding success, and we couldn't have done this without you! This is the start of an exciting journey ahead and we are thrilled that you are a part of the journey. Our One Water Ambassadors are working extremely hard to compile the memories of the summit.

There are a lot more exciting things which will unfold leading up to the next summit. 

In the meantime, click below to gain access to the O-WOW (One Water One World) Community!

 
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Welcome to the Future of Water Summit 2022

CONVENE. ELEVATE. INNOVATE.

August 8 to 10, 2022 at the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach, Miami


We look forward to hosting you!

 

Our Purpose

 
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Our Purpose

The goal of the Summit is to develop a “unified vision” for collaborative water governance to ensure a secure, just, and affordable water future for all. Local, state, and federal partners, non-governmental agencies, service and technology providers, and members of the academic community will convene to leverage existing efforts and jointly formulate a “call-to-action” to ensure a more sustainable and resilient society.

 

Opening Keynote Remarks
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

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Daniella Levine Cava

MAYOR, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Daniella Levine Cava was elected Miami-Dade County’s first-ever woman Mayor in November 2020. As Miami-Dade County’s Mayor, she oversees a metropolitan government with more than 28,000 employees serving nearly 3 million residents, and managing an annual budget of approximately $9 billion.

 

Welcoming Remarks

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Dan Gelber

MAYOR, CITY OF MIAMI BEACH

Dan Gelber was first elected Mayor of Miami Beach in 2017.  He was an architect of the G.O. Bonds Program approved by 70% of residents in 2018, which will enhance existing City infrastructure and fund new parks and public safety projects. As Mayor, he is leading the City on efforts to implement enhanced community policing, improve City infrastructure and elevate arts and culture.

 

Five Main Themes

Smart One Water - Definition, Framework & Implementation

Theme Description: The One Water approach seeks to disrupt siloed water systems management and take a holistic and collaborative approach to consider all water resources – surface, ground, stormwater, recycled – as "One Water."  Smart One Water seeks to integrate and intelligent water management through digital transformation.

Watershed/River-basin Scale Governance, and Policy

Theme Description: Smart One Water approach necessitates multi-departmental and multi-agency integration opportunities to manage water in a more efficient, cost effective, and sustainable manner. The Plan should represent continued and improved commitment to proactively manage all its water resources and implement innovative solutions, driven by the societal needs for resilience, sustainability, equity, and social and environmental justice.

Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resilience

Theme Description: Sustainable and resilient provision of water – under both routine conditions and following extreme events – is a key societal and infrastructure need. Crises related to fires in the western US, to hurricane impacts (e.g., Maria in Puerto Rico; Harvey in Houston), and to other acute events or societal and biophysical changes reveal how water services can be impacted and devastate communities. Seeking greater sustainability and resilience – in the face of climate change (floods, hurricanes, drought, fire), aging infrastructure, cybersecurity needs, pandemics, economic disruptions, and population growth – necessitates changes in water management. Overcoming these interconnected and complex water management challenges is a daunting task. There is increased urgency to modernize and integrate water management practices, but for most communities (especially, small communities), management remains ad hoc and siloed.

Equity, Affordability, Social, and Environmental Justice

Theme Description: Universal access to reliable, safe, affordable, water sector service is essential to maintaining public health, economic prosperity, and wellbeing. It is in our collective national interest that everyone has sustained access to clean water and sanitation. Yet, the reality is that maintaining and operating water systems is incredibly costly. This creates a dilemma for people who cannot pay water bills and also for utilities who cannot cover costs to provide affordable water. The time is right to re-envision how we price and distribute the costs of water in a way that reflects its value as a public good. Effective tools are emerging to help utilities achieve financial stability and provide more compassionate policies and practices to ensure no residents go without critical water and sanitation services.

Technological Innovation and Digital Transformation

Theme Description: An Intelligent Water System is a technological, socially enabled, approach that integrates and derives information from cyber-space, physical-space and social-space. It is based on an improved systems understanding that integrates data collection, database management, modeling techniques (including, Artificial Intelligence), decision support, and intelligent workforce skills. The approach supports data-driven decision making and optimizes lifecycle management of water systems (Natural, Built, and Socio-Economic) – leading to water operations that are affordable, reliable, sustainable, resilient, and efficient.

 

Our Keynote Speakers

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Kishia L. Powell

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, DC WATER

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Eileen Higgins

COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 5 
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Heather Polinsky

GLOBAL PRESIDENT, RESILIENCE AT ARCADIS

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Louis Aguirre

WPLG-LOCAL 10 ANCHOR/REPORTER

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Xavier Cortada

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
FUTURE OF WATER SUMMIT

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David Mussington

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY CISA

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Roy Coley

DIRECTOR
MIAMI-DADE WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT

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Jennifer O'Hara Palmiotto

SENIOR FEDERAL POLICY ADVISOR, NATIONAL RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

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Inge Wiersema

VICE PRESIDENT & NATIONAL ONE WATER DIRECTOR
CAROLLO ENGINEERS

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Cindy Wallis-Lage

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE AT BLACK & VEATCH

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Ken Bagstad

RESEARCH ECONOMIST, USGS

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Joe Manous

DIRECTOR, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES (IWR)

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Kevin Shafer

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT MILWAUKEE METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT

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Susan Moisio

GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT - WATER AT JACOBS

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Maria Lehman

ASCE 2022 PRESIDENT ELECT

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Jennifer Sara

GLOBAL DIRECTOR, WATER GLOBAL PRACTICE, WORLD BANK

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Beverly Stinson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL WATER BUSINESS LINE LEADER AT AECOM

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Peiffer Brandt

CEO AND PRESIDENT, RAFTELIS FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS

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Tom Landon

DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATION, BLUE RIDGE PBS

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Sunil Sinha

PROFESSOR AT VIRGINIA TECH AND DIRECTOR AT SWIM CENTER

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Hardeep Anand

DIRECTOR
ONE WATER STRATEGY
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

 

Our 35 Distinguished Speakers Across Five Themes

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Pierre Glynn

SCIENTIST EMERITUS, SCIENCE AND DECISIONS CENTER
USGS

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Edgar Westerhof

NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR FLOOD RISK AND RESILIENCE - VICE PRESIDENT
ARCADIS

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Adel H Hagekhalil

CHIEF EXECUTIVE & GENERAL MANAGER 
METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Travis B. Wagner

VICE PRESIDENT
SUEZ SMART & ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

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Vern Steel

DEPUTY CEO/CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
NATIONAL RURAL WATER ASSOCIATION

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Stephen Cauffman

CHIEF, RESILIENCE SERVICES BRANCH
CYBERSECURITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AGENCY

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David Sumner

CENTER DIRECTOR
USGS CARIBBEAN-FLORIDA WATER SCIENCE CENTER

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Irela Bague

CHIEF BAY OFFICER, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Gemma Dunn

WATER MARKET LEADER WESTERN CANADA AND AMERICAS
GHD

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Eric Summa

CHIEF, PLANNING AND POLICY SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISION


U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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Steven Williamson

VILLAGE MANAGER, VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE

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Jennifer Garigliano

CHIEF OF STAFF, BUREAU OF WATER SUPPLY NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

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Kevin Carter

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR, WATER & WASTEWATER SERVICES, BROWARD COUNTY

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Meghna Babbar-Sebens

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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Debbie Griner

RESILIENCE MANAGER, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Ana Carolina Coelho Maran

RESILIENCY OFFICER AT SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

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Steve Moddemeyer

PRINCIPAL AT COLLINSWOERMAN FOR PLANNING, RESILIENCE, AND SUSTAINABILITY

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Prabhu Chandrasekeran

DIGITAL WATER TRANSFORMATION, NORTH AMERICA SECTOR LEADER AT STANTEC

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Jim Giannopoulos

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - AMERICAS AT GHD

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Grant Davis

GENERAL MANAGER AT SONOMA COUNTY WATER AGENCY, CALIFORNIA

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Joone Kim-Lopez

GENERAL MANAGER/CEO AT MOULTON NIGUEL WATER DISTRICT

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Nicole Bouquet

NATIONAL DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL & GOVERNANCE (ESG), APEX COMPANIES

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Oluwole McFoy

GENERAL MANAGER BUFFALO SEWER AUTHORITY

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Calvin D. Farr, Jr.

GENERAL MANAGER/CEO - PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY SERVICE AUTHORITY

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Andrew Sawyer

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

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Jason Smith

DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF EQUITY & INCLUSION
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Sheryl Ude

SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AT DC WATER

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David Dzombak

HAMERSCHLAG UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR EMERITUS, CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

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Ken Thompson

TECHNOLOGY FELLOW AT JACOBS ENGINEERING GROUP

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Rebekah Eggers

GLOBAL CLIENT ENGAGEMENT & INNOVATION DIRECTOR, ENERGY SECTOR AT IBM

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John McCarthy

BUSINESS AREA DIRECTOR – RESILIENCE WATER, COUNTRY DIRECTOR – US

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William Mundt

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AT NEXTERA ENERGY, INC.

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Melissa Meeker

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT THE WATER TOWER

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Srini Vallabhaneni

UTILITY OFFICER, KANAS CITY WATER, MO

 

One Water Bytes from Our Thought Leaders

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Melissa Meeker

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT THE WATER TOWER

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Rebekah Eggers

GLOBAL CLIENT ENGAGEMENT & INNOVATION DIRECTOR, ENERGY SECTOR AT IBM