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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!

 
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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

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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.

 

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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Heather Polinsky

GLOBAL PRESIDENT, RESILIENCE AT ARCADIS

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Roy Coley

DIRECTOR
MIAMI-DADE WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT

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Susan Moisio

GLOBAL VICE PRESIDENT - WATER AT JACOBS

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Beverly Stinson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL WATER BUSINESS LINE LEADER AT AECOM

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Jennifer Sara

GLOBAL DIRECTOR, WATER GLOBAL PRACTICE, WORLD BANK

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Inge Wiersema

PRESIDENT

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Joe Manous

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

Learn More about Joe
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Dennis Traux

ASCE 2022 PRESIDENT ELECT

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Hardeep Anand

DIRECTOR
ONE WATER STRATEGY
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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Sunil Sinha

PROFESSOR AT VIRGINIA TECH AND DIRECTOR AT SWIM CENTER

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Katherine Dahm

DIRECTOR, UTAH WATER SCIENCE CENTER, USGS

 

Our Panel Moderators

 
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Joone Kim-Lopez

GENERAL MANAGER/CEO AT MOULTON NIGUEL WATER DISTRICT

Summit Organizers

 
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Our Supporting Partners

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Village of Key Biscayne

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Miami-Dade County

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City of Miami Beach

 
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We are thankful for the support of our Diamond Sponsor
Arcadis

 

Our Platinum Sponsors

 
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Our Gold Sponsors

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AECOM

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Jacobs

 

Our Bronze Sponsors

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Poole & Kent Contractors

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Brown and Caldwell

 
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Art in Water Scholarship supported by Programs Control Inc., M&J Engineering & Moss Kelley

THE ART WORK WILL BE SHOWCASED AT THE SUMMIT AND THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE GALA DINNER ON AUGUST 9, 2022

 
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Moss Kelley

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Program Controls Inc.

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M&J Engineering