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The Future is Now: Smart Water Infrastructure

Infrastructure Week 2019
May 15, 2019 1:00PM
City-County Briefing Center
660 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Wednesday, May 15, 1:00 p.m.

City-County Briefing Center
660 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

As the United States water sector prepares to spend $20 billion over the next decade on capital and operating expenditures, the use of smart water solutions-hardware, software, and analytics-is becoming more popular and necessary. The uptick in sector spending is driven by compounding challenges facing municipalities: maintaining and expanding water infrastructure, water distribution system leaks, rising energy costs, rate affordability for customers, and emerging water contaminants. As local municipalities face mounting pressure to "do more with less," smart water infrastructure is an important solution that needs to be scaled up.

This interactive event will feature a cross-sector panel of leaders discussing the future of smart water infrastructure solutions-how they can be deployed to solve our most pressing water infrastructure challenges, and the role policymakers can play in making those solutions a reality.

Speakers include:

  • Albert Cho, Vice President & General Manager, Advanced infrastructure Analytics, Xylem Inc.
  • Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
  • Ted Henifin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
  • Andrew Sawyers, Director, Office of Wastewater Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Honorable Randy Maluchnik, Commissioner, Carver County, Minnesota