Arm yourself with knowledge: Attend the International Emerging Technology Symposium

The fourth International Emerging Technology Symposium, which takes place every other year, will be held this April 23-24 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. If you haven’t attended in the past, now is your chance to meet and network with well-known experts in the water and energy efficiency industry. It is well worth the trip!

These experts will expose you to emerging products and practices and you will witness them exchange views on new trends in the industry. You will be able to hear ideas and approaches about emerging technologies coming to market; learn about innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts; view presentations; and engage in timely discussions on how the water utility, manufacturing, engineering and trade industries have found solutions through emerging technologies in the water efficiency, plumbing and mechanical industries.

I am honored to be a part of this year’s events, moderating a Day 1 panel discussion on Emerging Issues and Solutions on Waste Water with an esteemed panel of speakers:

• Silvano Ferrazzo, Dir of Business Dev, Green Turtle America, Ltd.

• Casey Furlong, Environmental Specialist, Emerson

• Hiram Tanner, Manager for the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water)

• Adam Krantz, Managing Director, Government & Public Affairs, The National Association of

Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)

• David Powling, Family Care R&E Technical Leader, Kimberly Clark Corporation

This should be an interesting discussion, to say the least.

Other topics and presenters include:

• Comparing the Energy Requirements of Hot Water Circulation System Control Strategies — Gary Klein, Affiliated International Management, LLC

• Emerging Opportunities for Heat Metering — James Critchfield, Director, Clean Energy Initiatives, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

• Emerging Residential Scale Prevention Technologies | Pauli Undesser, WQA Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs

• Potable Water Hygiene System – A Novel Approach for Drinking Water Installations — Dr. Roland Blumenthal, Kemper Building Technology

• WaterSense Flushes Out Concerns With High‐Efficiency Commercial Plumbing — Stephanie Tanner, Lead Engineer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense and Robert Pickering, Environmental Engineer, Eastern Research Group Inc.

• Moving to continuous water supply in urban India: Implications for Last Mile infrastructure — Kyle Konda - UNC Water Institute

• Solid Transport in Near Horizontal Drain Lines: Mechanisms and Modeling Under Low Water Usage Criteria — Dr. Michael Gormley, Institute for Building and Urban Design, The School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt

• Bio-aerosols in Building Drainage and Plumbing Systems: Cross Contamination, Monitoring and Prevention — Dr. Michael Gormley, Institute for Building and Urban Design, The School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland

• Innovative Technologies in Commercial Foodservice — Don Fisher, President/CEO of Fisher-Nickel, Inc.

Sponsors, presenters, and panelists participating in this symposium represent a diverse body of knowledge in the fields of: 

• Water, Sanitation and Health

• Water and Energy Efficiency

• Water Reuse

• Solar and Other Renewable Energies

• Water Quality

• Fat, Oil and Grease Discharges

• Advancements in Mechanical Systems

 Plumbing Research Initiatives

• Laws, Regulations and Policy Development

• New Efficiencies in HVAC

• Topics raised by audience participants during the symposium

To register. I hope to see you there!

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