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7th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum

No One Left Behind:


Water Resilience through Innovation


The 7th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum and Youth Summit is hosted by the Foundation for a Green Future along with Renewable Now Network and sponsored by Senator Anne Gobi in honor of the United Nation's World Water Day.  This year's event will carry through on the UN's theme of "no one left behind" by exploring water resilience through innovation. 


The theme is succinctly described by World Water Day.org (http://worldwaterday.org/theme):


 This World Water Day...is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.


In our Commonwealth, we have an abundance of water.  How do we insure that no one gets left behind as climate change becomes more challenging and more people lose access to clean water. This is happening across the United States and the globe. Innovation, green tech and thoughtful planning can make a difference.


The forum will encourage all participants to pose questions, add their insights, and think about new designs, systems and resource uses. 


Where:  Massachusetts State House, Document Room (Room 428), 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This event is free, but registration is mandatory since space is limited.  Please be sure to sign up here!


7th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum Program


11:30 am  Registration


11:45 am  Opening Remarks


Senator Anne Gobi, Chairperson, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture



Fred Laskey, Executive Director, Massachusetts Water Resources (MWRA)



11:53 am   Keynote Panel Discussion:  How can we make our Commonwealth more water resilient through innovative processes, products and policy?  


Yvette DePeiza,  Director of Mass. Drinking Water Program, MassDEP


Yvette DePeiza


Ben Hellerstein, State Director, Environment Massachusetts


Ben Hellerstein


Professor Nathan Phillips, Boston University


Nathan Phillips


Matthew Silver, Founder and CEO, Cambrian Innovation


Matthew Silver


Mayor Brian Sullivan, Westfield, MA


Mayor Brian Sullivan


Sierra Bainbridge, RLA, Senior Principal and Managing Director, MASS Design Group


Sierra Bainbridge


Moderator:  Anselmo Cassiano Alves, Researcher Affiliate, MIT


Anselmo Cassiano Alves


12:50 pm  Lunch and Networking Break


1:08 pm  Midpoint remarks:  Commissioner Martin Suuberg, MassDEP


Commissioner Martin Suuberg


1:12-1:45 pm  Breakout Sessions (Thought Leaders TBA): 


RESILIENCE


INNOVATION


POLICY


DESIGN               


Foundation for a Green Future


RNN


MWRA


BSLA




Boston Water logo


MIT Water Club