IndustryTap has frequently reported on the world’s water supply issues such as the paradox of water shortages on a globe covered by water, mortality rates from a lack of clear water, the evolving desalination market, numerous breakthroughs in desalination technology, wastewater treatment and more. Providing clean, fresh water to the world’s growing population is anything but easy or a foregone conclusion.
Water Summits Around The World
Last month, the MIT Water Club drew participants from MIT, greater Boston, and from industry, finance, government investment and researchers around the world to look at 1) Water and Industries, 2) Water and Food Security and 3) Water and Cities.
The event focused on both the challenges of water and cutting-edge technology that may help the world create a vibrant water sector that provides the quality water the world needs.
Issues raised at this and previous annual MIT Water Summits include:
- Who Owns Water?
- The Human Rights of Water
- Water & Sanitation
The only water industry event focusing on the business of water in North America is the American Water Summit, which was last held in Houston, Texas in 2014. For information and analysis of the international water situation, visit Global Water Intelligence.
KEY GROUPS OF ATTENDEES
- EPC Contractors
- Technology Providers
- Plant Operators
- Smart Water Network Suppliers
- Finance – Banks & Lenders
- Legal Firms
- Research & Academia
- Government Departments of Trade and Environment – Ministers & Senior Officials
- Renewable Energy
- Oil & Gas » Mining
- Food and Beverage
- Clothing and Shoes
- Pulp and paper
Related articles on IndustryTap:
- Worldwide Water Shortage Spells Doom for Big Energy, Boon for Renewables
- How We Can End the World’s Fresh Water Shortage Crisis
- Population Growth Could Make Water More Precious Than Gold
References and related content:
- The Speaker — MIT Water Summit
- Water Technology Idol | The Global Water Summit 2015 | Athens Greece
- Practical, Actionable Innovation Swarms MIT Design Gathering