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Re-Thinking Water

Ensuring America's Water Security: Designing, Financing & Managing Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation

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Re-Thinking Water
Re-Thinking Water

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

New York, 601 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, USA

About the event

Join us September 20th, 2022, to hear from leading stakeholders across all areas of the water industry to understand the future of water in the USA. We bring together experts from federal agencies, academia, private industry, NGOs and philanthropies, and journalists, to foster action-oriented discussions targeting achievable goals

Water is at the core of climate adaptation goals. It is essential for manufacturing, agriculture, human health, and the environment. But across the entire supply chain, our aging infrastructure is failing. From dams and levees, to main pipes and sewers, to increasing exposure to chemicals and pathogens, our water system urgently needs to be reexamined. Climate change will continue to exacerbate pollution, floods, and droughts, while decreasing community capacity to address these concerns. It is time for collective action and an opportunity for social investment.

Discussions and Insights

  • Climate change and resiliency
  • Public utilities and government – Allocation and implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
  • The current state of U.S. infrastructure and the future of water in America
  • Presentations and panels featuring key players from industry, government, philanthropy, and the private sector
  • And more…

Mazarine's John Robinson is hosting the panel called "Technology's Role in Supporting Industry's and Society's efforts to adapt to an uncertain water future." 

In 2019, our last conference outlined the need for massive federal funding and investment in water infrastructure. In 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was passed, allocating $50 billion to upgrade America’s aging water infrastructure. But federal funding won’t solve the issue alone – there are also massive opportunities for private investment. There are already many competing demands for water, and as the climate changes and events like floods, droughts and pollution increase, existing stresses will worsen. There’s a need for investment in infrastructure that is resilient, that meets the demands of today, and that can support the effective and safe delivery of water for all our needs.

Participants will attend a full day of lectures, discussions, roundtables, and panels to work towards the production of a white paper. The paper will summarize the key findings and solutions resulting from interdisciplinary discussions and conversations, and will serve as a guide for government, industry, and the private sector in the allocation and implementation of solutions.


Use Invitation Code: "Mazarine"


John Robinson, Mazarine

Alexander Loucopoulos, SciensWater


additional details and speakers will be added as they are confirmed

Welcome Remarks

  • Alexander Loucopoulos, Sciens Water
  • Morning Keynotes (TBA)
  • Professor Upmanu Lall, Columbia Water Center

Developing a National Strategy: What is the Federal Government Doing?

  • Adam Schempp, Moderator, Environmental Law Institute
  • David Palumbo, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • DUS Gloria Montaño Green, USDA
  • Candace Vahlsing, The White House
  • Nicholas Shufro, FEMA
  • More TBA…

Major Challenges to Water Delivery and Safety

  • George McGraw, Dig Deep
  • Maurice Hall, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Margaret Bowman, Bowman Environmental

The View from the Top: Key Macro Trends in the US Water Market

  • Alexander Loucopoulos, Moderator, Sciens Water
  • Zachary Sadow, KMX Technologies
  • Carlos Rojas Aboumrad, Rotoplas
  • Karine Rouge, Municipal Water, Veolia Water NA
  • Patrick Decker, Xylem
  • Kenneth Bockhorst, Badger Meter
  • Thomas Rooney, Sciens Water

Lunch Keynote: Seth Siegel, Author


Technology's Role in Supporting Industry's and Society's Efforts to Adapt to an Uncertain Water Future

  • John Robinson, Moderator, Mazarine
  • Tom Ferguson, Burnt Island Ventures
  • Chris Peacock, AQUAOSO
  • Natalia Moudrak, Climate Resiliency Leader, Aon
  • Vikram Srinivasan, Head of Product Innovation, ClimateAi

Academia’s Role in Supporting Industry Research Efforts to Adapt to an Uncertain Water Future

  • William Becker, VP at Hazen and Sawyer; Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Colorado & Co-director of the Water Reuse Program
  • Chi Ho Sham, Former President, AWWA

Successfully Building and Growing a Water Infrastructure Business

  • Damian Georgino, Moderator, Womble Bond Dickson
  • Josiah Cox, CSWR
  • Zachary Sadow, KMX Technologies
  • Henry Charrabe, Seven Seas Water

Closing Remarks

  • Professor Upmanu Lall, Columbia Water Center
  • Afternoon Keynote (TBA)
  • Alexander Loucopoulos, Sciens Water

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