Smart Water – Smart Cities: Can Smart Water Technologies Quench the Thirst of our Modern Cities?
Like real estate, managing water is all about location. In drought stricken areas, the focus is on conservation. In areas where water is more abundant, there are challenges in managing storm water and pipe corrosion.
The MIT Enterprise Forum CleanTech Committee recently brought together a panel of experts to share their perspectives on how to better manage water resources today and prepare a technology-rich future that will be impacted by climate change.
Approximately 90 enthusiasts joined to discuss the essential question: ‘Can Smart Water Technologies Quench the Thirst of our Modern Cities?’ The panel was moderated by Galen Nelson of the clean energy agency MassCEC, with panelists Scott McCarley of software company ThingWorx – a PTC Business, Professor David Reckhow of UMass and the Water Innovation Network for Sustainability Small Systems, John Sullivan of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) and Marcus Quigley of water control system start-up Opti RC. MassCEC hosted the event at their downtown Boston office. Both MassCEC and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge sponsored the event.
Check it out at the MIT Enterprise Forum blog – Smart Water Smart Cities.
Written by Jill Feblowitz and Vanessa Fox, with contributions from Alistair Pim, Jen Daloisio and Jonathan Lee
This event was organized by MITEF Volunteers Jen Daloisio, MassCEC, Dan Sieck, Pepper Law and Vanessa Fox, Partners In Productivity