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** DUE TO HURRICANE IRMA, WE ARE RESCHEDULING THE EVENT. WE WILL SET THE NEW DATE WITHIN THE WEEK. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THE ONLINE SYSTEM TO REQUEST A REFUND IF YOU CANNOT MAKE THE NEW DATE. WE STILL HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE! **



First Annual Water Technology Innovation Conference, Held by H2OTECH, the EPA Water Cluster for the Southeast US

Tuesday September 12, 2017

Registration and Continental Breakfast Opens 9:30 AM
Centennial Hall, Georgia State University
100 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia



Preliminary Program (Speakers to be Updated)

9:30 - 10:30 Continental Breakfast

10:30 - 10:45 Welcome, Dr. James Weyhenmeyer, VP for Research & Economic Development, Georgia State University

10:45 - 12:00 Water Resource Challenges in the Southeast US

     Prof. Todd Rasmussen, Professor of Hydrology & Water Resources, University of Georgia, Athens

     Prof. Ryan Rowberry, Environmental & Natural Resource Law, Georgia State University, Atlanta

     Craig Pendergrast, Partner, Taylor English, Atlanta

     Hermann Fritz, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

12:00 - 1:15 Lunch Keynote Address

     Sally Gutiérrez, Director of Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Program, USEPA

1:15 - 2:30 Water reuse strategies and technologies

     Joel Rosenfield, Pres & CEO, WaterGuru Associates, Atlanta

     Bruce A. Karas, VP for Environment & Sustainability, The Coca-Cola Company

     Alistair Dove, VP for Research and Conservation, Georgia Aquarium

     Jonathan Lanciani, Founder & CEO, Sustainable Water

2:30 - 3:00 Coffee Break

3:00 - 4:15 Water Technology Commercialization and Cluster Development

     John Baker, Sr. Director Biotech Dev & Commercialization, Intrexon Corp

     Sally Gutiérrez, Program Director, USEPA

     Ebie Holst, CEO, Splashlink

     Gary Keller, CEO, Xomix, Chicago

     Dennis Yancey, Co-Founder, Coastal Waters Biotechnology Group

4:15 - 5:00 Roundtable Discussion on H2OTECH Cluster for the Southeast

5:00 - 6:30 Reception

     Lunch, Breaks, and Evening Reception Included.

     Seating is limited - please register early!


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