July 1, 2016 -- Sam Williams, former President of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and a nationally recognized expert in urban competitiveness, has joined H2OTECH as a Founding Member of the Board of Advisors.
Mr. Williams led metro Atlanta’s high-profile business community for 17 years as President of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, after leading the downtown Atlanta business community as president of Central Atlanta Progress. He was a partner with Portman Properties, a global architect-development company, and the first staff member for Research Atlanta. Williams has earned a national reputation for harnessing the power of business leaders to make cities thrive. He has penned a new book, The CEO as Urban Statesman (Mercer University Press, 2014), in which he uses case studies to argue that business leaders can and should contribute to their communities by using their business skills to solve public policy problems. Williams is Professor of Practice at Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, and he holds degrees from the Harvard Business School and Georgia Institute of Technology
March 15, 2016 -- H2OTECH has been invited by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to attend and participate in the White House Water Summit on March 22, 2016 !OSTP is leading the Summit to highlight efforts for a sustainable and secure water future for our nation. The event will be livestreamed here Tune in on Tuesday March 22, starting at 9AM!
March 3, 2016 -- H2OTECH collaborated with Water Innovation Clusters across the country to develop a Joint Policy Paper that was submitted to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) 'OSTP is leading a White House Water Summit on March 22, 2016, to highlight innovations and sustainable water use across the nation. The Paper is titled "Overcoming barriers to water innovation in the United States of America", and the main recommendations are to support policies that 1) increase market-pull rather than technology-push for sustainable water innovation; and 2) generating national support for regional water clusters, such as H2OTECH.
February 24, 2016 -- H2OTECH made a presentation to the North Georgia Metro Water Planning District's Reuse CommitteeThe regional water district serves 15 counties, and 92 cities. H2OTECH is building relationships with members of the district, who provide water resources to an economy of over 6 million people.
February 11, 2016 -- Georgia State University, one of the leading academic partners of H2OTECH, has joined the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic ScienceCUAHSI is the nation’s leading consortium promoting education and research in the water sciences. This will allow access for GSU students and faculty, and H2OTECH affiliates, to CUAHSI’s water data, research infrastructure, and educational and outreach programs, and it will highlight GSU Geoscience’s growing strengths in the water sciences.
January 19, 2016 -- H2OTECH made a presentation to the Georgia Association of Water Professionals's Reuse CommitteeThe Committee is working closely with the State of Georgia to develop guidelines for ensuring safe public water supply using indirect potable reuse. H2OTECH is focusing efforts on technology development in support of this strategy, which is important for water supply in Georgia and throughout the region.
December 15, 2015 -- Law Firm Baker-Hostetler to Provide Incorporation Services for H2OTECHH2OTECH will soon be incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, with the assistance of Baker-Hostetler, one of the nation's largest law firms working internationally, and known for their cutting edge approach to intellectual property law.
June 24, 2015 -- H2O Tech Meets with EPA Region 4 Water Protection Division and EPA Office of Research and DevelopmentThe H2O Tech team had a discussion at GSU's CURVE facility to learn more about national EPA and Region 4 priority areas for innovation. Sally Gutiérrez, Director of EPA's Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program, gave a presentation on how clusters have led to environmental solutions and economic development in other regions of the nation, and discussed ways for clusters and EPA Region leadership to support each other.
Download Presentation by Director Gutiérrez here.
Download Presentation by Dr. Deocampo here.