Smart Buildings & the Internet of Things: Smart Future: Water
Water infrastructure around the world is riddled with inefficiency. Nearly 20% of water is lost in developed countries through leaks, theft or mismanagement, and this figure can rise to 75% in developing countries. Globally this represents nearly $14 billion per year in lost revenues, according to the World Bank. In a context of increasing need (OECD figures project that demand for water will grow by 55% by 2050) and a growing population (the world population is expected to top 9 billion by 2050), it is becoming ever more crucial to find ways to reduce these losses and increase efficiencies in the system.
The water sector is often heavily regulated, with many utilities slow to change their practices, and the potential of many of today’s smart technologies has barely been tapped. The Path to Water Innovation Discussion Paper, a recent Stanford-led report, explored how innovation in the water sector can be accelerated through a revision of pricing policies, regulatory frameworks and financing.
The water market is changing and smart technologies are enabling that change. Join us at Smart Future: Water, a Cleantech Investor Breakfast Briefing sponsored by Marks & Clerk, on 4 February 2015, to hear from expert investors and operators in the smart water market, as well as from companies at the cutting edge of innovation in the sector. Themes to be discussed at the event will include:
- Drivers, risks and opportunities within the smart water market
- Investor perspectives on smart water
- The role and impact of real-time monitoring within the water sector
- Water quality forecasting and management technologies
- Technologies and innovation for water consumption and control
Expert speakers will include:
Lutz Johnen, Aquality Trading & Consulting Ltd
Thomas Prock, Marks & Clerk
Adam Kingdon, i2O
Laurie Reynolds: Founder, Aquamatix
Henri Lambert: Partner, Aspara Capital
Chris Shelley: Chief Operating Officer, Sentec
Who should attend?
- Utilities with an interest in new water technologies and their impact on measurement, management and control of water
- Institutional, private equity and venture capital investors with an interest in the potential in the water sector
- Corporate advisors and consultants working in the water sector
- Cleantech companies with products and services targeting the water market
- Developers of technologies in the water sector
- Government and not for profit organisations with an interest in the impact of technology in the management of our water systems
More details about the event can be found at: http://www.cleantechinvestor.com/events/en/smart-future-water-4-feb-2015.html