Leadership Summit to Showcase 'One Water' Future

July 15, 2015
The summit will be held Aug. 26 to 28, 2015

The One Water Leadership Summit (OWLS) will be held Aug. 26 to 28, 2015, in San Francisco. This year’s summit offers opportunities to learn how practitioners are applying the “One Water” and integrated water management concepts in the context of a changing and variable climate within the utilities as well as the water sector generally.

The summit arrives on the heels of the Water Environment Research Foundation's newest report “Pathways to One Water”, which investigates the steps required to initiate One Water Management and the copious benefits of instituting such changes. At the One Water Leadership Summit attendees will hear firsthand from some of water’s leading minds as they elucidate water’s future in a new One Water Futures segment.

Speakers include:

  • Ben Grumbles, secretary of the environment, State of Maryland;
  • George Hawkins, general manager, DC Water;
  • David St. Pierre, executive director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago;
  • Robin Gilthore, CEO, WaterSmart; and
  • Joe Whitworth, president, The Freshwater Trust.

Peter Glick, president of the Pacific Institute will also moderate a panel named “Moving Toward One Water Management, which will hear from panelists including:

  • Cynthia Lane, director of engineering and technical services, American Water Works Assn.;
  • Rob Renner, executive director, Water Research Foundation; and
  • Tim Williams, deputy executive director, Water Environment Federation.

Source: U.S. Water Alliance

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