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Current Presents: World Water Day Symposium 2019

Current's 2nd annual World Water Day Symposium is almost here! This cross-functional event will feature regional leaders from every corner of the water sector, who will discuss everything from securing drinking water supplies to protecting urban waterways to new business models that drive investment in both drinking and wastewater infrastructure. We hope you'll join us to listen and engage with these inspiring innovators, investors, researchers, water utilities, and corporate executives.

date
Friday, March 22, 2019
time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
venue
mHUB
location
mHUB 965 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, US Get Directions

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Current's 2nd annual World Water Day Symposium is almost here! This cross-functional event will feature regional leaders from every corner of the water sector, who will discuss everything from securing drinking water supplies to protecting urban waterways to new business models that drive investment in both drinking and wastewater infrastructure. We hope you'll join us to listen and engage with these inspiring innovators, investors, researchers, water utilities, and corporate executives.

Agenda below: 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration & Networking 

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome & Opening Remarks 

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Panel 1 – Innovations in Water Infrastructure Finance •Lon Johnson, Founder & CEO, Water Works Fund •Chris Meister, Executive Director, Illinois Finance Authority •Kari Steele, President of the Board of Commissioners, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago •Bill Teichmiller, CEO, EJ Water Cooperative

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM: Panel 2 – Source Water Protection    •Randy Conner, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Water Management •Marcelo Garcia, Professor & Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign •David Lloyd, CEO, Fredsense •Allison Swisher, Director of Public Utilities, City of Joliet, Illinois

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM: Coffee Break   

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Panel 3 – Stewardship of Urban Waterways    •Steve Frenkel, Executive Director, Current •Jack Pizzo, Owner & President, The Pizzo Group •Jennifer Wasik, Aquatic Biologist, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago •Nick Wesley, Co-Founder, Urban Rivers

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Closing Remarks & Reception

Current Presents: World Water Day Symposium 2019

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