Business of Water Summit 2016

2016 Business of Water Summit

The 2016 Business of Water Corporate Leaders’ summit held in Phoenix March 30-31, 2016 was an opportunity to share innovations and best practices on water conservation, sustainability and corporate water stewardship–charting a course to balance water demands for industry, cities, agriculture and recreation in the West. The summit was attended by over 150 individuals, with 35 companies represented as speakers and 19 sponsoring organizations. Speakers took on issues of water financing, water banking, engaging customers and employees in water savings, innovations to promote saving water and much more.

Connor-200x234Res72Water challenges in the West include population growth, aging infrastructure and climate change plus there are still unmet water demands. Lakes Mead and Powell have increased odds for shortages as soon as 2017.” Michael Connor, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior, 2016 Business of Water Summit.


Speakers included:

Jason Weller– Chief Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mike Connor- Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Glenn Hamer– President & CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sandra Fabritz-Whitney – Director of Water Strategy, Freeport McMoRan
Jon Freedman– Global Partnerships & Government Affairs Leader, General Electric Water and Process Technologies
Todd Brady– Global Sustainability Director, Intel Corporation
Marco Ugarte Irizarri– Sustainability Manager, MillerCoors
Nicole Collier– Director Government Relations, Nestle USA
Kirk Myers– Sustainability Manager, Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)
Noah Mundt– Senior Program Manager, Siemens

2016 Business of Water Summary


Media Highlights

2016 BOW Highlight Video

Conference attendees worked on developing Smart Water Policies in a Water Cafe
Conference attendees worked on developing Smart Water Policies in a Water Cafe