A French company that uses sunlight to recycle wastewater and an Alabama company with a device that can remotely shut off water usage are among six start-ups that will pitch their stories in June at the ninth annual Water Summit in downtown Milwaukee.

The start-ups will present at a new event at the summit, the H2O Innovation Showcase. The event features “the best of the best” water tech start-ups and provides a platform for them to pitch to an expected audience of about 400 people and meet with leaders and potential customers, organizers said.

HelioPur Technologies, Purtuis, France, has a technology that uses sunlight and CO2 to recycle wastewater. Ark Labs of Florence, Ala., is developing a device that monitors water usage and uses artificial intelligence to remotely shut off water if there is a deviation from the norm. They and four other companies, including two from Wisconsin, will make presentations.

The showcase will run both days of the summit. It will be moderated by Malcolm Kinnaird, president of the municipal products and services division at Evoqua Water Technologies LLC.

The conference is June 14-15 at the Pfister Hotel. Cost ranges from $125 for students to $475 for non-members of The Water Council who register by June 10.

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