Water is on the Agenda

In just one week, I’ll join our vice president of water stewardship, Matt Howard, on a trip to New York City for the UN 2023 Water Conference. We have officially submitted a commitment to the UN’s Water Action Agenda. We believe our unique focus on connecting water stewardship and water technology will help industrial water users from across the world both improve their material water risks and make an impact on several sustainable development goals, particularly SDG 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Learn about more of our upcoming events and activities in our March newsletter.

A World Focused on Water

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The groundhog might have seen his shadow (for our overseas friends, that indicates six more weeks of winter), but spring is quickly approaching from where I sit as the days get longer and warmer. For instance, it’s hard to believe that the 2023 United Nations Water Conference is just over a month away. This is the first UN conference focused on water in more than 40 years, so it’s bound to be a vital event.

Accessing Resources, Expanding Their Network

Welcome to another edition of our Where Are They Now? series. Today’s featured company is really making the most of the programs available through The Water Council. In 2021, BloomOptix participated in the first cohort of our BREW 2.0 Post-Accelerator and started a pilot project in Wisconsin and New York through our Pilot Program. Learn about how those programs benefited the company and what it has planned for the future in this interview with Igor Mrdjen, BloomOptix project and science lead.

New Horizons: Rapid Radicals

In part 2 of our New Horizons series, we talk to Rapid Radicals Technology, a high-rate wastewater treatment technology organization. Rapid Radicals is based in the U.S. and looking to expand to other markets, particularly the United Kingdom.

New Horizons: WaterWebTools

The Water Council is currently working with several start-ups around the globe who are making an impression by pursuing growth opportunities beyond their current geographies, identifying regions beyond their own, where their solutions can make a meaningful difference.  Here we talk to WaterWebTools of Denmark about their growth into the United States.

A Year of Water Crises & Solutions

When we look back at 2022, we might see it as the year the world finally took notice of the rapid and dramatic escalation of critical water challenges. But I remain optimistic about our abilities to solve and adapt to these challenges as I watch our members develop new water technologies and adopt water stewardship best practices to use water more wisely and reduce operational risks.

Opening Doors & Validating Technology

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Welcome to the next entry in our Where Are They Now? series. This time we’re featuring Fixed Earth Innovations. Fixed Earth won our fall 2020 Tech Challenge with its solution to remediate PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals.” Since then, the company has expanded into the U.S., brought in Cimbria Capital (a member of The Water Council) as a shareholder and more. President Timothy Repas also sat on the PFAS panel at our 2022 Water Leaders Summit. Check out our interview with Daniel Lanman, Fixed Earth executive vice president.