U.S. Department of State to Showcase Innovative U.S. Water Technologies

Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and Environmental Affairs Catherine Novelli will deliver keynote remarks on the importance of reliable water supplies for economic development, health, and peace and security. Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Dr. John Holdren will offer his insights on the power of science and technology to address global water challenges.

Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones will deliver opening remarks for the event.

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Water Coordinator Christian Holmes will announce the semi-finalists in the “Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development.” The U.S. Water Partnership, which is supporting the event, will be represented by former Ambassador Hattie Babbitt. Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst” and “The Wal-Mart Effect,” will moderate lively 5-minute presentations of pioneering water technologies by their inventors.

Innovators in the U.S. water sector will host technology demonstrations in the Exhibit Hall during and immediately after the launch event. The on-stage portion will run from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the State Department’s Dean Acheson Auditorium, and technology providers will exhibit their solutions in the building’s Exhibit Hall from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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