Water Pitch Night THEME: Water innovation opportunities in developing countries
The lack of safe, affordable water services is a global crisis
- 2.3 billion people in the world – one in three – do not have a decent toilet.
- 844 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water.
- Around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes.
Recent high-impact weather events in Texas, Puerto Rico and storms this week in the NorthEast US, indicate that the US infrastructure is also at risk. As such, opportunities exist in both developed and developing nations for off-grid, low-cost, reliable waste management and water treatment services.
Leading water technology companies, like NEWIN member, Watts Water, have solutions in the market and are actively helping communities at risk. Post: Watts Water supports communities in Puerto Rico
Leading water-innovators are also coming to the table with their solutions.
Water Pitch Night-Boston on November 16th 2017 will highlight four innovative companies. Joins us to to listen to their solutions.
Keynote - Wole Soboyejo will share his experience developing ceramic filtration systems for African communities.
We have gathered an amazing team. Four of our region's leading innovators with developing world applications to pitch their solutions.
- Diana Yousef - change:Water
- Ljiljana Rajic – Northeastern University
- Jonathan Levin – Folia Water
- Shirley Young - SafvE
Entrepreneurs, academics, technologists and investors are all invited to join #WaterPitchNight to get a glimpse of local innovation and connect with other water professionals.
Water Pitch Night Agenda:
17:30 to 18:00 - Networking
18:00 to 18:10 - Introductory remarks
18:10 to 18:30 - Keynote speaker
18:30 to 19:00 - Pitch companies
19:00 to 20:00 - Networking
Please register for your ticket using your NEWIN member discount code.
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Discounts are provided to registered members of the NEWIN community - register HERE
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