Innovative Water Technologies for International Development Webinar

Event Date

Tue, 03/07/2017

2:00pm - 3:00pm

The U.S. Water Partnership with support from UNICEF, The Water Council and Mountain Safety Research (MSR) Global Health will convene a webinar on innovative water technologies for developing countries on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 2pm (U.S. Eastern).

Although various innovative water technologies have been developed and piloted in the developing world by international non-profit organizations or social entrepreneurs, many of the technologies have yet to be scaled-up. Low demand, absence of a conducive environment and lack of business models are some of the challenges faced while scaling-up. During this webinar, we will discuss such issues and we will present about the support provided by UNICEF and The Water Council to the process of development and deployment of innovative water technologies. Also, we will share experiences from the private sector.

Featured Panelists:

Jessica Tribbe, Innovation Project Consultant, Water & Sanitation at UNICEF, will present about UNICEF approach to driving innovation for new water projects. She will explain how UNICEF identify needs and work with the private sector to incentivize innovation and will provide a few examples of current projects.

Karen Frost, Vice President of Business Development at The Water Council, will give examples about The Water Council support to startup companies during the development of innovative water technologies. Karen will be joined by Douglas Hwang of CornCob, and Ed Panelli from P & A Technologies. Doug will share their company’s efforts to launch their containerized water treatment system into developing overseas markets.

Patrick Diller, the Business Development Manager for Global Health at MSR, will discuss about the development and marketing process of innovative electro-chlorinators for water treatment in remote areas of developing countries where chlorine is not easily accessible.

Click here to register for the webinar and email Carole Abourached with the U.S. Water Partnership Secretariat with any questions.