Massachusetts Water Forum & Youth Summit, March 19 (World Water Day), The State House, Boston

  • 8 March 2019
  • Start time : 12:18 AM
  • End time : 12:18 AM
  • Event Location : Massachusetts State Hous, 24 Beacon Street, Document Room (Room 428), Boston, MA, United States
Water Forum, World Water Day
Event Description

No One Left Behind:
Water Resilience through Innovation

The 7th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum and Youth Summit is hosted by the Foundation for a Green Future along with Renewable Now Network and sponsored by Senator Anne Gobi in honor of the United Nation's World Water Day. This year's event will carry through on the UN's theme of "no one left behind" by exploring water resilience through innovation.

The theme is succinctly described by World Water (

This World Water about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.

In our Commonwealth, we have an abundance of water. How do we insure that no one gets left behind as climate change becomes more challenging and more people lose access to clean water. This is happening across the United States and the globe. Innovation, green tech and thoughtful planning can make a difference.

The forum will encourage all participants to pose questions, add their insights, and think about new designs, systems and resource uses.

This event is free, but registration is mandatory since space is limited. Please be sure to sign up!

  • Agenda
    • 7th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum Program

      11:30 am Registration

      11:45 am Opening Remarks

      Senator Anne Gobi, Chairperson, Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
      Fred Laskey, Executive Director, Massachusetts Water Resources (MWRA)

      11:53 am Keynote Panel Discussion: How can we make our Commonwealth more water resilient through innovative processes, products and policy?

      Yvette DePeiza, Director of Mass. Drinking Water Program, MassDEP
      Ben Hellerstein, State Director, Environment Massachusetts
      Professor Nathan Phillips, Boston University
      Matthew Silver, Founder and CEO, Cambrian Innovation
      Mayor Brian Sullivan, Westfield, MA
      Sierra Bainbridge, RLA, Senior Principal and Managing Director, MASS Design Group
      Moderator: Anselmo Cassiano Alves, Researcher Affiliate, MIT

      12:50 pm Presentation of posthumous award for Representative Chris Walsh, to be received by his wife, Cindy and his son, James, with Representative Maria Robinson

      Rep Chris Walsh, wife and son
      Rep. Maria Robinson

      12:53 pm Lunch and Networking Break

      1:08 pm Midpoint remarks: Deputy Commissioner Stephanie Cooper, MassDEP

      1:13-1:45 pm Breakout Sessions (Thought Leaders):

      RESILIENCE: Professor Nathan Phillips, Mela Miles, Ben Hellerstein, Anselmo Cassiano
      INNOVATION: Michael Murphy, Shimon Warden, John Gaffigan, Yvana Ahdab
      POLICY: Senator Jamie Eldridge, Mayor Brian Sullivan, Representative Nika Elugardo, Sachan Prusty
      DESIGN: Sierra Bainbridge, Franziska Amacher, Gretchen Rabinkin, Nicole Gaenzler
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Conference

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