This month, Sustainable Water attended the 2017 Second Nature Presidential Climate Leadership Summit and IDEA Campus Energy conference; two events filled with insightful presentations, industry professional collaboration, and engaging workshops.
Celebrating its 10th year, the Second Nature summit brought together over 300 professionals in the higher education industry ranging from campus sustainability teams to presidents, faculty, and staff to discuss campus sustainability initiatives. Sustainable Water’s Director of Sales, Bob Salvatelli, gave an engaging presentation during the summit regarding water management needs. The 30-minute session illustrated the multiple benefits of campus-scale water reclamation and reuse, utilizing the WaterHub as proof of concept.
Just last week, Bob collaborated with over 100 university facility managers and engineers at the IDEA Campus Energy conference. The event brought together like-minded utility professionals to exchange the latest best practices and lessons learned related to the planning and operating of efficient, reliable campus utilities.
If you are interested in hearing us speak or see us at future conferences, Sustainable Water has a number of upcoming events:
The Greenprints conference will spark ideas and inspire results on regional issues surrounding sustainability and equity — both at the policy level and in practice. Greenprints convenes a diverse group of passionate folks — from traditional sustainability backgrounds to those cultivating new definitions of sustainability.
Title: The Atlanta Region’s Water Story: The Private Sector
Date: Tuesday, March 7th
Time: 3:45 – 5:00 PM
- Bruce Karas, Vice President of Environment & Sustainability, Coca-Cola Refreshments
- Bob Salvatelli, Director of Sales, Sustainable Water Consultants
- Katherine Zitsch, Manager, Natural Resources Division, Atlanta Regional Commission
- Susan Davis, Executive Director, Improve International
Continuing Education Credits: AIA: 1.25 LU/HSW; GBCI: Self-report
Abstract: The Atlanta Regional Commission will facilitate a discussion with stakeholders to explore partnerships in water conservation, innovative technological advancement and community engagement. This session will connect the global reach of local corporations and NGOs’ commitment of sustainable water management to the region’s water resources and community development.
Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference aims to be the best participant-driven conference you can attend. We challenge you to embed community building methods and facilitation into your presentations, workshops, and interactions with each other. This year we will envision new possibilities, expand our communities and learn through experimentation as we advance the goal of thriving people, places and planet.
Title: Aligning Sustainability Leaders to Produce Water Management Best Practices
Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 4:20 PM in Room 1105
- Bob Salvatelli, Director of Sales at Sustainable Water
- Ashley Pennington, Program Manager for the Johns Hopkins University Office of Sustainability
Abstract: Drought, aging water infrastructure and environmental constraints force ever-growing Universities to address water management concerns and strive to build sustainable communities. Johns Hopkins University sits at the forefront of sustainable water management through its integration of campus-scale water reclamation into its master plan.
This presentation outlines the process Johns Hopkins followed to combine University sustainability efforts with community leaders, who provide innovative sustainability solutions, to transform water management practices into a nationally-replicable model. By collaborating with Sustainable Water, the proposed water reclamation system will improve the University’s water resiliency and footprint, and provide a platform for student and community engagement.