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Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
with partners LACI and Imagine H2O

invite you to an exclusive event

Count Every Drop:
How Water Innovators Will Lead the Next Cleantech Revolution
 

Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 


  
Featuring 
Senator Ben Allen
California State Senate

Tracy Quinn
NRDC Policy Analyst, Water Efficiency Team

Martin Adams
LA Department of Water and Power

 
and a
Water Entrepreneur Showcase
 
Join E2 for a special event to meet the face of a rising technology sector: water entrepreneurship. Across the state and our region, watertech is rising to the challenge of stretching our water resources for our growing population and economic needs. These innovators are preparing California for the new normal climate - but do we have the policies in place to support their success? We'll hear what it takes to build a successful water market for entrepreneurs, learn about the exciting new technologies, and meet the policymakers who are putting innovation first.
 
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:00 - 7:30 pm


LACI
La Kretz Innovation Campus
525 S. Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Priority is given to E2 Members.
 
 
 Fee
E2 members: free
Non-members & guests: $20



Register Here


Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be available
All registered attendees will be sent confirmation and directions
the week prior to the event. Contact mary@e2.org if you have questions.
 
About the Organizers:
 
Environmental Entrepreneurs is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, created more than 600,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org or follow us on Twitter at @e2org.

LACI is a non-profit, public-private partnership that helps promising companies deliver market-ready cleantech solutions and the jobs that come with them. LACI combines capital, universities, research, government support, entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and business leaders in order to drive innovation throughout the regional, state, and global economy. Recognized as the #3 University Associated Global Incubator in 2015 by UBI, in 4 years LACI has helped more than 40 companies who have raised over $60 million and have created over 800 jobs. Learn more at www.laci.org.

 
Imagine H2O's Accelerator participants represent 1 in every 10 dollars of early-stage investment in the water industry. Since 2009, we have supported over 450 startups in more than 20 countries. Imagine H2O connects the most promising entrepreneurs and innovations with world leaders in the water sector, government, and social enterprise to help turn new ideas into self-funding, high impact solutions. Learn more at  imagineh2o.org.

About the Speakers:
Senator Allen California State Senator Ben Allen was elected in 2014 to represent the 26th Senate District, which consists of the Westside and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County, stretching from Pacific Palisades to the Palos Verdes Peninsula and from Venice to Hollywood. Among other committee appointments, Senator Allen serves on the Natural Resources and Water Committee. Senator Allen is a former board member, and former Board President, of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Ben was a member of the executive board of the Los Angeles County School Trustees Association, and he was Chair of L.A. County's Committee on School District Organization. He led the successful launch of the Los Angeles Spark Program, a non-profit organization that connects at-risk middle school students with apprenticeships; and he currently serves on Spark's Los Angeles advisory board. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where he graduated manga cum laude in History; a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, and a Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley.
 
Martin Adams Martin Adams is the Senior Assistant General Manager of the Water System for the 
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). With more than 30 years of experience with LADWP, Mr. Adams has worked throughout the Water System and was directly involved with the planning and implementation of sweeping upgrades centered on the removal of open distribution reservoirs and changes in water treatment to meet new water quality regulations. Prior to his current appointment, he spent ten years as the Director of Water Operations in charge of the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the Los Angeles water delivery system, including the historical Los Angeles Aqueduct and other supply sources, pump stations, reservoirs, water treatment, and management of Water System properties. Mr. Adams is a life-long resident of the Los Angeles area, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
                 
 
Tracy Quinn Tracy Quinn, P.E., joined Natural Resources Defense Council in the Santa Monica office in March 2011 as a Policy Analyst for the Water Efficiency Team. She has over ten years of experience as an environmental scientist and engineer and her practice areas have included water resources planning and design, pollutant fate and transport, and industrial regulatory compliance. She served as a project manager for several water resources planning reports, the design of a groundwater desalination facility, and various industrial NPDES compliance studies. At NRDC, Tracy focuses primarily on California water efficiency issues relating to the implementation of water conservation regulations, such as SBx7-7, and the development of new product standards. Tracy earned her bachelors and masters degrees in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Cornell University and is a registered civil engineer in the state of California.

About the Technologies:
Water Canary

Water Canary is a real-time water quality data provider. We make devices that instantly test water quality and transmit the data. We provide customers with more information, from more places, for less money. Utilizing our game-changing patented sensing technologies, we plan to drive down & set the cost of data collection, and to become the world’s most trusted source for reliable water quality data. With our first device, we aim to transform data collection around agriculture and irrigation in the public and private sector, addressing over $10 billion of waste and economic losses annually in the US alone, while setting the stage to detect an expanding library of contaminants.  

 
Flo Technologies

Blue Forest Conservation is developing the Forest Resilience Bond, an investment vehicle that leverages private sector capital and public-private partnerships to invest in underperforming watersheds. By aligning the interests of the US Forest Service and utilities to share the costs and benefits of better forest management, the Forest Resilience Bond saves precious public dollars, enables new technologies to optimize watershed efficiency, and greatly improves water quality and quantity in drought-stricken watersheds.

 
Flo Technologies

Flo is a first of its kind water control and monitor for the home that virtually eliminates flooding caused by plumbing failures, saves billions and empowers conservation. Flo installs on the main water supply and prevents plumbing failures by proactively running tests, analyzing water consumption and learning user behavior. If Flo detects a leak, it can shutoff the water or alert users to do so. Via its smartphone dashboard, Flo also provides robust usage info to empower conservation. 

  
Vena Water
VENA’s mission is to relieve the suffering of communities facing acute water scarcity. Our Atmospheric Water Generators can geothermally condense water from the air to produce distilled potable water. Our AWG technology is powered by solar and geothermal energy in order to reduce electricity and maintenance requirements over competitor technologies.
 
 
Flume
Flume provides intelligent leak detection and water management to homeowners, enabling them to prevent damage, conserve water and save money.
 
 
Ayyeka Ayyeka provides cyber-secure, plug-and-play, remote monitoring solutions designed for various markets. Founded in 2011, Ayyeka has a successful installed base in challenging locations and earned a reputation for excellent sales and service. Bringing together a state-of-the-art hardware and cloud-based software package, Ayyeka's solutions are leading the infrastructure monitoring sector into the future.
 
 

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