Waste Not, Want Not:
Water & Wastewater in Our Commonwealth
The 5th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum, hosted by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc. in honor of World Water Day, will carry through on this year's theme of water and wastewater as the Commonwealth prepares for numerous challenges ahead.
The forum will encourage all participants to pose questions, add their insights, and think about new designs, systems and resource uses.
Participants may join us for one or more segment of this program.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
5th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum Program
1:00 pm Opening Remarks
Fred Laskey, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
1:15 pm Keynote Speaker, Kate Kennen of Offshoots, Inc.
Kate Kennen is a dynamic speaker, thinker and doer. She will bring a host of innovative ideas about solving wastewater issues along with beautiful images to inspire. Founder of award-winning design practice focused on productive planting techniques and phytotechnology consulting, Offshoots, Inc. and coauthor of acclaimed book, PHYTO: Principles of Site Remediation & Landscape Design, Ms. Kennen brings a fresh perspective to the world of water and wastewater.
1:50 pm Panel Discussion Begins
Austin Blackmon, City of Boston, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space
Dr. Wafa Koelbel, Geo-Technical Engineer
Kate England, Boston Water & Sewer Commission
3:00 pm Networking Break
3:15 pm Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session 1: Wastewater Innovation
Breakout Session 2: Design and Legislation
Breakout Session 3: Resilient Water Systems: Keep Wastewater out of Our Groundwater
Breakout Session 4: Wastewater for Food & Energy
5:00 pm Networking Reception.
The 5th Annual Massachusetts Water Forum is brought to you thanks to our Forum Sponsors:
- Boston Society of Architects
- Boston Properties
- Offshoots, Inc.
- City of Boston
- MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resources Authority)
- Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC)
- Boston Society of Landscape Architects
- Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
- Project Green Schools
- Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN)
And Refreshment Sponsors: