Explore a fantastic lineup of speakers, events, and networking sessions throughout the Innovation Pavilion and the SDG Theater within the Drinking Water Pavilion at WEFTEC 2022.

This year at WEFTEC, we have a fantastic lineup as part of two exciting showcases focusing on water sector innovation and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With these pavilions, WEFTEC offers visitors of all backgrounds the unique experience of seeing the effect of the water sector's best innovative thinking in one location over three days.

The SDG Theater in the Drinking Water Pavilion and the Innovation Showcase are located within the Exhibition to provide valuable, timely information while having ready access to exhibitors featuring the latest innovations.

The Innovation Pavilion

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The Innovation Pavilion — located at Booth No. 3129 — consists of the Innovation Zone and the Innovation Showcase. You can catch the WEF Innovative Technology Awards winners, BlueTech Forum Innovation Award, and Imagine H2Os Consumer Innovations Prize. Our innovation partners carefully hand-select these companies to introduce you to some of the most promising technologies in the water sector.

Innovation Pavilion Highlights

Monday

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Innovation at WEF
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Fostering Utility Innovations
  • 2:30 to 4p.m. – Innovation Partners, BlueTech Research & Imagine H2O

Tuesday

  • 9 to 10 a.m. – Innovations in Water Quality Monitoring
  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Financing Water Innovations
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. – The Startup Journey
  • 2:30 to 4p.m. – Innovation Partners, BlueTech Research & Imagine H2O
  • 4 to 4:30 p.m. – Innovation Award Winners (EnviroMix, AquaCycle, GEA Group Biosolids Granulator)

Wednesday

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Work Smarter, Not Harder: Intelligent Sewers
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Data & the Digital Utility
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Modernizing Security: Cyber Security Advancements

Get the complete 2022 Innovation Pavilion Schedule of Events.

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SDG Theater in the Drinking Water Pavilion

WEFTEC 2022 also includes the SDG Theater in the Drinking Water Pavilion, located at Booth No. 1115. As a proud partner of UN-Water, WEF continues to support the United Nations’ efforts toward achieving the SDGs.

This area at WEFTEC will feature programming highlighting all aspects of integrated water resources management and circular economy. It features insights into topics such as water stewardship; resource recovery; stormwater; diversity, equity, and inclusion, and more.

SDG Theater Highlights

Monday

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Circular Water Economy (SDG 6)
  • 12:30 to2:30 p.m. – Stormwater (SDG 11, 13, & 15)
  • 2:30 to 4 p.m. – Circular Sanitation - Decentralized System (SDG 10 & 11)

Tuesday

  • 9 to 11 a.m. – Public Health & Wastewater Disease Surveillance (SDG 3)
  • 1 to 3 p.m. – ESG & Corporate Water Stewardship (SDG 9, 11, 12, & 17)
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. – MS4 Award Winners

Wednesday

  • 9 to 10 a.m. – Workforce
  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Water Financing
  • 10:30 to 11 a.m. – U.S. EPA Infrastructure (missing word here?)

Get the complete 2022 SDG Theater Schedule of Events.

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