The 2020 Water Conference will include a new opportunity to promote innovation in our industry. There is a 1.5 hour slot devoted to this challenge, that I have agreed to coordinate.
From experience, the best technical innovation occurs when there is a known problem to solve that can have extensive application. Often solutions can be adapted or developed by building on existing technologies or approaches. For this commitment we often fall to the supplier, consulting or scientific communities for investment.
So why not help these communities - by identifying problems?
This workshop will be devoted to revealing technical problems facing the industry. When we know how extensive these problems are, there should be more incentive for them to commit to development of new solutions through innovation.
You are invited to help.
Would you be prepared to present your big six challenges that your employer faces in the next 30 years? They must be challenges that are constrained by:
NOTE: Cost is a constraint that is deliberately omitted. Innovation will not happen when it is constrained by cost from the onset.
If you are willing to present or even just send me your challenges, please contact me at: