Bryan Stubbs, the President and Executive Director of the Cleveland Water Alliance, provides a compelling case for the water tech model that embraces economic development while nestled along the shores of the Great Lakes where 21% of the world’s fresh surface water resided.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- Bryan’s entrepreneurial background in sustainable economic development
- How Cleveland Water Alliance promotes the water economy in the Cleveland area
- How the Cleveland Water Alliance has fostered job growth in the Cleveland area
- Bryan’s explanation of innovation test beds for water technologies
- How the municipal utility test bed is trying to identify lead service lines without breaking ground
- How mobile test beds allow greater technology testing and further reach
- How the Cleveland Water Alliance has expanded into a regional player involving multiple geographies
- How a Data as a Service model helped accelerate the technology testing
- The role of legal and insurance in building trust and making sure all risks are considered and adequately addressed
- The process for accepting companies into the Cleveland Water Alliance’s programs
- How Cleveland Water Alliance has developed buy-in with market participants and built up trust with utilities and other market participants
- Bryan’s perspective on climate change and its impact on water tech innovation and the impacts on the Great Lakes
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