Attend the Arizona Water Innovation Initiative kick-off event, April 25

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Please join us as we celebrate the recent investments to establish the Arizona Water Innovation Initiative to generate pioneering ideas to address Arizona’s water challenges.

To help ensure a secure and resilient water supply for the state of Arizona, ASU is mobilizing a statewide team of internal and external water experts to design immediate, actionable and evidence-based solutions. Through this initiative, ASU will work with industrial, municipal, agricultural, tribal and international partners to rapidly accelerate and deploy new approaches and technology for water conservation, augmentation, desalination, efficiency, infrastructure and reuse. It’s all hands on deck for this initiative.

The Arizona Water Innovation Initiative is led by the ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory in collaboration with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The Global Futures Laboratory partners closely with faculty from across all the colleges and schools at ASU in addition to the wide range of stakeholders across the state.

Arizona Water Innovation Initiative Kick-off Event
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

2:30–4 p.m.
Walton Center for Planetary Health (WCPH) auditorium, Tempe campus [map]
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Reception with refreshments to follow.

This event will include a panel discussion on the importance of partnerships and ASU’s role in addressing Arizona’s water challenges, featuring:

Opening remarks: Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University.

Closing remarks: Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, Gila River Indian Community (invited).

Panelists: Patrick Dent, assistant general manager of water policy, Central Arizona Project; Todd Brady, vice president, global public affairs and chief sustainability officer, Intel Corporation; Chris Camacho, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council; Leslie Meyers, chief water executive, Salt River Project; Stefanie Smallhouse, state president, Arizona Farm Bureau.

Moderators: Dave White, associate vice president of research advancement, ASU Knowledge Enterprise; Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy, ASU Morrison Institute.