Chicago Water Week
September 28 - October 2, 2020
Save the date for the first-ever Chicago Water Week, September 28-October 2, 2020. We’ll be coordinating with partners across our region to highlight critical water issues and the creative efforts that are being undertaken to address them in industry, utility, research and entrepreneurial communities. An anchor of the week will be Current’s (rescheduled) Propelling Our Blue Economy event (9am-12pm CST @ the Gleacher Center). If you would like to share an existing event for the Water Week calendar or have an idea for a new event, please contact George Brigandi.
May 13, 2020
Current hosted New York Times bestselling author, Seth M. Siegel, to discuss his latest book Troubled Water: What's Wrong With What We Drink. We asked Seth about his writing process, why he chose this topic for his latest book, how COVID-19 has impacted water, fielded questions from the audience, and more.
May 6, 2020
Current and ChicagoNEXT teamed up again for this fast-pitch lunch-and-learn to showcase local entrepreneurs, who are building inspiring solutions to a range of Chicagoland water-related challenges. Nina Kshetry (President, Ensaras), Seyi Fabode (CEO/Co-founder, Varuna Tech), Donato Ceres (Founder, Aquamox) and Len Bland (CEO, Nano Gas Technologies) gave lightning talks highlighting: (1) the problem they are trying to solve; (2) their innovative solution; (3) their target customer. Missed it? Check out the recording for yourself!
April 29, 2020
Current, with ChicagoNEXT, kicked off this new webinar series - the first episode highlighted the great work that entrepreneurs from around the country are doing to tackle persistent water challenges, like lead pipe detection, urban flooding and more. Check out what Erin Rothman (CEO, Storm Sensor), Ian Robinson (Managing Director, Blue Conduit), and Mike App (VP Northeast Region, Electro Scan) had to say about their companies' innovative technologies.
April 21, 2020
A convening to advance technology applications that can improve our understanding, management and use of the Great Lakes, hosted by the Great Lakes Observing System with the Cleveland Water Alliance, Council of the Great Lakes Region, and Current, on Zoom.
Premier Sponsors: Greeley and Hansen, Umore
General Sponsors: Flume, Ozinga, Hidrate Spark, Open Water, Simple Water
Partners: BlueTech Research, Imagine H2O, Water Environment Federation