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2013 Water Challenge: A day of Inspiration, Innovation & Leadership!

From Calendar: 2013 New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW)

Location: Gallier Hall, 545 St Charles Ave New Orleans, LA 70130

From: March 18, 2013 at 9:00am to: 5:00pm

Details:

Presented by The Idea Village in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the 3rd annual Water Challenge features an all-day lineup of speakers and panels made up of “the who’s who” in the water industry sharing their vision for a safer, healthier, and more prosperous Louisiana. Join us as regional leaders discuss water management opportunities, with an emphasis on collaboration and partnerships that leverage our expertise and resources.

The day will culminate in a business pitch competition featuring five local water entrepreneurs, ABS Technologies, EMS Green, Louisiana Water Works L3C, Pierce Industries LLC, and Red Fish, Green Fish, vying for $50,000 in seed capital.

Free and open to the public, the Water Challenge Day is a chance to be part of the movement to make Louisiana a leader in living and working with water.

Morning highlights include:
Panel: Dialogue on Partnerships/Innovating Around Water
Water Institute of the Gulf Update: Charles “Chip” Groat, Ph.D. President/ CEO
Office of Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit Water Management Plans Update: Pat Forbes, Executive Director
Lunch & Water Entrepreneur Fair

Afternoon highlights include:
Roundtable: Parish leadership discussing innovative infrastructure
Water Challenge Pledge Signing by City & Parish Leaders
Keynote: Integrated Water Management Strategy Update: David Waggonner FAIA, Waggonner & Ball Architects
Panel: Role of Water Mgmt. in Infrastructure Projects
Water Challenge $50,000 Pitch Competition

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