Among the topics:



  • One Water solutions across watersheds.  

  • Protecting maritime assets, Orcas and salmon.

  • Latest water technologies by entrepreneurs.

  • Wastewater treatment innovations including nutrient removal.

  • Digital water tools including artificial intelligence.

  • Next generation water workforce.

  • Innovating in the water-food-energy nexus.

  • Strengthening the Pacific NW water innovation ecosystem.


Subject to Change

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1:30p   Pre-Conference Events

  • Center for Urban Waters (Tour/Briefing on Water Monitoring Technologies)

  • Washington Stormwater Center (Tour/Briefing on Stormwater Solutions)

  • Self-Guided Tour of Tacoma (Museum of Glass, LeMay Car Museum, Historic Pacific Avenue)

5:30p  Welcome Reception: All registered attendees, speakers and sponsors

7:00p  Speaker & Sponsor Dinner (By Invitation)

Round trip transportation to venues provided by Hotel Murano


8:00a: Registration and Welcome Breakfast

9:00a: Opening Remarks: Conor McCarthy, Deputy Mayor, City of Tacoma; Egils Milbergs, Wellspring Program Committee

9:15a: Keynote: Tomorrow's Smart Water Solutions: Are We Ready? Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Director, Swette Center for Environmental Technology, Arizona State University

10:00a: Panel: Scaling Up One Water Solutions for Infrastructure 

10:45a: Networking Break

11:15a: Panel: Stormwater and Multi-benefit Green Infrastructure Solutions

12:00p: Lunch and Keynotes: Bruce Dammeier; Biju George 

1:15p: Panel: Building Bluetech Businesses & Investing in Innovation

2:00p: Peer to Peer Smart Solution Roundtables  (click to view)

3:30p: Wrap Up Panel: Setting the Water Solutions Agenda

4:00p: Happy Hour at Hotel Murano

5:00p: Social at Seven Seas Brewing