Innovation Pavilion

Innovation Pavilion

Tuesday, January 24, 2023; 8:00AM-4PM


NEWEA’s Innovation Council is excited to announce the 5th annual Water Innovation Pavilion, taking place during the 2023 NEWEA Annual Conference. NEWEA’s Innovation Council brings together people who share a common passion for bringing solutions to market to address challenges and opportunities in water. Members represent all sectors of the water economy including utilities, consultants, private business, regulators, investors and researchers from across the region and with national and international reach. Modeled on the Innovation Pavilion forum at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Conference, the goal of this event is to provide a forum for sharing new ideas, enabling innovators and researchers to get input from people on the front lines of providing clean water, and creating enduring connections between businesses, utilities, regulators, and academics to drive innovation in our region. The close proximity of so many cities, utilities, businesses, and innovators who are passionate about water makes the Northeast unique in the water-cluster ecosystem in the United States.

We are pleased to highlight leading water innovations during our full-day program, which will feature a panel discussion, Shark Tank pitches from students, and exhibits from some of the most promising water innovators in the region. Come visit the Innovation Pavilion to meet with these innovators and learn about their developments.

Thank you to our Water Innovation Partners: Watts Water & Evoqua Water Technologies.

Join us as we hear from the Water Innovators of New England at the Innovation Pavilion on Tuesday, January 24 on the 3rd floor Atrium. The Pavilion will highlight a selection of the most promising water technology businesses while championing an important dialogue about innovation. Come and meet with innovators; learn about their technologies; and listen to discussions on water innovation. Learn more about Exhibiting Opportunities >>



8:00 AM • Coffee

9:00 – 11:00 AM • Innovators set up & Workshop—Practice pitches with assigned mentors

11:00 – Noon • Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary—Innovating for the Next 50 Years

12:30 – 2:00 PM • Lunch break

2:00 – 3:00 PM • Update on I/A OWTS Progress—Where have we been and where are we going?
Speakers: Bruce Walton, Chair, I/A OWTS Task Force; Brian Baumgaertel, Director, MASSTC; Scott Horsley, Water Resources Consultant, Horsley Consulting

3:00 – 3:30 PM • Coffee break

3:30 – 4:15 PM • Student Shark Tank

4:30 – 6:30PM • Exhibit Hall Reception



Bioforcetech Corporation
C-Green, c/o Next Rung Technology
MMP (DiriGoStream)
Verified Water, Inc.
Water Analytics

Hosted by New England Water Environment Association’s (NEWEA) Innovation Council.