Innovation Pavilion

Innovation Pavilion

Tuesday, January 25, 2022; 8:00AM-4PM

The New England Water Environment Association’s (NEWEA) Innovation Council is excited its annual Water Innovation Pavilion will be taking place on Tuesday January 25, during the 2022 NEWEA Annual Conference in Boston.  Sponsor this event >>

NEWEA modeled the Innovation Pavilion after a similar forum at the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) Annual Conference. This event was developed with the goal of building awareness, sharing ideas, and creating 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.

The Innovation Pavilion will highlight a selection of the most promising water technology businesses while championing an important dialogue about innovation. Learn more about Exhibiting Opportunities >>


Join us for coffee & danish pastries (8:00 AM)
Innovation Pitches— Focus: Water/Wastewater Treatment
• Microbe Detectives
• MICROrganic Technologies
• Lombardo Associates
• KleanTu
NEWEA Innovation Partnership Network (10:00– 10:20)
Megan Goldsmith, NEWEA Intern and Marianne Langridge, NEWEA Innovation Council Director, Sustainable Synthesis
Innovation Pitches—Focus: Water/ Wastewater Treatment Operational Improvements (Noon– 12:30)
• Aclarity
• Maine Manufacturing Partners
Reverse Pitch— Frontline Needs to address PFAS (12:30– 1:30)
• Chi Ho Sham, Eastern Research Group
• Janine Burke Wells, Northeast Biosolids & Residuals Association
• Howard Carter, City of Saco, ME
Innovation Pitches— Focus: Analytics & Monitoring (1:30– 2:00)
• GoAigua
• Verified Water
• Water Analytics
• Stormsensor
Student Shark Tank (3:00-3:30PM)
Judges: Dr. Christobel Ferguson, WRF Dr. Jeff McCutcheon, UCONN/NAWI Amy Corriveau, CDM Smith
1. The Effect of Oscillating Electric Fields on Struvite Precipitation in Side-stream Wastewater Kamruzzaman Khan
2. Charles River Artificial Floating Wetland Kitty Lovell
Student Poster Awards (3:30 – 4:00PM)
Exhibit Hall Reception (4th floor) (4:00 – 6:00PM)

Innovation Pavilion Exhibitors:
Microbe Detectives
MICROrganic Technologies
Lombardo Associates
KleanTu LLC
Maine Manufacturing Partners
GoAigua, Inc.
Verified Water, Inc.
Water Analytics

The pavilion will also feature an all-day comment board – post what problems need solving (yellow sticky) and what problem are you Solving (green sticky). Compiled visually by students.

Participating in the program or exhibit?  Please register here >>

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