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The World Came to WATEC Israel

After European Utility Week in Paris, I headed to Tel Aviv for the WATEC conference which took place Nov. 19-21. WATEC 2019 had a strong focus on building important connections and networks that will allow for ongoing engagement and global cooperation. After attending two previous WATEC conferences, I decided to have a booth this year for the first time. I was joined on the stand beside me by Nicole Pennington from UtiliWorks Consulting, which has worked with utilities across the United States and abroad as they evaluate the technological and operational changes necessary to modernize. They leverage the skills and expertise of a diverse mix of engineers, data analysts, public relations speci

Ah Paris!

This past week Paris, France played host to the European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe conferences. And I was once again invited to participate as a member of the advisory board of the 2020 Power & Energy Elites. As one of the 2019 Smart Energy Elites, I know what an honor it is to be named to this list. EUW was a great environment for all key players in the smart energy ecosystem to come together and discuss European strategy to achieve a smooth transition towards a low carbon energy supply. In 2019, European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe combined to offer an end-to-end European energy experience for the whole energy supply chain, from power generation through to end-use, under one ro

North Carolina AWWA-WEA Conference

I had a great week at the 99th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Section of the American Water Works Association and the North Carolina Water Environment Association (NC AWWA-WEA) November 3-6, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. This year’s theme “GAME ON- Moving forward in the water game” set the stage for the Organization’s transformation into its second century as a trusted resource provider for all of North Carolina’s water industry professionals. More than 1,400 water professionals gathered in North Carolina’s capital city to share ideas, network, and fellowship. The year, for the FIRST time, Smart Water Smart City joined over 180 vendors in the exhibit hall. Attendees participated in 120 techn

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