"We had 32% less potable water use in 2015 vs 2013." - Tom Harrington, Intuit

"We support purified water- recycled water is safe and it belongs in our portfolio of water supply options." - Barbara Keegan, Santa Clara Valley Water District

"Less than 1% of the water on earth is available as intake for potable use. Water is a finite resource." - Joseph Vesey, Xylem

"Conservation efforts by BAWSCA member agencies have resulted in 25% decrease in water use, despite 27% population increase since 1986." - Andree Johnson, BAWSCA

"Every drop of water we do not pollute is one extra drop of water that's available to use." - Newsha Ajami, Water in the West Stanford University

"We need oversight and management programs when it comes to decentralized systems, and we need consistent water quality standards" - Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

"We're going to be installing a blackwater system at the district scale. It will be used for flushing toilets and irrigation. We will save about 20 million gallons annually" - Lauren Swezey, Facebook

"We need a mechanism for testing new technologies and new systems at scale in a low-risk environment." - Sebastien Tilmans, Codiga Resource Recovery Center at Stanford University

"We've started to work a little bit more on decentralized nutrient recovery in the last couple of years." - Pete Munoz, Biohabitats

"Some of the larger projects being built in our area are already implementing onsite water recycling." - John Horner, Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce

"There's rule making and interpretation and down-stream enforcement, and that's where it gets tricky." - Dennis Murphy, USGBC California

"The pricing of water right now, particularly on the West Coast, is getting to a place where these projects are more viable, once flows get around 20k gallons a day." - Peter Haase, Acqualogic

"When the state develops a regulation, we want a holistic approach. It creates a much better set of standards for everyone." - Michael Nearman, California Building Standards Commission

"In plumbing code, we're working on onsite treated non-potable water." - Kyle Krause, California Department of Housing and Community Development

About The Event


Sustainable Silicon Valley is thrilled to report that our first Water Symposium in September 2015 was an enormous success! Attendance, interest and sponsorships exceeded all expectations. Building on this success, we are holding a Spring Water Symposium: Resilience and Reuse, on Monday, May 23rd at the state-of-the-art Intuit Cook Campus Center in Mountain View. This exciting event will bring together prominent water technology experts with key government, water agency, and corporate leaders. The Symposium will showcase a range of design and technology systems for treating, monitoring, and reusing water for non-potable purposes in commercial and multifamily buildings. Presenters will share successful case studies. Of course, being in Silicon Valley, there will be a special emphasis on the role of the tech campus in water resiliency. Presenters will highlight creative programs that have engaged and inspired employee participation, which exponentially increases impact.

Who should attend:

  • Tech Companies: Sustainability and Facilities divisions
  • City/County planners, public works and regulators
  • Local and state water agencies
  • Water Purveyors
  • SSV Members
  • Policy Makers/Elected officials
  • Public sector facilities
  • Developers, owners, and property managers
  • Construction design/engineering firms and water service companies
  • Water reuse technology manufacturers and installers

Reasons to sponsor:

  • Showcase your product and services to 250+ water technology industry leaders during the three month campaign and at the event
  • Connect with 250+ attendees who are leaders and innovators from government and industry during the lunch, at the expo, and the wine reception
  • Be recognized as a thought leader in water resiliency in the Silicon Valley.

SSV’s 2015 Water Symposium attracted over 200 attendees, and 90% of attendees who responded to a survey cited the symposium as “highly exceeding their expectations” or was “above their expectations.”