Massachusetts is on the way to becoming the Global Leader in Water Innovation


Confirmed Presenters include


Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts


Gretchen McClain
CEO, Xylem Inc

Rick Sullivan

Richard Sullivan
Secretary, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

The Symposium on Water Innovation in Massachusetts

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is our industry’s gathering of senior executives working in collaboration to further the state’s position in the global marketplace. This year’s conference, SWIM’13 occured on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 and convened top leaders who explored global opportunities and how the industry can accelerate the delivery of innovative solutions to the world’s water needs. Governor Deval Patrick summed up the symposium by saying “What we’re trying to do is marry brain power, our natural resource, with commerce, through innovation. It’s not that complicated, but it is a winning formula.”SWIM ’13 

  • An all-day conference for over 150 invited senior executives from business, academia, and government. By advanced registration and confirmation only.
  • Water Innovation Exhibition showcasing water-industry innovations from research labs, start-ups, engineering firms, and equipment technology companies
  • The Headwaters Innovation Prize (HIP), a business plan contest designed to further stimulate and promote water technology innovation

For proceedings and exhibitor directory, click here

Other Speakers included:
Hugh Courtney, Dean, Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Kenneth Kimmel, Commissioner, MassDEP
Frederick Laskey, Executive Director, MWRA
Jim Matheson, President & CEO, Oasys Water
Chris McIntire, Senior Vice President and President of Xylem’s Analytics Value Center