About the Summit

Agile Adaptation for a Changing Planet

The 11th edition of World Water-Tech North America returned to Los Angeles in 2023 to accelerate innovation, investment, and collaboration in the North American water ecosystem. Held on October 25-26, the summit provided water leaders with a platform for high-level discussion, networking, and deal making.

The world’s water resources are under pressure due to decades of overuse, growing populations, and feast-or-famine precipitation patterns. North America’s water industry is uniquely positioned to lead the world in facing these issues head-on, by building solutions around efficiency, resilience, and conservation.

Hosted in California – home to some of the most innovative utilities as well as the highest concentration of start-ups in the world – World Water-Tech North America assembled municipal and industrial leaders, regulators, engineering firms, tech pioneers, and investors to collaborate towards creating smarter, more agile water systems.

Who Will You Meet?

Here’s a snapshot of the 200+ delegation who joined us in October 2023:  

2023 Key Themes

  • Decarbonizing Water: Building Planet-Friendly Water Systems
  • One-Water: Optimizing Resources through Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Circular Systems: Implementing Reuse and Recovery to Reduce Supply Strain
  • Financing: Creating an Irresistible Value Proposition for Water Innovation
  • Digitized Water: Future-proofing Utilities with Data-Driven Solutions
  • Water Quality: Monitoring and Eliminating Contaminants at Every Step
  • Asset Management: Preventing, Detecting, and Repairing Loss Points
  • Drought and Flood Management: Levelling Out the Precipitation Highs and Lows
  • Agricultural Water: Feeding the World Without Leaving It Dry

2023 Advisory Board

World Water-Tech Series

Launched in London in 2012, then in Toronto in 2013, and now taking place in Los Angeles, World Water-Tech has established itself as a global meeting place for forward-thinking decision makers and stakeholders committed to driving forward innovation through greater collaboration.

Rethink Events

Rethink summits are created by experts in the water, waste and agri-food tech industries to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through our global network of industry advisors, we produce highly-focused, topical summits which gather all the right people together in one room to share ideas, find solutions and identify new business opportunities.

We are committed to providing the world-leading platforms for knowledge-sharing, debate and networking for business leaders, featuring the leading experts and gamechangers from across the global ecosystem. Our goal is to promote diversity and inclusion, with particular effort to phase out all-male speaker panels to ensure balanced representation and promotion of women in technology and business.

For more information about Rethink, visit www.rethinkevents.com