About the Summit

Tackling Water Scarcity through Innovation & Collaboration

Water resources are increasingly under pressure from population growth, aging infrastructure and the impacts of climate change. In the US and around the globe, efficiency, conservation and resilience are more important than ever.

The World Water-Tech North America Summit returned to Los Angeles to accelerate innovation, investment, and collaboration in the North American water ecosystem. As we celebrated a return to live events, the summit provided water leaders with a platform for high-level discussion, networking, and deal making.

The summit brought together municipal and industrial leaders, regulators, engineering firms, tech pioneers, and investors to collaborate towards creating smarter, more resilient water systems.

With two days of in-person sessions and networking including panel debates, roundtables, fireside chats, start-up and utility innovation pitches, and 1-1 networking, plus an online summit platform extending access around the globe, the summit facilitated knowledge exchange, high-value connections and long-lasting business relationships to move the water industry forward.

Who Joined Us?

265 senior business leaders from the North American water industry joined us in September: 

Key Themes

2022 Key Themes:

  • Climate Resilience: Innovation to Accelerate Action
  • Pathway to Net Zero: Decarbonizing Water Systems
  • One Water Movement: Bridging Siloes & Strengthening Partnerships
  • Stormwater Management: Capture, Treatment & Reuse
  • Water Reuse: Decentralized & Onsite Solutions for Drought Resilience
  • Circular Systems: Exploring the Potential of Nutrient Recovery
  • Big Data: The Value of Real-Time Analytics
  • Water Quality: Contaminant Monitoring, Detection & Elimination
  • Leakage: Predictive Technologies for Water Loss Prevention
  • Financing: Driving More Capital into Water Innovation

2022 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 rethinkevents.com