Wednesday, May 2nd AT 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Water Summit: Igniting Conversations and Ideas for Net Positive Water for All

Oregon Convention Center: Room B113
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Advance Rate - $50 Member / $75 NonMember (ends March 23)
Standard Rate - $100 Member / $125 NonMember

TIMING: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (1:00pm-5:00pm) 
LOCATION: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
ROOM: B113

This year, the Water Summit will focus on four of the stickiest brain-teasers facing Net Positive Water and Healthy Watersheds. Each topic will feature an Ignite talk, bringing a fresh perspective, a spark of inspiration or reframing of the issue from a leader in the field. Attendees will then break up into discussion groups and tackle one of these knots, in the hopes of finding some new path forwards and new strategies to try in our journey for holistic, net positive, and watershed appropriates to meeting water needs.

The four “big” topics are:
1. Achieving Net Positive Water in arid climates
2. Achieving Net Positive Water in high-density contexts or with high-intensity use types
3. Finding the right scale and kind of system for each project
4. Up front and long term affordability and equity

Throughout the session, we will use a watershed framing approach and incorporate work that the Institute and other partners have completed and continue to produce. Attendees will leave the Summit equipped with new tools, new partnerships and new understandings of the role Net Positive Water systems plays in designing for a Living Future.

You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $15 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on April 17, 2018.


Kathleen Smith
VP, Living Building Challenge
International Living Future Institute