Water is central to nearly everything which is of value. Healthy communities, economies, farms, ecosystems and cultural traditions depend on steady supplies of safe and affordable water. These values are at risk in Los Angeles as it confronts more extreme droughts and floods, rising temperatures, depleted groundwater basins, aging infrastructure and other challenges magnified by climate change.
To better protect public health and the environment, and maximise a cleaner, locally controlled water supply, the city of Los Angeles (LA) is planning to modernise its 100-year old water system. The passing of Measure W in 2018 led to the Safe Clean Water Program, a regional plan that addresses how water is captured, how the reliance on imported water can be reduced and how surface water can be part of the urban landscape.
To inform Dutch companies about projects and business opportunities resulting from this programme, the Netherlands Water Partnership, the Dutch Consulate General in San Francisco and the Dutch Business Support Office in LA will hold a joint online session on 23 June. This webinar is supported by Partners for Water.
The programme will consist of an overview of the LA’s water system and its managing agencies, current challenges, and major projects and business opportunities. Furthermore, companies involved with water projects such as Fugro and Hydraloop will share their experiences and ambitions pertaining business in the US. There will also be time to touch upon ways in which the organising partners can assist the companies participating in the discussion in further exploring LA and its water related projects and business opportunities.
If your company is based in the Netherlands and seeks international business operations in the water sector, this session can be the entry point to LA’s water opportunities.
Date: Tuesday, 23 June
Time: 16:50 hours ‘walk-in’ / session starts on 17:00 hours CET
16:50 Virtual walk-in
17:00 Welcome by NWP
17:05 Overview water challenges, projects, agencies and funding in Los Angeles by Edward Caldwell of West Basin Municipal Water District
17:20 Pitch Hydraloop by Sabine Stuiver
17:25 Pitch Fugro by Grace Lui
17:30 Pitch Carollo Engineers by Gil Crozes
17:35 Q&A moderated by NWP
17:55 Wrap up
Registration for this event is now closed. If you have questions, please contact Renske Verhulst at email@example.com.