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Texas and the Southwest US will always have water challenges - from persistent drought to flash floods, from significant population and industry growth to unique regional demands. Launched in 2015, AccelerateH2O is the statewide water technology initiative focused on addressing barriers and limitations to innovating water in Texas' $9+ billion market.

With an emphasis on desalination, reuse, conservation, and smart-water across residential, commercial, industrial, agriculture and public utilities, AccelerateH2O connects the supply and demand of the world's best ideas, expertise, technologies, and resources through Industry Roundtables, annual InvestH2O Forums, Innovative Water Demonstration Hubs and Technology Showcases, Regional Water Innovation Partnerships, and a Global Water Collaboratory. 

We invite you to learn more about our progress, impact, and 2018 agenda to ensure innovative water technologies and best practices are developed, tested, and funded in Texas. Our 2018 Corporate Sponsorship and Membership Program information can be found in the following sections. 

Thank You to Our Committed 2017 Corporate Sponsors

Frost Bank

Wells Fargo
Shell U.S.



How to Join the Accelerate H2O Initiative
To fulfill our agenda and to continue - as well as expand upon - our engagement and services for various interests, needs, and activities, AccelerateH2O has launched the “2018 Membership Program”. The new program provides significant value for early-stage to large, global companies, from academic and non-profit research centers to industry consortia. We have been honored to extend a number of ‘services’ over the past three years through our sponsors and underwriters, and through our Membership Program will really step-up the opportunities and resources – even customize a program – based on levels as noted in the attached Program Profile.
Attachments: Program and Sign-Up Profile

Forums and Roundtables
Learn About Our Impactful Results

At the request of industry, academic, and government leaders, AccelerateH2O has organized several one-day roundtables – data and instrument integration, food-beverage-consumer goods, oil and gas produced water, drought-proofing West Texas, the future of infrastructure financing and alternative funding models – that leverage our prior Water Tech Road Maps and the corresponding Opportunity Triage program, Demonstration Hubs, InvestH2O forum, and other engagement activities.

Related Programming Entities
Since 2015, we have convened over 700 individuals, 120 companies, 75+ investors in the largest water technology, infrastructure, and project focused forum in Texas and the Southwest U.S. We serve the needs and opportunities of venture funds, corporate venture offices, private equity, public finance, foundations, and public procurement decision-makers. Click here for more info: 

With increased use of sensors, meters, instrumentation, data analytics, and expansion of the so-called "Internet of Things" (IoT), the focus on securing public and private water infrastructure while sparking smart-water applications requires new attention on water's cyber footprint. Look for the first in the Nation Global CyberH2O Forum in 2018

Global Water Collaboratory

There is Much Interest in "the Texas Solution" Around the World

Our Executive Director put in over 40,000 of international miles travelled in the last quarter of 2017 – Israel, Europe, China, Ireland  - as well as participated in briefing sessions on Texas market opportunities for the Consul Generals of the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands. Announcements soon on new programs under our “Global Collaboratory” with specific country trade and technology promotion initiatives. AccelerateH2O is a partner of the US-China Innovation Summit, will be co-hosting the European Commission Forum on Resiliency and the first US-Mexico Cross-Border Water Summit – both in March 2018.

Accelerate H20 In The News

Demo Hubs: Several announcements of Innovative Water Technology Demonstration Hubs and Technology Showcases

Texas Tech and Accelerate H2O Announce Regional Water Innovation Partnership

The City of Houston Water and AccelerateH2O Announce the Launch of the Nation's First Largescale Technology Demonstration Hub

LIFT Works Together with Water Technology Clusters

TechNews: Partnership with Leading Water Technology Firm – Evoqua – on Demo-Showcase

Evoqua and AccelerateH2O Partner to Demo Nexed Technology

InvestH2O News: Identifying and Connecting Investors, Opportunities and Leaders in Water Management

SAWS CEO Puente Receives ‘Innovator of the Year’ Award 

What's Ailing Water?

Resiliency News: Urgent Response to Hurricane Harvey, Other Emergency Scenarios

Water Resiliency Challenges are Topic at Rice’s Baker Institute 

Splashlink Provides Free Service After Harvey Hits

2017 Events

Feb. 20, 2018

Announcement of MOU-Collaboration with Water Research Foundation, LIFT, City of Houston Water, and AccelerateH2O – Utility Managers Conference 
San Antonio

Feb. 23, 2018

Texas Economic Development Council Annual Meeting – “Water Resiliency and Response: Impact on Regional Economic Development”
San Antonio

March 1 - 2, 2018

US-Mexico Cross-Border Water Summit
El Paso

March 3 - 7, 2018

US-Israel Water Partnerships, Investment, and Bi-Lateral Exchange  - American Israel Public Affairs Conference
Washington D.C.

March 15, 2018

European Commission/AccelerateH2O Water Innovation and Resiliency Forum

April 20 - 22, 2018

EarthX Roundtable on Water Resiliency, Sustainability, and Investment Opportunities in Texas, Southwest US

April 26, 2018

FUND Conference – Regional Investment in Water Technologies

May 15 - 17, 2018

US-China Innovation Summit and InnoStars Competition

June 19 - 20, 2018

InvestH2O 2018
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