IF Water Conference
Keynote Speaker: Gill Holland
Panel: Mark Hogg, Steven Greseth, Greg Heitzman
Tuesday, September 18
9:00am - 3:00pm
What IF … The Falls of the Ohio could be restored to its original glory and generate power for the entire city of Louisville?
What IF … Louisville was the home of the most innovative water center ever built?
What IF … A piece of equipment, small enough to fit in a suitcase could provide safe drinking water for 10,000 people a day?
What IF … Louisville became the Water Capital of the World?
IF Water was developed and programmed by Mark Hogg, Founder and CEO of WaterStep. WaterStep is a Louisville-based organization that works to provides solutions to the root causes of waterborne illness through training and readily-available technology to empower self-sufficiency for people in crisis around the world. Under Mark’s leadership, WaterStep has been at the forefront of disaster relief efforts and provided safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in more than 23 countries including Haiti, Kenya, India, Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
9:00am: Welcome and Introduction
9:15am: Greg Heitzman “It Started Here”
10:00am: Gregory Luhan “A Vision for the Future: Louisville’s Water Innovation Center”
11:00am: Steven Greseth “Revealing the Hidden Falls of the Ohio”
12:00pm: Lunch and Keynote Speaker Gill Holland “What We Can We Learn from the Drought”
1:15pm: Dr. Bill Smock “Water is Medicine”
2:00pm: Megan Casey “A Woman’s Roll in the Search for Clean Water”
2:30pm: Mark Hogg “What IF Ordinary People Could Save the World?”
The public is invited to visit the IF Water tent located in front of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, September 18th from 12:00-4:00pm, and on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:00-2:00pm to watch live demonstrations and engage in conversations about WaterStep's work. A team of GE engineers and volunteers will work to assemble WaterStep's M-100 Chlorine Generator and will demonstrate the simple technology behind what enables the M-100 to provide 10,000 gallons of safe drinking water in a 24-hour period. The M-100 is one of WaterStep's most valuable tools in fighting the world water crisis.
If Water is presented by WaterStep with support from Louisville Water Company: