Description: summit

On October 12, THG in partnership with the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation will gather in Washington, DC to convene a Summit entitled, The Future of Transboundary Water Management – Cooperation, Informed Decision-Making, and Empowering Local Actors, which will discuss implications of big data management for improving the human condition from the conflict-torn Jordan River in the Middle East, to the complicated water rights of the Western United States, to the Mississippi River’s cyclic drought and abundance.

Empowering local actors to access and utilize data with purpose and confidence is an important step in positioning farm operators, utility managers, and those who govern locally to better self-determine a sustainable path forward. Proof of concept projects will be considered for each region, accounting for social indicators and the human dimension of these natural systems.

Stay tuned for the proceedings!

To view the Summit overview and agenda, click here.

For additional information, please contact Brendan McGinnis at

Description: webcast

On behalf of the Water Research Foundation, THG in collaboration with PLDO conducted an assessment of public-private partnership (P3) opportunities for water and water resource recovery utility (W&WRRU) energy projects. The final report, Public-Private Partnership Opportunities for Water and Water Resource Recovery Utility Energy Projects, will assist W&WRRUs identify opportunities and undertake energy projects through P3s. The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation was a partner on this project.

On September 28, WRF will host a webcast where co-authors Sean McGinnis, Director of The Horinko Group; Emily Hammond, Senior Advisor of The Horinko Group; and Bruce Tobey, Of Counsel with PLDO, will provide real-world insights on legal, financing, contracting, and risk management practices by reflecting on their water-energy marketplace research and various case studies. They will also highlight the characteristics, challenges, barriers, risks, incentives, and benefits associated with P3 energy initiatives at W&WRRUs. Their goal is to better position utilities to consider the use of P3s to achieve their infrastructure needs in the most financially and environmentally effective manner possible.

To register for the webinar, click here.

To download the report, click here.