Events - Lauren Patterson

Exploring Water Affordability in the U.S.: Drivers, Data, and Dashboards

In this webinar, Lauren Patterson will discuss the water affordability gap in the U.S., why affordability is hard to measure, and what we are learning about the scale of affordability challenges. She will also demonstrate the new Water Affordability Dashboard as one tool to explore affordability and financial capability within and across utilities.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT)

American Water Resources Association Annual Conference

Internet of Water staff will co-present a pre-conference technical workshop entitled "That's so Water Meta!" at the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, in Salt Lake City, UT, November 3-6, 2019.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 to Wednesday, November 6
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

One Water Summit 2019

Internet of Water staff will attend One Water Summit in Austin on September 18-20, 2019.

One Water Summit is a national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water.

Date and Time
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 9 a.m. to Friday, September 20 - 5 p.m.
Austin, TX, USA

Annual American Water Resources Association Conference

Lauren Patterson, policy associate at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present at the Annual American Water Resources Association Conference in Portland, Oregon, November 5–9.

At the Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability session (November 7), she will discuss a national framework for sharing and integrating water data for sustainability, presenting findings from a recent Aspen Data Dialogue report, Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability. Such a network would allow for real-time transmission of water-related data and information among regional data-sharing communities, revolutionizing how water resources are managed to address water problems such as extreme flooding, scarcity, contamination, and aquatic system degradation. Other presenters will describe the value of open data from the user perspective, California’s role as a data producer and data-sharing community, and the role of the Water Data Exchange, a platform to share and integrate data on water use across western states.

Patterson will also present during the Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability session (November 8), which will focus on one of the primary findings and recommendations from the Internet of Water report: the importance of demonstrating the value of open and shared water data to meet water management needs.

Date and Time
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 8 a.m. to Thursday, November 9 - 5 p.m.
Portland, Oregon

CUAHSI Hydroinformatics Conference

Water policy associate Lauren Patterson will present “Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability,” a keynote address at the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydroinformatics Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 26. She will highlight findings of a report from the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data that lays out a vision for a national policy framework that addresses institutional barriers to increasing the integration of water data and information to support sustainable water management.

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Bryant Conference Center, University of Alabama
240 Paul W Bryant Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2017 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum: Deepening Groundwater Sustainability

Water Program director Martin Doyle will moderate the roundtable at the 2017 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum in Aspen, Colorado, May 30–June 2. The 2017 forum will explore the past, present, and future of groundwater, depletion of which has led to stream flow losses, saltwater intrusions, land subsidence, and impaired water quality. Technological advancements in groundwater monitoring, modeling, and treatment are providing new understanding into how unique groundwater systems operate, and innovative management practices are beginning to offer lessons about sustainable groundwater management. This year’s roundtable of experts from multiple sectors will examine emerging groundwater topics, ranging from new measurement techniques developed by private industry to novel groundwater markets in Nebraska to new regulations in California. 

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6 p.m. to Friday, June 2 - 12 p.m.
Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, Colorado

2016 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions convene this water forum annually to address domestic water challenges in the 21st century with utility, finance, and emerging technology executives, along with policy makers and thought leaders. The Forum considers water infrastructure and investment; ecosystem and watershed functions; resiliency in the face of climate change; emerging technologies and finance.


Date and Time
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, May 21 - 12 p.m.
Aspen, Colorado