30th Annual WateReuse Symposium

30th Annual WateReuse Symposium
Sheraton Seattle | Seattle, WA | September 13-16, 2015

Water professionals attend the Annual WateReuse Symposium to learn about the latest innovations in water reuse, to network with colleagues, and to find solutions to critical water supply issues. Join us on September 13-16, 2015 in Seattle, WA for the 30th Annual WateReuse Symposium.

Keynote Speaker

Brian Arbogast
Director – Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Team
Global Development Program
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Brian Arbogast leads the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's effort to bring groundbreaking innovations in sanitation technology and new ways to deliver sanitation products and services to people in the developing world.

The foundation recently unveiled a low-cost treatment plant that it funded to provide clean water and sanitation in developing countries. Using a blend of steam power and water filtration, this plant can convert up to 14 tons of sewage into potable water and electricity each day.

Arbogast was previously a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, leading an international portfolio of R&D projects. More recently, he concentrated in cleantech and international development, driving market solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. He served as a Senior Advisor with The Boston Consulting Group and as a board member of the Northwest Energy Angels and of Water1st International. He is a founding board member of Progress Alliance of Washington and an advisor to Upaya Social Ventures.

Arbogast received his Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a Certificate in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute.