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Building a Resilient, Smart and Sustainable City: The Energy-Water Nexus

2-16-2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, yet their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. Smart, resilient cities are tackling these connection points head on – metropolitan areas like Pittsburgh, known as the “city of three rivers.” Always a center for groundbreaking ideas – from the earliest days as the center for industry to the recently launched p4 Initiative and upcoming Climate Action Plan 3.0, Pittsburgh leads the country as a thriving hub of innovation, technology, education, environmental stewardship, and sustainability.

You’re invited to join the conversation with a gathering of national thought leaders and distinguished guests in discussing the issues and opportunities surrounding the Nexus of Energy and Water management, both nationally and in Pittsburgh. The evening event will feature a keynote speaker followed by insights from a panel of experts from around the country.

The event is free.  Doors open at 4:45 pm.

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Michael E. Webber, Deputy Director
Energy Institute

Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive
Allegheny County

Bill Peduto, Mayor
City of Pittsburgh

Philip Mezey, Chief Executive Officer
Itron Inc.

Morgan O’Brien, President and Chief Executive Officer
Peoples Natural Gas

Richard Riazzi, President and Chief Executive Officer
Duquesne Light Holdings, Duquesne Light Company

Rick Stafford, MetroLab and Metro21 Founder and Distinguished Service Professor
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College

Dr. Jared L. Cohon, Director for Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, President Emeritus and University Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Engineering and Public Policy

Anna J. Siefken, Associate Director for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation


An event brought to you by: Itron Inc., Duquesne Light Company, the City of Pittsburgh, Peoples Natural Gas and CMU’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation



4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Carnegie Mellon University, McConomy Auditorium
Cohon University Center, 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA United States