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September 25, 2019

Women of Water

Top Challenges in Water Technology Now and in the Future


Ladies and Gentlemen, please join us immediately after the 16th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop on September 25 for networking and insights from some of our top women leaders in the water sector.


WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 6:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: Backstage Entertainment Center, 625 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Just a few blocks away from Duke Energy)

Women of Water

Top Challenges in Water Technology Now and in the Future

Today there are more women working at all levels in the water sector than ever, scientists, engineers, researchers, inventors and utility leaders. These women are bringing fresh new perspectives and areas of expertise.

Meet some of these women leaders to discuss their learnings and what they see as the top challenges in water technology now and in the future.

Special guest - Sally Gutierrez, Acting Director, Water Permits Division, Office of Water, Washington, D.C., prior appointments, Director of EPA Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program, and Director of National Risk Management Research Laboratory.

Emcee - Cathy Bailey, Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works

Panel Members:

Michelle Latham -Biologist, Technical Communications and Outreach, USEPA

Verna Arnette - Deputy Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works

Michele Simmons - Environmental Manager, City of Dayton Department of Water

Katrina Eckard - CEO/Founder, WEL Enterprise



6:00pm - Networking

6:30pm - Program*

7:30pm - Networking

Beer, wine and appetizers will be provided.

The event is open to vendors, utilities, researchers, developers, entrepreneurs, government officials, investors, universities and all Confluence stakeholders.

Contact: Melinda Kruyer, Executive Director, Confluence,, 513-256-2441