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Hosted by: MIT Water Club

The MIT Water Summit will bring together representatives of industry, academia, government, and NGOs to reflect upon this year’s theme of Thirsty Cities and discuss the unique water challenges facing cities from around the globe.

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, up from 50% today. Many cities are already running out of water. At the MIT Water Summit, the following questions and more will be explored:

  • How will cities reliably supply water to their rapidly increasing number of citizens?
  • How can urban infrastructure keep up with booming demand and variability of water supply?
  • How can cities more efficiently manage water distribution and consumption?
  • How can technology help us fight off water exhaustion?
  • How can cities plan ahead in uncertain and rapidly changing conditions?
  • How do cities interact with each other and the rest of the world?


November 15–16, 2018

MIT Wong Auditorium
2 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

One-day or two-day passes are available for purchase. Admission fees vary.

To see the agenda and list of speakers, visit the MIT Water Summit website.