Analysis of Sustainable Water Infrastructure and Water Technologies


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The German American Dialogue for Sustainable Water Infrastructure and Technologies

Recognizing the increasing challenges facing America’s drinking water and wastewater systems, the German American Chambers of Commerce will convene a series of workshops in Florida and Wisconsin. 

The American water infrastructure largely dates back more than 50 or even 100 years, and due to underfinancing and environmental pressure caused by industrial wastewater, these outdated drinking and wastewater grids are in a desolate state. This situation results, for example, in approximately 240,000 water main breaks per year, accounting for 6 million gallons of lost recycled water. In comparison, Germany is an industry pioneer in regulations regarding environmental protection, sustainability and efficiency, as well as maintaining a modern water infrastructure.

The initiative will bring together German and American experts, companies and decision-makers to discuss common challenges and propose solutions to the economic, legal and technical framework of the U.S. water market during two one and a half day workshops.


Designed to build a common understanding of innovative planning, management and operational approaches to improve water infrastructure problems in the US, the goal of the workshop is to develop a solution approach to the region’s water infrastructure problems with the involvement of the German participants.  At each location, 5 water infrastructure experts from Germany, 5 experts from the US, and 5 company representatives from each country will have a chance to discuss water challenges in the region and propose solutions.

How to participate

Interested in participating in the program? Please sign and return the Application form to ssobota(at)

Locations & Dates 

Tampa, FL, October, 15 - 16th, 2018
Milwaukee, WI, October, 18 - 19th, 2018



Michaela Schobert

Director, Consulting Services

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

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Sonja Sobota

Project Manager, Consulting Services

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

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