COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on nearly all facets of society, and in-person events are no exception. Therefore, it is with much sadness that the Next Generation Water Summit’s organizing committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Summit, originally scheduled for June 12-13, 2020.
“As we all are making adjustments and working our way through new rules for conducting business and our lives, we realized that a gathering of the size of the Summit was not going to be possible,” stated Glenn Schiffbauer of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. “Disappointed as we are, we also are excited about the prospects of what innovations will come out of this pause in life. This extra time will also give our group of water professionals the space to create more of the next generation technologies and policy.”
The committee continues to weigh its options on the next iteration of the Summit. One option is to postpone for 1 year, while another is to hold a fully virtual event. “There are very few easy decisions these days,” said Summit Co-Chair Mike Collignon. “We would really like to spend time with our Summit family again, but we know that’s not the safest course of action right now.”
Hosts of the Next Generation Water Summit continue to be the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce; Green Builder® Coalition; City of Santa Fe; and KUELWater. Promotional partners include the Alliance for Water Efficiency. Santa Fe Community College is the official education sponsor, and Green Builder® Media is the national media partner.