Thirst CEO Mina Guli to speak at membrane conference


DENVER -- The American Water Works Association and the American Membrane Technology Association announced today that the founder and CEO of Thirst, Mina Guli, will kick-off the 2017 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition to be held Feb. 13-17 in Long Beach, Ca.

Guli will address conference attendees during the Opening General Session at 8:15 a.m. on Tues. Feb. 14, at the Long Beach Convention Center. Since its launch in 2012, Guli’s company, Thirst, has educated over 600,000 students and reached over 250 million people with its messages about water and the steps they can take to reduce their own water consumption. In recognition of her achievements, this year Fortune Magazine named Guli as one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world. The event will be sponsored by Carollo.

In addition to the opening session, the conference will also feature ten tracks focusing on membrane filtration applications, brackish water and seawater treatment, reuse applications, biofouling, plant design, research and other applications, and new innovations.

Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to register for five Sunday workshops covering membrane basics, industrial applications, emerging technologies, operations and advanced water treatment certification program development.

For full details on the conference and registration options, visit the AWWA website.

Media Note: Accredited members of the media may attend the Membrane Conference at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Communications. For media registration, please visit the press room or contact Deirdre Mueller at 303-347-6140.

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

Formed in 1972, the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) has over 820 members and is headquartered in Stuart, FL; this nonprofit scientific and educational association vision is solving water supply & quality issues through the widespread application of membrane technology. AMTA's mission is to promote, advocate and advance the understanding and application of membrane technology to create safe, affordable and reliable water supplies, and to treat municipal, industrial, agricultural and waste waters for beneficial use.

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