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Roving Blue CEO Yana DeMyer to Speak at Water Leaders Summit 2017

WATER LEADERS SUMMIT 2017 – A SECURE FUTURE NEEDS WATER

May 23-24 | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | Register today

In a digital world, a chain-link fence and a padlock won’t secure your water system.

Water Leaders Summit 2017 is The Water Council’s headline event for the local, national and global water industry. Register to secure your spot to join us on May 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Where Water Works – to connect with a diverse group of water leaders from around the world.

This year’s big idea is focused on water security and brings together thought-leaders at the heart of water security strategy. We’ll be thinking about and talking about security not as a defensive crouch, but as a creative tool. What does it mean to achieve water security? How do you make your community’s water future secure, for people and companies, for cities and for the environment? How do you develop smart, resilient water strategies to avoid water insecurity?

Back by popular demand, Charles Fishman, author of “The Big Thirst” and contributor for Fast Company, will lead provocative “story starters” followed by big idea conversations with water leaders from academia, non-profit organizations, private industry and government. Four plenary sessions will narrow in on: Cyber Security, Environmental Security, Diplomatic Security, and Organizational Security.

Water Leaders Summit 2017 is a collision point for professionals looking for new technology, talent, business growth opportunities, and inspiration. With 300+ targeted attendees, the Summit creates a channel for water professionals to discuss vital current global water issues and advance innovative solutions shaping the future of water technology and our world’s water crisis.

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we have revealed a new name for this special edition: Water Leaders Summit. The early years of the Summit generated awareness for the water technology cluster in Wisconsin. Since 2007, Milwaukee has grown into a magnet for the water industry and The Water Council has developed as a leader in water technology economic development thanks to strong industry, government, community, and academic support.

Check back often for new information.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Attendees come from all parts of the water cycle and from around the world. Last year delegates joined us from Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, France, Canada, and South Korea and from 20 US states. Corporate leaders, innovators, economic development specialists, water technologists, and students are encouraged to attend from:

  • Water Technology Businesses of all sizes and stages
  • Water & Wastewater Companies / Utilities
  • Governments
  • Universities
  • Media
  • Organizations and regions that are looking for water solutions
  • Investment Groups
  • Non-Profits / Associations
  • Suppliers of water-related products and services

View an attendee breakdown of Water Summit 2016 by clicking here

LOOKING BACK—WATER SUMMIT 2016: ESTABLISHING A WATER RESILIENT CITY

As communities near and far experience water shortages and contamination, the world is in need of innovative solutions to address the global water crisis. Cities are thinking about global risks and how to mitigate them, and rethinking urban planning strategies to strengthen resiliency. Utilities are confronted with aging infrastructure, toxic metals, and financial limitations. Companies and academic institutions are developing new water technologies at a rapid rate, and our future generation of water leaders are being trained in water-based careers.

Water Summit 2016 focused on developing a multi-dimensional approach that addresses water use and the investment in the development of new innovative products and solutions that will reinvent how we live and work with water. These topics and key players from all corners of the water space collided into four headlining conversations: resilient health, economics, infrastructure, and industry revolutions. This was the first year the Summit rolled-out a new conference format with 4 plenary sessions combining brief, provocative “story starters” followed by engaging conversations and it was well-liked by all attendees and speakers.

SUMMIT HISTORY

In July 2007, The Water Council convened the first Water Summit at Discovery World on the shores of Lake Michigan. Sixty individuals of various backgrounds attended – fulfilling the initial open, participatory forum that the organizer’s envisioned. Attendees from government, business, and education quickly recognized the potential of Milwaukee as a water industry cluster and began working to make it a reality.

It was decided at the first Water Summit that the Milwaukee region was equipped to take the lead in economic development, education and research across all aspects of water and the Summit was a platform to help generate awareness of Wisconsin’s water technology cluster. Our proximity to an abundant freshwater source, Lake Michigan, to world-class water research facilities and a cluster of companies focused on water technology and supporting freshwater as a human and natural resource through all stages of the water cycle, confirmed that Milwaukee was indeed a World Water Hub. Since 2007, the Water Summit has grown into a two-day event with access to hundreds of the world’s water industry thought-leaders and decision-makers.

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE SOURCE:  https://thewatercouncil.com/events/water-summit/

CONTACT

  • Contact Monica Hermanson, Event Coordinator, at mhermanson@thewatercouncil.com for more information regarding registration, sponsorship, and general questions.

    Monica Hermanson

    Event Coordinator

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  • Contact Meghan Jensen, VP Marketing & Communications, at mjensen@thewatercouncil.com for media inquiries.

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    VP Marketing & Communications

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ROVING BLUE ® is Awarded a $25,000 IMAG Grant from WEDC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ROVING BLUE ® is Awarded a $25,000 IMAG Grant from WEDC – will promote globalization of their Advanced Portable Water Purification Systems

Lena, WI – April 12, 2017

Roving Blue Inc., a Wisconsin manufacturer of advanced water purification systems, announces that it has been awarded a $25,000 International Market Access Grant or “IMAG” Grant by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, or WEDC. The WEDC’s mission is to advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment.

“This is no freebie”, said Marianna “Yana” DeMyer, Roving Blue’s CEO; upon hearing the news.  “We had to work hard just to qualify for it, and now we will have to work even harder to fulfill the expectations that come with it.  We are so grateful to the WEDC for this assistance. This grant will super-charge our efforts to expose our product lines to the world. “

“Roving Blue is a great example of how Wisconsin companies can utilize WEDC’s international programs to help boost their exporting efforts,” said Katy Sinnott, WEDC’s Vice President of International Business Development. “Roving Blue has taken part in two WEDC trade ventures and has successfully completed our ExporTech training program, and we believe the IMAG grant will be a key part of the company’s ongoing export strategy.”

While the overall goal is to create jobs for Wisconsin, the near-term use of funds will be to make it easier for foreign customers to learn about Roving Blue products, to understand the technology, pricing and distribution policies, online and in print, in their native languages.

About Roving Blue, Inc.:

Roving Blue, Inc. is a Lena, Wisconsin based manufacturer and distributor of advanced portable water purification systems that harness the power of Ozone, a powerful form of oxygen, as a sanitation agent.

Roving Blue products range in size from a tiny pen-size device that purifies a glass of water at a time, to the “MVP”, capable of serving 160 people a day.

 Contact Information:

Meli Lussier, Director of Sales

Roving Blue, Inc.

meli@rovingblue.com

(843) 259-0010

Roving Blue Chosen to Participate in FedEx Small Business Grant Process

Roving Blue was accepted into a small business grant contest with FedEx that would advance our small water purification desalination efforts, and we would be very grateful for one second of your time to click on this link and vote for us! We have a lot of ground to make up, so every click is appreciated!

Do you need #cleanwater? What if you could turn salt water into drinking water, just like that? WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Click here to vote:

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

You can vote once every 24 hours. The contest ends on April 5th. This would would help fund a life-changing addition to our current fresh water-based product offerings. Your vote brings us one step closer to our mission of bringing clean water to a thirsty world – each and every day – with every drop we can purify.  It would help us win $25,000 for further product development and research.

Please share this link with your friends, family and fellow Clean Water Warriors!

Endless gratitude for your ongoing support,

The Roving Blue Team

Roving Blue is a Finalist on the New Entrepreneur Show “Project Pitch It”!

Watch it live! Set your DVR! Have a viewing party and hashtag #projectpitchit and #rovingblue.  Whatever you do, tune in next Saturday, February 18th at 6:30 PM CST on Channel 12 WISN in the greater Milwaukee area for the premier of an exciting show for entrepreneurs that Roving Blue just happens to be a finalist on! No spoiler alerts here, but you can catch a glimpse of the excitement in this teaser video:

“Project Pitch It” is the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or $10,000 cash.

We are honored and excited to be a part of this amazing new show that encourages entrepreneurs to achieve their potential. Read more at Project Pitch It’s website.

Introducing the Next Generation of Roving Blue® Ozone Water Purification Innovation – the OZO-Pod™ 10

Tap into Purity™ with the Ozo-Pod 10™, which gives you the power of ozone to purify water in your own kitchen.

Available now. Click here to get yours today! 

Ozonated water is Water That Cleans™”.  Whatever it comes into contact with becomes purified as well.

Even if you purchase organic vegetables, that doesn’t guarantee they are free of microbes.

Easy to use, the Ozo-Pod 10 will quickly bring 5 gallons of water up to 1PPM ozone concentration within minutes. That is a lethal level to almost any microbe that can make you sick.  Ozone also breaks down harmful long-chain molecules that are found in herbicides and pesticides.

Just pour water into a receptacle of your choice, place the pod so that it is completely submerged. Press the ON button and you are in business.  You will quickly find that the uses are endless. Imagine the possibilities:

  • Odiferous athletic gear
  • Vegetables from the farmer’s market
  • The kitchen sink/garbage disposal
  • Smelly sponges

The Ozo-pods are encased in stainless steel for a rugged yet elegant look for years of use, whether in the kitchen or at the campsite.  It utilizes an advanced method to produce ozone; (we make it out of water, not the air), so there are no air pumps or air stones, hence no moving parts to wear out or clog. A bonus feature is that most of the ozone stays in the water as a cloud as opposed to bubbling through – this will limit your exposure because ozone in higher concentrations is not good to breathe.

  • Ozone is approved by both the USDA and the FDA for use in purifying drinking water as well as for food processing.
  • Ozone is a highly germicidal form of oxygen (it is also called “O3” or “tri-oxygen”), in fact, it is stronger than chlorine.
  • Within minutes, ozone reverts back to oxygen, leaving no residue, so it is a truly “green” water purification method.
  • Ozone, unlike UV light, has the ability to remove “off” tastes and odors.

100% no-questions asked satisfaction guarantee.

(Note: Do not use for ozonating olive oil. This does not bubble ozone, it infuses it directly into water, so you cannot use it with oil as the unit needs water to produce ozone.)

ROVING BLUE ® and QAL ANNOUNCE MVP™ MANUFACTURING AGREEMENT FOR PORTABLE WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS

Lena, WI – Jan 6, 2017

Roving Blue’s “MVP” Product to be manufactured in QAL’s ISO 13485:2003 qualified 56,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility.

Roving Blue Inc., a Wisconsin manufacturer of advanced water purification systems, announces today that it has signed an agreement with Quality Assembly and Logistics (QAL), a leading provider of manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the assembly of complex electro-mechanical devices.

We made this move to ensure reliable supply and expert support for all of our customers,” says Marianna “Yana” DeMyer, Roving Blue’s CEO.  “QAL’s history of manufacturing medical devices to the highest quality standards, as well as its defense related manufacturing were key in our decision. Our company’s headquarters will remain in Oconto, Wisconsin, as we were given key early support by the Oconto Economic Development fund and we intend to grow our support departments in Oconto County”.

QAL is well-known for designing solutions that maximizes efficiency, throughput, and quality, while minimizing customer management and cost.  QAL currently serves a highly-diversified list of customers throughout the world.

“The Roving Blue equipment is a perfect fit for our highly-skilled workforce.  QAL provides all of the services necessary to support the manufacturing and fullfillment needs of this exciting new product.” Guy Meyerhofer, President/Owner-Quality Assembly and Logistics

Pictured: Jim Tress, QAL Director of Sales and Business Development, Marianna “Yana” DeMyer, CEO of Roving Blue, and Guy Meyerhofer, President/Owner, QAL.

 About Roving Blue, Inc.:

Roving Blue, Inc. is a Lena, Wisconsin based manufacturer of lightweight, portable water purification systems that produce purified drinking water from fresh water sources such as ponds, streams and ditches. They also recently launched the O-Pen, which is an individual use purification device designed to purify tap water anywhere in the world.  Both represent a significant advancement over microfiltration and UV systems due to their employment of dissolved ozone gas (more powerful than chlorine) and ultrafiltration, for highly effective microbiological control.

 

In Austin, TX at the Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges

In Austin, TX, at the Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges with our Director of Military and Government Sales, Thomas “Tucker” Campion.  There, he briefed the Defense Energy Challenge Panel and other government and academia representatives on the O-Pen and received thunderous applause!

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At The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā in Delhi, India

Where in the World is Roving Blue?
 
At The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā in Delhi, one of the largest mosques in India. Roving Blue is in India this week on a trade mission with the State of Wisconsin, showcasing our latest small water purification device, the O-Pen.
 
#india #cleanwater #open #jamamasjid #rovingblue
yana-at-mosque Pictured: Marianna “Yana” DeMyer
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ROVING BLUE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH NEPHROS TO INTRODUCE NEW CLASS OF PORTABLE WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Lena, WI – November 14, 2016 – Roving Blue Inc., a Wisconsin manufacturer of advanced water purification systems, announces today that it has entered an exclusive license agreement with Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB: NEPH), a New Jersey developer of high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and hemodialfiltration systems. The license agreement covers the NanoBlue ultrafilter for use in Roving Blue’s advanced ozone-based water purification system.

Nephros, Inc., well known for its FDA 510(k) cleared ultrafilters used in hospitals to protect against water-borne pathogens, has granted Roving Blue an exclusive worldwide license for the NanoBlue filter for use in combination with Roving Blue’s MVP, an ozone-based, portable water purification system.

The MVP is housed in a small but rugged waterproof case, smaller and lighter than a single case of water. The system produces a water-bottle-a-minute of clean drinking water, and can support anywhere between 50-160 people per day, depending on the environment.

According to Nephros CEO Daron Evans “At 5 nanometers, the pore size of the NanoBlue ultrafilter can stop particles smaller than viruses from getting through the system. When combined with Roving Blue’s unique ozone based sanitation technology, the MVP is uniquely effective in the purification of water.”

“We like to say that other purification systems may make clean water, but we’re the only company whose machines make water that cleans”, Roving Blue CEO Marianna “Yana” DeMyer said, referring to the downstream capability of the output water. Purified, ozonized has the potential to do anything from providing drinking water to combat troops in biologically hostile environments to washing lettuce that may be tainted with e-coli or other dangerous organisms. Ozone in water combats foul smells and tastes, leaving a clean, fresh taste.

Citing UN Water statistics, Yana said that by the year 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in areas of severe water stress. This means all sources of fresh water, whether from captured rain water, lakes, rivers or streams, will be highly valued & needed for drinking water purposes.

About Roving Blue, Inc.:

Roving Blue manufactures the MVP which is a lightweight, portable water purification system that produces purified drinking water from fresh water sources such as ponds, streams and ditches. It also recently launched the O-Pen, which is an individual use purification device designed to purify any tap water anywhere in the world.  Both represent a significant advancement over microfiltration and UV systems due to their employment of dissolved ozone gas (more powerful than chlorine) for highly effective microbiological control.

 

Contact Information:

Meli Lussier, Director of Sales
Roving Blue, Inc.
meli@rovingblue.com
(843) 259-0010

Tap into Purity with the Power of Ozone!

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Roving Blue’s O-Pen® is Now Available!

Tap into Purity with the O-Pen®, which gives you the power of ozone to purify water in your pocket!  For travelers unsure of the tap water in their hotel rooms, cruise ships, or foreign restaurants, the O-Pen® gives you peace of mind.  Weighing less than 1.2 ounces (34 grams), the pen is secured in a black velvet bed, and comes enclosed in an elegant gift box with magnetic closure.  The brushed stainless steel finish resists finger print smudges for a rugged yet elegant look whether it is used in the office, board room, luxury liner or on a hiking trail.

Order here today!