On behalf of WaterRising and its Board of Directors, we cordially invite you to the First Annual WaterWoman Award Dinner, taking place during United Nations 2023 Water Conference on Tuesday, March 21st.

“The next five years may be the most important in the next ten thousand for our planet. There are plenty of reasons for hope, yet every day, doors of opportunity close. We know what to do. Now is the time to act.”

Dr. Sylvia Earle
President & Co-Chair, Mission Blue

Dr. Sylvia Earle

President & Co-Chair, Mission Blue

WaterWoman Lifetime Achievement Award

Bianca Pitt

Co-Founder, She Changes Climate

WaterWoman Leadership Award

Elise Buckle

Co-Founder, She Changes Climate

WaterWoman Leadership Award

An Intimate Dinner & Benefit to Support WaterRising Institute

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Malibu Farm New York
Pier 17 - 89 South Street
New York, NY 10038

Please RSVP by March 19, 2023.

All donations to benefit WaterRising Institute, a women-led, U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The evening will honor women and organizations that are breaking down gender barriers across the global freshwater and marine ecosystem by raising women’s and nonbinary voices to advance global water resilience in a changing climate.

Add your voice to this intimate gathering of global thought leaders from the public and private sectors and philanthropic organizations united around climate and gender equity issues. Join us as we dine together for a sustainable, vegan menu curated with Chef Noah to recognize our distinguished honorees and shared work at this moment when the world has come together, for the first time in 47 years, to protect water for future generations.

Host Committee

Host Committee members as of February 17, 2023.

WaterRising Institute Board of Directors

  • Lloyd Treinish

    Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist - Environmental Modeling, Weather and Climate at IBM

  • Alicia Douglas

    Founder & CEO, WaterRising Institute

  • Joe Kramer

    Chief Executive Officer, Parjana

  • Tammy Richards

    Vice President of Marketing, Atalantium Technologies, Ltd.

  • Jennifer Steffens

    Director of Strategy & Marketing, SUEZ Smart & Environmental Solutions

  • Sharon Peters

    President & CEO, EMA Inc.

  • David Totman

    VP of Asset Management, Innovyze

WaterWoman Project is the first women-led, diplomacy-driven initiative working to increase gender inclusivity to solve the water workforce crisis. The first program of WaterRising Institute, a Detroit-based 501(C)3 nonprofit organization born out of the Flint water crisis, WaterWoman Project increases gender parity and inclusive decision-making in water management to accelerate progress toward United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality), 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and 14 (Life Below Water) by 2030.