Founding and Advising Members

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of water innovation and clean energy technologies, companies and projects in Massachusetts—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.

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Xylem. Derived from classical Greek, our name refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant’s roots to its leaves.

To the people of Xylem, our name stands for our promise to live our values while solving our customers’ most challenging water problems, and to set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university’s mission is to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment, and to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. The WPI Difference is an interconnected set of values, traditions, and learning practices that add up to one of the nation’s most effective approaches to higher education. It is an education that offers significant flexibility, but with a clear purpose…to develop technological and scientific leaders and innovators with a deep appreciation of our complex, global society.

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David Goodtree

David Goodtree is an investor and board advisor in technology companies. David was a key organizer of the trade mission to Israel that sparked the idea to convene the Massachusetts water industry and of the Symposiums on Water Innovation in Massachusetts (SWIM ’12 and SWIM ’13). David has testified before US Congress on water technologies and is active in water, innovation and the Massachusetts economy.

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University of Massachusetts

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

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Desalitech provides high efficiency water treatment for industrial, agricultural and wastewater reuse and concentration applications. Our ReFlex™ Reverse Osmosis product features patented CCD™ technology – a highly efficient, reliable and flexible water treatment platform. The CCD process reduces waste by up to 70 percent and energy consumption by up to 35 percent, saving significant operating costs. Desalitech is proud to be headquartered in Newton, MA and manufactures its products in the USA.

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Oasys Water

Oasys Water provides technology that lowers the cost to produce clean water from salt water sources. Using natural, or forward osmosis, we help customers reduce the cost to recover water, eliminate the problems associated with wastewater disposal and preserve the world’s fresh water supplies.

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Individual Founders and Advisors:

Thank you to the following individuals who have given their time and talents:
• Matt Silver
• Chris McIntire
• Ned Bartlett
• David Reckhow
• Karen Oates
• Ron Whitfield
• Karen Golmer
• Jim Matheson
• Jonathan Shapira
• Per Suneby
• John Clarkeson
• Maggie Theroux
• Tom Tilas
• Mitch Tyson
• Earl Jones
• Adam Yanulis
• Pete Tunnecliffe
• Michael Murphy
• David Goodtree

Cambrian Innovation

Cambrian Innovation is a leader in developing biotechnology solutions that extract energy from water. Spun out of MIT in 2006, Cambrian has scaled and validated its proprietary bioelectric technology across several solutions with partners ranging from NASA and the Department of Defense to the National Science Foundation and Clos du Bois Winery. Cambrian’s flagship technology, EcoVolt, enables the food and beverage industry to cut water and energy costs by simultaneously treating wastewater and generating energy. Selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Winner of Artemis Top 50 Global Water Award and the SXSW Eco Innovation Award, Cambrian is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Bowditch and Dewey

Bowditch & Dewey is a full-service law firm that has provided legal representation and solutions to clients and communities in Massachusetts and beyond for nearly a century. Our attorneys offer the comprehensive skills and experience to manage the legal issues that confront a broad range of businesses and institutions. – See more at:

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Goodwin & Procter

Goodwin Procter LLP is a national law firm with a growing international presence. With offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C., we work closely with clients to advance business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our corporate headquarters are in Boston, where the firm was originally founded in 1912.

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CDM Smith

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service engineering and construction firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle. The firm is distinguished by our leadership and flexibility in design-build and alternative delivery approaches for environmental and infrastructure projects.

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AECOM’s technical expertise and creative excellence come from the rich history of some of the world’s finest engineering, environmental, construction management as well as planning and design companies. From transportation, energy and water systems to enhancing environments and creating new buildings and communities, our vision remains constant — to make the world a better place.

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