Ms Gigi Karmous-Edwards | President
Water Sector at Karmous-Edwards Digital Consulting

Ms Gigi Karmous-Edwards, President, Water Sector at Karmous-Edwards Digital Consulting

Gigi has spent the majority of her career on state-of-the-art digital technologies, including IoT, big data, data analytics, control and automation, and most recently digital twin technology. She currently consults on digital strategy and transformation, and now on digital twin for global utilities and technology companies. Gigi also advises digital technology companies in the water and agriculture sectors on product roadmaps, digital strategy, IoT strategy, competitive analysis, business growth, market segmentation, M&A, and potential partnerships. Currently, she provides business mentorship for MIT’s QuantiSoil project developing a low-cost additive manufacturing of soil sensors for increasing yields for farmers. Gigi recently founded and is a co-Chair of the SWAN Digital Twin H2O Work Group to help advance the use of the much-needed holistic utility management using digital twins. Before consulting, she was a VP for a water tech start-up, Fathom Water Management, and before that, she was the Director of Technology at Xylem. She is continually experimenting with natural systems and technologies to increase yield in her urban farm, where she focuses on soil biology and water retention. Above all else, her passion is solving the Water-Energy-Food Nexus via disruptive technologies.   Gigi has a well-known thought leader in the Water sector as a frequent speaker at industry events and a prolific author of international publications. Gigi earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. 



Rethinking desalination: Desalination 2.0 on your doorstep

  • What will desalination look like in the African context?
  • How far away are we from implementing game-changing applications and technology?
  • Creating an economy of scale that will make it significantly more commercially viable
  • Controlling brine waste discharge as demand for desal increases
  • The future of desal markets despite increasing water stress and drought
last published: 17/Sep/20 10:45 GMT

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