OUR MISSION: MANAGE WATER CONSUMPTION, SAVE WATER and SAVE MONEY! AQUEES provides property owners/managers opportunities for water conservation so that informed decisions can be made to implement efficient water usage practices.
OUR MOTIVATION: Water rates have been increasing and will increase at a rate of at least 2-3x inflation. Water demand continues to increase as population grows, industry expands and climate changes. This combination of increasing rates and increasing demand point to a clear forecast: you will continue to pay more and more for water. Every year, residential households in the United States spend approximately USD 100bn on their water and sewer consumption. A 20% water consumption saving opportunity implies a USD 400bn net present value opportunity, post implementation costs. That drives us… and that is where AQUEES steps in.
The AQUEES Team: Passion and Experience; Committed to Client Satisfaction; Common Sense Practical Solutions; Continuously Innovating; and Driven to Achieve Results.
AQUEES is a proud member of the Bethesda Green incubator. Bethesda Green is a community of individuals, businesses and leaders who care about the future of our planet.
AQUEES was selected to the 2015 class of innovative US water companies by the Village Capital program. We are a proud member of the Village Capital community.
AQUEES is a member of CAI, an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. With more than 33,500 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including a chapter in South Africa, as well as with housing leaders in a number of other countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them.
AQUEES is a member of 1776, a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day—education, energy & sustainability, health, transportation and cities..
Ben is a co-founder and responsible for strategic development and implementation of AQUEES’ vision and the development of partnerships.
Ben has focused his entire professional career on working on water issues and has been motivated by the importance of protecting and conserving a limited resource. As a water enforcement attorney for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Ben worked on municipal wastewater and drinking water cases. Prior to his legal career, Ben worked as an environmental scientist conducting research on stormwater best management practices. Ben contributes to building AQUEES’ vision by assimilating his past water experiences to formulate a common sense approach to conserving water and saving money.
Ben earned his JD from Lewis & Clark Law School with a certificate in environmental law, MS from University of Florida and BS from Duke University.
Ben has been bitten by the golf bug and enjoys every moment he can swinging clubs.
Marek is a co-founder of AQUEES and responsible for the company’s vision, its strategy and all financial matters.
Prior to founding AQUEES, Marek gained experience in infrastructure private equity, utility operations and corporate finance advisory. He worked on investments across several critical infrastructure projects within and outside the United States, including a critical water resource project in California. He has successfully started several ventures. Marek serves on the WEF Water Reuse committee.
Marek earned his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a Diplom-Kaufmann degree from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main.
He loves to travel, is excited about the water sector and strongly believes in the social and economic benefits of competition.