Pre-summit, Sunday April 21st | Global Water Summit 2013 | Seville, Spain
Day 1, Monday April 22nd | Global Water Summit 2013 | Seville, Spain
Water risk is the most important challenge the global economy will face over the next decade. Each of us, within the next ten years, will experience a water related event: a shortage, a flood, an infrastructure failure, an interruption to business, an economic disruption - which will have a bigger impact on our lives than we have ever experienced before. But business water-users continue to thrive, so the Summit asks what can we learn from the experience of industry? How have these successful companies confronted the threats to continued production, brand image and the bottom line? Christopher Gasson, publisher of Global Water Intelligence, introduces the keynote speaker and our panellists to share their success stories, from the socio-economic to the heroic.
Keynote speaker: Jerry Linenger: Retired NASA astronaut and founding board member of Circle of Blue
'Water in a closed eco-system'
What the food – water – energy nexus is really about is the fact that we live in a closed eco-system. There is no better way of understanding this than from the perspective of the international space station orbiting the Earth. You have to recycle the air that you breathe and the water that you drink, and if anything goes wrong with the management of either system, everything is at risk. You can also see the Earth – it appears quite small. It is also a closed eco-system. 2000 orbits of the earth gave astronaut Jerry Linenger a unique insight into the challenge we face with the world’s water systems, and how we must approach the solution.
Top government officials and water executives discuss what the water risk nexus means in their region, how they balance the competing needs of households, farmers and industrial users, how they think the tough choices required can be addressed, and where the solutions might be. With Jean Michel Herrewyn, CEO, Veolia Water, Chew Men Leong, CEO Public Utilities Board, Singapore, Inigo de la Serna, Mayor of Santander and President of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, Alistair Wyness, Group Water Expert, BP, and Jurgen von Hollen, VP Water Process Technologies, Pentair.
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The ever-popular, fast-moving session with our conference speakers hosting tables of ten to lead discussions in their fields of expertise. Introduce yourself around the table. Listen to the presentation. Take part in the discussion and move on. After three 20 minute sessions you’ll have made many new contacts to develop further during the Summit. Table hosts include:
|1. Anne-Marie Fleury, Director, Environment, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), UK: 'Adapting to a changing climate: an approach for the mining industry'||21. Laurie Reemeyer, Project Manager Mining and Metals, AMEC, USA: 'Towards zero net water use in mining'|
|2. Adel Karim Mechia, Director General, ADE: 'Management contracts in Algeria'.||22. Alan Thompson, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, UAE: 'Sludge management and treated effluent in the Gulf'|
|3. Cate Lamb, Head of Water, Carbon Disclosure Project, UK: 'Corporate Water Risk Disclosure'||23. Loay Al Musallam, Deputy Minister of Planning & Development, NWC, Saudi Arabia: 'Next steps for the National Water Corporation'|
|4. Colin Tyree, General Secretary, Produced Water Society: 'Water Treatment in the Oil and Gas Industries'||24. Mark Turner, UK&I Wate'r Sector Leader, Ernst & Young and Tony Conway, Executive Director at United Utilities, UK: 'An industry in transformation – the UK example'|
|5. Martijn Kruisweg, Lead - Global Eco-Efficiency Improvement Program, AkzoNobel , Netherlands: 'How a major industry tackles water risk management'||25. Maurice Neo, Director for Industry Development, Public Utilities Board, Singapore: 'The Singapore water story: co-creating the future of water'|
|6. German Ruiz, Director General, SAPA, Mexico: 'Water for La Paz'||26. Miguel Castellanos, Environment Health & Safety Director, L'Oreal, France: 'Industrial water consumption: how can it be reduced?'|
|7. His Excellency Adel Mohammad Al-Roumi, President, Partnerships Technical Bureau, Kuwait: 'Public Private Partnerships in Kuwait's water sector'||27. Patricio Matiz Vega, General Director, Aguas de Antofagasta, Chile: 'Supplying water for the Chilean mining industry: the trade-offs and opportunities'|
|8. His Excellency Shaikh Nawaf bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, CEO, Electricity and Water Authority, Bahrain: 'The Next Steps for Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority'||28. Paula Bittencourt, CFO and Investment Officer, COPASA, Brazil: 'COPASA's Water Future'|
|9. Howard Neukrug, Water Commissioner, Philadelphia, USA: 'Asset Management of Ageing Cities'||29. Rachmat Karnadi, Chairman BPPSPAM, Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia: 'Accelerating private investment in infrastructure in Indonesia'|
|10. Howard Scott, Managing Director, Cognyst Advisors, USA: 'The Keys to Success with Smart Metering'||30. Roberto de Andraca, Chairman, and Jose Gonzales, Copiaco Project Manager, CAP, Chile: 'Water and the mining industry in Latin America'|
|11. Hussain Abdulhussain, CEO, Haya Water, Oman: 'Building Oman's Wastewater network'||31. Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, Netherlands: 'Integrating the water-cycle for sustainability'|
|12. Jim McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager for Water, LA Water, USA: 'LA's Water Future'||32. Roger Bailey, Director, San Diego Public Utilities Department: 'Alternative Water Resources for San Diego'|
|13. Geoff Gage, Partner, McKinsey & Company: "Creating value through Industrial Water'||33. Shayo Holloway, General Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Nigeria: 'Lagos water: challenges and opportunities'|
|14. Juan Antonio Guijarro, General Director, Aqualogy, Spain: 'A new business model for the future'||34. Avtar Jirh, Managing Director, Doosan Enpure and Hyun-sang Ahn, Regional Managing Director, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction: 'Progress on the world's largest desalination plant'|
|15. Julia Bucknall, Water Anchor, World Bank, USA: 'Public policy and private investment in developing countries'||35. Kathy Shandling, Director, IPWA: 'Alternative infrastructure financing resources'|
|16. Karl Fennessey, Director Sustainable Development, ConocoPhilips, USA: 'Water risk assessment tools in the oil and gas sectors'||36. Debra Coy, Principal, Svanda & Coy, USA: 'Water & Wall Street – Investment Trends in the US Water Sector'|
|17. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Chairman, National Water Supply and Drainage Board, Sri Lanka: 'Rebuilding Sri Lanka's Water Sector'||37. Dr Vaino Shivute, CEO, Namwater, Namibia: 'NamWater's future plans'|
|18. Khalid Tahri, Directeur des Techniques et Ingénieries de la Branche Eau, ONEE (formerly ONEP), Morocco: 'ONEEs programme for desalination'||38. Toshiyuki Kosugi, Executive Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, JBIC : 'Case studies of Successful “PPPs” - Factors for Success and Lessons / JBIC's Water Strategy'|
|19. Khalil Attia, CEO, ONAS, Tunisia: 'The Tunisian Wastewater Sector'||39. Rossina Manche, Director General, Sedapal, Peru: 'Business opportunities in water and wastewater treatment in Lima – Peru'|
|20. Kim Morison, Managing Director, Blue Sky, Australia: 'Water markets in action. Allocating a scarce resource; the contestability of water rights in Australia'||40. Julio Ponce Arteta, President of TriPetrol Gas SA, Ecuador and Jorge Martinez, Alcadia de Ibarra and President of the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador: 'A plan for sustainable living: the rights of Nature'|
A new opportunity for 2013 to help you make structured appointments with other delegates of your choice. No more ‘not being able to find’ the person you want to meet, because now you can arrange it all beforehand and we make it happen. Promote your profile, see the list of registered delegates and request your One-2-One meetings - over 100 meetings already requested! Book your place at the Summit now and get started straightaway.
GWI market research team - Briefing
Espana 3GWI’s market research team presents the findings from their new report Global Water Market 2014: meeting the world's water and wastewater needs until 2018. Updated, rewritten and expanded it is an essential tool for planning your business strategy over the next five years. The team will explain the trends and opportunities and will answer your questions.
New Directions in Desalination
Membranes have been the most significant technological innovation in the water industry in the past 50 years. They have revolutionised the separations process across the board from desalination to wastewater treatment – but there is still a lot more potential as new challenges arise. Increasing water scarcity means that demand for desalination and reclamation is set to grow strongly – and desalination technology will continue to grow with it.
This session asks where the next desal revolution will come from: Forward osmosis? Ceramic nanofiltration? Advances in reverse osmosis membranes? Low pressure membranes? Join us for a discussion of new innovations and technologies.
Chair: Leon Awerbuch, Interim Dean IDA Desalination Academy, President Leading Edge Technologies, with Frans Knops, Product Manager, Pentair X-Flow, Eric Hoek, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UCLA, Thomas Altmann, Vice President Technology, ACWAPower International, HE Dr. Abdullah Al-AlShaikh, Deputy Governor for Planning and Development, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Germán Vergara Lorca, General Manager, WE Consulting Spa, Florian Bollen, Director at Memsys Clearwater Distribution Pte Ltd.
Sevilla 3 & 4
Water Leaders Workshop: Delivering ChangeThe time is right to refocus the dialogue in the water sector towards practical action and solutions. A process is needed to convene leaders in the industry and facilitate the creation of real, on-the-ground initiatives to transform the water sector. The Global Water Leaders Group will initiate the process during this workshop session.Please note: This session is exclusive to water leaders and invited delegates. If you would like further information about this session and the Global Water Leaders group, please contact Samantha Yates, email@example.com. Over fifty Water Leaders are attending the Summit and will particpate in other sessions throughout the two days.
Water leaders from around Latin America discuss the challenge of closing the infrastructure gap in Latin America’s high growth economies. The discussion will cover topics including: What are the main obstacles to a modern efficient water and wastewater service in your country? What do you see as the main solutions? What do you think has been done well in your country that other countries could learn from? What kind of support do you look for from the rest of the world? Is it realistic that you will achieve it? Chaired by Luis Castilla, Chairman, Acciona SA, with Patricio Matiz Vega, General Director, Aguas de Antofagasta, Jorge Martinez, Mayor of Ibarra and President of the Association of Municipalities of Ecuador (AME)., Oscar Pimental Gonzalez, General Coordinator of Watershed Councils, Conangua, Yesenia Calderon Solano, Executive President, Institute for Aquaducts & Sewers, Costa Rica, Guillermo Scarcella, President, Buenos Aires Water Company, and Marielos Alfaro, Representative on the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica.
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Corporate Water Risk
The Future of Water Risk Measurement and Management
Increasingly, shareholders are wanting to take a view on the extent to which the companies in which they invest are exposed to water risk. It is a reporting challenge: water risk is hard to identify and even more difficult to quantify. But one bank is already committed to water risk disclosure initiatives so how do we put a value on water related risks and compare them between companies?
Chaired by Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, Deloitte Consulting, with Johann Clere, Environmental Strategy Officer, Veolia Water, Cate Lamb, Head of Water, Carbon Disclosure Project, Brooke Barton, Director, Water Program, Ceres, Michael Corkery, CO-Engineering/Sevices/Water Management, Nestle, Joe Rozza, Global Water Resource Sustainability Manager, Coca-Cola and Ron Bohlmeijer, Specialist Water, Heineken Supply Chain.
The Water Technology Idol
Four companies with early stage technologies that could change the future of water make their claim to be the Water Technology Idol for 2013. A panel of expert judges will ask the tough questions before our audience votes for the winner. The Water Technology of the Year award will be presented by President Vicente Fox at the Global Water Awards dinner (19:30 this evening). Chaired by Tom Pankratz, Editor of the Water Desalination Report (WDR), with judges John Tonner, Chief Operating Officer, Consolidated Water, Miguel Sanz, Director of Development & Innovation, Degremont, and Lydia Whyatt, Managing Director, Four Winds Capital.
The contenders are:
Water Planet Engineering: Polymeric-ceramic Membrane
Watersolutions: Low-temperature Distiller
H2Oil & Gas Ltd: REDft membrane pretreatment and desalination technology
MIT: Carrier Gas Extraction (CGE)
Smart Water and Smart Cities
Sevilla 3 & 4
Cities need to be competitive while developing sustainably. The key to this is the smart city – one which brings together social and environmental liveability with networked data and communication. Water services need to come out from underground and establish themselves at the heart of a smart city strategy. In this session we hear about different ways in which smarter water can make for a smarter city. Chaired by Booky Oren, President & CEO, Global Water Technologies Ltd, with Jane Pagel, President and CEO, Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), Shaun Cox, Managing Director, Melbourne Water, Trevor Hill, President and CEO, Global Water Resources, Howard Neukrug, Water Commissioner, Philadelphia, and Biju George, Director, Greater Cincinatti Water Works.
Financial models for the future
The biggest challenge facing water utilities in Latin America is the tension between the need for investment in water infrastructure and the lack of willingness to pay cost recovery prices for water services. Which models work?
Chair: Erasmo de Alfonso, Senior Water Advisor, Aquafed, with Rossina Manche, General Manager, SEDAPAL, Othon Zevallos, Director General of Water and Sanitation, Quito Metropolitan District, Ernesto Zaldivar, Project Manager, ProInversion, Paula Bittencourt, CFO and Investment Officer, COPASA, and Takashi Hongo, Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute.
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Corporate Water Stewardship in 2013
Financial pressures on the corporate sector are rising, but at the same time the risks associated with the water cycle are becoming more acute. Corporations need to find ever more creative ways of promoting water sustainability that address the real issues as cost effectively as they can. In this session major companies present initiatives undertaken during 2012 which showed the most inspired approach to Water Stewardship during the year. After questions from our expert judging panel the audience votes on the winner of the Water Stewardship award to be presented during the Global Water Awards gala dinner.
Chair: Martijn Kruisweg, Head of Eco-Efficiency and Sustainable Growth, Eco-Efficiency Programmes, AkzoNobel Sustainability, Piet Klop, Senior Investment Advisor, PGGM, Harald Jensen, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Veolia Water North America and Cate Lamb, Head of Water, Carbon Disclosure Project.
The contenders are:
Anglo American: Los Bronces Water Project, Chile
CEMEX: Establishing water synergies to produce concrete, Colombia
Holmen Paper: Producing Paper in Spain: 100% recycled with 100% reclaimed water
EQUATE Petrochemical Company: Waste Water Recycling Project, Kuwait
L’Oreal: WWTP effluent treatment plant, Suzhou, China
Each year, the coveted Global Water Awards acknowledge the most important achievements in the international water industry, voted for by readers of Global Water Intelligence (GWI) magazine and the Water Desalination Report (WDR), and members of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and the International Private Water Association (IPWA). Final votes for the utility performer of the year will be cast by the audience tonight.
Our Guest of Honour for this evening’s ceremony is Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico and CEO of Coca-Cola Latin America. His story is inspirational: from truck-driver to business leader, Fox’s astonishing private sector career was surpassed later in public office as he played a vital role in Mexico’s democratization, and in strengthening the country’s economy. During his Presidency, he succeeded in controlling inflation and interest rates, and achieved the lowest unemployment rate in all of Latin America. After his speech President Fox will present the Global Water Awards trophies to the winners and runners-up. For further details about the Awards see www.globalwaterawards.com.
The evening will be opened by Dr Corrado Sommariva, Managing Director of ILF Consulting Engineers Middle East, and President of the International Desalination Association (IDA). There will also be a short speech from Abengoa, sponsors of the Global Water Awards 2013.
Coaches will leave for the Awards night venue, the nearby Pabellon de la Navegacion, at 18:15 prompt.
Day 2, Tuesday April 23rd | Global Water Summit 2013 | Seville, Spain
A second structured opportunity for pre-arranged individual meetings with other delegates of your choice. Promote your profile, see who else is attending and request your One-2-One meetings. Over 100 meetings have already been requested! Book your place at the Summit and get going straightaway.
GWI market research team - Briefing
Espana 3GWI’s market research team presents the findings from their new report Global Water Market 2014: meeting the world's water and wastewater needs until 2018. Updated, rewritten and expanded it is an essential tool for planning your business strategy over the next five years. The team will explain the trends and opportunities and answer your questions.
What are the big ideas which are changing the shape of the water sector today?
Zero: John Elkington, Volans.
Back in 1994 John Elkington coined the phrase, “The Triple Bottom Line”, defining corporate sustainability in terms of social, environmental as well as financial profitability. Zero is his next big idea: how can we build an economy with zero impact on the planet. Water is going to play a big role in it.
Chair: Amanda Brock, President & CEO, Water Standard, Jim McDaniel, Senior Assistant General Manager for Water, LA Water, USA, Thierry Mallet, Senior Executive Vice President, Suez Environnement, Alexander Danilenko, Senior Specialist, World Bank, and other speakers to be confirmed.
Water and the Natural Resources Industry
Latin America’s natural resources industry has found itself in conflict with its water services sector in the past. However, higher environmental standards and greater political awareness of environmental issues in granting licences has prompted a revolution in the way water is managed by mining and oil companies.
Are there benefits from still closer cooperation between the water sector and the municipal sector?
James Fernandez, President of the Directory of SEDAPAR, Peru as co-chair with Roberto de Andraca, Chairman, CAP, Chile, and Jose de Pierola, Water Resources Manager, Copper Corporation, Peru, Felix Bogliolo, Founding Partner and Chairman Managing Committee, Via Marina, Chile, and German Vergara, Commercial Manager, WE Group, Chile.
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The Water-Energy Nexus
The solar power industry is developing rapidly across the Middle East and North Africa, as governments look to exploit their natural advantages and reduce their domestic fossil fuel consumption. Solar desalination can potentially play an important role in this revolution, both because water production represents such a significant portion of electricity demand, and because water can provide an alternative form of energy storage.
Chaired by Carlos Cosin, CEO, Abengoa Water with Julia Bucknall, Water Anchor, World Bank, Miguel Angel Rivas, Product Manager, Energy, Sulzer, Julian Blanco Galves, Head of Environmental Applications of Solar Energy, Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Jackson Robinson, Partner, Brown Advisory, Usha Monari, Global Head, International Finance Corporation and Liana Ardiles, Director General for Water, Ministry of the Environment, Spain.
NB: There is an opportunity to visit the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant at 16:00 today.
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The Partnerships Imperative
Can corporations create a win-win world of water?
Businesses often face water constraints brought about by the negative public perception of the profit-motive. But water constraints limit operations – and limited business activity will ultimately hurt the economic health of the very communities in which business operates and provides employment. Partnerships across local business and communities are now key: both sides can serve their own interests best when they see beyond the fenceline and find a common ground for making the most out of their shared water resource. We’ll hear success stories from companies and communities that have created some unique local partnerships.
Chaired by Jan Dell, Resiliency Group LLC (Founder), with Marco Kutulas Peet, General Manager, Aguas de Antofagasta, Jean-Louis Merveille, Head of Sustainability, Vallourec, Tom Cooper, Head of Corporate Water, Intel, Alistair Wyness, Group Water Expert, BP International, Meg Garakani, Corporate Environmental Manager, Holcim, and other speakers tbc from industry and municipal wastewater reuse.
In 20 years time will we have managed water risk in our communities, businesses and environment, or through our inaction will the issue simply be 20 times greater than it is today? And if we are to be successful in managing our water risk, what actions do we have to undertake now? A panel of thinkers representing the various stake holders discuss the challenge.
Chair: Piet Klop, Senior Investment Advisor, PGGM with His Excellency Mohammed Al Saud, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Saudi Arabia, Mihir Shah, Member Planning Commission, Water Resources, Rural Development and Decentralised Governance, Government of India, Stuart Orr, Freshwater Manager, World Wildlife Fund International, , Stewart Lindsay, Director Corporate Affairs, Bunge Ltd, and Roger Bailey, Director, San Diego Public Utilities Department.
Two separate organised visits to:
EMASESA´s La Ranilla STP has a design flow of 90,000 m3/d and treats the wastewater generated in the eastern area of Seville and its industrial zone. Designed, financed and built under a BOT transaction by a consortium led by Spanish company aqualia, the plant will also be operated by aqualia for a 13 year period. The installation is the property of EMASESA, the municipal water company of the city of Seville, and includes a tertiary treatment facility to provide treated effluent for a golf course.
The plant was designed fully covered to avoid both the acoustic and visual impact, and to eliminate odor nuisances.
Abengoa’s Solucar Complex is the largest solar project in Europe. Located just outside of Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville, this solar thermal and photovoltaic installation complex currently has 183 MW in operation. The Complex supplies clean electricity to approximately 94,000 households, while eliminating 114,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
Transport by coach will be provided, returning to the hotel. These will be a popular excursions so please reserve your seats. Contact Alexandra Cheetham.