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Global Water Summit 2016     The Water Value RevolutionAbu Dhabi, UAE | 19-20 April

Agenda 2015

Global Water Summit 2016 | Abu Dhabi, UAE | 19-20 April

Pre-Summit, Sunday April 26th | Global Water Summit 2015 | Athens, Greece

Pre-summit
  • GWI Workshop:
    Beating the burn rate: the route to rapid technology commercialisation in the water industry
    14:00 - 18:00
     

    This workshop focuses on the road map to rapid commercialisation and avoiding the pitfalls, money traps, and dead ends that destroy shareholder value for too many technology companies.

    Session leaders:

    Jeff Green, Founder and CEO, NanoH2O
    Thierry Noel, Managing Partner, Amane Advisors

  • Isle Utilities' Global Technology Approval Group Conference *Invitation only* 
    14:00 - 18:00

    In ​celebration ​of ​Isle’s ​100th ​Technology ​Approval ​Group ​meeting, ​the ​Global ​TAG ​Conference ​will ​be ​taking ​place ​alongside ​the ​Global ​Water ​Summit ​in ​Athens. ​

    Isle Utilities' Technology Approval Group Awards Dinner
    19:30 - 22:00 

    The ​TAG ​Awards ​will ​recognise ​innovation ​leadership ​in ​the ​global ​water ​industry.

18:30-20:00
Global Water Summit 2015 Registration
19:00-20:00
Global Water Summit 2015 Welcome Reception and Cocktails
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Day 1, Monday April 27th | Global Water Summit 2015 | Athens, Greece

07:00-08:40
Registration
08:50-10:30 Session 1
Opening Plenary

THE WATER VALUE REVOLUTION

Today water is recognised as one of the top three development risks. We also recognise that it is finite and its connection to economic growth and the sustainability of our well-being is crucial.

This opening session will set the scene and provide an overview of what is changing in the world of water. We will focus on the circular economy, climate change, developing technologies, bringing investment into the sector and new models for financing. We ask our panel what role water business leaders will play in taking the industry forward and what future scenarios they envisage for water.

Christopher Gasson, Publisher, Global Water Intelligence

Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Building the Circular Economy

HE Dr. Abdulrahman M. Al-Ibrahim, Governor, Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC)

Richard Damania, Global Lead Economist, World Bank - Water Practice

 

10:30-11:00
Refreshments and networking break
11:00-12:30 Session 2
Insight Exchange

Insight leaders will lead 45 tightly focused Round Table discussion groups on new trends in desalination, water treatment and re-use in oil, mining and gas, produced water technology, smart water sensors, new models for public-private finance, infrastructure investing, emerging regions, new markets and more. Each delegate will be able to participate in four 20 minute discussion groups to engage with the top minds in the water market.

Choose 4 tables

Insight leaders will lead 45 tightly focused Round Table discussion groups on new trends in desalination, water treatment and re-use in oil, mining and gas, produced water technology, smart water sensors, new models for public-private finance, infrastructure investing, emerging regions, new markets and more. Each delegate will be able to participate in four 20 minute discussion groups to engage with the top minds in the water market.

Discussion leaders:

1. Richard Mattison, CEO, Trucost

Topic: Business Growth in a Water-Scarce World

2. Lydia Whyatt, Asset Management Practise Leader, Amane Advisors

Topic: New financing models for industrial water outsourcing.

3. Daniel Lambert, Australasia Water Leader, Arup

Topic: The Future of Urban Water

4. Sandy Fabritz-Whitney, Director of Water Resources, Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold

Topic: Keeping manufacturing profitable while reducing the water footprint: economic challenges and business opportunities

5. Mohammad Zahedzadeh, Reservoir Engineer, Project Manager, National Iranian Oil Company with Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, Reservoir Engineer, EOR Research and Development, National Iranian Oil Company (joint table)

Topic: Water issues on the Iranian oilfield

6. Richard Riggs, Corporate Venture Capital, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures with Hani Al-Khalifa, Technical Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco (joint table)

Topic: Technology issues in the oilfield and in KSA driving investment strategies

7. Cate Lamb, Head of Water, Carbon Disclosure Project

Topic: Building the field – how CDP’s work on water is catalysing opportunity

8. Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance at Corporate EHS Group, L’Oréal

Topic: Circular economy starts within our own operations.

9. Jose Gonzalez, Director of Construction, CAP with Julio Zorrilla, International Construction Director, ACCIONA Agua; Desalination Project Director for Chile

Topic: Desalination for Mining: Copiapó SWRO

10. Shayo Holloway, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation

Topic: PPP Challenges and Opportunities in Nigeria

11. Taqsem A Khan, Managing Director, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority

Topic: The private investment environment in Dhaka’s water treatment sector

12. Marco Vargas Medina, General Manager, SEDAPAL 

Topic: Oportunidades de Inversión en SEDAPAL

13. Lin O'Grady, Deputy Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Topic: EBRD activities in the water sector and business opportunities

14. Jan Dell, Chief Engineer, Wyland Foundation with Karl Fennesey, Board Advisor, Wyland Foundation (joint table)

Topic: Next Frontiers in Corporate and Utility Water Stewardship

15. Jacques Euler, Beauty Water Leader, Procter & Gamble

Topic: Manufacturing plant – Water foot print reduction benefits

16. Dr. Hao Shiyan, Technical Director, Yanchang Oil Field Co., Ltd. with Jane Wang, CEO, Beijing Huiyuan Water Yunyingguanli Co., Ltd.

Topic: Water treatment challenges on the Chinese oilfield: what are the opportunities for new technologies?

17. Zhang Yangang, Director and Senior Engineer,  Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology CO.,LTD /Seawater Desalination and Water Treatment Engineering Research Center, China

          Topic: The role of the iron & steel sector in developing           China's desalination strategy

18. Greg Koch, Director of Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company

Topic: Risk Assessment to Strategy: The power of quantified water risks in aligning an organization on water stewardship

19. Martijn Kruisweg, Commercial Excellence Manager and Sustainability Lead, AkzoNobel Performance Coatings

Topic: TBC

20. Blair Douglas, Water Practice Lead, BHP Billiton

Topic: Enabling catchment scale mine water management

21. Halla Razak, Director, San Diego Public Utilities

Topic: Potable reuse and its role as a new, sustainable water source which competes favorably with seawater desalination

22. Hamid Reza Kashfi, Manager, Bureau for Procurement and Funds and Development of Non-Governmental Participartion / Iranian Ministry of Energy, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company with Ali Asghar Ghane, Deputy for Planning and Development / Iranian Ministry of Energy, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (joint table)

Topic: Invitation for Foreign Investment in the Water and Wstewater Sectors of Iran

23. Gert-Jan Oude Egberink, Manager Ballast Water Treatment, Damen Shipyards

Topic: On board Ballast Water Treatment; are there any alternatives available for shipowners?

24. Arun Lakhani, Chairman & Managing Director, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd, India

Topic: India --> Billion+ Population -- Growing Economy, Urbanisation, Industrialisation --  USD 100 Bn+ Business Opportunity

25. Luisa Prista, Head of Eco-Innovation Unit, the European Commission’s Directorate-General Research and Innovation with Rossella Riggio, Research Programme Officer, European Commission Directorate (joint table)

Topic: Research & innovation to accelerate the water revolution

26. Jeff Green, Founder and former CEO, NanoH2O

Topic: Early Stage Companies in the Water Industry Ecosystem: Doomed or Drivers of Change?

27. Sudhir Murthy, Innovations Chief, DC Water

Topic: Shepherding Water Innovation: From Technology Fruit Flies to Elephants

28. Imran Hameed Khan Durrani, Director, Water and Sanitation Authority Balochistan, Pakistan

Topic: Assessment of climate change impacts on the ground water of Quetta Valley

29. Jim Lochhead, CEO, Denver Water

Topic: TBC

30. Jianhua Luo, Secretary General, China Environment Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Chinese Industrial wastewater: treat by polluters self or outsource to the third party?

31. Cai Jaiwenn, Chief Financial Officer, Interchina

             Topic: Interchina’s acquisition strategy & overview of the  Chinese water market

32. Adam Lovell, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)

Topic: Emerging trends in public / private sector service delivery  models

33. Albert Robles, Director, Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Topic: Past, Present and Future of Recycled Water in Southern California

34. Sameer Vyas, Managing Director, IL&FS Water Ltd (IWL), India

Topic: TBC

35. Joe Vesey, Chief Marketing Officer, Xylem

Topic: TBC

36. Alex Zhang, Co-founder, McWong Environmental Energy Group; President, McWong Environmental Technology Corp., Ltd (MET)

Topic: the water treatment needs in China’s CtX coal   sector following the newly implemented environmental regulations

37. Debra G Coy, Partner, XPV Capital Corporation

Topic: Venture capital & private equity financing for growth companies

38. Eng. Khalid Habib, Director of Business Development, Advanced Water Technology (AWT)

Topic: Investment trends in the Saudi water sector

39. Agnelo Mabote,Greater Maputo Project Director, FIPAG - Fundo de Investimento e Património do Abastecimento de Água, Mozambique

            Topic: FIPAG's current projects in the Greater Maputo area     and projects upcoming

40. Gary White, CEO, Water.org

Topic: Theory of Change: Blending philanthropic and equity investment to serve poor customers

   

Other Round Table discussion group leaders to be confirmed

 

  • Investment

    1. Richard Mattison, CEO, Trucost

    Topic: Business Growth in a Water-Scarce World

    2. Lydia Whyatt, Asset Management Practise Leader, Amane Advisors

    Topic: Industrial Water Outsourcing: External Finance Solution – Resonance Asset Management Ltd.

    3. Richard Riggs, Corporate Venture Capital, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures with Hani Al-Khalifa, Technical Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco (joint table)

    Topic: Technology issues in the oilfield and in KSA driving investment strategies

    4. Shayo Holloway, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation

    Topic: PPP Challenges and Opportunities in Nigeria

    5. Lin O'Grady, Deputy Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    Topic: What added value can IFIs offer in developing water investments?

    6. Arun Lakhani, Chairman & Managing Director, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd, India

    Topic: India --> Billion+ Population -- Growing Economy, Urbanisation, Industrialisation --  USD 100 Bn+ Business Opportunity

    7. Jeff Green, Founder and former CEO, NanoH2O

    Topic: Early Stage Companies in the Water Industry Ecosystem: Doomed or Drivers of Change?

    8. Cai Jianwen, Chief Financial Officer, Interchina

                 Topic: Interchina’s acquisition strategy & overview of the  Chinese water market

    9. Sameer Vyas, Managing Director, IL&FS Water Ltd (IWL), India

    Topic: Prospects for foreign water technology investors in the wastewater, sanitation and drinking water sector of Modi's new India

    10. Debra G Coy, Partner, XPV Capital Corporation

    Topic: Venture capital & private equity financing for growth companies

    11. Eng. Khalid HabibDirector of Business Development, Advanced Water Technology (AWT)

    Topic: Investment trends in the Saudi water sector

    12. Agnelo Mabote,Greater Maputo Project Director, FIPAG - Fundo de Investimento e Património do Abastecimento de Água, Mozambique

                Topic: Greater Maputo Water Supply Project

    13, Thierry Noel, Managing Partner, Amane Advisors

                 Topic: The main trends changing technology investment over the next 10 years: how accelerating technology will change the market and our expectations of it

  • Industry

    14. Sandy Fabritz-Whitney, Director of Water Resources, Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold

    Topic: Round table name: The Role of the Mining Industry in Regional Water Supply Sustainability
     

    15. Mohammad Zahedzadeh, Reservoir Engineer, Project Manager, National Iranian Oil Company with Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, Reservoir Engineer, EOR Research and Development, National Iranian Oil Company (joint table)

    Topic: Water issues on the Iranian oilfield

    16. Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance at Corporate EHS Group, L’Oréal

    Topic: Circular economy starts within our own operations - ingredients for expanding the model.

    17. Jose Gonzalez, Director of Construction, CAP with Julio Zorrilla, International Construction Director, ACCIONA Agua; Desalination Project Director for Chile

    Topic: Water for mining in Chile: the Acciona and CAP experience

    18. Jacques Euler, Beauty Water Leader, Procter & Gamble

    Topic: Manufacturing plant – Water footprint reduction benefits

    19. Dr. Hao Shiyan, Technical Director, Yanchang Oil Field Co., Ltd. with Jane Wang, CEO, Beijing Huiyuan Water Yunyingguanli Co., Ltd.

    Topic: Water treatment challenges on the Chinese oilfield: what are the opportunities for new technologies?

    20. Zhang Yangang, Director and Senior Engineer,  Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology CO.,LTD /Seawater Desalination and Water Treatment Engineering Research Center, China

              Topic: The role of the iron & steel sector in developing           China's desalination strategy

    21 Greg Koch, Director of Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company

    Topic: Risk Assessment to Strategy: The power of quantified water risks in aligning an organization on water stewardship

    22. Blair Douglas, Water Practice Lead, BHP Billiton

                Topic: Enabling catchment scale mine water management 

    23.  Hamid Reza Kashfi, Manager, Bureau for Procurement and Funds and Development of Non-Governmental Participation, Iranian Ministry of Energy, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company with Ali Asghar Ghane, Deputy for Planning and Development / Iranian Ministry of Energy, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (joint table)

                Topic: Invitation for Foreign Investment in the Water and Wastewater Sectors of Iran

    24. John Tonner, COO, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd., with Milton Rubio,NSC Agua  (bi-lingual English/Spanish Q & A)

                  Topic: Baja APP Law facilitates private participation in desalination for Baja California, Mexico

    25. Tom Pankratz, Editor, WDR

                  Topic: Advanced Treatment Technologies in Upstream Oil & Gas

    26. Dr. Alexander Ritschel, Senior Manager, Special Projects, MASDAR

                  Topic: Renewable energy desalination

     

  • Municipal

    27. Daniel Lambert, Australasia Water Leader, Arup

    Topic: The Future of Urban Water

    28. Taqsem A Khan, Managing Director, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority

    Topic: The private investment environment in Dhaka’s water treatment sector

    29. Marco Vargas Medina, General Manager, SEDAPAL 

    Topic: Oportunidades de Inversión en SEDAPAL

    30. Halla Razak, Director, San Diego Public Utilities

    Topic: Potable reuse and its role as a new, sustainable water source which competes favorably with seawater desalination

    31. Sudhir Murthy, Innovations Chief, DC Water

    Topic: Shepherding Water Innovation: From Technology Fruit Flies to Elephants

    32. Jim Lochhead, CEO, Denver Water

    Topic: Challenges of water reuse in an inland setting

    33. Adam Lovell, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)

                Topic: Harnessing the private sector for customers – emerging trends

     

     

  • Environment

    34. Cate Lamb, Head of Water, Carbon Disclosure Project

    Topic: Building the field – how CDP’s work on water is catalysing opportunity

    35. Martijn Kruisweg, Commercial Excellence Manager and Sustainability Lead, AkzoNobel Performance Coatings

    Topic: Successfully scaling up cooperation with Global Industrial companies

    36. Gert-Jan Oude Egberink, Manager Ballast Water Treatment, Damen Shipyards

    Topic: On board Ballast Water Treatment; are there any alternatives available for shipowners?

    37. Luisa Prista, Head of Eco-Innovation Unit, the European Commission’s Directorate-General Research and Innovation with Rossella Riggio, Research Programme Officer, European Commission Directorate (joint table)

    Topic: Research & innovation to accelerate the water revolution

    38. Imran Hameed Khan Durrani, Director, Water and Sanitation Authority Balochistan, Pakistan

    Topic: Assessment of climate change impacts on the ground water of Quetta Valley

    39. Jianhua Luo, Secretary General, China Environment Chamber of Commerce

    Topic: Chinese Industrial wastewater: treat by polluters self or outsource to the third party?

    40. Albert Robles, Director, Water Replenishment District of Southern California

    Topic: Past, Present and Future of Recycled Water in Southern California

    41. Joe Vesey, Chief Marketing Officer, Xylem

                 Topic:  Water Impact Strategies in Latin America

    42. Alex Zhang, Co-founder, McWong Environmental Energy Group; President, McWong Environmental Technology Corp., Ltd (MET)

    Topic: China's coal chemical industry wastewater treatment: the challenges and opportunities

    43. Jan Dell, Chief Engineer, Wyland Foundation with Karl Fennesey, Board Advisor, Wyland Foundation (joint table)

                Topic: Next Frontiers in Corporate and Utility Water Stewardship

    44. Gary WhiteCEO, Water.org

    Topic: Theory of Change: Blending philanthropic and equity investment to serve poor customers

    45.  Adi Yefet, Director, Water Department, Israel NewTech - National Energy & Water Program

                Topic: Business as usual is not an option

    46. Tom Domen, Long Term Innovation and Sustainability Manager, ECOVER/Method

    Topic:  Finding systematic solutions to avoid plastic pollution in our oceans

     

12:30 - 14:00

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  • One-2-One Pre-Arranged Networking Meetings

    Using the Global Water Summit App, you can promote your profile, see the list of registered delegates and request your One-2-One meetings. 
     
    Book your One-2-One meetings now using the Global Water Summit App
    1. Click on the 'Network' section of the App
    2. Search for delegates by name, company or keywords; or view everyone to browse the entire delegate list to find the delegates you would like to meet
    3. Click the 'Arrange Meeting' Icon to send a meeting invite - if they accept, this meeting will be booked in your calendar and the calendar of the delegate you want to meet
     
  • Lunch

  • 1.15 - 1.45

    The GWI Agora of Knowledge:

    • Getting ready for the desal rebound
    • Ballast water treatment market ready to set sail
    • Technology solutions for industrial water needs
    • Water in 2015 and beyond

    GWI Research and Editorial teams present the latest insight from the global water sector. Come and join the discussion!

14:00 - 15:30
Strands
  • Session 3

    Water Treatment: Desalination

    New Frontiers for Desalination

    Desalination is rapidly regaining its position as a sector to watch as the market responds to increasing water scarcity and high levels of industry demand. A session to examine large scale projects, new approaches and where the industry is headed.

    Moderator: Borja Blanco, CEO, Aqua Advise

    Speakers:

    • Dr. Alexander Ritschel, Senior Manager Special Projects, MASDAR, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company
    • Hamid Reza Kashfi, Manager, Bureau for Procurement and Funds and Development of Non-Governmental Participartion / Iranian Ministry of Energy, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company with Ali Asghar Ghane, Deputy for Planning and Development / Iranian Ministry of Energy, National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (Topic: Iran, current situation and future plans for development of desalination in the country )
    • Dr. Abdullah Al-Alshaikh, CEO, Advanced Water Technology (Taqnia) and IDA President
    • Zhang Yangang, Director/Senior Engineer, Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co, Ltd / Seawater Desalination and Water Treatment Engineering Research Center
    • Ron Davis, Executive Director, CalDesal
    • Mitch Summerfield, President, Process Systems, Pall Corporation

     

  • Session 4

    Regions

    Water markets on the new Silk Road: Central Asia rises again

    A session to explore how private players can best harness the flood of investment in Central Asia’s expanding water sector. 

    Moderator: Alexander Danilenko, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist, WSP - The World Bank

    Speakers:

    • Anarbek Onganovich Orman, General Director, TOO Vodnye Resursy Marketing (the private water utility servicing the city of Shymkent, Kazakhstan)
    • Isaev Asylbek Mukhambetovich, Head of Production / Bishkek Vodokanal Production Facility, Kyrgyzstan
    • Ahmet Marasli, Deputy General Manager, Akgirisim Contracting Consulting and Environmental Technologies Inc
    • Julio Schreier, Principal Specialist, Municipal & Environmental Infrastructure Team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

                     Topic: Central Asia Water sector: project preparation and sector structuring

    • Dolatbek Kokochorov , Director, Osh Water and Wastewater Municipal Company

     

     

  • Session 5

    Technology

    The Wastewater Revolution

    New technology solutions for wastewater treatment are rapidly transforming the economics of running WWTPs and the opportunities to realise profits will be huge. Our panel of technology entrepreneurs, contractors, end-user utilities and investors will identify the market dynamics and strategies that lower operating costs and make money out of waste.

    Moderator: Thierry Noel, Managing Partner, Amane Advisors

    Speakers:

    • Sudhir Murthy, Innovations Chief , DC Water
    • Per Lillebø, Chairman and Owner,  Cambi ASA and Cambi Group AS
    • Steve Wirtel, Senior Vice President of Technology Sales, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies
    • Gina Stefanakou, Deputy Executive Director, Networks & Operation, Athens Water and Sewerage Co SA (EYDAP)

    Other speakers to be confirmed

    Session Sponsor:

  • Session 6

    Industry

    Making more by using less: water in the circular economy

    Water is the medium which enables the circular economy to deliver value from our waste streams; and thereby creates a whole new field of opportunity for water technology in industry. Where is the greatest scope to deliver value?

    Moderator: Dr. Martin R. Stuchtey, Director of the McKinsey Center for Business & Environment, McKinsey & Company, Inc

    • Greg Koch, Director of Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company
    • Sandy Fabritz-Whitney, Director of Water Resources, Freeport McMoRan
    • Brigitte Dittrich-Kraemer, Senior Sustainability Manager, BASF
    • Tom Domen, Long Term Innovation and Sustainability Manager, ECOVER/Method
    • Martijn Kruisweg, Commercial Excellence Manager and Sustainability Lead, AkzoNobel Performance Coatings
    • Chloe Dupont, Global Director - Water Risks & Opportunities, Veolia

    Session Sponsor:

  • Session 7

    Global Water Leaders Group

    Workshop on New Models for Access 1

    The Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum has the mandate to develop a new economic model to accelerate access to improved water and wastewater utility services. In this joint workshop with the Global Water Leaders Group, members of the GAC evolve the solution set to put forward to the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos. Contact Samantha Yates, Secretary General of the Global Water Leaders Group for further details. Go to Global Water Leaders Attendees to see a complete list of which Leaders are coming to Athens 2015.

15:30-16:00
Refreshments and networking break
16:00 - 17:30
Strands
  • Session 8

    Water Treatment: Desalination

    Tech Idol Award

    Nominated companies with early stage technologies that could change the way industries use water will present their claim to be the Water Technology Idol of 2015. Our panel of expert judges will lead the lively Q & A before the audience votes for the winner.

    Moderator: Tom Pankratz, WDR Editor, Global Water Intelligence (GWI)

    Judging panel:

    • John Tonner, COO, Consolidated Water Co Ltd
    • Rick Stover, Executive Vice President, Desalitech
    • Lydia Whyatt, Asset Management Practise Leader, Amane Advisors

    Contestants:

    • Jaime Mateus, CEO, Anfiro: An ultrahigh permeability polymeric RO membrane
    • Tim Harper, COO, G2O Membrane: A graphene coated UF membrane technology
    • Ashwin Gulati, CEO, Spiral Water: An automatic, self-cleaning filter for high-solids pretreatment applications
    • Espen Mansfeldt, CEO, TPTec: A thermal zero liquid discharge technology

     

  • Session 9

    Regions

    Latin America: Water impact strategies in large scale heavy industries

    A workshop session to examine Latin America's revolution in the way water is managed in large scale industrial operations and the benefits of cooperation between industry and the municipal sector.

    Chair: Alejandro Garza, CEO, Atlatec

    Speakers:

    • Mike Jacobs, Director for Water & Tailings, Goldcorp Inc (Topic: Managing water resources on mining operations for minimal water footprint: a look at Goldcorp's South American operations.)
    • Jose Gonzalez, Director of Construction, CAP, S.A., Chile, with  Jose Diaz Caneja, General Director, ACCIONA Agua (Topic: The Future of desalination in Latin America & the application of desalination technologies to treating city wastewater to feed mining operations)
    • Francis McAllister, Vice President, Land and Water, Freeport McMoRan
    • Mr Andres Zancada, Business Development Director Latin America, Abengoa
     

     

  • Session 10

    Technology

    2015: The Year for Ballast Water?

    In the wake of the ratification of the International Maritime Organization Ballast Water Management Convention and the introduction of the more stringent United States Coast Guard Ballast Water Management Regulations, a dedicated session explores ballast water treatment technologies, implementation strategies, regulatory drivers and the potential for growth in this market.

    Moderator: Jad Mouawad, Mouawad Consulting AS

    Speakers:

    • Antoine Blonce, Technical Adviser, GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Programme, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    • Lawrence Quinn,  CEO, Water Purification, Severn Trent Services
    • George A. Tsavliris,  Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group, Athens, Greece
    • Gert-Jan Oude Egberink, Manager Ballast Water Treatment, Damen Shipyards
    • Dhritiman Hui, Investment Director, Green Marine Capital
    • Rear Admiral Robert C. North, U.S. Coast Guard (retired)

    Session Sponsor:

  • Session 11

    Industry

    Corporate Water Stewardship Award

    Nominated companies will present their water stewardship initiatives undertaken during 2014 before our panel of judges. Tough questions from the panel followed by Q & A with the audience will be followed by a live vote to decide which project showed the most inspired and effective approach to water stewardship during the previous year.

    Chair:

    • Greg Koch, Director, Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company; Member of the 2030 Water Resources Group Steering Board 2015

    Judges:

    • Cate Lamb, Head of Water, Carbon Disclosure Project
    • Hans-Ulrich Buchholz, Environmental Compliance, Corporate EHS Group at L’Oréal
    • Karl Fennessey, Board Advisor, Wyland Foundation

    Session Sponsor:

  • Session 12

    Global Water Leaders Group

    Workshop on New Models for Access 2

    The Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum has the mandate to develop a new economic model to accelerate access to improved water and wastewater utility services. In this joint workshop with the Global Water Leaders Group, members of the GAC evolve the solution set to put forward to the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos. Contact Samantha Yates, Secretary General of the Global Water Leaders Group for further details. Go to Global Water Leaders Attendees to see a complete list of which Leaders are coming to Athens 2015.

18:00 - 23.30
The Global Water Awards - Ceremony and Gala Dinner

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).

Our Guest of Honour for this evening’s ceremony is José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission (2004-2014) and Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-2004). After his speech José Manuel Barroso will present the Global Water Awards trophies to the winners and runners-up. For further details about the Awards see www.globalwaterawards.com.

Coaches will leave from The InterContinental Hotel Athenaeum for the Awards night venue (The Nasioutzik Museum), at 18:00 prompt.

The evening will finish at 23.30.

Day 2, Tuesday April 28th | Global Water Summit 2015 | Athens, Greece

07:30 - 08:50
One-2-One Pre-Arranged Meetings

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09:00 - 10:30 Session 13
Day Two Opening Plenary: Starting a water value revolution

Our panel of industry experts will provide a roundup of the main issues from Day 1, and ask what needs to change in the water industry if we are going to manage supply effectively, reduce water risk and sustain economic growth?

Session chair: Jablanka Uzelac, Research Director, GWI

Keynote speaker: Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman India, Director HSBC Asia Pacific

Speakers:

  • Oyun Sanjaasuren, Member of Parliament of Mongolia
  • Herbert Oberhänsli, Vice President; Economics & International Relations, Nestlé SA; Switzerland
  • Luisa Prista, Head of Eco-Innovation Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General Research and Innovation
  • Jean de Vauxclairs, CEO, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

 

  • Our panel of industry experts will provide a roundup of the main issues from Day 1 and explore the technologies, water management strategies and investment models currently having the most impact on their industries.

10:30 - 10:45
Refreshments and networking break
10:45- 12:15
  • One-2-One Pre-Arranged Meetings

    To help you get the most out of your conference experience, use this break-time to book meetings with other prestigious GWS delegates. 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. Using the Global Water Summit App, you can promote your profile, see the list of registered delegates and request your One-2-One meetings. In this two day event, you can book up to 27 ten-minute meetings!
     
    Book your One-2-One's now using the Global Water Summit App
    1. Click on the 'Network' section of the App
    2. Search for delegates by name, company or keywords; or view everyone to browse the entire delegate list to find the delegates you would like to meet
    3. Click the 'Arrange Meeting' Icon to send a meeting invite - if they accept, this meeting will be booked in your calendar and the calendar of the delegate you want to meet
  • Session 14

    New Models for Access: Day 2 Briefing

    This session will report on the results of Monday’s joint meeting of the GAC for Water and the Global Water Leaders Group and give a critical review of the data and issues involved.

    We will ask for audience feedback on utility supply, innovative structures for financing water and wastewater services, developing technologies to reduce capital costs and establishing governance models for maximising water services and utility performance.

    Live voting with results to be published by Water Leader, the magazine of the Global Water Leaders Group.

    Chair: Usha Rao-Monari, Chief Executive Officer, Global Water Development Partners (Blackstone Portfolio Company)

    Panel:

    • Brian Arbogast, Director of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Program, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • Sanjay Bhatnagar, CEO, Waterhealth International
    • Dr William Muhairwe, Executive Director, Global Water Leaders Group

     

  • 11.00 - 12.00

    The GWI Agora of Knowledge:

    • Getting ready for the desal rebound
    • Ballast water treatment market ready to set sail
    • Technology solutions for industrial water needs
    • Water in 2015 and beyond

    GWI Research and Editorial teams present the latest insight from the global water sector. Come and join the discussion!

12:15-13:15
  • One-2-One Pre-Arranged Meetings

    Pre-arranged individual one-2-one meetings with other delegates. Book your One-2-One meetings now using the Global Water Summit App

  • Lunch

13:15 - 14:45
Strands
  • Session 15

    Water Treatment: Oil,  Gas & CtX coal

    Topics include:

    Water treatment technologies for oil, gas and CtX coal

    Rising water volumes and increased treatment needs in the oil and gas sectors are creating new markets for water technology companies and opening new regions in the Middle East, Iran and China. We will also look at CtX wastewater treatment in China, with its technology opportunities and business models.

    Chair: Johnny Obeid, Vice President Middle East, Veolia Water Technologies

    Speakers:

    • Mohammad Zahedzadeh, EOR Reservoir Engineer and Project Manager / IOR Research Institute, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC R&D) (Topic: Water management in the oil industry: upstream aspects)
    • Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, Reservoir Engineer, EOR Research and Development, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC R&D)
    • Hani Al-Khalifa, Technical Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
    • Dr. Hao Shiyan, Yanchang Oil Field Co., Ltd., China (Topic: Recycling Technology for the Fracturing Flowback Fluid from Shale Gas)
    • Alex Zhang, President,  McWong Environmental Technology Corp., Ltd
    • Carl Hahn, Director of Innovation & Technology - Energy, Pentair (Topic: Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology (HRT): Produced Water Treatment Solutions for Challenging EOR & Treatment / Re-Use Applications)
  • Session 16

    Regions

    South and Southeast Asia

    A session to probe the region’s response to increased industrial demand amid unevenly distributed water supplies. We ask what the current prospects are for enabling water treatment projects through private finance in the South and Southeast Asian water sector.

    Session chair:

    Prof V. Srinivas Chary, Director - Urban Governance, Infrastructure, Environment and Energy, Administrative Staff College of India

    Speakers:

    • Ek Sonn Chan, Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, Cambodia (Topic: improving governance to meet full cost recovery)
    • Taqsem A Khan, Managing Director, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Bangladesh) (Topic: Engagement Opportunities in the Water Sector of Bangladesh)
    • Imran Hameed Khan Durrani, Director Water and Sanitation Authority Balochistan (Pakistan)
    • Arun Lakhani, Chairman & Managing Director, Vishvaraj Infrastructure Ltd, India (Topic: India's foray into Water PPPs - Nagpur 24x7 and 200 MLD Reuse Success Stories)
    • M G Gopal, Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Government of Telangana
    • Tran Viet Dung, Head of PPP Office, Public Procurement Agency(PPA), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), Hanoi, Vietnam

     

  • Session 17

    Technology

    Smart Green Cities

    A session for identifying the world’s smart green cities and the utility leaders, water technology companies and water fund investors who are leading the breakthrough.

    Session chair:

    Shaun Cox, Director, Inxure Strategy Group

    Speakers:

    • Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, Amsterdam
    • Halla Razak, Director, San Diego Public Utilities
    • Jim Lochhead, CEO, Denver Water
    • Daniel Lambert, Australasia Water Leader, Arup
    • Ednick Msweli, Head: Water and Sanitation, eThekwini Municipality
    • Albert Cho, Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, Xylem

    Session Sponsor:

  • Session 18

    Industry

    High performance Industrial utilities

    Industrial clients of utilities have distinct and highly specialised needs (compared to municipal ones) and the centralised utility model for providing services dedicated  to these clients is gaining traction as a vital component of economic growth. This session asks a select group of  industrial park utilities from around the globe to share their approach to using advanced water technologies to maintain sustainable and profitable operations, and what is the scope for industrial water utilities to lead the way in corporate water stewardship?

    Chair: Amanda Brock, Founder and CEO, Water Standard

    Speakers:

    • Mr Mubarak Al-Ahmadi, General Manager Technical Services / Marafiq, Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia (Topic: Marafiq’s pivotal role in Industrial Zones of Jubail and Yanbu)
    • Ahmed Saif Al-Mazrouy, CEO, Majis, Oman
    • Sjack van Agtmaal, CTO, Evides Industriewater BV, Rotterdam
    • Jianhua Luo, Secretary General of China Environment Chamber of Commerce
    • Alaa N. Karashi, Director of Water, Environment & Facilities, Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) (Topic: Water businesses in Saudi Arabia's industrial cities (MODON))

    Session Sponsor:

  • Session 19

    Scaling Up Finance in Water (workshop session)


    The International Finance Corporation hosts a workshop bringing together water utility leaders and private investors to address the obstacles to private sector participation in water in an interactive workshop session. How can we attract the levels of investment required to bring water out of its current under-funded time warp and into the 21st century?

    Chair: Elena Bourganskaia, Global Head of Water & Municipal Infrastructure, International Finance Corporation (IFC).

    Session Sponsor:

15:00 - 16:00 Session 20
Closing panel: Is water going to be the next investment revolution?

From now through 2030, providing a sustainable  water supply to the world’s businesses and communities is going to require hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure and technology investment.  Where will those billions come from? Our most precious - and fundamental - resource for economic growth remains significantly under-financed.

Our Global Water Summit 2015 will ask our panel: what needs to change in the water industry before we get the value - and the price - of water right?

Q & A with the audience followed by a live vote from the audience.

Moderator:

Ed Crooks, US Industry and Energy Editor, The Financial Times

Panel:

  • Dominic Waughray, Head of Public Private Partnerships, Member Management Committee, World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Sergio Campos, Head of Water and Sanitation, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Debra G Coy, Partner, XPV Capital
  • Atter Ezzat Hannoura, Director, PPP Central Unit,Ministry Of Finance - Egypt

 

  • The Global Water Summit 2015 will end with an Oxford Union style debate on private sector funding in the water sector, with the proposition ‘Is the water sector viable as an investment proposition?’ proposed, seconded and opposed. Q & A with the audience followed by a live vote to determine the winning argument.

16:00-17:00
End of Summit reception, with light refreshments

Day 3, Wednesday April 29th | Global Water Summit 2015 | Athens, Greece

9:00
Site Visit to Psyttalia Wastewater Treatment Plant
 
The wastewater treatment plant of Psyttalia, is the final recipient of domestic sewage and pre-treated industrial wastewater of the greater Athens area, with a hydraulic capacity of 27 m3/s and treatment capacity of 5.6 million PE. The plant is located at the area of Akrokeramos and on the island of Psyttalia, 2km west of Piraeus Harbor.
 
The tour will be conducted by Mr Spyros Dimoulas, Director of Wastewater Treatment Plants, EYDAP (Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company).
 
The bus will depart from the InterContinental Athenaeum at 9.30 am to arrive at Akrokeramos at 10.00 am. From there a ferry will take the group to Psyttalia wastewater treatement plant. The tour of the plant is expected to take roughly two hours.
 
The bus will return to the InterContinental at 12.30 pm.
 
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