Agenda 2017 – Day 2

Tuesday 25 April 2017




07.00 – 09.00


08.00 — 08.40

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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08.45 — 10.15

Day 2 Opening Plenary: CEO Forum

The CEOs of six of the world’s most important water businesses join a panel to discuss the key issues for the future of the water sector.

What is the outlook for the global water market in a world which wants to turn its back on globalisation? Will the digital revolution bring dramatic change to the water sector or merely incremental change?

Is the future going to be about providing assets, technologies or services? What is beyond the water – food – energy nexus, and how can the water industry align itself with new themes in the global economy? What will be the most significant drivers of growth in 2018 and beyond?

Our Opening Day 2 session will bring together some of the world’s most progressive private sector thought leaders to outline how they see the world of water shaping up for the 21st century and what innovations and creative approaches are going to get us there.

Chair: Amanda Brock, Founder and CEO, Water Standard

Heiner Markhoff, President & CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies
Kevin Klau, President of Hach
Patrick Decker, CEO, Xylem
Ronald Keating, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Evoqua Water Technologies

10.15 — 10.45

Coffee Break

10.45 — 12.15

Session Strands

Latin America

Wastewater Management for Latin American Megacities

Wastewater management in Latin America is facing a number of challenges towards achieving universal access to sanitation services which is driven by factors such as rapid population growth, environmental regulatory concerns, and inconsistent project delivery. An increasing number of opportunities are arising to meet this demand and the wastewater treatment market is expected to offer the largest volume of opportunities globally in the short term. A mix of presentations and knowledge sharing, this dynamic discussion will feature a high level panel of representatives from key regions including Mexico, Brazil, Columbia and Peru.

Chair: Aurelio Ignacio López Mier Americas Business Director, ACCIONA Agua

Dr. Gesner Oliveira, Partner at GO Associados and Professor of Economics at Getúlio Vargas Foundation
Hector Fernando Piscoya Vera, General Manager, SEDAPAL
Néstor Guillermo Franco, Head of Autonomous Regional Corporation of Cundinamarca (CAR), Columbia

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Privatisation in Saudi Arabia

A showcase for privatisation plans in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and forum to discuss how they could be made more realistic.

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Eng. Ali Al-Hazmi, Governor, Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)


Digital Sustainability for industry

How will the digital revolution impact the industrial water space?

Chair: Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Water & Process Technologies

Jacques Euler, Beauty Division – Manufacturing Sustainability , Procter & Gamble.
Josep Molas Pages, Corporate Spring and Mineral Water Quality Manager, The Coca Cola Company

Working Group

China’s Technology Needs

What is China’s Technology Park Idea and how does it impact the national and international water market? A broad spectrum of players from across China’s water sector pitch for the technologies that are needed most in China.

Chair: Yujia Shen, Asia Research Editor, Global Water Intelligence

Anurag Bajpayee, CEO, Gradiant

Working Group

Un-invented technologies

There is a mismatch between the challenges that Water Utilities are facing and the solutions that technology providers currently offer. In this session, Booky Oren and a group of Water Utilities explore the areas of new technology demands which are not met by currently available products and services. The discussion focuses the spotlight on where the next innovation challenges for this industry lie.

Chair: Booky Oren, Chairman & CEO, Global Water Technologies

Csaba Haranghy, Head, Budapest Waterworks, Hungary
David St. Pierre, Executive Director Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, USA
Halla Razak, Director of Public Utilities, City of San Diego, USA
Raveen Jaduram, Chief Executive, Watercare Services Limited, Auckland, New Zealand
Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

12.15 — 13.45


13.00 — 13.45

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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13.45 — 15.20

Session Strands

Latin America

Water for Mining

After a few challenging years, commodity prices have started to increase driving new investments in mining operations. Mining companies in Chile and Peru are faced with various water-related challenges: water shortage is a critical challenge in the region which is driving desalination opportunities as well as water reuse initiatives in mining operations. In addition, obtaining the social licence to operate is another critical factor. This session will begin with a panel consisting of mining industry representatives who will focus on their main water challenges followed by a lively discussion involving the panel and the audience.

Andrés Zancada, Business Development Director, Aqua Advise
Dr. Hubert Fleming, Head, Water Management, Anglo American (speaking role)

Francis McAllister, Vice President of Land & Water, Freeport-McMoRan
Jorge Cantallopts, Director of Research and Policy Planning, Chilean Copper Commission
Jose N. de Piérola Canales, Water Resource Manager, Southern Peru Copper Corporation
Martin Brown, Tailings, Water and Slurry Pipeline Manager, Cía Minera Doña Inés de Collahuasi


Bridging the Bankability Gap: Emerging Models for PPPs

Governments around the world are inviting the private sector to finance water infrastructure investment. Investors are responding in some regions, but remain wary in others

New ways to approach public-private partnerships – and to lower the barriers to private involvement in infrastructure investment – are now emerging that could have wider applicability internationally and change the private investor’s view on risk.

This session will look at these new models for PPP contracts and ask what their potential will be for closing the bankability gap for water infrastructure projects and providing a contract structure that will make them more attractive to clients, project developers and investors.

Benson Ajisegiri, Head of Water Reform and Public Private Partnership, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Nigeria
Atter Hannoura, Director, Public Private Partnership, Central Unit. Egyptian Ministry of Finance
Emma Sri Martini, President Director, PT Sara Multi Infrastructure (PTSmi), Indonesia
Hisaka Kimura, Head, Private Sector Infrastructure Finance, East Asia Unit, Asian Development Bank
Sonia Attia, Director General of the Concessions Monitoring Committee, Office of the President, Republic of Tunisia


Digital Evolution: A Utility Perspective

Join the discussion as global utility leaders examine the benefits and challenges associated with implementing the digital utility with examples drawn from developed and developing world scenarios.

Shri. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) India
Neil Brennan, Managing Director, Western Water, Australia


Water, Waste, Energy Synergies

The urge to optimise the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment has driven innovation across the globe, and the prospect of wastewater treatment plants being net contributors of energy to the grid is no longer a pipedream.

This session will explore the role of sewage sludge and other organic wastes as fuel sources of the cities of the future. From biogas to biocoal or bio-crude, technological advances mean that liquid and solid waste management has a key role to play in delivering carbon-neutral societies. How can the case-studies of today be replicated and scaled-up?

Chair: Thierry Noel, Managing Partner, Amane Advisors

Frank Rogalla, Director of Innovation and Technology, Aqualia
Saburo Masuda, Executive Officer, Swing Corporation
Steve Clark, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ Asia
Ole P. Johnsen, Chief Executive Officer, Billund Water
Andrew Shepherd, Accessory Development and Alternative Energies, Whole Vehicle Engineering Department, SEAT, S.A.

15.30 — 16.30

Closing Plenary: Ministerial Panel

Global vs. Local- The Next Generation of Water Management

The United nations has launched the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Water where water has never before received so much attention. Heads of State are recognising its value, but how will their governments make a real change, and what value is there in working together under a global institution for water management? This session brings together ministers from the countries represented in the HLPF, plus additional perspectives from other ministers from around the world, in order to address the key question: should water be managed locally or globally? This will determine policy and regulations for generations to come…

Hon. Ek Sonn Chan, Secretary of State, Royal Government of Cambodia
HE Dr. Hazim El Naser, Minister of Water and Irrigation, Jordan
H.E. Suleiman H. Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, Federal Republic of Nigeria