Agenda 2019 – Day 2

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DAY 2, WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2019
07.00 – 09.00

Registration

08.00 – 08.40

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your facility to booking key appointments during the Global Water Summit

Meet the people you want to meet using our One-to-One networking facility. No more missed opportunities. You arrange it all beforehand and we make it happen.

As a registered delegate to the Global Water Summit, you will be able to upload your professional profile, see the list of registered delegates and send requests for structured One-to-One appointments with your target delegates.

Capstone

09.00 – 10.30

Disrupting Cities: Catalysing The Future of Water

As technologies advance, and inhabitants migrate from rural to urban environments, cities are driving the disruption of the water sector. From increasing digitization and decentralisation, through to the breakdown of traditional silos such as water and energy and industrial and municipal, how will the future of water and sanitation provision in cities play out, and how will this disruption spread to the wider water sector? What opportunities will be created for service providers and for the utilities themselves? Is this an opportunity to fundamentally recreate the relationship between water and consumer?

Chair:
Roger Harrabin, Environmental Analyst, BBC


Speakers:
Katrin Bruebach, Associate Director, Solutions Development and Innovation for Urban Water, 100 Resilient Cities

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30

Session Strands

Technologies

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 new technology demands which are not currently met by available products and services. What are the industry’s next innovation challenges?

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


Speakers:
Stefano Venier, CEO, Hera Group, Italy

Finance

Fixing the Leaking Bucket

In the water sector we have a saying: “There is plenty of money, but not bankable projects”. It reflects the fact that the operating performance of most emerging markets is so poor that putting money into them is like pouring money into a leaking bucket. It creates a double bind. At one end of the spectrum it means the utilities which need the most money receive the least, and at the other end of the spectrum it means that the bulk of concessionary funding gets funnelled towards a few high performance utilities that should have access to commercial funding. In this workshop session we will be designing the fix for the problem.

Wastewater

Wastewater Challenge

300 cities around the world with more than 1 million inhabitants have less than 10% sewerage coverage. There is an urgent need to find a way to meet SDG6 for sanitation by 2030 – at half the cost of a traditional sewer systems with centralised activated sludge treatment. Do innovative approaches such as on-site treatment, decentralised treatment with micro-networks, pressure/vacuum small bore sewer systems; and maximised resource recovery offer the positive disruptive potential to lower the operational and capital cost of traditional systems?

Chair:
Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group Ltd

Desal

Perfecting Recovery

Brackish water desalination has turned out to be one of the hottest areas for technological innovation – and market growth – over the past decade. It reflects a new paradigm in industrial wastewater management. Instead of looking to dilute salty effluents for disposal the trend is towards reducing freshwater demand by pushing towards higher recovery rates. This panel brings together some of the end-user customers at the forefront of this trend with the technology suppliers to understand where this fast growing market is moving

SUEZ

12.30 – 13.00

Lunch

13.00 – 13.45

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your facility to booking key appointments during the Global Water Summit

Meet the people you want to meet using our One-to-One networking facility. No more missed opportunities. You arrange it all beforehand and we make it happen.

As a registered delegate to the Global Water Summit, you will be able to upload your professional profile, see the list of registered delegates and send requests for structured One-to-One appointments with your target delegates.

Capstone

14.00 — 15.30

Big Plans roundtables – 15 tables with 4 x 20 minute rotations

A tightly focused roundtable session highlighting the context and emerging opportunities within key markets including Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

  1. Choose a topic and join the table
  2. Meet the host and table guests
  3. Then participate in an intimate, face-to-face exchange of ideas
  4. After four table rotations, you’ll leave the session with a new set of contacts, a meeting set up for later that day and the next step towards your next deal.

Acciona

The Next Generation Water Future

The future of the water industry depends on the vision of a new generation of utility executives. How do these young leaders dream of reshaping the water sector? What are their priorities and how will they remodel how the sector does business?

Each of our Young Leaders is matched with a utility mentor prior to the event and will present their vision of a water utility in the year 2050.

15.45 – 16.45

Closing Plenary: Global Water Market- GWI Insights

Join the Global Water Intelligence team and industry executives as we discuss the major global trends and new opportunities in the world of water.

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