2022 Agenda – Day 1

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DAY 1 – TUES MAY 17
07.00 – 08.45

Registration

08.00 – 08.45

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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Tecton

09.00 – 10.30

Opening Plenary: Water-Positive, Zero Carbon

Moderator:

Introductory Remarks:

  • HE Abdullah Al Abdulkarim, Governor of SWCC, Saudi Arabia

Keynote Speakers:

  • Paul Polman, Business leader, campaigner and co-author of “Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take”, Former CEO, Unilever
  • Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Chief Advisor and Chairman of the Strategy and Policy Unit, National Institute of Urban Affairs
  • Pascual Fernández-Martínez, CEO, Canal de Isabel II
  • Hon. Tazul Islam, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, Government of Bangladesh
  • Sasha Kramer, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)

Acciona

10.30 – 11.15

Networking Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.15

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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Tecton

11.15 – 12.45

Roundtables – 40 tables with 4 x 20 minute rotations

The intense, fast moving roundtable sessions are consistently highly rated by our large constituency of returning delegates. Expert speakers lead tables of 10-12 in tightly focused discussions on what is new and trending in the international water industry.

  1. Choose a topic and join the table
  2. Meet the host and table guests
  3. 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 a step towards your next deal.

Acciona

INDUSTRIAL

How are advanced semiconductor giga-fabs pushing the limits of water technology?

Alex Milshteen
Global Engineering and Commissioning Manager, Intel
Alan Knapp
Senior Director, Microelectronics, Evoqua Water Technologies

INDUSTRIAL

How is Proctor & Gamble using data to drive water efficiency?

Jacques Euler
Beauty Sustainability Leader, Proctor & Gamble

INDUSTRIAL

What can we learn from the roll-out of L’Oreal’s Waterloop factory?

Hans-Ulrich Buccholz
Environmental Compliance Manager for Water, Wastewater and Biodiversity, L’Oreal

INDUSTRIAL

How do EDF’s local partnerships raise the value of water?

Laurent Bellet
Water & Energy Advisor, EDF

INDUSTRIAL

How will MARAFIQ manage its industrial water project delivery programme?

Mohammed Berki Al Zuabi
CEO, MARAFIQ

DESALINATION/REUSE

How can we collaborate to deliver the Aqaba-Amman water desalination and conveyance project?

Issa Al Wer
Project Manager, Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination & Conveyance Project, Ministry of Water & Irrigation (MWI), Jordan

DESALINATION/REUSE

What are the top opportunities for desalination and reuse in southern Africa?

Suzie Nkambule
CEO, Nafasi Water

DESALINATION/REUSE

What can the world’s water sector learn from NEOM?

Gavin Van Tonder
Executive Director of Water, NEOM

DESALINATION/REUSE

What are the current challenges and opportunities in water transmission?

Khalid Al-Habib
Chief Strategy Officer, WTTCO

DESALINATION/REUSE

What is the future for large-scale desalination in Morocco

Selma Jariri
Head of New Water Technologies Division, ONEE

DESALINATION/REUSE

How will Egypt’s new Administrative Capital manage its water and wastewater services?

Maged Ibrahim Omar Mohamed
Facilities Engineer, Administrative Capital for Urban Development, Egypt

TECHNOLOGY

What happened when United Utilities picked up a technology and ran with it?

Laura Conroy
Innovation Programme Manager, United Utilities
Matt Simpson
CEO, Typhon Treatment

TECHNOLOGY

Where can digital twins and AI make the biggest difference in the water sector?

Johannes Koch
Head of Sales Development of the Global Water Business, Siemens

TECHNOLOGY

How are digital tools helping utilities prioritise and improve investment decisions?

Dan Causley
Head of Digital Services, Water, UK, Stantec

TECHNOLOGY

What is the role of water technology in the low carbon hydrogen industry?

Steven Whittall
Senior Vice President, Environment & Water, Advisian

TECHNOLOGY

What is the financial opportunity for wastewater utilities in hydrogen?

Susan Moisio
Global Water Director, Jacobs

TECHNOLOGY

How will the water industry approach the shift from PFAS removal to destruction?

Ana Sanchez
Senior Consultant, Ramboll

NET ZERO

How did the UK become the first country to commit to Net Zero emissions in the water sector?

Adam Slimin
Technical Director, Climate Change and Sustainability, Stantec

NET ZERO

Why does sludge hold the key to Net Zero in the UK?

Bob Stear
Chief Engineer, Severn Trent

NET ZERO

How is the world’s biggest utility decarbonising?

Adriano Stringhini
Corporate Management Officer, SABESP

NET ZERO

How are the cities at the forefront of climate change adaptation tackling water challenges?

Lykke Leonardsen
Head of Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions, City of Copenhagen & Senior manager for Water Safe Cities, C40 Cities

NET ZERO

How can urban greening in arid countries be sustainable and climate friendly?

Werner Redtenbacher
Group Director Water & Environment, ILF

NET ZERO

How can you define carbon trajectories whilst implementing sustainability-linked financing?

Edmée Cuisinier
VP Sustainable Development, Saur Group

FINANCE

Can the Asian Development Bank’s Water Resilience Hub accelerate climate investment in water?

Alessio Giardino
Senior Water Specialist, Asian Development Bank

FINANCE

How is FIPAG delivering SDG6 to Mozambique?

Victor Tauacale
CEO, FIPAG

FINANCE

Why will the International Water Bank make a difference?

Rashad Al Shawa
Chairman, International Water Bank

FINANCE

What is the trend in the M&A market?

Thierry Noel
Partner, Amane Advisors

FINANCE

How is green finance reshaping project finance in the Middle East?

Laura de Andres
Head of Financial Planning-Structured Finance, Acciona

FINANCE

How can we make the most of the sustainable finance opportunity?

Rogerio Pilotto
Senior Investment Officer, IFC

FINANCE

How are World Bank programmes strengthening institutions to deliver bankability?

Patricia Lopez
Senior Infrastructure Finance Specialist, World Bank

FINANCE

Where are the opportunities for water financing in the EIB’s Climate Bank Roadmap?

Thomas van Gilst
Head, Water Security and Resilience division, European Investment Bank

FINANCE

How did the Dhaka WASA Turnaround Program make a dysfunctional utility into a leading utility?

Taqsem Khan
CEO, Dhaka WASA

FINANCE

What is the rational, and what are the challenges of privatizing Corsan?

Roberto Barbuti
CEO, Corsan – Companhia Riograndense de Saneamento

WASTEWATER

What role will the private sector play in Tunisia’s wastewater sector?

Abdelmajid Bettaieb
CEO, ONAS Tunisia

WASTEWATER

Could sewage warn us against the next health crisis?

Mathieu Delahaye
Market Manager Protection of Resource and Aquatic Environments, Suez

WASTEWATER

Can Senegal lead the way in sanitation in Africa?

Ababakar Mbaye
CEO, ONAS Senegal

WASTEWATER

Why is the digital twin spotlight shifting to wastewater?

Jaime Barba
CEO, Idrica

WASTEWATER

How will the UK reduce its discharges from combined storm overflows by 80% before 2050?

Louise Hunter
Director of Corporate Affairs, Northumbrian Water

WASTEWATER

How is the World Bank streamlining the development of wastewater reuse projects?

Naoll Mary
Upstream Global Lead Water, Waste, Muni&Env

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch

13.00 – 14.00

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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Tecton

14.00 – 15.30

Session Strands

Industrial Corporate Water Strategy

Defining Water Positive

The concept of being “water-positive” has been gaining currency but what does it really mean? The narrow definition of returning more water to nature than is withdrawn is limited in its usefulness. A broader focus on commitments to enhancing the water resources that industrial end-users rely on may prove more beneficial. A group of leading industrial end-users share their approaches to going beyond just returning water to nature and how the supply chain can be part of the story.

Moderator:

  • Venkee Sharma, CEO, Aquatech

Speakers:

  • Jehanne Fabre, Global Head of Water Stewardship, Danone
  • Vetrivel Dhagumudi, Global Water Program Leader, Kimberly-Clark
  • Stefanie Woodward, Sustainability Program Manager, Water & Climate, Meta
  • Cecilia Coates, Water Stewardship Associate, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Myrthe Welberg, EMEA Environmental Senior Specialist – Water, Cargill

Aquatech

Desal

Water Technology Idol

What are the big ideas that have the potential to change the face of desalination and water reuse? Picking winners at an early stage is extremely difficult but Tech Idol has a remarkable success rate. We bring together five of the hottest ideas in desalination and water reuse and pitch them against each other in front of our judging panel. Which game changer will be crowned Tech Idol in 2022?

Judging Panel:

Speakers:

Gradiant

Digital

The Smart Way to Zero

It is impossible to make sense of zero carbon strategy in the water sector without making it part of a broader digital performance strategy. The synergies between the two are too big to miss. How are the most forward-thinking utilities marking the most of this opportunity? What can the leading technology companies in the sector contribute? Here we map out how the smart technologies are defining the race to zero and vice versa.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Carmen De Miguel, Strategic Marketing Manager, Water and Wastewater Segment, Schneider Electric
  • Marc Battle, Resilience Lead & Chief of Legal Affairs, DC Water
  • Dirk de Kramer, Policy Advisor – Environmental, Vitens
  • Jaime Flores Cabeza, Deputy Director of R+D+I, Canal de Isabel II
  • Carolina Venegas, Senior Strategy Manager, Autodesk

Suez

Finance

Monetising Carbon for SDG6 Finance (Session 1 of 2)

The climate imperative has overwhelmed the development finance sector. It is a huge opportunity for all those involved in delivering SDG 6 for water and sanitation. How do we use climate finance to overcome the long-standing obstacles to delivering improved water and sanitation? This four-part interactive workshop brings together all the most important players to look at the options for monetising the reduction in carbon emissions associated with water projects.

Part 1 – Carbon finance strategies for water

Where do the major development finance agencies and climate funds see the opportunity in the water/carbon nexus?

Part 2 – Understanding carbon’s cost curve

Measuring emissions more effectively is the first step to identifying a carbon investment strategy. What are the challenges?

Co-Moderators:

Speakers:

  • Venera Vlad, Associate Director, EBRD Infrastructure, EBRD
  • Dieter Rothenberger, Head of Water Policy Programme, GIZ
  • Dr. Amgad Elmadhi, Water Sector Senior Specialist, Division Mitigation Adaptation, Green Climate Fund
  • Dr Alessio Giardino, Senior Water Specialist (CC), Asian Development Bank
  • Darren Moens, Investment Manager, Climate Fund Managers
  • Dany Vardi, Global Water Sector Lead, IFC
  • Stephane Bessadi, Senior Procurement Specialist, ADB
  • Thomas van Gilst, Head, Water Security and Resilience Division, EIB
  • Sasha Kramer, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)

Water Leaders Group

Leading Utilities of the World

LUOW 5-year Anniversary: Recognising Innovation

The Leading Utilities of the World is a global network of the world’s most successful and innovative water and wastewater utilities. Since the initiative’s launch in 2017, 56 Gold Standard utilities have been inaugurated. Utilities that have been members of LUOW for 5 years in 2022 will reflect on their innovation journey, and present additional innovation areas, to renew their membership. New nominees will present their outstanding innovations and 5-year plans to be inducted into the network.

New Members:

  • Tad Bohannon, CEO, Central Arkansas Water, USA
  • Amit Lang, CEO, Mekorot, Israel
  • Gloria Gray, Chairwoman of the Board, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Established Members:

Advisory Board:

  • John Ringham, Chair, Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board
  • Michael Toh, Director Industry & Technology Collaboration, Singapore PUB

LUOW

An Initative of: WaterLeaders

Foundation Partner: Jacobs

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.00

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your facility to book 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.

Tecton

16.00 – 17.30

Session Strands

Industrial Corporate Water Strategy

Circular Water

Industrial end-users can no longer ignore the need to implement expansive water reuse regimes in their operations. Ambitious water stewardship goals and the threat to business as usual from growing water scarcity are twin pressures on water management at industrial sites. We gather a selection of industrial end-users to explore the challenges being faced and how cross-industry collaboration can help foster best practice.

Moderator:

  • Rob Simm, Senior Vice President, Emergent Sector Leader, Water, Stantec

Speakers:

Aquatech

Desal

Accelerating New Models for Desal

As reverse osmosis matures, the focus of innovation has moved to new applications and configurations of the technology. The biggest challenge for all of them is scaling up rapidly. How can investors, owners, lenders engineers and end users help accelerate the deployment of these technologies while still managing their risks?

Moderator:

Speakers:

Digital

The Next Digital Frontier

Advanced utilities and government agencies are thinking big about digitisation. The water sector is starting to reap the benefits of using creative solutions to map and manage resources, distribution, leakage and wastewater. This panel session brings together the proponents of innovative project with industry leader to understand the potential of thinking smart about the entire water cycle.

Moderator:

  • Alice Guehennec, Group Chief Digital & Information Officer, Saur

Speakers:

  • Marshall Davert, Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Stantec
  • Lauren Guy, CTO, Asterra
  • Anders Liechti, CTO, DHI
  • Ana Margarida Luis, Board Member, AdP VALOR
  • Yossi Yaacoby, Vice President of Engineering, Mekorot
  • Ash Vesali, Director of Commercialisation, Iota, a fully owned subsidiary of South East Water

Finance

Monetising Carbon for SDG6 Finance (Session 2 of 2)

The climate imperative has overwhelmed the development finance sector. It is a huge opportunity for all those involved in delivering SDG 6 for water and sanitation. How do we use climate finance to overcome the long-standing obstacles to delivering improved water and sanitation? This four-part interactive workshop brings together all the most important players to look at the options for monetising the reduction in carbon emissions associated with water projects.

Part 3 – Making it work

How do public water agencies see the opportunities in carbon finance? What would make carbon finance for water more accessible?

Part 4 – Action plan

How do we move ahead from here?

Co-Moderators:

Speakers:

  • Taqsem Khan, CEO, Dhaka Wasa
  • Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Chief Advisor and Chairman of the Strategy and Policy Unit, National Institute of Urban Affairs
  • H.E. Hazim El Naser, Chairman and Founder, Middle East Water Forum
  • Gary White, CEO and Co-Founder, Water.org & WaterEquity
  • Camille Dansou, Managing Director, SONEB
  • Joel Kolker, Programme Manager – Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership, World Bank
  • Eng. Dr. Clifford A. Braimah, Managing Director, Ghana Water Company
  • Kelvin Chitumbo, CEO, Zambian Regulatory Agency
  • Ababakar Mbaye, CEO, ONAS Senegal

Water Leaders Group

Leading Utilities of the World

Leadership Roundtables

What makes the ‘Leading Utilities of the World’ innovation network different is the development of a truly innovative culture within and across utilities. In this session, the speakers from the first innovation session will receive prepared and structured feedback on their presentations from the Advisory Board of the ‘Leading Utilities of the World’ innovation network. Join leaders of the world’s most innovative utilities at roundtables and hear their insights into how the water sector can progress to an even higher level of performance, both as individual organizations and through collaboration.

New Members:

  • Tad Bohannon, CEO, Central Arkansas Water, USA
  • Amit Lang, CEO, EMS Mekorot, Israel
  • Gloria Gray, Chairwoman of the Board, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Established Members:

Advisory Board:

  • John Ringham, Chair, Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board
  • Michael Toh, Director Industry & Technology Collaboration, Singapore PUB

LUOW

An Initative of: WaterLeaders

Foundation Partner: Jacobs

19.00 – 23.00

Global Water Awards Gala Dinner

Celebrating excellence across the international water industry at the La Quinta de Jarama.

Dupont

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