Agenda 2019 – Day 1

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DAY 1, MONDAY 30 MARCH 2020
07.00 – 08.45

Registration

08.00 – 08.45

One-to-One Networking Meetings

Your facility to book key appointments during the Global Water Summit

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09.00 – 10.30

Opening Plenary: Challenging Assumptions

Moderator:
Christopher Gasson, Publisher, GWI

Keynote Speaker:
Paul Polman, Former CEO, Unilever

Speaker:
Rafael Prieto, CEO, Canal de Isabel II, Spain

Acciona

10.30 – 11.15

Networking Coffee Break

10.35 – 11.05

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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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

Roundtables:

UTILITY

Can Melbourne pull off a totally closed loop suburb?

Pat McCafferty
Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water

UTILITY

How is Hong Kong building greater water resilience?

Chau Sai-wai
Deputy Director of Water Supplies, Hong Kong Department of Water Supplies

UTILITY

How do you manage rainwater in a smart city?

Jorg Simon
CEO, Belin Wasser, Germany

INDUSTRY

What role can technologies from automotive engineering play in creating a more responsive digital water ecosystem?

Matthias Pätsch
Business Development and Projects, Water Management, IAV

INDUSTRY

How to turn an industrial utility into a major water player?

Ahmed Al-Mazrouy
CEO, Majis Industrial Services

INDUSTRY

What are the threats to a Sustainable Water Supply in Metal Manufacturing?

Hishmi Husain
Head Environment & Forest Management, Tata Steel Ltd

TECH

How can advanced modelling, simulation and the digital twin streamline desalination in the 21st century?

Alejandro Beivide
Chief Digital Officer and Automation and Control Manager Director, Acciona
David Pozo
Director of Process Automation and Digital Enterprise at Siemens S.A., Siemens

TECH

What is the smart solution for harmful algal blooms?

Lisa Brand
CTO, LG Sonic

FINANCE

Where is the smart money in M&A?

Ian Elkins
Editor, Global Water Intelligence

FINANCE

How do you finance NRW performance-based contracts for efficient water utilities?

Noam Komy
Chief Growth Officer, Miya

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch

13.00 – 14.00

One-to-One Networking Meetings

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14.00 – 15.30

Session Strands

Industrial Corporate Water Strategy

Setting the 2030 agenda

Businesses are rethinking their water strategy as they move into the next decade. Many have achieved their original performance targets and learning from that experience are looking to new approaches to water as a driver of corporate value. It is a crucial moment for corporate water leaders to capture the attention of the C-Suite as the impact of climate change is felt across the value chain. This summit style round table discussion brings together some of the most forward thinking industrial water users from around the world to share experience and forge the way ahead.

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 2020?

Judges:
Tom Pankratz, Editor, Water Desalination Report
John Tonner, COO, Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.

Speakers:
Mike Dixon, CEO, Synauta
Vincent Baujat, Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Veolia Water Technologies

WATER TECH IDOL
 

PV-MSMD Desalination

Professor Peng Wang
Professor, KAUST: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

PV-MSMD Desalination

A process thatsimultaneously produces fresh water and electricity viamultistage membrane distillation (MSMD) and an integrated solar photovoltaic panel. The process, which was developedby a team from King Abdullah University of Science andTechnology (KAUST), has the potential to transform a conventionalpower plant from a huge water consumer to anelectricity plus clean water co-producer.

WATER TECH IDOL
 

Hybrid MEDAD Desalination

Muhammad Wakil Shahzad
Lecturer, Northumbrian University – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Hybrid MEDAD Desalination

A hybrid seawaterdesalination process that combines an adsorption cyclewith a conventional multi-effect distillation (MED) systemto lower the top operating temperature to as low as 10°C(50°F) to boost water production, and employ solar. Thecycle integration is achieved by extracting vapor emanatingfrom last effect of the MED by an adsorption (AD) cycleto accommodate additional condensation-evaporation at alower temperature.

WATER TECH IDOL
 

The Barrel SWRO

Vincent Baujat
Executive Vice President for the Middle East, Veolia Water Technologies & CEO Sidem-Veolia

The Barrel SWRO

A plug-and-play approachto seawater RO, which uses a large-diameter carbon steelvessel that is factory assembled and may contain over200 RO membrane elements, each of which is equipped with a digital sensor to enable operator monitoring. The arrangement allows for outdoor operation and a reduction in plant footprint.

WATER TECH IDOL
 

Solar Dome

David Reavley
Chief Executive Officer, Solar Water

Solar Dome

Fresh water is produced by evaporating a continuous flow of seawater fed into a geodesic dome constructed of steel and glass that measures up to 120m (394 ft) in diameter. Parabolic mirrors concentrate solar radiation on the dome’s structure, where it is conducted down to the lower dome to boiler the seawater. The resulting vapor is condensed as fresh water, while the brine is removed from the bottom of the dome.

WATER TECH IDOL
 

Desal Software-as-a-Service

Mike Dixon
CEO, Synauta

Desal Software-as-a-Service

A secure, easy-to-deploy machine learning software package that yields desal plant energy savings. Using algorithms tailored to best predict efficiencies for a given plant, Synauta collaborates with operators to collect the correct data, and deliver a process equipment and instrumentation analysis. Plant flows are manipulated to ensure performance goals are met at a minimum energy input. Following an assessment phase, operators control inputs, and software is integrated with the plant SCADA system.

Digital

Accelerating the digital utility: building the digital ecosystem

Digital technologies offer the water utility sector a unique opportunity to deliver a step change in productivity. At the same time there are formidable obstacles to implementation. This double session workshop brings together leaders from across the supply chain to map out the industry’s strategy for delivering a digital ecosystem that works for both utilities and their suppliers.

Speakers:
Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services, The Regional Municipality of York, Canada

Finance

The SDG 6 Challenge

Can we double investment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Water and Sanitation within three years? Yes we can! But it will involve a lot of change. This double session workshop brings together the people who can make the biggest difference to forge a strategy together. Topics covered include:

  • Replicating success
  • Creating bankability
  • Implementing creativity
  • Making blended finance real
  • The opportunity in technology
  • Beyond networks
  • Coordinating action

Speakers:
Ger Bergkamp, Manager Business Development, Climate Investor Two, Climate Fund Managers
Guilherme Albuquerque, Head of Sanitation Department, BNDES, Brazil
Mathew Jordan Tank, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Project Preparation, EBRD
Gary White, CEO and Co-Founder, Water.org
María Lahore, Principal Executive, CAF, Development Bank of Latin America
Osward M Chanda, Manager, Water Security and Sanitation Division Water Development & Sanitation Department, AfDB, African Development Bank

Water Leaders Group

Leading Utilities of the World

Inaugurating New Members

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, 49 Gold Standard utilities have been inaugurated, and now four new nominees will present their outstanding innovations and 5-year plans to be inducted into the network.

Speakers:
Rafael Prieto, CEO, Canal de Isabel II, Spain

Advisory Board:
Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair, Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board
Martin Adams, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

  LUOW

An Initative of: WaterLeaders

Foundation Partner: Jacobs

15.30 – 16.00

Networking Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30

Session Strands

Industrial Corporate Water Strategy

Industry Round Tables

This session comprises tightly focused ‘deep dive’ discussion round tables spotlighting the major water related challenges, solutions, and trends emerging in specific industrial sectors. Industry expert hosts lead tables of 10 on the latest developments in each sector.

Desal

The Dawn of Solar Desal

The tumbling price of solar power means that the bids for most major desal projects now include photovoltaic panels on every available surface. It can determine the difference between winning and losing but is it efficient? This session will hear from some of the leading authorities on solar power and desalination to map out their combined future.

Moderator:
Corrado Sommariva, CEO and Founder, Sustainable Water Power Consultants, SWPC

Speaker:
William Janssen, CEO, Desolenator

Digital

Accelerating the digital utility: building the digital ecosystem

The second part of our workshop addressing the obstacles to growth in the digital market

Digital technologies offer the water utility sector a unique opportunity to deliver a step change in productivity. At the same time there are formidable obstacles to implementation. This double session workshop brings together leaders from across the supply chain to map out the industry’s strategy for delivering a digital ecosystem that works for both utilities and their suppliers.

Speakers:
Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services, The Regional Municipality of York, Canada

Finance

The SDG 6 Challenge

The second part of our workshop on the challenges in the way of achieving SDG 6.

Can we double investment in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Water and Sanitation within three years? Yes we can! But it will involve a lot of change. This double session workshop brings together the people who can make the biggest difference to forge a strategy together. Topics covered include:

  • Replicating success
  • Creating bankability
  • Implementing creativity
  • Making blended finance real
  • The opportunity in technology
  • Beyond networks
  • Coordinating action

Speakers:
Muminu Badmus, Managing Director, Lagos Water Corporation, Nigeria
Taqsem Khan, MD, Dhaka WASA, Bangladesh

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. Attend this session to join with the leaders of the world’s most innovative utilities at roundtables, and hear their insights on how the water sector can progress to an even higher level of performance, both as individual organizations and through collaboration.

Speakers:
Rafael Prieto, CEO, Canal de Isabel II, Spain

Advisory Board:
Howard Neukrug, Senior Advisor, Global Water Leaders Group and Chair, Leading Utilities of the World Advisory Board
Martin Adams, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

  LUOW

An Initative of: WaterLeaders

Foundation Partner: Jacobs

17.30 – 18.00

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.

19.00 – 23.00

Global Water Awards Gala Dinner

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

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