Agenda – Day 2

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DAY 2, TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2020
07.00 – 09.00

Registration

08.00 – 08.45

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.

09.00 – 10.15
 

Opening Plenary: Global Counter Currents

Radical movements and new voices in the form of entrepreneurs, technical innovators and social actors are reshaping international discourse on issues as diverse as climate change, renewable energy, social media, and AI. Why is it then, that within the global water business, we continually accept the same narratives? These tell us that populations are set to explode, and political tensions are escalating, causing ever greater challenges for water and wastewater management at local, regional and global scales. The future will be one of constrained resources, of making do with less. Access to finance will be restricted, forcing maintenance bills to rise.

The 2020 Global Water Summit sets out to question these assumptions. Could the long-term trend for populations be one of decline? Will energy be so cheap and plentiful that new business models proliferate, along with new technologies? Will new trends in finance lead to a boom in projects? Might the circular economy bring about a new era of stability? Can corporate water strategies towards 2030 redefine sustainable and prosperous relationships with the environment?

In order to grow our businesses and identify opportunities, this session questions our received wisdom, and asks where the assumptions we make about the future of water are wrong.

Aqualia

10.15 – 10.45

Networking Coffee Break

10.15 – 10.45

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.

10.45 – 12.00

Session Strands

Technologies

Un-invented Technologies

Is the water industry making enough effort to listen to the voice of the customer? The question of whether the water sector is too conservative and risk-averse or if it’s just the market’s lack of understanding what utilities are looking for is hovering in this session. Uninvented Technologies is held for the eighth time, moderated by Booky Oren, a renowned technology implementation specialist. The session empowers utility leaders to share their unsolved challenges with technology vendors who have the chance to get exposed to their customers’ needs. A first glimpse of potential solutions addressing the utilities’ needs will be presented.

Desal

Reuse tipping point

Is public resistance to potable water reuse finally crumbling? With projects in preparation around in major cities the world, there is a sense that there is no going back. Can we leverage the experience of some of the cities leading the way to show that drinking recycled water is the new normal?

Wastewater

Leading the Sludge Revolution

Sludge management is no longer tucked away at the wrong end of a wastewater treatment plant. It is becoming an industry in own right with a whole new set of income streams, and increasingly its own balance sheet. With little public opposition to private ownership, it’s ready to break free from its traditional position in the value chain to develop synergies in the broader world of waste to value. This session maps out the future of sludge as the revolution progresses.

Finance

Water investment strategies

Water is an ever more attractive asset class for retail investors – so much so that it is easier to raise money than to deploy it. This session brings together the proponents of the water investment strategies: infrastructure, technology, equities, wet water and impact to examine what will be driving value in future.

12.00 – 12.30

Networking Coffee Break

12.00 – 12.30

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.

12.30 – 13.45

Session Strands

Technologies

20 Technologies for the Circular Economy

The value from waste proposition is gaining traction as never before, and as it gains momentum, the technologies which make it happen are evolving fast. Here the Isle Utilities team presents its top picks for the value from waste proposition.

Wastewater

Accelerating Sanitation

As major cities push towards universal sanitation services, massive wastewater investment plans are being added to the drawing board. The bills are going to be eye-wateringly large. This session brings together some of the proponents of major urban wastewater programmes to discuss how best to deliver affordability as well as environmental protection.

Water Leaders Group

Finance

Global Water Market- GWI Insights

Join the GWI team as we discuss the latest trends shaping the international water sector, including a region by region breakdown of global municipal spending, trends in water pricing and technology investment, and recent M&A analysis.

Next Generation Water Futures

The future of the water industry depends on the aspirational visions of next generation utility leaders. This session gives you the opportunity to be at the forefront of industry development as these next generation utility leaders, who were matched with a utility mentor prior to the event, present their vision of a water utility in the year 2050.

Water Leaders Group

13.45 – 15.00

Lunch

13.45 – 15.00

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.

15.00 – 16.30

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. 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.

Aqualia

16.30 – 17.30
 

Closing Plenary: 2020 Visions

17.30 – 18.30

Closing Reception

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