Agenda – Day 2

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DAY 2, TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 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.

Tecton

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.

Chair:
Roger Harrabin, Environment Analyst, BBC News

Speakers:
HP Nanda, Global Vice President & General Manager, DuPont Water Solutions

Aqualia

09.00 – 10.15

Israel Projects Roadshow – Session 1

Mekorot, Israel’s national water carrier, is inviting a select group of specialist companies to attend a meeting in Madrid, Spain, at which Mekorot will present its ambitious $3.9 billion water investment program to attendees.

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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.

Tecton

10.45 – 12.00

Session Strands

Technologies

Uninvented Technologies

Uninvented Technologies: Is the water industry making enough effort to listen to the voice of the utilities? This session addresses 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. Booky Oren, a renowned technology implementation specialist will be moderating the session. The session empowers utility leaders to share their unsolved challenges with technology vendors who have the chance to get exposed to their customers’ needs and with peer utilities in order to initiate collaboration to address their mutual challenges. A first glimpse of potential solutions addressing the utilities’ needs will be presented.

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

Speakers:
Denis Penouel, General Manager, SIAAP, France
Jim Lochhead, CEO and General Manager, Denver Water, USA
Frederico Fernandes, CEO, Agua do Porto, Portugal

Desal

Making Reuse Mainstream

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?

Session Chair:
Adam Lovell, Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)

Speakers:
Richard Harasick, Senior Assistant General Manager, Water System, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Rep. Lyle Larson, Member, Texas House of Representatives, USA

Magna Imperio Systems

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 its 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.

Moderator:
Frank Rogalla, Director of Innovation and Technology, Aqualia

Speakers:
Andrew Benedek, Chairman and CEO, Anaergia
Jean-Michel Herrewyn, Chairman, Water Asset Developer
Andreas Lillebø, COO, Cambi
Ulrike Franzke, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Berlinwasser
Matthew J. Kuzma, Vice President, Nutrient Recovery Solutions, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies

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.

Israel Projects Roadshow – Session 2

Mekorot, Israel’s national water carrier, is inviting a select group of specialist companies to attend a meeting in Madrid, Spain, at which Mekorot will present its ambitious $3.9 billion water investment program to attendees.

View Details

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.

Tecton

12.30 – 13.45

Session Strands

Technologies

30 Technologies for a 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, with feedback from an expert panel of utility leaders, presents its top picks for which 30 technologies pose the greatest potential to support the Circular Economy.

Chair:
Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Group Ltd

Speakers:
Lara Olsen, Managing Director, South East Water, Australia
Bob Stear, Chief Engineer, Severn Trent Plc, UK

Session Facilitators:
Blanca Antizar, Director of Consultancy, Isle Group Ltd
Karyn Georges, Head of Consulting UK, Isle Group Ltd
Victor Arroyo, Director, IFI and Strategic Markets, Isle Group Ltd

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.

Chair:
Brian Arbogast, Director. Global Growth & Opportunity, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene, The Gates Foundation

Speakers:
Benedito Braga, CEO, Sabesp, Brazil
Badereedine Lasmar, Central Department Head, Office National de l’Assainissement (ONAS), Tunisia
Patricia Ramírez Pineda, Deputy Director General of Drinking Water, Drainage and Sanitation, Conagua, Mexico

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.

Speakers:
Badrul Alam, Executive Engineer, Dhaka WASA, Bangladesh
Kishia Powell, Commissioner, City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
Raveen Jaduram, CEO, Watercare
Sylvain Usher, Executive Director, African Water Association
Mads Leth, CEO, VCS Denmark

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.

Tecton

15.00 – 16.30

Big Plans Roundtables – 10 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

Roundtables:

REGIONAL

What are Tunisia’s wastewater plans?

Badereedine Lasmar
Central Department Head, Office National de l’Assainissement (ONAS), Tunisia

REGIONAL

How will the National Privatization Program transform Brazil’s water and sanitation sector?

Guilherme Albuquerque
Head of the Sanitation Department, Privatization, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), Brazil

REGIONAL

What is the outlook for private sector participation in the delivery of Mexioco’s Project pipeline?

Yliana Selene Hernández Hernández
Projects Portfolio Manager, Conagua, Mexico

Overcoming Climate Challenges in the Next Decade

The intensifying pressures of Climate Change are forcing water utilities to unprecedented levels of innovation and agility. This session hosts a panel of Water Leaders from across the utilities sector of UK, Europe, Australia and the US to compare experiences and strategies in tackling the following questions:

  • Which pain points does climate change expose the water sector to?
  • What does climate change resilience really mean when we consider supply and sanitation?
  • How do we make sure enough is being done?
  • Who pays for it and what might it cost?
  • Should we be planning beyond extreme weather events and, if so, how far ahead?

Moderator:
Tim Williams, Strategic Growth & Business Development Director – Water, Stantec

Speakers:
Raveen Jaduram, CEO, Watercare
Mark Simister, Head of Delivery Management, Sydney Water
Bob Stear, Chief Engingeer, Severn Trent Plc, UK
Shaunna Berendsen, Head of Innovation Engagement, Anglian Water Services

16.30 – 17.30

Closing Plenary: 2020 Visions

Chair:
Charafat Afailal, Former Minister of Water, Morocco

Speakers:
Julio César Kosaka Harima, Vice Minister of Construction and Sanitation, Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, Peru
Md. Tazul Islam, Minister, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, Government of Bangladesh

17.30 – 18.30

Closing Reception

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