World Water Tech - North America

World Water Tech - North America

The World Water Tech North America Summit is going virtual! Join us live online on October 21-22, 2020 for 1-1 meetings, interactive group discussions, start-up pitches and critical intelligence from industry leaders on how our industry is emerging from the current crisis.

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Our expert speaking faculty will present live, before hosting virtual roundtables on new technologies and strategies to achieve more secure, resilient, and sustainable water and wastewater system.

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Wednesday October 21, 2020

8:00

Welcome Remarks from Rethink Events

8:05

Keynote – Prioritizing the Use of 10 Trillion Gallons of Water

Speaker:
Brenda Burman,   Commissioner UNITED STATES BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

8:15

CEO Forum - Challenges, Opportunities and Change

Session Chair:
David Henderson,   Managing Partner,  XPV WATER PARTNERS

Speakers:
Hermes Gonzalez,   President HACH
Mami Hara,  General Manager , SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES
Jeffrey Kightlinger,   General Manager METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Colleen Arnold,   President,  AQUA

9:00

Fireside Chat – Cybersecurity: Tackling an Emerging Threat

9:20

Networking Break

9.30

Join Your Choice of Two Themed Tracks

TRACK ONE: ASSET OPTIMIZATION

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TRACK TWO: ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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10:30

Virtual Roundtable Discussion Groups

Drill down into specific topics and share your insight and expertise with a small group of delegates. 

11:00

Keynote - Investing in Essential Workers: The Future of Water and Wastewater Services

Speaker:
Andrew Wheeler Administrator EPA

11:10

Networking Break

11:30

One Water Resilience - Prepare, Respond and Recover

This session will highlight successful strategies and powerful real-world examples of One Water management in practice. 

Session Chair:
Hardeep Anand,   Deputy Director – Capital Improvement & Regulatory Compliance MIAMI-DADE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT

Speakers:
Cindy Wallis-Lage,   President – Global Water Business BLACK AND VEATCH
Tony Parrott,   Executive Director,  LOUISVILLE METROPOLITAN SEWER DISTRICT
Joone Lopez,  General Manager , MOULTON NIGUEL WATER DISTRICT
Eva Arnaiz,   Country Manager USA AQUALIA
Robert Puente,   President & CEO SAN ANTONIO WATER SYSTEM

12:15

End of Day One

Thursday October 22, 2020

8:00

Welcome Remarks – Rethink Events

8:05

Keynote – Smart Investments in Clean Water and Sanitation

Speaker:
Jennifer Sara,  Global Director – Water Global Practice,  WORLD BANK

8:15

Keynote – Water & Energy: An Intensifying Interdependence

Speaker:
Kenneth Wagner,   Secretary of Energy & Environment STATE OF OKLAHOMA

8:25

Industrial Forum - Investing in Efficiency, Resiliency and Sustainability

Speakers:
Andre Fourie,   Global Director Water Sustainability AB INBEV
Andre Bertolotti ,   Head of Global Sustainable Research and Data ,  BLACKROCK
Will Sarni,   Founder WATER FOUNDRY

9:10

Fireside Chat – Agricultural Water Stewardship: Dynamic Watershed Management

9:30

Networking Break

9:45

Join Your Choice of Two Themed Tracks

TRACK ONE: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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TRACK TWO: REUSE AND DESALINATION

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10:45

Virtual Roundtable Discussion Groups

Drill down into specific topics and share your insight and expertise with a small group of delegates. 

11:15

Networking Break

11:30

Water Quality: Protecting Public Health

Session Chair:
Newsha Ajami,   Director of Urban Water Policy STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Speakers:
Jorianne Jernberg,   Director – WIFIA Program EPA
Kathryn Sorensen,   Director of Water Services PHOENIX CITY
Will Pickering,  Executive Director , PITTSBURGH WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY
Tim Thomure,  Director,  TUCSON WATER

12:10

End of Day Two

MEET THE SPEAKERS