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Water Convention at Singapore International Water Week

The Water Convention Conference is a platform for industry experts, regulators, academics to interact and share ideas on a wide range of water challenges.

The 2012 focus will be on relevant water issues to stimulate discussions under the themes “Delivering Water from Source to Tap”, “Effective and Efficient Wastewater Management”, “Cities of the Future” and “Water Quality & Health”.

The popular Water Convention Hot Issues Workshops will feature in-depth discussions on the topics “Integrated Infrastructure Planning for Cities of the Future”, “Application of Technologies in Developing Countries”, “Water Management for Dengue Control”, “Industrial Water Treatment and Management” as well as “Rethinking the three Rs of Wastewater-Recoverable Resources and Reusable Water”.

Overview about the Water Convention keynote speakers discussing the latest water trends and solutions:

The Little Blue Dot – Singapore s Water Journey
As Chairman of Singapore s national water agency PUB since 2001, Mr Tan Gee Paw has played a pivotal role in Singapore s water sector, including the development of NEWater, Singapore s own brand of recycled water. He will share the journey of Singapore s water management – how it has evolved over the years to its present state today, and the role technology and integrated planning, as well as social water policies, has played in Singapore s water story.

Presented by: Mr. Tan Gee Paw , Chairman, PUB Singapore,
Meritorious Service Medal Recipient, Singapore

Connecting Oceans, Climate, Water Quality and Human Health: The 21st Century Global Challenge
With satellite sensors to monitor land and oceans, the relationship between the environment and infectious diseases can now be quantified and comparatively analyzed. This presentation will discuss how the new studies could be used to provide an early warning system for public health and, more importantly, for measuring effects of climate change on public health.

Presented by: Prof. Rita Colwell, University of Maryland
Stockholm Water Prize Winner 2010

Technologies and Practices to Support the Cities of the Future
Increased competition for water and for resources such as energy and chemicals is causing "Cities of the Future" utilities to change. Fortunately an evolving set of technologies and practices is allowing the development of innovative, more higher performing systems. These evolving technologies and practices will be reviewed and discussed.

Presented by: Dr. Glen Daigger , Senior VP, CH2M Hill
President, International Water Association

The Leading Role of Water in Cities of the Future
Water system planning has traditionally been an "add on" to the city planning and design process. This presentation will discuss how water system planning must be integrated with the total urban planning process from the outset to maximise a city s liveability and resilience.

Presented by: Mr. Rob Skinner, Monash University
Professorial Fellow, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities

Source: Singapore International Water Week


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