Day Two

November 14, 2019

7:00-8:15

One-2-One Networking

Breakfast

Your facility to book key appointments during the American 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 American 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.

8:15-9:15

Opening Plenary

CEOs Panel

The CEOs of some of America’s most important water business join a panel to discuss whether sustainability is a good business case for the future of the water sector

What is the outlook for a world which wants to turn its back on globalisation, but is populated by new generations eager to have an impact? Is the future going to be about providing assets, technologies or services? What will be the most significant drivers of growth in 2020 and beyond?

Our Opening Day 2 session will bring together some of the most progressive private sector thought leaders to outline how they see the world of water shaping up for the 21st century and what innovations and creative approaches are going to get us there.

Speakers

Yuvbir Singh, CEO, Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Mirka Wilderer, CEO, De Nora Water Technologies

Marshall Davert, Executive Vice President, Water, Stantec

9:30-10:00

One-2-One Networking & Coffee Break

Your facility to book key appointments during the American Water Summit

Meet the people you want to meet using our One-to-One networking facility. Read more…No more missed opportunities. You arrange it all beforehand and we make it happen.

As a registered delegate to the American 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.

10:00-11:30

Roundtables

Big Plans: 20 Largest Projects on the Drawing Board

Insight leaders from across the industry chair tightly focused roundtable discussions addressing “20 largest projects on the drawing board”. Every delegate will be able to participate in four 20-minute discussion groups in which they can lend their expertise to drive the discussion or quietly absorb the exchanges between the sharpest minds in the business.

11:30-11:45

Transition Break

11:45-1:00

Session Strands

What are the water needs in the food revolution?

Innovations in indoor farming, on-shore aquaculture, and laboratory grown protein are all creating new demands on water technology. Can the water industry feed the appetite for diversifying agricultural supply chains?

Uninvented 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. Un-invented Technologies is held for the seventh time, with the moderator, 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.

Chair

Booky Oren, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies and Solutions

Speakers

Richard Harasick, Senior Assistant General Manager, LADWP

Traci Minamide, Chief Operating Officer, LA Sanitation

Jackie Vincent, Chief Strategy Officer, WSSC

GWI Market Insights

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

Speakers

Paul Hasler, North America Editor, GWI

1:00-2:00

One-2-One Networking & Lunch

Your facility to book key appointments during the American Water Summit

Meet the people you want to meet using our One-to-One networking facility. Read more…No more missed opportunities. You arrange it all beforehand and we make it happen.

As a registered delegate to the American 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.

2:00-3:15

Closing Plenary

Next Generation Water Future

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.

Mentors

Andy Kricun, Executive Director, CCMUA

Joke Cuperus, Managing Director, PWN

Jim Lochhead, CEO, Denver Water

Mentees

Elesia Glover, Sr. Project & Policy Manager, Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta