The Water Convention at Singapore International Water Week 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 discussion under the following themes:
- Delivering Water from Source to Tap
- Effective and Efficient Wastewater Management
- Cities of the Future
- Water Quality & Health
There will be Presentations on the Latest Water Trends & Solutions from the Four Water Convention Keynote speakers during the Water Convention:
- The Little Blue Dot – Singapore’s Water Journey
Mr Tan Gee Paw
Chairman of PUB Singapore
As Chairman of Singapore’s national water agency PUB since 2001, Mr Tan Gee 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
- Connecting Oceans, Climate, Water Quality and Human Health: The 21st Century Global Challenge
Prof. Rita Colwell
University of Maryland,
Stockholm Water Prize Winner 2010
With the 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.
- Technologies and Practices to Support the Cities of the Future
Dr. Glen Daigger
Senior VP, CH2M Hill
President, International Water Association
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.
- The Leading Role of Water in Cities of the Future
Mr Rob Skinner
Professional Fellow, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
Water system planning has traditionally been an “add on” to the city and design process. This presentation will discuss how many water system planning must be integrated with the total urban planning process from the outset to maximise a city’s liveable and resilience.
Gain more insights on the latest trends and solutions from these notable keynote speakers during the Water Convention at the Singapore International Water Week. Register at www.siww.com.sg before 30 April and enjoy 10% savings!