About the Convention

About Water Convention


Stay ahead of current developments at Water Convention, the platform where industry experts, practitioners, and academia share their expertise and identify solutions to cross cutting global water challenges.

Water Convention 2014 received an overwhelming response of more than 500 high quality submissions from over 50 countries. More than 170 oral presentations and 200 poster presentations will be featured over 40 Water Convention technical sessions across the five themes covering the entire water value chain:

1. Delivering Water from Source to Tap
2. Effective and Efficient Wastewater Management
3. Water for Liveability and Resilience
4. Water Quality and Health
5. Water for IndustriesNEW

NEW "Water for Industries" is the latest addition to the series of themes. Explore solutions on managing water and wastewater usage by the industrial sector. In addition, the Water Convention will explore topics on decentralised water treatment, resource recovery from used water, planning and implementation of effective and resilient water systems, quality control of water resources and more.

The Hot Issues Workshops feature the ‘hottest’ and latest water trends and challenges in Asia. Participants can expect to join in highly interactive panel discussions with eminent persons from the industries, academia and water utilities.

Water Convention is jointly organised by:


Water Convention 2014 Programme Committee Members

Harry Seah
Chief Technology Officer, PUB (Singapore)
Darryl Day
Executive Director Water Directorate, Department of Land Resource Management (Australia)
Adam Lovell
Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia (Australia)
Alan Baird
Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist, Asian Development Bank  (Philippines)
Albert Janssen
Manager Water R&D, Global R&D Coordinator Water Handling, Shell (The Netherlands)
Andrew Shaw
Global Practice and Technology Leader in Sustainability and Wastewater, Black & Veatch (USA)
Anusuyah Bai S. K. Sivalingam Head of Asset Management Unit, Indah Water Konsortium (Malaysia)
Chong Hou Chun
Director, Water Supply Network, PUB (Singapore)
D.V. Darshane
Director, Policy, Product &Technology, The Coca-Cola Company (USA)
Enrique Lopez Calva
Technical Director, Neysadurai Centre for Integrated Urban Solutions, CDM Smith (USA)
Glen Trickle Head of R&D for Treatment Business Unit, Xylem (USA)
Jerry Liu Jianlin
Vice President, Water - Process and Technology, Sembcorp Industries Ltd (Singapore)
Johan Groen
Vice President, Head of Dewatering Business Line, Outotec Corporation (Finland)
Jonathan Clement
CEO, PWN Technologies (The Netherlands)
Marion Savill
Executive Director, Affordable Water (New Zealand)
Martin Wagner
Professor, Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany)
Ong Choon Nam
Director, NUS Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Pascal Dauthuille
Director, Projects, CIRSEE, Suez Environnement (France)
Paul Reiter
Strategy Advisor, International Water Association (Singapore)
Ramon Alikpala
Chairman, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (Philippines)
Robert Bos
Senior Advisor, International Water Association
Robert Skinner
Professorial Fellow, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Monash University (Australia)
Tao Li
Director, IWA China Regional Office, International Water Association (China) 
Tsui Wai
Deputy Director, Drainage Services Department (Hong Kong)


The Programme and Organising Committee would like to thank the following reviewers for their support in reviewing the submissions for Water Convention 2014.

Abhishek Dutta Melanie Holmes
Ahmed Tawfik Mien Ling Chong
Ai Cheng Lee Mike Caravaggio
Angelina Nunag Tiotangco Mohiuddin Md Taimur Khan
Anh Nguyen Namdev Ravkale
Ashish Kumar Nazmun Naher
Ayomiponinuoluwa Mark-Adeyemi Nurudeen Abiola Oladoja
Azzam Abu Habib Patrick Smeets
Bambang bbpriyambodo Pearlene Then
Boon Shan Quek Peiying Hong
Brenda Lai Peter Spencer
Chad Newton Qin Wei Chow
Charles Lee Qomarudin Helmy
Charles Lim Rahul Jadhao
Chong Hou Chun Rajagopal Arunachalam
Donna Vincent Roa Rama Krishna Valmiki
Eran Friedler Rodolfo Nobrega
Ervia Huang Salim Derrouiche
Fernando Tadeo Santosh Murlidhar Pingale
Francisco Jesus Fernandez Morales Sathvik S Rao
Frans Knops Seeja J Selin
Franz Resl Siwei Oon
Glen Daigger Sreechandra Banerjee
Graham Symmonds Sreevidya Satish
Harry Lee Srinivasmoorthy
Hassimo Hasan Sudhanshu Shekhar
Hatem Fadel Thierry Ribeiro
Honglei Wang Thunyalux Ratpukdi
Isaac Olaposi Trevor Bridle
Jeeten Nathoo Venkatesh Govindarajan
Jeslyn Thong Victor Yangali Quintanilla
Jiahui Shao Victoria Ibezue
Jiawei Ng Vijesh Chandra Ratanji
Josef Lahnsteiner Vivien Chua
Kelvin O’Halloran Xia He
Konstantinos Makris Xiao Qiang King
Kumar Lokesh Xin Gao
Kwanrawee Joy Sirikanchana Yinjie Wang
Linzi Zhang Yoko Nogami
Maddalen Mendizabal Youri Amerlinck
Marco Verani Yuan Li Kwok
Martins Ramiro Yvonne Schneider


International Water Association (IWA)

The International Water Association is a global reference point and network of water professionals spanning research and practice, and covering all facets of the water cycle. Through its network of members, partners and experts in research, practice, regulation, industry, consulting and manufacturing, IWA is in a better position than any other organisation to create innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solution to current and future global water challenges.

The strength of IWA lies in the professional and geographic diversity of its members. This global mosaic of national, corporate and individual member communities allows multilevel collaboration, generating knowledge and expertise exchange on all aspects of the science, research, practice and management of water.


PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency

PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the national water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way. For more information, please visit www.pub.gov.sg.

About PUB’s tagline: Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy
PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water).

To provide water for all, PUB calls on all to play our part to conserve water, keep our water catchments and waterways clean and build a relationship with water so we can enjoy our water resources. If we all play our part, we can have enough water for all our needs – for industry, for living, for life.