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Water Convention


Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

8 - 11 July, 2018

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The Water Convention welcomes water practitioners and leaders to share their best practices, strategies and applied technological solutions which address the challenges and provide opportunities under the following domains or themes:

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

The focus of this technical programme is on high quality presentations, discussions with thought leaders, and debates with peers on applied technologies, processes, and practical approaches that address current challenges and emerging issues.




Members of Professional Engineers Board Singapore (PEB)
The Water Convention is qualified for PDU points by PEB. A maximum of 18 PDU points will be awarded to local delegates participating in the Water Convention from 8 - 11 July.

Please provide your PEB membership number upon registration. More information can be found here.



Members of ABC Water Professionals (ABCWP)

The ABC Waters Professional Monitoring Committee has approved PDU points for ABC Waters Professionals (ABCWP) who attend the Water Convention during SIWW2018. 3 PDU points will be awarded per day, and hence up to 9 PDU points for professionals who attend all 3 days of the convention.


Programme

(Sunday, 08 July 2018)


09:00 - 12:30
Hot Issue Workshop Theme 1A: Year 2030-Intelligent Water Networks
Venue: Begonia 3101AB, Level 3
Moderator: Dr David Garman, Chief Technology Consultant, The Water Council, USA
For full programme schedule, click here



09:00 - 12:30
Hot Issue Workshop Theme 3A: Strengthening Delivery of WaSH to Urban Informal Settlements in the Asia Pacific
Venue: Cassia JR 3311, Level 3
Moderator: Prof Robert Skinner, Monash Water Sensitive Cities, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University, Australia
For full programme schedule, click here



09:00 - 12:30
Hot Issue Workshop Theme 4: Emerging Contaminants-Real Concern or #FakeNews?
Venue: Begonia 3001AB, Level 3
Moderator: Dr Robert Bos, Independent Consultant, Switzerland
For full programme schedule, click here



09:00 - 17:30
Hot Issue Workshop Theme 2: Pre-treatment for Anaerobic Digestion, Which Technology?
Venue: Cassia JR 3211, Level 3
Moderator: Mr Pascal Dauthuille, Director, Partnerships and collaborative projects, SUEZ, France
For full programme schedule, click here



13:30 - 17:45
Hot Issue Workshop Theme 1B: Potable Reuse - A Safe, Sustainable and Mainstream Solution
Venue: Begonia 3001AB, Level 3
Moderators:
  • Prof Ian Law, Chief Executive Officer, IBL Solutions, Australia
  • Ms Melissa Meeker, Vice President, Brown & Caldwell, USA
For full programme schedule, click here



14:00 - 16:00
Hot Issue Workshop Theme 3B: Coping with Extreme Events - Getting Real About the Inevitable
Venue: Begonia 3101AB, Level 3
Moderator: Dr Mark Fletcher, Director, Arup, UK
For full programme schedule, click here

(Monday, 09 July 2018)


09:30 - 09:45
Opening Address for Singapore International Water Week – World Cities Summit – CleanEnviro Summit Singapore

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Level 5 Ballroom L-M

Guest-of-Honour: Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore



09:45 - 10:15
Introduction by Prof Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, followed by, Keynote Address by HE Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister, Sri Lanka

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Level 5 Ballroom L-M

Jointly organised by the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), the World Cities Summit (WCS) and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS), the keynote address sees a distinguished guest sharing insights, trends and solutions concerning urban development, water management and environment protection; towards a liveable and sustainable future. For 2018, we have HE Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister, Sri Lanka, as our distinguished guest to provide the first keynote address.

Speaker: Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister, Sri Lanka

Session Chairperson: Prof Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, and Chairperson, SIWW Water Leaders Summit



10:20 - 12:00
Opening Plenary on “Urban Solutions for a Liveable and Sustainable Future”

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Level 5 Ballroom L-M

Cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters, and we are seeing the rise of “megacities”. Increasing urbanisation, rising demand for resources like water, and climate change will challenge many cities’ potential to be engines of progress and prosperity. How should water, environment and transport management evolve to keep pace with urbanisation? Cities must be ready to embrace innovative ideas and solutions for the development of liveable and sustainable cities of the future.

Jointly organised by SIWW, WCS and CESS, the Opening Plenary will see high-level speakers from government, international organisation and industry sectors share insights into cross-disciplinary urban, water and environmental policies, management strategies and solutions; and highlight trends in these focus areas.

Speakers:
  • HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank
  • Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Mr Zhuang Guotai, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
  • Mr Bernard Charlès, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes
  • Mr Steve Demetriou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs

Session Chairperson: Prof Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore



12:00 - 13:30
Expo and Lunch
Expo activities will take place at the City Solutions Singapore exhibition on Basement 2, Level 1 and Level 5.

Lunch would be available at Basement 2 Halls D and F, and Level 3 Jasmine and Jasmine Jr Ballrooms.



13:30 - 15:00
Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and Water Prize Lectures

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Level 5 Ballroom J

This session will begin with presentations, followed by questions-and-answers with Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize laureates. Topics would cover the challenges and issues associated with cities, water and the environment.

Speakers:
  • Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Winner: Professor Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Winner – Seoul: HE Park Won-soon, Mayor, Seoul

Moderators:
  • Mr Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency
  • Dr Cheong Koon Hean, Chief Executive Officer, Housing & Development Board, Singapore



15:00 - 15:30
Tea Break



15:30 - 17:30
Water Convention Poster Presentation

(Tuesday, 10 July 2018)


09:00 - 09:45
SIWW Water Dialogue
  • Introduction by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport, Singapore
  • Keynote Address by HE Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General, United Nations

Venue: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Level 5 Ballroom B-G

This session sees a distinguished thought leader in water sharing insights, trends and solutions concerning water management and sanitation. For 2018, we have HE Ban Ki-moon, 8thSecretary General, United Nations, as our distinguished guest to provide the keynote address followed by a moderated Q&A.

Speaker: HE Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General, United Nations

Session Chairperson: Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information and Ministry of Transport, Singapore



09:50 - 11:05
Water Convention Keynote Plenary
Venue: Level 5. Sands Grand Ballroom A, B, G, H
For full programme schedule, click here



11:05 - 11:30
Tea Break



11:30 - 17:30
Water Convention Technical Sessions (6 Parallel Tracks)
*Six sessions happen concurrently

Venue: Level 3

To view full Technical Sessions Parallel Tracks programme, please click here

(Wednesday, 11 July 2018)


09:00 - 15:30
Water Conventions Technical Sessions (6 Parallel Tracks)
*Six sessions happen concurrently

Venue: Level 3

To view full Technical Sessions Parallel Tracks programme, please click here



15:30 - 16:00
Tea Break
Tea Break will be held at Foyer, Level 3



16:00 - 17:30
Water Convention Closing Plenary and Best Poster Awards Presentation
Venue: Begonia 3002, Level 3

Welcome Messages

Themes

Conference Proceedings


The Conference Proceedings may be accessed here.

Poster Listing

Co-Organisers

Programme Committee

Speakers