SINGAPORE, June 10, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that Len C. Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO, will be one of three keynote speakers at the "Sustainable Water Solutions for Cities" plenary forum at the Water Leaders Summit, part of the second annual Singapore International Water Week. Other senior Black & Veatch leaders will also share their knowledge of the global water and wastewater industry at this year's conference, to be held 22-26 June at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Rodman, who also serves as a member of Singapore's Environmental and Water Technologies International Advisory Panel, is the only keynote speaker from a private company to be asked to speak at the 23 June plenary forum. "As founding sponsors of the event, we will again share knowledge, ideas and best practices with leading water and wastewater experts," Rodman said. "This global platform brings together the 'who's who' of the industry to work collaboratively on some of the world's most pressing sustainability challenges."
Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch's global water business, will also participate in conference. He will chair the Australia Business Forum on 25 June, which will focus on the regions current water challenges, major water and used water infrastructure projects and the latest methods for capital works and maintenance. McCarthy, who serves on the nomination committee for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, a prestigious international award to recognise outstanding contributions in solving global water issues, also is scheduled to participate in the forum's CEO panel.
"We will address industry challenges, showcase technologies, discover new opportunities and celebrate achievements at this world-class conference," McCarthy said. "Advanced technology solutions are becoming increasingly important to the water and wastewater industry, so many of our experts and Global Practice & Technology Leaders have been asked to present case studies from around the world as examples of success stories."
In addition to Rodman and McCarthy, Black & Veatch leaders who are scheduled to present include Dr Terry Johnson, Jonathan Clement, Cindy Wallis-Lage, Gerry O'Toole, Kelvin Lau, Peter Binney and Dr Les Lampe. The seven technical sessions that Black & Veatch professionals will present include the following titles:
- Barriers and Obstacles to the Development of Improved Technology for Water
- Engineering Cost-Effective & Energy-Efficient MBR Systems
- Sewer Upgrading in Highly Urbanised Cities: Case of Hong Kong
- Applications of Renewable Energy for Water Operations
- A Framework for Developing Sustainable Water Utilities in the Coming Decades
- State of Practice: Biosolids Energy and Resource Recovery
- Smart Design for the 50 mgd Changi NEWater Plant A 25-year DBOO Concession
Black & Veatch professionals will also present three poster sessions, which will feature the following.
- Benchmarking Sustainability Practices of Global Water Utilities
- Applications of Computational Modelling in the Design and Optimisation of Water Infrastructure
- Singapore's Jurong WRP Membrane Bioreactor Facility Industrial and Retrofit Challenges
Additionally, conference participants will have the opportunity to tour plant sites in which Black & Veatch has played a major consultancy role, including the Marina Barrage, Singspring Desalination Plant and Chestnut Avenue Waterworks.
Events taking place during Singapore International Water Week include the Water Leaders Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo and Business Forums, culminating in the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize.
Clement and Dr Lampe, both Black & Veatch Global Practice and Technology Leaders, served on the Water Convention Program Committee. The Water Convention will be held in conjunction with the International Water Association's 6th Leading-Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET). Clement is the co-chair of the LET Conference and will be giving the keynote for the technology track of the water convention as he is the technology track leader.
About Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)
The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. The biennial event gathers stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices, showcase the latest technologies and tap business opportunities. SIWW is part of the strategic programme of the Singapore Government to grow the water industry and develop water technologies.
Held in between the main SIWW editions, the SIWW Spotlight series are exclusive by-invitation events to continue the dialogue from SIWW and foster ongoing exchanges on pressing challenges faced by the water industry worldwide. This meeting of minds focuses on critical issues and discussions in greater depth, where the outcomes will shape the programme and content for SIWW.
These events are organised by Singapore International Water Week Pte Ltd, a company set up by Singapore's Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources and PUB, Singapore's national water agency. The 7th Singapore International Water Week will be held in conjunction with the 5th World Cities Summit and the 3rd CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, from 10 - 14 July 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. For more information, visit www.siww.com.sg.
About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch (www.bv.com) is a global leader in the consulting, engineering, construction and operation of what the world needs now and in the future in the crucial areas of energy, water and telecommunications and in providing up-to-the-minute services in the fast changing federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, the employee-owned, $2.3 billion company operates out of more than 110 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries.
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Source: Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) / Black & Veatch
Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Water, Environment
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