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Watec Israel 2009

Preliminary Program 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009

08:30-10:00

OPENING SESSION – WELCOME ADDRESSES

Booky Oren
Chairman, WATEC 2009, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group, Israel

Mr. Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer
Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, Israel
Hosting Minister and Minister responsible for Israel NEWTech

Gilad Ardan
Minister for Environmental Protection, Israel

Uzi Landau
Minister for National Infrastructures, Israel

Ami Erel
Chairman of the Board, The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute

10:00-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-12:30

Plenary Session: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE ECOMONIC CRISIS - ARE WE ON THE RIGHT PATH OF CREATING A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY?

Chairperson: Booky Oren
Chairman, WATEC 2009, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group, Israel

10:30 - 10:40
OPENING REMARKS

Booky Oren
Chairman, WATEC 2009, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group, Israel

10:40 - 11:00
THE GLOBAL WATER MARKET IN THE ERA OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY

Paul Reiter
Director General  International Water Association (IWA), The Netherlands

11:00 - 11:20
THE CLEAN TECH INVESTORS COMMUNITY – TRENDS FOLLOWING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Nicholas Parker
Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group, LLC, Canada

11:20 - 11:40
THE ISRAELI WATER SOLUTIONS INDUSTRY - TRENDS FOLLOWING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Ori Yogev
Chairman, Waterfronts - Israel Water Alliance , Chairman of the Israel's National Economic Council, CEO Whitewater, Israel

11:40 - 12:00
THE GLOBAL TRADITIONAL WATER COMPANIES - TRENDS FOLLOWING THE ECONOMIC CRISIS

Jean-Michel Herrewyn
CEO, Veolia Water, France

12:00 - 12:20
THE LEADING MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES TURNING TO SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY ACTIVITIES. SMART SYSTEMS FOR PLANETARY WATER MANAGEMENT

Sharon L. Nunes
Vice President, Big Green Innovations, IBM Corporation, USA

12:20 - 12:30
CLOSING REMARKS
Booky Oren
Chairman, WATEC 2009, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group, Israel

12:30-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00

FUNDAMENTALS IN RO DESALINATION SOLUTIONS

ISRAEL, MICHIGAN, BRAZIL & INDIA: CASE STUDIES FOR DEVELOPING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL WATER TECHNOLOGIES MARKET

THE SHIFT TO CLEANTECH INVESTMENTS: WHAT IT MEANS FROM THE INVESTORS POINT OF VIEW 

Chairperson:  Raphael Semiat
Director of  GWRI - the Stephen and Nancy Grand Water Research Institute, Technion City, Haifa, Israel

14:00 - 14:25
EMERGING ISSUES AND TRENDS IN WATER DESALINATION
Arthur L. Goldstein
Retired Chairman, President, and CEO of Ionics (now GE), USA

14:25 - 14:50
TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN THE GLOBAL DESALINATION MARKET

Avshalom Felber
CEO, IDE Technologies Ltd., Israel

14:50 - 15:15
THE ROLE OF DESALINATION AMONG OTHER WATER RESOURCES 
Gustavo Kronenberg
President & CEO Tahal Group International B.V., Israel

15:15 - 15:40
MEKOROT - LONG TIME EXPERIENCE IN DESALINATION PROCESSES
Ido Rosolio
CEO Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, Israel

15:40 - 16:00
PANEL DISCUSSION 

GES – GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LTD
Zeev Fisher
VP Business Development
Alex Drak
Chief Process Engineer

ROTEC LTD
Jack Gilron
Co-Founder & CTO, Senior Scientist at ZIWR, Israel

Chairperson: 
Boaz Hirsch

Deputy Director, Foreign Trade Administration, MOITAL, Israel 

14:00 - 14:10
OPENING REMARKS

Boaz Hirsch
Deputy Director, Foreign Trade Administration, MOITAL, Israel 

14:10 - 14:30
MICHIGAN’S GREEN JOBS FOR BLUE WATERS INITIATIVE – THE BUSINESS GATEWAY TO THE NORTH AMERICAN WATER TECHNOLOGY MARKET

John D. Cherry (Invited)
Lieutenant Governor of the State of Michigan, USA

14:30 - 14:45
MEKOROT GROUP - FOCUSED TO OVERCOME THE WATER CRISIS IN ISRAEL BY INITIATING PARTNERSHIP WORLDWIDE
Eli Ronen
Chairman, Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, Israel 

14:45 - 15:00
RECENT REGULATORY CHANGES IN THE BRAZILIAN WATER SECTOR

Gesner Jose de Oliveira Filho
President of SABESP - Water and Sanitation Company of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

15:00 - 15:05
Q&A

15:05 - 15:20
BUILDING US-ISRAEL CLEANTECH CO-OPERATIONS
Moshe Gaon
Co-Chairman US Israel Cleantech Forum, Chairman Gaon Holdings, Israel

15:20 - 15:35
R&D AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR COLLABORATION
Michel Hivert
Managing Director, MATIMOP, Israel

15:35 - 15:50
INDIA'S WATER CHALLENGES & EMERGING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Suresh P. Prabhu
Former Union Minister, Chairperson, CII-ITC Sustainability Awards Jury, India

15:50 - 16:00
OPEN DISCUSSION AND CLOSING REMARKS
 

Chairperson: Eytan Levy
Founder and CEO, Emefcy, Founder, AqWise, Venture Partner: Israel Cleantech Ventures, Israel

14:00 - 14:15
GREETINGS AND TRACK OPENING
Eytan Levy
Founder and CEO, Emefcy, Founder, AqWise, Venture Partner: Israel Cleantech Ventures, Israel

14:15 - 14:30
TRENDS AND FORECASTS IN CLEANTECH INVESTMENTS

Nicholas Parker
Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group, LLC, Canada

14:30 - 14:45
PUTTING ISRAELI CLEANTECH ON THE MAP

Glen I.A. Schwaber
Partner, Israel Cleantech Ventures

14:45 - 15:00
CUTTING EDGE WATER TECHNOLOGIES

Laura Shenkar
Principal, The Artemis Project, USA

15:00 - 15:15
INVESTING IN WATER TECHNOLOGIES - A VENTURE CAPITAL PERSPECTIVE

Helge Daebel
Emerald Technology Ventures, Switzerland

15:15 - 16:00
PANEL DISCUSSION
 
Moderator: Gary M. Epstein
Chair, National Corporate & Securities Practice, Co-Chair, Israel Practice, Greenberg Traurig, USA

Panelists:
Shmuel (Shmil) Levy
Managing Partner, Sequoya Capital Partners, Israel

Itay Zetelny
Partner, Cleantech Advisory Board, Ernst & Young, Israel

Glen I.A. Schwaber
Partner, Israel Cleantech Ventures

Helge Daebel
Emerald Technology Ventures, Switzerland

Astorre Modena
Partner, Terra Venture Partners, Israel

Michael Wallach
Leavitt Capital Management, USA

Hillel Milo
Managing Partner, AquAgro Fund

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-18:30

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACING NORTH AMERICA AND PROPOSED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

MEETING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES OF THE 21st CENTURY: CAN BUSINESSES AND NGO's WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?

ENTREPRENEURSHIP - HOW TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL STARTUP COMPANY

 

Chairperson: 
Oded Distel
Director, Israel NEWTech, Investment Promotion Center, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Israel

16:30 - 16:40
OPENING REMARKS

Oded Distel
Director, Israel NEWTech, Investment Promotion Center, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Israel

16:40 - 17:00
WISCONSIN’S WATER LEADERSHIP -- GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Jim Doyle
Governor of Wisconsin, USA

17:00 - 17:10
CANADA'S PLATFORM FOR CLEANTECH INITIATIVES

Tony Clement
Minister of Industry, Canada

17:10 - 17:15
Q&A

17:15 - 17:25
THE CLEAN TECH IMPERATIVE & U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY 
Joe Reeder
The US Stimulus Bill, GT Law, Ex 14th Under Secretary of the Army, USA

17:25 - 17:35
MUNICIPAL APPROACH FOR CLEAN TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION
David H. Nahai
President, Department of Water & Power City of Los Angeles, USA

17:35 - 17:40
Q&A

17:40 - 17:50
US WATER CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES
Paul Freedman
President-Elect of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), USA

17:50 - 18:00
A NATIONAL AGENCY'S ROLE IN GUIDING THE INDUSTRIAL CLEANTECH SECTOR
Peter R. Jutro
Deputy Director for Research & Policy, National Homeland Security Research Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

18:00 - 18:20
Company Roundtable Discussion:  PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

AMIAD FILTRATION SYSTEMS
Jim Lauria, V.P. Sales & Marketing

WHITEWATER SECURITY
Rani Weinberg, VP Marketing

NUBIAN
Therese Flapper 

BKGIULINI WATER SOLUTIONS
Danny Haimovitz

18:25 - 18:30
CLOSING REMARKS

The session will address global examples of cooperation between NGOs and businesses in order to achieve sustainable development.   Representatives from around the world will share their experiences of NGOs-business cooperation and insights to be gained.  We will examine the impact of cooperative ventures on business marketing and revenues as well as on the environment and communities involved. The session will also discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of NGO-business cooperation and how best to address any challenges

Chairperson:
Tzipi Iser-Itzik 
Executive Director, Adam Teva V'Din, Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Israel

Edward Yau Tang-wah
Secretary for the Environment
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Martin Fisher
Kick Start Initiative

Mort Mower
JNF, USA

Shimon Tal
President, Israel Water Association, Former Head of Israel's Water Authority, Israel

Yoav Sagi
Executive Director, The Open Landscape Institute (OLI)

Bernard Błaszczyk
Undersecretary of State, Polish Ministry of Environment, Poland

 

 

 

Chairperson: Eytan Levy
Founder and CEO, Emefcy, Founder, AqWise, Venture Partner: Israel Cleantech Ventures, Israel

16:30 - 16:50
TRACK OPENING - A CLEANTECH COMPANY LIFECYCLE STORY

Eytan Levy
Founder and CEO, Emefcy, Founder, AqWise, Venture Partner: Israel Cleantech Ventures, Israel

16:50 - 17:05
THE ROLE OF EDUCATION - EDUCATING STUDENTS FOR THE GREEN INDUSTRIES IN GENERAL AND FOR THE WATER INDUSTRY IN PARTICULAR
Liema Davidovich
Senior Lecturer, Head of the Departments of Economics & Management, Economics & Accounting, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel

17:05 - 17:20
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM THE ACADEMIA INTO A NEW COMPANY: HOW CAN IT BE IMPROVED?
Eilon Adar
Director, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

17:20 - 17:35
ACCELERATING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION USING FULL SCALE VALIDATION OF TECHNOLOGY
John McCulloch
Water Resources Commissioner, Oakland County Michigan, Founder,  H2O
Opportunities, USA

17:35 - 17:50
FROM IDEA TO SEED FUNDING

Assaf Barnea
CEO, Kinerot Ventures, Israel

17:50 - 18:30
Panel Discussion

Panelists:
Richard (Rick) Stover
CTO, ERI, USA

Avi Broder
CEO, BDB Investments, Israel

Nir Kinory
CEO, BPT, Israel

Jeff Green
CEO, NanoH2O, USA

Ittai Harel
Pitango Ventures, Israel

Nadav Efraty
CEO, Desalitech , Israel

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009

08:30-10:30

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACING AFRICA AND PROPOSED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACING LATIN AMERICA & PROPOSED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Chairperson:  Irit Ben Aba, Deputy Director of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

08:30 - 08:40
INTRODUCTION

Irit Ben Aba, Deputy Director of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

08:40 - 08:50
WATER ISSUES IN UGANDA: RAIN WATER, PURIFICATION AND RECYCLING

Maria Mutagamba
Minister of Water & Environment, Uganda

08:50 - 09:00
PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS ON WATER ISSUES IN KENYA

Charity Kaluki Ngilu
WatMinister of Water & Irrigation, Kenya

09:00 - 09:10
DEALING WITH THE WATER AND  ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN TANZANIA

Mark James Mwandosya
Minister of Water & Irrigation, Tanzania

09:10 - 09:20
THE ROLE OF BUSINESS IN AFRICA'S WATER CHALLENGES: PHILANTHROPY OR BUSINESS IMPERATIVE

Greg Koch 
Managing Director, Global Water Stewardship-Business/NGO's Cooperation, Environment & Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company, USA

09:20 - 09:30
EFFECTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION ON URBAN WATER SUPPLIES AND SANITATION
Timothy Ngunyangi 
Regional Director, Nairobi Water & Sewrage Company

09:30 - 09:40
SUMMARY & PANEL INTRODUCTION 

09:40 - 10:30
Roundtable Discussion:  PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE AFRICAN MARKET

WATER AUTHORITY
Oded Fiksler, Senior Deputy Director

MASHAV (Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation), Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ilan Fluss, Director

NAANDANJAIN IRRIGATION
Amnon Ofen, Director

TAHAL GROUP
Joseph Haim Harrosh, Vice President, Asia & Africa Operations

Chairperson: Eli Ronen, Chairman, Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, Israel

08:30 - 08:45
THE CHALLENGES OF WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF SAO PAULO
Pedro Ubiratan
Deputy Secretary of Environment, Brazil

08:45 - 09:00
EXISTING WATER CHALLENGES AND PROPOSED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
Jorge Jurado
Secretary of State for Water, Republic of Ecuador

09:00 - 09:15
THE IDB AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: GROWING SUPPORT FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Roberto Vellutini
VP for Countries, Inter America Development Bank (IDB), USA

09:15 - 09:30
THE BENEFITS OF THE COOPERATION BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ARGENTINA IN THE WATER ARENA
Rubén Héctor Pereyra
FeNTOS' (Federacion Nacional de Trabajadores de Obras Sanitarias) General Secretary

09:30 - 09:45
MODELS FOR WATER PROJECT FINANCING IN ARGENTINA
Gerardo Adrián Otero
5 de Septiembre Financial Advisor, Former Ministry of Economy of the Province of Buenos Aires (2003-2007), Argentina

09:45 - 10:00
MEXICO'S WATER PROGRAM 2007-2012
Roberto Anaya
Deputy Director General for Water Management, Mexico's National Water Commission, CONAGUA, Mexico

10:00 - 10:30
Roundtable Discussion:  PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE LATIN AMERICAN MARKET

ARAD METERING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Daniel Chrust, VP Marketing

LESICO CLEANTECH
Effi Ramon, WAIV Product Manager

DOROT
Assaf Heiman

NANOPLATE
Ricardo Burstein

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-13:00

INNOVATIONS IN EFFECTIVE WATER USE AND CONSERVATION CREATING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY: GROWING DEMANDS DRIVE INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES WORLDWIDE 

 

Chairperson:   Ofira Ayalon
Senior Researcher, Coordinator of Environmental Projects, S. Neaman Institute, Technion, Haifa, Israel

11:00 - 11:20
A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON NON REVENUE WATER 
 
Roland Liemberger
Regional Director, Miya Group, Asia
LEADERSHIP IN NRW MANAGEMENT – THE MAYNILAD EXPERIENCE (MANILA, PHILIPPINES)
Mr. Rogelio Singson
President of Maynilad Water Services, Manila, Philippines 

11:20 - 11:40
REGULATION AND ECONOMIC POLICY IN THE WATER SECTOR AND THEIR IMPACT ON EFFICIENCY, TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: THE CASE OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
Sinaia Netanyahu
Tahal Consulting Engineers Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel

11:40 - 12:00
THE IBM ADVANCED WATER MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE: AN OPEN IT SYSTEMS MODEL & PARTNERING OPPORTUNITIES

Djeevan Schiferli
Business Development Executive Climate Change, IBM Global Center of Excellence for Water, USA Management

12:00 - 12:20
CONTRIBUTION OF AMR SYSTEMS IN REDUCING WATER LOSSES 
Hezi Bilik
Chief Engineer, Ministry of Interior/Infrastructure, Israel

12:20 - 12:40
OPTIMAL PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION FOR WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
 
Gilad Safier
DHV Med, The Netherlands

12:40 - 13:00
PRESSURE MANAGEMENT IN WATER SUPPLY NETWORKS – TECHNOLOGICAL MEANS

Nir Naveh
International Marketing Manager - Waterworks, BERMAD, Israel

Chairperson:  Eitan Yudilevich
Executive Director, BIRD (Israel-US Binational Industrial Research & Development Foundation)

11:00 - 11:05
INTRODUCTION
Eitan Yudilevich
Executive Director, BIRD (Israel-US Binational Industrial Research & Development Foundation)

11:05 - 11:15
EUROGIA+, THE EUREKA CLUSTER FOR LOW CARBON ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Gabriel Marquette
Chairman, EUROGIA European Cluster for Innovative Energy Technologies, France

11:15 - 11:25
RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY: VIEWS OF GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES IIC'S EXPERIENCE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBEEAN (LAC)
Jacques Rogozinski
General Manager, IIC - Inter-American Investment Corporation, USA

11:25 - 11:35
LESSONS LEARNED FROM LARGE SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS

Wolfgang Knothe
Board Member of Solar Millennium AG and CEO of MAN Solar Millennium GmbH, Germany 

11:35 - 11:45
RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM INDIA'S POWER INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE
Avinash N. Patkar
Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and Head – Corporate Safety, Health and Environment (SHE), The Tata Power Company Ltd., India

11:45 - 11:55
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

Andreas Jupke
Head of Process Analysis at Bayer Technology Services, Germany

11:55 - 12:05
THE MODEL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AS A CATALYST FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL
Noam Ilan
Manager, Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Admistration, Israel

12:05 - 12:15
ISRAEL AND GLOBAL WARMING
Yossi Inbar
Director General of the Ministry of Enviromental Protection, Israel

12:15 - 12:30
Q&A

12:30 - 13:00
PANEL OF ISRAELI COMPANIES

KAIIMA
Remy Bitoun, VP of Business Development

LEVIATHAN ENERGY
Daniel Farb, CEO

PHOEBUS-ENERGY
Yaron Tal, President & CEO

13:00-14:00

Lunch Break

14:00-16:00

FROM WASTEWATER MAIN TO ECONOMIC GAIN 

 

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE AND PROPOSED PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

COPING WITH DROUGHT

 

Chairperson:  Avner Adin
Professor of Environmental Sciences, Founder & Past-President, Israel Water Association, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department Soil & Water, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

14:00 - 14:05
INTRODUCTION: PRESENTATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WATER CYCLE
Avner Adin
Professor of Environmental Sciences, Founder & Past-President, Israel Water Association, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department Soil & Water, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

14:05 - 14:30
Keynote Speaker:
WORLD TRENDS IN WATER RECLEMATION & REUSE
George Tchobanoglous
University of California Davis, California, USA

14:30 - 14:40
ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL USE OF RECYCLED WASTEWATER
Eli Feinerman
Dean Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

14:40 - 14:55
ON THE WAY TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARTIZATION OF TREATED WASTEWATER REUSE
Jorge Tarchitzki
Chairman of the Treated Wastewater Reuse Standards Committee, Israel

14:55 - 15:10
WASTEWATER PRETREATMENT AS A PREREQUISITE FOR WATER RECYCLING IN THE CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
Christoph Bloecher
Environmental and Solids Processing at Bayer Technology Services, Germany

15:10 - 15:25
USAGE OF BIOMASS CARRIERS FOR THE UPGRADE OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS FOR ENHANCED NITROGEN REMOVAL
Udi Leshem
Vice-President Business Development, AqWise - Wise Water Technologies, Ltd., Israel

15:25 - 15:50
Keynote Speaker:
'WASTE TO VALUE' – RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ADVANCED MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY ENABLE SAFE AND ECONOMIC NEW SOURCES OF WATER
Steve Watzeck
President, Engineered Systems, GE Water & Process Technologies, Canada

15:50 - 16:00
GENERAL DISCUSSION

 

Chairperson:  Miriam Haran
Head of M.B.A. Environmental Management Specialization , OAC - Ono Academic College, Israel 

14:00 - 14:05
INTRODUCTION
Miriam Haran
Head of M.B.A. Environmental Management Specialization , OAC - Ono Academic College, Israel 

14:05 - 14:20
THE NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS - SWEDISH EXPERIENCES AND POLICIES
Gunnar Wieslander
State Secretary to Minister for Trade, Sweden

14:20 - 14:35
RUSSIAN WATER UTILITIES - CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PRIVATE PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP
Alexander Malakh
CEO of Rosvodokanal Group, Moscow, Russia

14:35 - 14:50
SINGAPORE'S EXPERIENCE IN INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT
Kah Poh Peng
Director, InfoComm, PUB, The National Water Agency, Singapore

14:50 - 15:05
ACQUEAU? THE INDUSTRY DRIVEN EUREKA CLUSTER (NETWORK)
Ian Bernard
General Manager, ACQEAU European Cluster for Water Technologies, UK

15:05 - 15:20
THE WATER CHALLENGES OF ISTANBUL
Necati Ağıralioğlu
Head of Hydraulics Division, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

15:20 - 15:35
THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES OF ITALY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION
Stefania Prestigiacomo
Minister of the Environment and Land Protection of the Republic of Italy

15:35 - 15:40
Q&A

15:40 - 16:00
Roundtable Discussion:  PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET

AQWISE
Elad Frenkel, CEO

A.R.I - FLOW CONTROL ACCESSORIES 
Sharon Yaniv, Application Engineer

REALI TECHNOLOGIES LTD 
Shaul Rom, CEO 

 

Chairperson:  Uri Shani
Head of the Water Authority, Israel

14:00 - 14:15
OPENING REMARKS

Uri Shani
Head of the Water Authority, Israel

14:15 - 14:30
COPING WITH DROUGHT
Phillip John Costa
Minister for Water and Regional Development, NSW, Australia

14:30 - 14:45
RESULTS OF THE 5TH WORLD WATER FORUM, PERTAINING TO THE DROUGHT AND DECREASE OF PRECIPITATION TRIGGERED ALSO BY THE CLIMATE CHANGE: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Ahmet Mete Saatçi
Acting Secretary General of the 5th World Water Forum, Turkey

14:45 - 15:00
UTILITIES STRATEGY AGAINST WATER SCARCITY IN ITALY
Roberto Sacchetti
Member of the Management Board of Federutility and Heads the Water Commission, Italy

15:00 - 15:15
DROUGHT IN ISRAEL - THE WATER SECTOR EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
Tami Shor
Deputy Director General (Regulation), Israel's Water Authority, Israel

15:15 - 15:30
DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT GROUNDWATER RESOURCES IN ISRAEL UNDER SCARCITY CONDITIONS
Israel Gev
Water Authority, Aquifer Management, Israel

15:30 - 15:45
BEATING THE IRRIGATED VALLY SYNDROM, DEVELOPING INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL IN AN ENTIRE BASIN
Ofer Scheuer
Palgey Maim, Israel

15:45 - 16:00
MEKOROT - PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO ISRAEL'S WATER CHALLENGES

Ido Rosolio
CEO, Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, Israel

 

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:15 Closing Session: HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL CLEANTECH INDUSTRY - FROM INNOVATION TO IMPLEMENTATION

Chairperson:  Booky Oren
Chairman, WATEC 2009, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group, Israel

16:30 - 16:40
VIDEO GREETING
The Hon. Binjamin Natanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel

16:40 - 16:45
OPENING REMARKS
Booky Oren
Chairman, WATEC 2009, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group, Israel

16:45 - 17:00
INNOVATION AS THE KEY TO SUPPLY THE GROWING DEMAND IN THE INFORMATION ERA
Nechemia (Chemi) J. Peres
Managing General Partner, Co-Founder, Pitango, Israel

17:00 - 17:15
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION - THE SOLUTION FOR THE GROWING DEMAND IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARENA
Eli Opper
Chief Scientist, Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor, Israel

17:15 - 17:30
CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR GROWTH - UNDERSTANDING CORE COMPETENCIES AND COMPARATIVE POSITION TO DELIVER CUSTOMER VALUE
Jeff Garwood
Former CEO, GE Water 

17:30 - 17:45
BECOMING GLOBAL LEADER: WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL WATER COMPANY: FROM THE IDEA TO MATURITY 
Arthur L. Goldstein
Retired Chairman, President, and CEO of Ionics (now GE), USA

17:45 - 18:00
THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTNERSHIPS AS A TOOL FOR ACHIEVING GROWTH AND SUCCESS
Glenn Yago
Director, Capital Studies, Milken Institute, USA

18:00 - 18:15
CLOSING REMARKS 
Booky Oren
Chairman, WATEC 2009, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group, Israel

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009

 

THE OPTIONAL WORKSHOP 'WHAT IT TAKES TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL COMPANY IN THE CLEANTECH ARENA - FROM ACADEMIC IDEA TO A MATURE BIG COMPANY' HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE TWO DAYS PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM ENDS ON WEDNESDAY

 





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