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The Future of Water Summit Agenda

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Day 2: August 9, 2022

8.00 AM - 8.30 AM (MAIN BALLROOM)

Opening Remarks

Day 2 Remarks

8.30 AM - 9.30 AM

Keynote Speakers

Eileen Higgins, Miami-Dade County District 5 Commissioner
David Mussington, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Heather Polinsky, Arcadis
Inge Wiersema, Carollo Engineers

9.30 AM - 10.00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

Registered summit attendees will also be able to network through the WHOVA Conference App (Download from the Apple Store or Google Play Store)

10.00 AM - 11.00 AM

Keynote Speakers

Cindy Wallis-Lage, Black & Veatch
Beverly Stinson, AECOM
Susan Moisio, Jacobs
Kevin Shafer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

11.00 PM - 12.00 PM

Theme 3: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Resilience

Sustainable and resilient provision of water – under both routine conditions and following extreme events – is a key societal and infrastructure need. Crises related to fires in the western US, to hurricane impacts (e.g., Maria in Puerto Rico; Harvey in Houston), and to other acute events or societal and biophysical changes reveal how water services can be impacted and devastate communities. Seeking greater sustainability and resilience – in the face of climate change (floods, hurricanes, drought, fire), aging infrastructure, cybersecurity needs, pandemics, economic disruptions, and population growth – necessitates changes in water management. Overcoming these interconnected and complex water management challenges is a daunting task. There is increased urgency to modernize and integrate water management practices, but for most communities (especially, small communi

12.00 PM - 1.00 PM

Working Lunch

Lunch at the Ritz-Carlton is included as part of the Conference Registration package. This is a seated luncheon event but there is one catch! It is a working lunch :)

1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Theme 4 - Equity, Affordability, Social, and Environmental Justice

Universal access to reliable, safe, affordable, water sector service is essential to maintaining public health, economic prosperity, and wellbeing. It is in our collective national interest that everyone has sustained access to clean water and sanitation. Yet, the reality is that maintaining and operating water systems is incredibly costly. This creates a dilemma for people who cannot pay water bills and also for utilities who cannot cover costs to provide affordable water. The time is right to re-envision how we price and distribute the costs of water in a way that reflects its value as a public good. Effective tools are emerging to help utilities achieve financial stability and provide more compassionate policies and practices to ensure no residents go without critical water and sanitation services

2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Theme 5 - Technological Innovation & Digital Transformation

An Intelligent Water System is a technological, socially enabled, approach that integrates and derives information from cyber-space, physical-space and social-space. It is based on an improved systems understanding that integrates data collection, database management, modeling techniques (including, Artificial Intelligence), decision support, and intelligent workforce skills. The approach supports data-driven decision making and optimizes lifecycle management of water systems (Natural, Built, and Socio-Economic) – leading to water operations that are affordable, reliable, sustainable, resilient, and efficient.

3.00 PM - 3.30 PM

Networking Coffee Break

Registered summit attendees will also be able to network through the WHOVA Conference App (Download from the Apple Store or Google Play Store)

3.30 PM - 4.30 PM

Panel Sessions Breakout Discussions

Breakout discussions by Summit attendees on topics related to Themes 3,4 and 5.

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4.30 PM - 5.15 PM
Key Takeaways from Day 2

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Summit Closing Remarks
5.15 PM - 5.30 PM

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Dinner Reception - Time to Celebrate and Recognize our Award Winners and Scholarship Recipients

6.30 PM - 9.00 PM

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