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This is a draft schedule. Times and events are subject to change.

Join us for an evening reception on Tuesday, November 19 to begin the networking, followed by a day and a half of panel discussions, breakout roundtables, and three keynote presentations offering perspectives on industry, utilities, and a sustainable economy. View the draft schedule below.

2024 Industrial Water Reuse Conference: The Road to Water Positivity

Tuesday, November 19

5:30 pm: Welcome Reception

Meet your peers, network, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.

Wednesday, November 20

7:30 – 8:30 am: Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 am: Welcome Remarks

8:45 – 9:15 am: Keynote – The Road to Water Positivity
Will Hewes, Global Leader, Water Sustainability, Amazon Web Services

Drivers, Challenges, and Opportunities for Successful Industrial Water Reuse

9:15 – 10:30 am: Global and National Perspectives for Successful Industrial Reuse
Moderator: Eric Rosenblum PE, Water Resource Consultant
Panelists:

  • Vetri Dhagumudi, Global Natural Resources Director – Responsible Supply Chain, Nike (Invited)
  • Laura Meadors, Global Energy & Sustainability, Apple (Invited)

10:30 – 11:00 am: Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Leveraging Partnerships to Remove Barriers to Industrial Reuse

Panelists:

  • Tiffani Kavalec, Policy Director, Director’s Office, Ohio Environmental Agency
  • John G. Newsome, Division of Water, Administrator, City of Columbus (OH)

12:00 – 12:45 pm: Hot Topics Luncheon
Meet in rotating small groups with peers over lunch (meal included)

  • Automotive Industry
  • Data Centers
  • Food & Beverage
  • Policy & Regulations
  • Research
  • Water-Energy
  • PFAS
  • & More!

2:00 – 2:30 pm: Keynote: Building Partnerships between Utilities & Industry
Elizabeth Fazio Hale, CEO, Gulf Coast Authority

Different Verticals, Same Goal

2:30 – 3:15 pm: Advancements in Food & Beverage Reuse
Moderator: Rob Simm, Senior Vice President, Water, Stantec
Panelists:

  • Andreas Kirketerp, TWM Manager, Carlsberg Group (Invited)
  • Christopher Simoglou, Senior Director, PBNA Sustainability Strategy, Pepsico (Invited)
  • David Whitman, Senior SME, Beverage Branch, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

3:15 – 3:30 pm: Networking Break

3:15 – 3:30 pm: Technology Companies and the Push for Water Positivity
Panelists:

  • Kelly Osborne, Senior Staff Engineer, Intel

4:15 – 5:00 pm: The Water Behind the Power: Reuse in the Energy Sector
Moderator: Rob Simm, Senior Vice President, Water, Stantec
Panelists:

  • Fernando Almada Calvo, Environmental Engineer, Chevron (Invited)
  • Brad Berles, General Manager, Water Resources, Palo Verde Generating Station
  • Jason Monnell, Principal Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Cynthia Wagener, Principal Water Resources Engineer, ExxonMobil

Thursday, November 21

7:30 – 8:30 am: Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am: Keynote: Regulatory Perspectives on Industrial Water Reuse
Bruno Pigott, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

9:00 – 10:15 am: Navigating Regulatory and Policy Challenges in Industrial Reuse
Moderator: Jon Freedman, Veolia

10:15 – 11:30 am: Measuring Success: Water Stewardship in the Industrial Sector
Moderator: Greta Zornes, Water Reuse Practice Leader, CDM Smith

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