Ireland Hosts World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy – 13–18 May – Dublin Convention Centre

Ireland is preparing to host a major international Congress on Water, Climate and Energy over six days at the Dublin Convention Centre, from 13th -18th May. Several hundred delegates from over 60 countries will debate with world experts in various disciplines, the issues that impact on all facets of water, climate, energy and food – against the ever present backdrop of climate change.

The World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy is organised by the International Water Association (IWA) and will be opened by MEP Mairead McGuinness. Topics for discussion will include water treatment technologies; water resource management; waste-water and energy; the economics of water, planning and sustainable development.  Irish delegates are likely to be particularly interested in topical sessions on fracking and onsite wastewater treatment systems/septic tanks.

Speakers include:

* WCE Context –Paul Reiter (IWA); Mr PJ Rudden (President, EngineersIreland)

* Utility Efficiency – Dr Theo Schmidt (Vewin); Dr Martin Cullen (Intel Corporation)

* Climate Justice/Policy Coherence – Mary Robinson (Climate Justice Foundation); Kevin Parris (OECD)

* Smart Liveable Cities – Paul Brown (CDMSmith); Dr Colin Harrison (IBM)

* Infrastructure/Governance – Khoo Teng Chye (MEWR); Dr Genevieve Ferone (Veolia)

* ndustry Panel Debate – Moderator Dr Glen Daigger (Ch2MHill), IWA President

* Global Sustainability –  Einari Kisel (WEC); Dr Peter Heiland (SicAdapt);

* Technology and Innovation – Dr James Barnard (Black &Veatch); Dr Jonathan Clement (PWN).

Visit www.iwa-wcedublin.org to register for the IWA Congress.

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