The global water and wastewater network market will experience relatively high growth at a compound annual growth rate of 9.6% from 2014 through 2020. It presents a mixed bag of opportunities for clients from all segments of the market, namely pumps, pipes and allied technologies; meters, software, automation and ICT; pipe network services; and design and engineering services.
Why should you attend this webinar?
· Understand growth opportunities in developing and developed countries
· Hear key network market challenges addressed by different stakeholders
· Identify potential collaboration opportunities to build profitable partnerships across the segments in the network market
· Understand the unmet needs that will allow companies to create value for customers and communities
With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy fast approaching in October, municipal water and wastewater utilities in North America are surprisingly no further ahead in their preparations for similar major wet weather events. This briefing will investigate the infrastructure challenges related to storm water management, and the short- and long-term implications of some of these initiatives.
•New treatment technologies and system management solutions used to address these issues
•Regional regulations under development to evoke long-term changes
•The industry challenges related to infrastructure spending
•Short- and long-term infrastructure initiatives related to major wet weather events
The global challenge of water stress and scarcity has been accentuated by the growing population, progressing water pollution and rapid economic development in the emerging regional markets. This is driving the demand for advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies and solutions, such as membrane systems, which established a $5.5 billion market size in 2012. It is one of the fastest-growing technology segments, witnessing double-digit growth rates. The increasing penetration of membrane systems across the water cycle has led to innovative management approaches, the improvement of water supply, treatment, conservation, as well as to the much-needed rise in reuse and recycling water.Read more >
Generating electricity requires significant quantities of water, primarily for cooling. This demand can be particularly challenging at a local level representing in many cases a community’s single largest consumer. In addition, wastewater from these facilities can have a significant impact on water quality within a region as well. Since 2003, the California Energy Commission evaluated new power plant proposals based on policies that encourage the use of degraded water supplies rather than fresh water by power facilities and where feasible, use zero liquid discharge systems to eliminate wastewater impacts. In addition, efforts to significantly increase the efficiency of water used by power facilities as resulted in significant reductions in overall water demand by new facilities as compared to older plants. This course will explore the water dependencies and efficiency opportunities associated with power plants and the policies that now govern this relationship in California.Read more >
This presentation addresses how the international adoption of smart technologies and the increased reliance on networking them in cyberspace has increased cyber attack risks for "Smart Cities."
Smart Cities are urban centers designed to integrate cyber technologies and physical infrastructures to create environmental and economic efficiencies while improving the overall quality of life of its citizens. While the benefits of Smart City technologies are well recognized, the risks associated with cyber-physical system integration in urban critical infrastructures is not well understood. Smart City system integration has increased the cyber attack surface immeasurably for malicious actors to exploit ICT vulnerabilities to create cyber attacks which can disrupt essential services, physical damage equipment, or cause loss of life.
This presentation focuses on the types cyber attacks that are possible against Smart Cities and the consequences when directed at Transportation Systems, the Electrical Grid, Water Supply, and Wastewater Disposal critical infrastructures.
Dr. Gil Duvall, Sr. Advisor, International Cyber Strategies & Integrated Operations
Why you should attend this webinar:
•Understand the issues associated with oil and gas exploration
•Gain a realistic understanding of the growth opportunities for drilling
•Recognize the future for water treatment companies in the United States oil and gas industry
•Learn more about one of the most talked about industries in North America
The water industry has always been resilient in the rough economic conditions. To a certain extent this is true, bearing in mind that water will always be a national interest and international importance. Nonetheless, the water industry landscape is rapidly changing with globalization of economies and technologies. Companies need to change faster to be ahead in relevance in the fragmented water market place.
Forget about SWOT and PESTLE analysis. There are more important
matters and best practices that water companies need to know to
sustain in the ever competitive water market.
In addition to the above, this briefing may answer some key questions:
•Can wastewater reuse make it big?
•Are water companies targeting the right end-user segments, and right countries?
•Where are the opportunities besides China and India?
Water is the main ingredient in all of The Coca-Cola Company's beverages and is essential to its manufacturing processes. Water also has broad implications for the company’s supply chain as a key component in the production of sugar, citrus, coffee and other ingredients. It is also vital to the sustainability of the communities that the company serves. Reducing water scarcity, enhancing water quality and addressing the water needs of local communities are direct and vital business concerns.
Over the last ten years, the company's evolution in water stewardship has been significant: from a major reputation crisis in 2002 involving communities and government authorities in southern India to a 2007 call for corporate “water neutrality,” TCCC has developed and continues to evolve one of the more sophisticated water stewardship programs in the private sector.
However, true sustainability as it relates to water will involve more than “neutralizing” the volume of water that the company uses. This is because fluctuations in the amount and quality of water available to a given community or ecosystem play an important role in sustaining the diversity and proper functioning of river ecosystems and watersheds.
This presentation will profile Coca-Cola's experience over the past ten years providing a glimpse into the company’s commitments and an appreciation of the complexity of true water stewardship:
• Plant performance (water use efficiency, water quality, wastewater treatment)
• Watershed protection (source assessment and protection)
• Sustainable communities (helping enable access to clean drinking water and sanitation)
• Global awareness and action (helping mobilize the international community to drive global awareness and action to address water challenges)