Black & Veatch industry experts will participate in ozwater ’10; Australia’s largest water conference

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Source: Black & Veatch Corporation

Global Practice and Technology Leaders and professionals from Black & Veatch’s global water business will participate in Ozwater ’10, Australia’s largest water conference, which is being held from 8-10 March in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Peter Binney, Vice President and Director of Sustainable Water Planning, will be presenting a paper on “Triple bottom line mapping over time to promote continuing sustainable performance for utility capital programs planning and operations.” During his trip to Australia, Binney will also be participating in the International Water Association’s (IWA) “Cities of the Future Workshop” and meeting with the heads of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council and Engineers Australia to talk about how sustainable infrastructure will be funded, permitted and delivered in the future.

Jonathan Clement, a Global Practice and Technology leader with Black & Veatch who is based in The Netherlands, will be chairing two sessions during the conference. The sessions on “Membranes for Water Reuse” and “Practical Experience, Learnings and Outlook in New Water Sources” will feature industry leaders and academics who will provide their insight on the latest trends and developments in water reuse and new water sources.

James Currie, Client Services Manager for Black & Veatch’s water business in Victoria, Australia, will be presenting a paper on “Selection and development of an innovative process train for an advanced tertiary treatment plant.” Currie is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and has been the Project Manager for Stage 1 of the Tertiary Upgrade of the Eastern Treatment Plant since it started in 2008.

In addition, Black & Veatch will be sponsoring the Australian Water Association (AWA) President’s dinner, which will be held on 7 March. At the dinner the AWA president will host a number of leaders from the Australian and global water industry. Ralph Eberts, Executive Vice President and Global Chief of Client Accounts for Black & Veatch’s global water business, will deliver the welcome address.

Black & Veatch will also host a media lunch on 8 March where Eamonn Kelly, Vice President and Managing Director for Black & Veatch’s South Asia Pacific water business will be introduced to journalists. He and Peter Binney will address “Portfolio Approaches to Address Our Future Water Needs.” Other Black & Veatch leaders will also be on hand to meet with the journalists.

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