WaterTAP features third-annual World Water-Tech Summit in Toronto

This week, more than 50 of the world's leading water experts will be in Toronto, Ontario, for the third annual World Water-Tech North America summit, being held October 6-8. The Water Technology Acceleration Project is the event's key partner in North America.

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Oct. 5, 2015 -- This week, more than 50 of the world's leading water experts will be in Toronto, Ontario, for the third annual World Water-Tech North America summit, being held October 6-8. The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) is the event's key partner in North America.

This year's summit will focus on building smart, resilient cities through the development and adoption of advanced water technologies. The agenda will feature leading municipalities, technology providers, and active investors looking for game-changing solutions.

Experts from around the world will speak at the summit, including:

  • Cindy Wallis-Lage, President, Global Water Business, Black & Veatch
  • David Sedlak, Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, Co-Director of Berkeley Water Centre, Director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE), and Author of Water 4.0
  • Helge Daebel, Investment Director, Emerald Technology Ventures
  • Mehul Patel, GWRS Programme Manager, Orange County Water District
  • Michael Dixon, General Manager, Smarter Cities, IBM
  • Paul Gagliardo, Manager, Innovation Development Programme, American Water
  • Steven Kloos, Partner, True North Venture Partners

The summit also brings international water speakers to Toronto, with this year's faculty featuring:

  • David Hansen, Investment Director, Suez Environnement, France
  • Michael Toh, Director for Water Supply Network, PUB, Singapore
  • Tianyi Wang, CEO, China Everbright Water, China

"This annual summit is a great opportunity to showcase everything Ontario has to offer as a hub for water technology innovation and investment," said WaterTAP's President and CEO Dr. Peter Gallant. "We look forward to hosting the world's leading players in smart water technology and wastewater recycling and to facilitating partnerships between municipalities, technology companies and investors."

Sponsors of the summit include smart grid leader FATHOM, Toronto-based water-tech investor XPV Water Partners, the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), and WRAIN.

See also:

"WaterTAP board to launch search for new chief executive officer"

"New Ontario, Chinese partnership to unlock market opportunities for energy, water innovation"

About WaterTAP

The Water Technology Acceleration Project was established in 2010 by the Government of Ontario. It brings private sector experience and guidance to helping water industry entrepreneurs gain access to the resources they need to successfully commercialize their products and services and grow their businesses. WaterTAP’s brand promise is: Water technology thrives here. For more information, visit www.WaterTAPontario.com.

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