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The Chicago Water Summit 2014: Global Lessons from Great Water Cities

Mid-America Club
Chicago, Illinois

Conference: Monday, July 21, 2014


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 Presented by WEF and World Business Chicago, in cooperation with the City of Chicago.

Note: Pre-summit welcome reception for all attendees will take place Sunday, July 20, 2014, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive

When: Monday, July 21 | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, doors open at 7:30 am

Where: Mid-America Club | 200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor, Chicago, Illinois

Registration: Space is limited. Reserve your spot now!

Hotel Reservations: Book your room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago at a special rate in connection with the Summit. Plus, receive complimentary in room Wi-Fi by booking online.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) & World Business Chicago, in cooperation with the City of Chicago, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and the Chicago Sisters Cities Initiative, will host this exclusive, one-day meeting to bring together water sector leaders for discussion of water related issues including technology and innovation, sustainability, investments in infrastructure projects, and partnering with the private sector. The summit will be the latest in a series of dialogues examining case studies and engaging in discussion to distill lessons learned from leading cities and potentially change the agenda for other great water cities facing similar challenges.

Take advantage of this special opportunity to learn from other sector leaders and help develop the agenda for the great water cities of the future. 


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Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, Managing Director, Global Water, Nature Conservancy
  • Dr. Paul Bowen, Director, Sustainable Operations, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Albert Cho, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Xylem
  • Christian Guenner, Director of System Development, Hamburg Wasser, Germany
  • Ted Henifin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
  • Harlan Kelly, Jr., General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities
  • Terry Mah, President, Veolia North America
  • Jeff Malehorn, President & CEO, World Business Chicago
  • Barrett Murphy, First Deputy Commissioner of Water Management, City of Chicago
  • Dr. Eileen O’Neill, Executive Director, Water Environment Federation
  • Henk Ovink (Luncheon Speaker), Principal, Rebuild by Design, & Senior Advisor to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan
  • David St. Pierre, Executive Director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • Sandra Ralston, President, Water Environment Federation
  • Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago
 
For press credentials or general media inquiries, please contact Lori Harrison, WEF Public Information Director at lharrison@wef.org or 703-684-2480. 









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