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June 21, 2017

9:00  -  10:00
10:00  -  11:15

ModeratorsGiuseppe Taverna & Francesco Pareti

Congratulatory Notes:

Vania Contrafatto – Regional Minister for Water and Energy Related Services

Corrado Clini – Former Italian Minister of Environment, Land and Sea 

Ferat Shala – Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Kosovo

Maria Prestigiacomo – President, AMAP Palermo

Stefano Albani – CEO, Siciliacque

Giordano Riello – Vice President, Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria

Fabrizio Micari – President, Palermo University 

Ivo Blandina – Sicindustria 


Keynote Lecture: Prof. Helmut Kroiss – Past President, IWA
“Energy self-sufficient municipal waste water treatment plants”



11:15  -  11:30
11:30  -  13:15

Moderators: Prof. Raphael Semiat & Giuseppe Taverna

11:35-11:55 – Keynote Lecture: Prof. Raphael Semiat – Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
“Nano technologies for contaminants removal from water”

11:55-12:05 – Prof. Francesco Aliberti – University of Naples, Department of Biology
“Water pollution: the new technologies applied to the continuous monitoring of marine waters for the human impact assessment”

12:05-12:25 – ITALVECO + ROCHEM Marine – Fabio Fedrigoni & Flavio Ottonello
“The Desalination Plant in Yazt (IRAN): a best practice of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Financing through the ‘Enterprise Network’ model” 

12:25-12:40 – LG CHEM  Company Presentation, Alvaro Lagartos
“Outstanding membrane performance of Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) membranes In the Mediterranean Sea”

12:40-12:50 – Tecnicomar – Company Presentation, Laura De Vita 

12:50-13:05 – Acciona  Company Presentation, Luigi Patimo

13:05-13:15 – Conclusion and Q&A: Prof. Giorgio Micale, University of Palermo 





14:30-14:50 – Moderator & Keynote Lecture: Professor Mario Rosario Mazzola, University of Palermo & Counselor to the Minister for Southern Italy 

14:50-15:05 – Abraham Stav – ‘Mei-Carmel’, the City of Haifa water utility company
“Water loss, a technical problem or a management problem?”

15:05-15:20 – AMAP Palermo – Company Presentation, Antonio  Criminisi 

15:20-15:35 – Siciliacque Company Presentation, Massimo Burruano

15:35-15:50 – HITACHI Company Presentation, Alessandro Bettin
“How to improve water network efficiency and save money: presentation of international successful case studies”

15:50-16:00 – BlueGreen Water Technologies – Company Presentation, Eyal Harel
“Introducing the Lake Guard™: Transforming an inefficient treatment into an unrestricted solution against blue-green algae”




16:00  -  16:15
16:15  -  17:50

Moderator: Dr. Jorge Tarchitzky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

16:15-16:35 – Keynote Lecture: Rebelo Anabela, Portuguese Environment Agency
“Quality Standards and Emission Limit Values – Approaches under the Water Framework Directive”

16:35-16:50 – Aqualia  Company Presentation, Jose Ramon Vazquez
“Life MEMORY. Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor: curving the line towards circular economy”

16:50-17:10 – Dr. Jorge Tarchitzky 
“The use of Treated Wastewater in the world and ISO standards”

17:10-17:25 – Dr. Francisco Pedrero Salcedo – ESAMUR
“Water reuse in Murcia Region (Spain)”

17:25-17:40  – Evides Industriewater – Company Presentation, Jeroen Rosengarten
“A circular DBFO business case at Dow’s second largest chemical plant”  

17:40-17:50 – Syndial – Company Presentation, Ing. Sandro Olivieri


June 22, 2017

10:00-10:15 – Moderator & lecture: Francesco Pareti, Economist – Expert in European funds and financing
“Hydrobond Veneto– a success story and a model to follow” 

10:15-10:30 – Keynote Lecture: Alexander Danilenko, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist – The World Bank
“Water tariffs and water revenues: how to connect the dots”

10:30-10:45 – Corrado Clini  Former Italian Minister of Environment, Land and Sea 

10:45-11:00 – Prof. Mario Rosario MazzolaUniversity of Palermo & Consuler of the Minister for Southern Italy
“Financing the water sector in Italy: impact and prospectives of the regulation framework of AEEGSI”

11:00-11:15 – Milo Fiasconaro Director, Aqua Publica Europea 

11:15-11:30 – Thomas Van Gilst Head of the Water Unit, European Investment Bank 


11:30-11:45 – Moderator: Prof. Asher Brener,  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

11:45-12:10 – Keynote Lecture: Prof. Alexander L.N. van Nuijs – Toxicological Centre, University of Antwerp
“Illicit drugs and alcohol: the sewage connection”

12:10-12:20 – Aqwise – Company Presentation, Pier Antonio Ceresini  

12:20-12:30 – NCR Biochemical – Company Presentation, Manuel Testoni

12:30-12:40 – Vega – Company Presentation, Daniele Romano
“Radar technology in water and waste water treatment”

12:40-12:50 – GE Water – Company Presentation, Massimo De Marco 

12:50-13:00 – EVOQUA- Company Presentation, Lucio Boveri
“Memcor® membranes for water and wastewater treatment”



13:00  -  14:00

14:00-14:10 – Moderator:  Felice Crosta – Former Italian Water Commissioner

14:10-14:30 – Keynote Lecture: Dr. Jorge Tarchitzky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Effective irrigation in agriculture as part of a equilibrated water balance: the case of Israel”

14:30-14:45 – Elena Colferai – EU-Projects Designer
“The Agricultural Regional Program – Funding Opportunities”

14:45-15:00 – Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition – Company Presentation, Marta Antonelli

15:00-15:15 – Gianni Chianetta– “Green Consulting Group” and “Greening the Islands” 

15:15-15:30 – Girgenti Acque – Company Presentation, Marisa Macaluso 

15:30-15:45 – IRRITEC – Company Presentation, Giulia Giuffré 



15:45  -  16:00
16:00  -  17:10

16:00-16:15 – Moderator:  Dr. Eyal Brill – H.I.T Holon Institute of technology and an ISO convenor TC224/WG09
“EDS Principles and developing international standards in water security”

16:15-16:30 – Keynote Lecture: Dr. Ofer Carmi –  Water Quality and Security Director of ‘Hagihon’ – Jerusalem Area’s Water and Wastewater Utility
“Reliable Online Water Quality Monitoring for Urban Water – Network Security”

16:30-16:45 –  TKH Security Italia – Company Presentation, Ing. Enrico Dani
“Latest computer vision techniques for protection of critical infrastructures”

16:45-17:00 – Prof. Francesco Maria Raimondi – Univeristy of Palermo, founder and Ceo of the EngCoSys Srl (Engineering Control Systems)




17:10  -  17:20