Schedule at a Glance

DAY 1: Friday 10 November 2017

Program at a Glance


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Opening Session
(Moderator: Pravin Patil)

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Inauguration, Welcome address, Lamp Lighting

  • Vision of AWWA


  • Objectives of AICE’17


  • Opportunities for future engagements


  • Indo-US Business Opportunities in Water Sector

  • David LaFrance, CEO, American Water Works Association
  • Jeanne Bennet-Bailey, Past President, American Water Works Association
  • Nilaksh Kothari,  Past President, American Water Works Association, CEO & General Manager, Manitowoc Public Utilities
  • Edgard D Kagan, US Consul General, Mumbai

Address by Guest of Honour

Launch of ‘Adbhut Paani’ - Water Wonderful Book in Hindi for children

Shri. Girish Dattatray Mahajan Cabinet Minister for Water Resources, Government of Maharashtra

Shri. Girish Dattatray Mahajan & Jeanne Bennet-Bailey

Inaugural Panel – Present Challenges and Ensuring Sustainable Water Future

  • K P Bakshi, IAS, Chairman Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority (MWRRA)
  • Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC)
  • D Thara, IAS, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation
  • Dr. Sanjay A Mukherjee, IAS, Addl. Municipal Commissioner – Projects, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
  • Dr P Anbalagan, IAS, Member Secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Inauguration of Exhibit & Posters followed by Tea/ Coffee and Networking Break

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Technical Session 1 : Utility Management
(Session chair: Jeanne Bennet-Bailey ; Moderator: D Hanumantha Chary)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic 1 : Effective Utility Management    

Jeanne Bennet-Bailey, Past President, American Water Works Association

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Topic 2 : GIS

Ramesh Bambale, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Topic 3 : GIS and Asset Management

Rohit Dembi, Head ITES, NJS Engineering India

12:40 PM - 01:00 PM

Topic 4 : Implementation of Valve Maintenance Program

Kumar Sundaram, Head - Middle East & Africa, E.H. WACHS

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Networking Lunch

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Technical Session 2:  Smart Distribution / Smart Water
(Session chair: David LaFrance ; Moderator: Dilip Dongare)

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Topic 1 : Water Audit and NRW Reduction

David LaFrance, CEO, American Water Works Association

02:30 PM - 02:50 PM

Topic 2 : Water Distribution Municipal and Industrial – A Perspective from Gujarat

Smt. D Thara, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC)

02:50 PM - 03:10 PM

Topic 3 : Challenges in Transforming Intermittent Water Supply to 24x7 Continuous Supply- A Case Study of the Aurangabad City

Dr Sanjay Dahasahasra, Former Member Secretary, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) Dr Mukund Mahajan, Professor, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

03:10 PM - 03:30 PM

Topic 4 : Role of Internet of Things (IoT) in SMART water systems

Ramkumar R. S, Director Marketing, Autosys Control System India (P) Ltd

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Technical Session 3:   Alternate Water Supply
(Session chair: Joe Jacangelo ; Moderator: Sanjay Kamat)

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Topic 1: Saline Water Treatment

Joe Jacangelo, Vice President & Director of Research, Stantec

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM

Topic 2: Development of Policy, Regulation and Funding Instruments for Wastewater Reuse in India

Dr. Uday Kelkar, Director, NJS Engineering India Pvt. Ltd.

04:20 PM - 04:40 PM

Topic 3: Global Case Studies for Water Reuse

Ian Barrett, Commercial Director, Water (Middle East, India & Africa), Black & Veatch Ltd.

04:40 PM - 05:00 PM

Topic 4: Potable and Non-Potable Wastewater Reuse

Col. Bhaskar Tatwawadi, Technical Director, Tandon Urban Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Tea/ Coffee and Networking

5:30 PM -6:30 PM

Panel Discussion : Policy / Regulations: Challenges, Way Forward

Moderator: Nilaksh Kothari

  • Dr Rasheed Ahmad, Senior Watershed Manager, Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta, GA
  • David LaFrance, CEO, American Water Works Association
  • Dr Malini Shankar, IAS, Director General of Shipping, Government of India
  • Dr Suresh Kulkarni, IAS, Secretary, Maharashtra Water Resource Regulatory Authority, Govt of Maharashtra
  • Mr. P.K Mirashe, Assistant Secretary (Tech.), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Felicitation of International Dedicated Water Professionals by AWWA
Moderator: Shirish Kardile

06:45 PM - 09:30 PM

Cocktails and Networking Dinner

DAY 2: Saturday 11 November 2017

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Technical Session 4 : Water Treatment & Supply
(Session chair: Nilaksh Kothari ; Moderator: Shirish Kardile)

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Topic 1 : New Contaminants and Treatment Technologies    

Lahkwinder Singh Hundal – CTO InNow Technologies

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Topic 2: A Case Study of Qualitative and Quantitative Augmentation of Old Sewage Treatment Plant

Dr. Surendra Patwardhan, Asst. Vice President, Praj Industries Ltd.

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Topic 3: Performance of Modified Square Tube in the Tube-settler of a WTP

Dr. A. G. Bhole, Retd. Prof. & HOD, Civil Engg Dept. VNIT

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Topic 4: Purification and Disinfection Technology

Mr. Keith Bircher, Technical Director, Calgon Carbon UV Technologies
Mr. Anand Sathya, Director, Geofluid Processors Pvt. Ltd.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tea/ Coffee and Networking

11:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Technical Session 5:  Wastewater Treatment
(Session chair: Uma Vempati ; Moderator: Owais Farooqi)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic 1 : Space Efficient Wastewater Treatment Technologies

Uma Vempati, Water/Wastewater Group Leader, ISG

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Topic 2: Energy Efficient Technology Solutions in Waste Water Treatment

S Ranganathan, Business Manager, Atlas Copco

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Topic 3: Optimizing Performance of WTPs

K. B. Wadhavane, Executive Engineer, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)

12:40 PM - 01:00 PM

Topic 4: Treated Sewage water recycle for ash handling in 2x 800 MW Super critical Thermal Power plant - a case study

Venkatesh.M., Deputy General Manager ( Projects), Tata Projects Limited

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Women Networking Forum

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM

Special Address: Indo-US Collaboration in the Water Sector by Ambassador Arun K Singh, former Ambassador of India to USA

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

Technical Session 6:   Ground Water Contamination
(Session chair: S D Mande ; Moderator: Pushkar Deshpande)

02:15 PM - 02:35 PM

Topic 1 : STP & Networks Using Small Bore Sewers

Sanjay Deshpande, Executive Director & Head of Operations – India, Clearford water Systems Inc.

02:35 PM - 02:55 PM

Topic 2 : Water and Waste Water Reuse - Potable and Non Potable.

Ranjana Ray Chaudhuri, Lecturer, TERI University

02:55 PM - 03:15 PM

Topic 3 : Eco Centric Treatment Technologies for Protection of Drinking Water Sources

Dr. Shyam Asolekar, Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay

03:15 PM - 04:15 PM

Technical Session 7:   Wastewater Collaboration for Clean Environment – Policy Frameworks and Technology Solutions for Wastewater Treatment

03:15 PM - 03:35 PM

Topic 1: Water Quality Monitoring

Dr. Y. B. Sonttake, Joint Director, (Water Pollution Control), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board

03:35 PM - 03:55 PM

Topic 2: Industrial Waste Water Treatment for Clean Environment

Technical Presentation by Rochem

03:55 PM - 04:15 PM

Topic 3: TBA

 R. V. Sonje, Chief Engineer HQ, MIDC

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM

Tea/ Coffee and Networking

04:45 PM - 05:15 PM

Closing Keynote Address: 'Intensified and Energy Efficient Nutrient Removal: Is Energy Neutrality Possible?"

Dr. Sudhir Murthy, Innovations Chief, DC Water

05:15 PM - 05:30 PM

Closing Remarks by AWWA India Chair

Shirish Kardile, Chair, AWWAIndia

*Conference programme and speakers are subject to change at the discretion of the organiser