2017 International Resource Recovery Conference – Columbia University, NY

NEWIN is pleased to support the second International Resource Recovery Conference, August 5th-9th, 2017. The conference will bring together international leaders from research, academia and industry for important discussions around resource recovery as it pertains to the human climate-water-life cycle. A particular focus will be placed on facilitating solutions to provide renewable energy, clean water, and food security to the globe’s most vulnerable populations. Specific topics at the conference range from the production of renewable energy, nutrients and commodities from non-fossil resources to finance and policy aspects to this sustainable enterprise.

Keynote Speakers and Panelists

  • Lars Angenent, Professor, University of Tübingen
  • Jayant Bhagwan, Executive Manager, Water Use and Waste Management, South African Water Research Commission
  • Charles Bott, Director of Water Technology and Research, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
  • Lynn E. Broaddus, President, Broadview Collaborative, Inc.
  • Alan Cohn, Managing Director, Integrated Water Management group, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan
  •  Diane D’Arras, President, International Water Association
  • Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner,  Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, New York Department of Environmental Protection
  • Catherine Flowers, Director of Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement, Center for Earth Ethics
  •  Paul Gallay, President, Hudson Riverkeeper
  •  Marcus Gay, Executive Director, NEWIN
  • Steve P. Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  •  Doulaye Kone, Deputy Director, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Program, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  •  Ed McCormick, Interim General Manager, West County Wastewater District, Richmond, California
  •  Melissa Meeker, Executive Director, Water Environment Research Foundation and WateReuse Research Foundation
  •  Catherine Miceli, Environmental Engineer, Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Sudhir Murthy, Innovations Chief, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
  • Gesner Oliveira, Partner, GO Associados
  •  Mark Philbrick, Waste-to-Energy Coordinator, Bioenergy Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Gustavo Possetti, Research and Development Manager, Water and Sanitation Company of Paraná State – Sanepar
  •  Amit Pramanik, Chief Innovation and Development Officer, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation
  • Tim Prewitt, Chief Executive Officer, iDE
  • Korneel Rabaey, Professor, Ghent University
  •  Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture
  •  Matthew Ries, Chief Technical Officer, Water Environment Federation
  • Bruce Rittmann, Director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Arizona State University
  • Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director-Water Programme, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Seth M. Siegel, Founder, Let There Be Water LLC
  • Jason Turgeon, Environmental Protection Specialist, Energy and Climate Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Willy Verstraete, Emeritus Professor, Ghent University
  • Cindy Wallis-Lage, President, Water Business, Black & Veatch

Scientific Topics

  • Resource recovery technologies and case studies (nitrogen, phosphorous, energy, marketable commodities and chemicals from waste streams
  • Carbon redirection for energy recovery coupled with nutrient removal and recovery

  • Intensified treatment and compact footprint processes for resource recovery

  • Resource-oriented and -enabled sanitation concepts in developed and developing countries

  • Connecting water, energy, and irrigation in infrastructure planning

  • Decentralized resource recovery in urban and rural communities

  • Urine source separation and reuse

  • Planning and implementation of next-generation resource recovery, wastewater treatment and sanitation infrastructure – global, regional and local perspectives

  • Monetization, financing and policy-making to foster resource-recovery driven circular economies





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