The International Water Forum

When: Monday November 5, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Metro Atlanta Chamber (235 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta GA, 30303)

On the occasion of France-Atlanta 2012, French and American experts, business and political leaders will discuss the latest developments regarding water management. A conference will be held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, followed by individual meetings to enhance potential partnerships.

On average an American consumes 600 liters of water a day and a European uses between 200 to 500 liters. Yet only 50 liters a day is what is needed for survival. If changes are not made to lifestyles and the growing population, we can expect water to diminish by 1/3 in the next 20 years.


9:00 to 9:30 a.m. - Registration and Networking Breakfast 

9:30 to 10:40 a.m. - Panel 1: Promoting Access to water and Rational Consumption
Raising consumer awareness of the need to save water resources and optimising distribution networks.

9:30 to 9:40 a.m. - Speaker Introductions
Moderator: Daniel Bowers, Executive Director, French American Chamber of Commerce
Melinda Langston, Watershed Director, Office of water efficiency, Office of Atlanta
Bob Drew, Founder of Ecovie Environmental/ SERHSA
Vincent Delporte, Sustainable Development Counselor, French Embassy

10:40 to 11:00 a.m. - Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. - Panel 2: Innovative Water Technologies
Reusing treated water for agricultural and industrial purposes, desalting see water and replenishing water tables.

11:00 to 11:10 a.m. - Moderator and Panelists Introduction

Utility Service LLC – Dominique Demessence, CEO
Clabsa - Jordi Cabot, COO
Coca Cola - Paul Bowen, Director of Sustainable Operations
Aqualogy USA - Paul Meschino, SVP for Asset Management,

12:10 to 12:20 p.m. - Q & A by Katie KirkPatrick, VP Environmental Affairs from the Metro Atlanta Chamber

12:20- 1:00 p.m. - Networking Lunch

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