Access to Water: Challenges + Opportunities

Time: March 25, Thursday 15:30 - 17:00

Australian Trade Commission

Sponsored by the Australian Trade Commission

Severe drought conditions and contaminated waterways pose growing environmental and economic risks in many regions of the world. In countries like Australia and the United States - but also in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America - agriculture, mining and other resource-based industries are in direct competition with urban populations for access to this limited resource. With billions of dollars available for water projects, the global opportunities are tremendous. Learn how governments and corporations are dealing with these challenges, and learn about the opportunities that exist for businesses to provide water technology, infrastructure, and information-based solutions.


Peter Beattie, Commissioner, Queensland Government Trade and Investment Office, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Moderator)
David Downie, General Manager, Office of Water, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victorian Government, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Trevor Hill, President & CEO, Global Water Resources LLC, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Nick Apostolidis, General Manager, Client Development, GHD, Brisbane, Australia
Booky Oren, Executive Chairman, Miya, Arison Group., Tel Aviv, Israel