Philwater 2022 showcases innovations and solutions on water and sanitation



The Manila Times

Special Feature

THE Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) will hold its 28th International Conference and Exhibition dubbed as Philwater 2022 on Oct. 19-21, 2022 at Widus Hotel, in Clark, Pampanga. PWWA president and Philwater 2022 over-all chairman, Atty. Vicente M. Joyas said that the 28th exhibition carried the theme, “Global Innovations and Solutions on Water and Sanitation,” showcases water technology businesses with especially promising products and services on water supply technology, wastewater treatment, modern water applications and concept, advanced metering infrastructure, water quality instruments and many more. He added that the event will also feature technical presentations that demonstrate groundbreaking, cutting-edge, and sophisticated ways to use water resources sustainably to benefit the country, the economy, and the environment. Secretary Manuel Bonoan of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will deliver the keynote speech during the opening ceremony. Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. and Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo will welcome both local and international delegates of said event. Guest Speakers include Governor Dennis Delta Garcia Pineda, Province of Pampanga, and Rep. Wilbert Lee, AGRI Partylist. Joyas said that the plenary session includes topics related to health and safety, policies, water security and sanitation initiatives, water supply technology, and water resilience and sustainability to be discussed by Usec Rosario Vergeire, Dept. of Health (DoH); Usec Luis Meinrado Pangulayan, Dept. of Agrarian Reform (DAR); Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr., 3rd District, Province of Negros Oriental; Azuma Toshihiro, head, Water Supply Div., Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan; Ramoncito Fernandez, president, Maynilad; Atty. Patrick Lester Ty, chief regulator, MWSS RO; Eileen Dela Vega, officer-in-charge, Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA); and LandBank of the Philippines. The three-day event will conduct technical sessions chaired by Engr. Rico Ongcoy with Maynilad Water Academy Exec. Director, Engr. Rodora Gamboa as moderator and Tarlac City GM Ester Vengco as director-in-charge. Technical morning session topics and resource persons are Legal and other Challenges of Water Districts, Atty. Dominador Isidoro Jr., asst. govt. corporate counsel (OGCC-DoJ); Water Security and Sustainability in the Philippines, Dr. Dolores SD. Cleofas, professor, College of Engineering, UST; Intro to New Technologies: An Intro to the Latest Technologies in Wastewater Treatment, Rogelio Monis Jr., sales and marketing director, Ecosystem Technologies Int’l Inc. (ESTII); Optimizing the Construction of Water Treatment Facilities in the Philippines thru Decentralized Modular Treatment Plants, Vince Harvey Alano, Sr. technical sales manager, Suez Int’l.; Okaya Best Global Partner to Contribute to Waterworks Worldwide, Vicario Maggay Jr., branch nanager, UAM Phils., Okaya and Co.Ltd.; Water Supply in Daily Life, Cosmo Koki Co.,Ltd.; Neuron Technology for Pipeline Resilience, Neuron Japan Co.,Ltd.; Future of Water Media Filter, Hirofumi Baba, Manager, Tohkemy Corp.; One Stop Service Provider, Makoto Minami, Overseas Supervisory Div., Business Development Headquarters, Kubota Corp. Tokyo. The afternoon technical session tackles Contactless GIS Based Billing and Collection System for Water Utility Management, Tarlac WD GM Marnelle Maala-Reyes; Principles and Treatment Technologies in the Nutrient Removal of Domestic Wastewater, Argoes Solution Consultancy, Inc. President Andrew Montalbo; Wastewater as Valuable Resource: Managing Health and Environmental Risk while Maximizing Cost Effectivess, Unilean Enviro Construction Corp. President Carlito Santos; Complete Solution to the Modern Worlds Water, Drainage and Sewerage Needs, Atlanta Industries, Inc, Sr. Technical Engr. Justine Fajardo; Aquanomics: The Economics of Water Risk and Future Resilience, GHD Rod Naylor; Capaciive Deionization of Water, Applications and Concept, Aquawarks Water Treatment and Supply Services, Water Consultant Sales Engineer James Wark; Waste to Water Resource Innovative Business Models for Wastewater and Sludges, ITAC Director Ricardo Garcia Landro; Advanced Metering Infrastructure, EDMI Phils.,Inc. Sr. VP Ricardo Leandro; Sustainable Water for an Island Resort, Sunlight Hotels and Resorts general manager Joseph Michael Santos; Material Proposal to Prevent Water Leakage by Earthquake, Kubota Corp.-Tokyo Office Sales Manager Mitsuru Nomura; and Water Quality Instruments for the Life Cycle of Water, Horiba Instruments Singapore Resident Agent and Business Dev’lt. Officer Abraham De Guzman. Joyas said that a fellowhip night will also be held featuring an entertainment numbers and oath taking of new members. The exhibition will open at 9 a.m. For more information on the program of the 28th Philwater Conference, visit the pwwa fb page.