Event Schedule

Monday, October 8
8:00 am - 3:00 pm 8:00 am
Trelawny Room (Lobby Level - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 8:30 am
Port Antonio Room (Lobby Level - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa)

By Invitation Only

4:30 pm - 8:00 pm 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 9
8:30 am - 10:30 am 8:30 am
Jewel Grand Ballroom (Jewels Hotel)

Transportation will be provided.

10:00 am - 10:00 am 10:00 am
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Adrian Cashman (Speaker) Principal Investigator, The University of the West Indies

Integrated analysis of the impacts of climate change on food security and economic livelihoods: Application of RCPs climate scenarios

10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
10:30 am - 4:30 pm 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Alana Noel (Speaker) Civil Engineer, The University of Trinidad and Tobago

The case for Recycled Wastewater and Rainwater use in improving the Climate Resilience of Trinidad and Tobago

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Making Jamaica’s Hydro Meteorological Network Infrastructure more climate resilient, leading to timely, more reliable, and accurate data collection

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Jamaica’s Wastewater and Sludge Regulations 2013 – The Experience of 5 Years of Implementation

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm

DECENTRALIZED SYSTEMS - The arising of a true water access model

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Integrated Organics Management – A New Approach to Managing Organics for Wastewater Treatment Systems for the Planet

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Aruna Rajballie (Speaker) Ph.D. Student, The University of the West Indies

Forecasting Domestic Water Demand across a Caribbean Small Island Developing State

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm

Improving Climate Resilience of Sanitation Infrastructure: The closed-system septic tank

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Chris Corbin (Speaker) Programme Manager, Pollution and Communications, UN Environment Caribbean Environment Programme

To Treat or not to Treat: Improving Wastewater Management in the Wider Caribbean Region

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

The vulnerability of coastal communities in Trinidad and Tobago to Coastal Erosion

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Knowledge Exchange Activities for Sustainable Development in Communities in Barbados

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Marius Caprariu (Speaker) Director of Engineering, Engineering and Technology Associates Inc.

Doubling or tripling the wastewater treatment plant capacity without building additional tankage

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Michelle Shah (Speaker) Agricultural Engineer II, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries

Pesticide Administration Strategies for Hazard and Risk Management on Farms in Trinidad and Tobago: A Case Study in the Orange Grove Estate, Tacarigua

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Improved Operation of Wastewater Collection Systems

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) technology - performances and adaptability to municipal wastewater treatment needs

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

The vulnerability of the North Coast of Trinidad against Natural and Man-made threats.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Transmission Mains Upgrade – Six Miles to Glenmore Road and Dunrobin Avenue/Constant Spring Road

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Tourism Economy Benefits from Efficient and Reliable Treatment of Highly Variable Sewage Flows

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Melissa Curtis (Speakers) Mphil Student, The University of the West Indies
  • Arpita Mandal (Speakers) Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, MONA CAMPUS

Water Demand, Supply and Rainfall Runoff estimation in the Rio Cobre Basin in St Catherine: case study using the WEAP and SWAT model

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • David Merell (Speaker) Civil Engineering, Guyana Water Incorporated

Leak Detections in a Water Distribution Network Using Pressure Forecasting Techniques

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 4:30 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Richard Atkinson (Speaker) Project Coordinator - Pipeline Technologies, Cole Engineering Group

Development of Dry Season and Drought Management Plans for Trinidad and Tobago

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 4:30 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Canadian Experience Using Leak Detection as a Key Component of Municipal Water Loss Control

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 5:00 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Hydrological Response of Steep Tropical Catchments with informal Developments.

6:30 pm - 11:45 pm 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm 6:30 pm

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Legend of Rose Hall
  • Witches Brew (recommended to steady your nerves!)
  • Duration – 45 minutes
 

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  • No reservations required for groups under 20.
  • Tour duration is no...
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Wednesday, October 10
8:30 am - 4:00 pm 8:30 am
9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Richard Atkinson (Speaker) Project Coordinator - Pipeline Technologies, Cole Engineering Group

A Brief Assessment of Drought Management Strategies in Jamaica  

9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Strategy and Performance Management in Water Utilities - Building a long term KPI management tool for water utility’s

9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Steven Panton (Speaker) Environmental Engineer, Jamaica Broilers Group Limited

Using ICT in water and wastewater quality testing to improve the reliability, validity and sustainability of water quality testing in the Caribbean context.

9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

The Effects of Climate Change on the Godineau River, Trinidad

9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Necessary Paradigm Shifts to access UNFCCC – GCF funding for Water Utilities in the Caribbean

9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Strategies for Wastewater Decision Making Under Increased Extreme Weather Conditions: A System Dynamics Modeling Approach

10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Protecting Water Quality through Best Management Practices

10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Intelligent Submersible Wastewater Pumping – The Next Pump Industry Breakthrough

10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • CK Stewart (Speaker) Consultant, CK Stewart Water Protection Consulting

Simplifying Backflow Prevention

11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Understanding GWI customers in regards to satisfaction and bill payment

11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Smart Cities, Smart Water - How IoT Devices are Transforming the City of the future

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • CK Stewart (Speaker) Consultant, CK Stewart Water Protection Consulting

The Real Consequences of Ignoring Water Loss: Risk or Resilience?

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Design-Build in the water and sanitation sector: A panacea for project delivery?

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Lowering Operating Costs

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Minding the Shop: Improving Quality of Service through Operational Efficiency using Audit Tools and Techniques

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Marlon Daniels (Speaker) Executive Director Commercial Services & Customer Relations, Guyana Water Inc.

The Significance of Water Utility Data within the Credit Environment, a Discussion on the Right to Universal Access to Water, vis-à-vis the Right of the Utility to Deny Access to “Credit” Services

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Jason Johnson (Speaker) Southeast Area Manager, Pure Technologies

A Data-Driven Approach to Helping Customers Avoid Water Shut offs

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Regional Collaborative Partnership for water-related disasters in Caribbean SIDS

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

An analysis of tariffs and the full cost of water service delivery in Guyana

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Mario Christie (Speaker) Assistant Manager - Environmental Health & Analytical Services, Environmental Solutions Limited

Modelling Water Quality in a Low Order River System: A study of the Hope River, Jamaica

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Ted Bailey (Speaker) President, Aureus Solutions Inc., Aureus Solutions Inc.

Developing and implementing a Drinking Water Quality Management System to manage risks

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Opportunities and Alternatives of Operating Wastewater Treatment Plants

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

THE AFTERMATH OF CAT 5 HURRICANE AMI Technology Aided Recovery

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

UNESCO’s Programmes in Science and Education for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Using of Database Timestamps for Laboratory Workflow Mapping

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Falmouth Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Solid Waste Management: A Comprehensive Approach to the Development of Inner-City Communities

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Fabian Christie (Speaker) Chief Financial Officer , National Water Commission

Evaluation Tools use to analyse Capital Expenditure Projects: A Case Study of the National Water Commission

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Trend Analysis of Historical Well Monitoring Data and Biofouling of Salt Water Reverse Osmosis Plant in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm
Negril & Falmoth Rms (Lobby Level), Mount Zion Rm (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
Thursday, October 11
9:00 am - 10:30 am 9:00 am
Trelawny Room (Lobby Level - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa)
9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Conrad Miller (Speaker) Technical Services Manager, Jamaica Energy Partners

An Evolution of Seawater Desalination for Freshwater Generation: A Case Study at Jamaica Energy Partners

9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

The Riverton Landfill Jamaica – Challenges and Opportunities

10:00 am - 10:30 am 10:00 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Policy-directed management of waste cooking oil in small Caribbean economies

10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Climate Change: A New Development Paradigm? Quality Public Services and a Just Transition

11:00 am - 11:30 pm 11:00 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Beating plastic pollution Trinibago style

11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

The importance of a comprehensive customer and network cadastral to support NRW reduction projects

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Beating plastic pollution Trinibago style

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Examining the NWC/MIYA methodology of for reducing non-revenue water in the Kingston Metropolitan

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Marco Ferrario (Speaker) Communication and Knowledge Management Expert, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Status of Styrofoam and Plastic Bags Bans in the Caribbean

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 12:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

How to improve revenue and reduce costs by diminishing Non Revenue Water

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Mount Zion Room (Ground Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Waste to Road- Keeping Plastic out of landfills permanently

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 12:30 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Eitan Dery (Speaker) Executive, Veridis-WaterMatic - Isratech Waterworks

River to Potable Water

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Domestic water supply in Rural Jamaica; Lessons of RWSLs Experience

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

The key to excellent water quality at Sophia WTP: (A case study)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
Negril Room (Lobby Level) - Hilton Hotel Resort & Spa

Bio-Sand Filter

7:30 pm - 11:30 pm 7:30 pm
Sunrise Beach on the eastern end of the Hilton Rosehall property
Friday, October 12
8:30 am - 3:30 pm 8:30 am

1. Martha Brae Water Treatment Plant and Falmouth Tour

DEPARTURE TIME: 8:30 AM

Description: 

Tour of NWC Martha Brae Water Treatment Plant and Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier. 

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