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Water Leaders Session

This is a sample of the excellent programming available at WEFTEC and we are planning a similar panel for 2014 on Monday after the opening session, stay tuned for details.  

A distinguished panel of national and international water leaders examined how communities of all sizes can best prepare for future water demands and related challenges during the second annual Water Leaders Session. In many parts of the world, pressures from population growth, climate change and urbanization are straining existing water systems and resources. In order to sufficiently meet current and future water demands, water managers and civil leaders from communities of all sizes are looking for smarter and more progressive management approaches that will increase resiliency, enhance livability and conserve resources. This session was facilitated by G. Tracy Mehan III, a former U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Water and a Principal in the Environmental Science & Policy Division for The Cadmus Group in Arlington, Va.


Watch the 2013 Water Leaders Session
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Welcome and Opening Remarks by:


 Rahm Emanuel 

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel

Mayor of Chicago 



The Moderator

G. Tracy Mehan 

 G. Tracy Mehan III

 Principal in the Environmental Science & Policy  Division of The Cadmus Group and a former U.S.  EPA Assistant Administrator for Water 




Meet The Water Leaders Panel


Harlan Kelly, Jr.

General Manager
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Heiner Markhoff 

Heiner Markhoff

President and CEO
GE Water & Process Technologies
 Chew Men Leong 

Chew Men Leong

Chief Executive
PUB Singapore 
Sue Murphy photo1   

Sue Murphy

Chief Executive Officer
Water Corporation of Western Australia