Utility Leaders Receive Scholarships to Singapore International Water Week

Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018. They will work to break down international barriers, accelerate technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), and the Water Research Foundation (Denver) awarded scholarships to

  • Robert Angelotti, deputy executive director of technical services, Upper Occoquan (Va.) Service Authority;
  • Yvonne W. Forrest, deputy director, Houston Water;
  • Adel Hagekhalil, assistant director, LA Sanitation (Los Angeles);
  • Kishia Powell, commissioner, City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management;
  • Kathryn Sorensen, director, Phoenix Water Services; and
  • Andrew Williams, utility director, Clay Township (Ind.) Regional Waste District.

In addition to being chosen based on their high-level positions in the water sector, recipients demonstrated an interest in smart water systems, water reuse, advanced treatment technology, and integrated urban water management. The scholarship, now in its third year, highlights collaboration between SIWW and U.S. water associations to strengthen utility leader capabilities. Recipients will take part in a customized program that includes site visits, meetings, and speaking engagements during SIWW, July 8–12.

SIWW brings together international water leaders and practitioners to develop innovative solutions that reinforce global integration of sustainable water management strategies with urban-planning processes. For more information, see the SIWW website or email SIWWScholarship@wef.org.

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