IPWA to Hold Financial Tools Taskforce Meeting May 23

The International Private Water Association (IPWA) will?hold a Financial Tools Taskforce meeting via?conference call on May 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (EST). The focus of the meeting and presentations will be on water management and the mining sector.? Speakers will be Kathleen Breedyk and Art K. Umble.

Kathleen Breedyk, an event designer with Infocast conference company, specializes in designing events tailored to the oil and gas, water and mining industries.?She has been in the business of designing conferences for 15 years in the United States and Canada. Breedyk designed the recently produced Infocast conference that took place in Toronto focused on ?water management for mining.?
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Dr. Art K. Umble is the Wastewater Practice Leader at MWH Global and currently leads the Wastewater Practice for North and South America, focusing on municipal wastewater treatment with an emphasis on converting waste streams to value streams. Umble provides technical analysis and review support to design teams for new and rehabilitated wastewater treatment plants, with a focus on nutrient removal facilities, process optimization for treatment capacity, wet weather treatment, solids processing and disposal facilities, energy management, disinfection systems and emerging contaminant removal technology. His presentation will focus on the applications and appropriate uses of treated water, recognizing that there are a number of beneficial uses for treated mine water.
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R. Forbes Guthrie is the vice president of Stewart Environmental Consultants, CEO of Stewart Energy?and Director at Energy Water Solutions. Guthrie is currently leading the strategic direction of the company as well as the business unit specializing in engineering solutions for the water and energy markets. He has more than 20 years of experience in applied environmental technology commercialization.?Through Guthrie’s efforts, Stewart Environmental has capitalized, commercialized and spun off highly successful technology companies focused on water filtration, biomass energy and sustainable business practices.
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Guthrie’s presentation will focus on ?valuing mine drainage water,? recognizing that billions of gallons of mine water annually produced by net-positive mine operations can be cost-effectively treated to appropriate standards that could then be used to augment local water supplies.
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To confirm your participation, please send an email to Kathy Shandling at?[email protected] by the morning of?May 22. The AT&T call-in details along with the presentations will be sent out?by Wednesday afternoon.
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