President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) & Coca Cola Global Director of Sustainability
9:45am Wednesday 19 October
Water & Wastewater Sustainability with a Corporate View
Paul Bowen is the 2015-2016 President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international organisation of water quality professionals headquartered in Alexandria, Va.
Paul is currently the Director, Environmental Sustainability for The Coca-Cola Company. In this role he leads a multidisciplinary program that reaches across the Coca-Cola System. He is responsible for delivering on Company commitments in water, energy, climate, and packaging recovery. His team helps embed environmental sustainability across all Coca-Cola System operations. He serves as a technical expert for developing water reuse with corporate quality standards and as a SME on water and wastewater treatment issues.
Prior to his position with The Coca-Cola Company, Paul was an Assistant Professor in the School of Civil Engineering & Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma and Vice-President and Senior Staff Consultant for Metcalf & Eddy.
A WEF member since 1977, Paul has held multiple leadership and committee roles within WEF. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Committee Leadership Council. He has served on the Programme Committee as both chair and vice chair as well as served as a member and chair of the Residuals & Biosolids Technical Symposium, Industrial Wastes Technical Symposium and the Research Symposia. Paul was also chair of the Committee Leadership Council’s Delivery Focus Group and a member of the Public Affairs & Communications and Industrial Wastes Committees. In addition, he has served as a literature review author for the Residuals & Biosolids and Industrial Wastes Committees.
Also an active member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), Paul has served as a member and chair of GAWP’s Programme Committee and a member of Industrial Waste Committee. His other professional affiliations include: the American Water Works Association, American Society Of Civil Engineers, International Water Association, and International Society of Beverage Technologist. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors for WEF’s Charity of Choice, Water For People.
Paul received his B.S. in Natural Systems (Chemistry and Biology) from Mercer University (Macon, Ga.) in 1975, and his M.S. (1976) and Ph.D. (1982) in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University (Clemson, S.C.).
Deputy Director, Environment and Research at Bureau of Meteorology
11:00am Wednesday 19 October
Water information – a thirst for insight, igniting innovation
Graham heads the Bureau’s Environmental and Research Division, that develops and applies advanced scientific knowledge related to weather, climate, oceans and hydrology to build world-class systems and prediction services to support decision-makers in government, industry and the community.
He is a Non-Executive Director and was recently the Independent Chair of the Australian-China Joint Centre on River Basin Management.
Graham has served in both the public and private sectors, in various executive, corporate, technical and operational roles.
08:30am Thursday 20 October
Dynamic presentation on health and well-being
In this day and age, when health and well-being are in danger of becoming merely an industry, it is rare to meet a mentor who actually embodies their philosophy on life, Dr Edward Timings is that rare individual.
Dynamic presenter, chiropractor, disc jockey, Ironman, University tutor and international speaker, Edward is able to inform and inspire with his unique blend of life experience backed up with 18 years in the medical field.
After various personal tragedies and time in diabetic research Edward decided to accumulate his knowledge in a package that would not only educate but that could also inspire and make a difference in people’s lives.
What began with local business soon became an international brand of health. The company Juggler Healthcare was developed as an organisation that helps people achieve balance in their busy lives and realise their potential. Juggler works with organisations to design health and well-being programmes that meet their business objectives and reflect their culture. This enables organisations to take control of their workplace issues by encouraging their people to take responsibility for their personal health and well-being.Life is also about juggling. Work, family, relationships, money and hopefully interests. We all need the tools necessary to keep life in balance – so we, like the Juggler, can maintain that happy smile.
Known as ‘The Motivation Guru’, Ed is able to give tips and suggestions that are easy to implement into day to day life.
Renowned for clinical reasoning and 18 years’ experience in chiropractic, Dr Edward Timings works with clients to develop an appreciation of the wider issues of health. A dynamic presenter, Ed creates an atmosphere of learning and understanding the balance needed to achieve full and healthy lives.
Chief Executive of Watercare
09:15am Thursday 20 October
Observations on New Zealand’s Water Industry
Raveen Jaduram was appointed as the chief executive of Watercare after performing the role in an acting capacity since February 2014. He leads an organisation with assets of $8.7 billion, a staff of 850 and ambitious multi-billion-dollar plans to ensure Auckland’s complex water infrastructure will meet expected growth and be resilient enough for future demands. In this keynote, Raveen will touch on the opportunities and challenges facing the water industry, nationwide.
Internationally renowned speaker on aspects of personal development
09:00am Friday 21 October
Smarter. Faster. Better. Cheaper: Email and Technology Quick Tips
You are going to love Debbie Mayo-Smith. Debbie is one of the most in-demand speakers in New Zealand and Australia and sits in the top 7% of speakers worldwide. Labelled Ms. Productivity by the media, Debbie is a columnist as well as best-selling author of sixteen books. Debbie has sharpened the activity of millions of individuals globally through her presentations, quick tip newsletters, articles, books and videos. She is well-loved for her practical, plain talking technology quick tips that will show you how to get more done in less time; grow revenue and delight customers.
Dr Lester Levy
Chairman of Auckland Transport and the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards
09:45am Friday 21 October
The Future of Infrastructure
Lester Levy is the appointed chairman of Auckland Transport, the Auckland and Waitemata District Health Boards and the Health Research Council. He is also the Chairman of Tonkin+Taylor. He is a Lead Reviewer for the State Service Commission’s Performance Improvement Framework, a joint central agency initiative to help public sector senior leaders lead performance improvement in their agencies and across the system. He is the foundation Head of the New Zealand Leadership Institute and Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of Auckland. Lester is best known for leading a number of organisational performance transformations as a Chief Executive, entrepreneur and Chairman in both the public and private sectors. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List Lester was appointed as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health and education.