ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A distinguished panel of national and international water leaders will examine how communities of all sizes can best prepare for future water demands and related challenges during the second annual Water Leaders Session, according to a press release.

As one of the most highly anticipated events of WEFTEC 2013, “The Future of Cities and Water: Insights from Great Water Cities” will be held Oct. 7 in Chicago, Ill.

Addressing this important topic will be a panel that includes senior executives from iconic and diverse water cities who will share their experiences and discuss innovative approaches to sustainable water management.

Facilitated by G. Tracy Mehan III, a former EPA assistant administrator for Water and a principal in the Environmental Science & Policy Division for The Cadmus Group in Arlington, Va., the distinguished panel will include:

• Harlan Kelly, Jr., general manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

• Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies

• Chew Men Leong, chief executive, PUB Singapore

• Sue Murphy, chief executive officer, Water Corporation of Western Australia

 

“There’s little doubt that we have entered a time where water is becoming a top priority in cities around the world,” said WEF interim executive director Eileen O’Neill. “Although it is a renewable resource, many don’t realize that water is finite and the only way to meet current and future demands is to be smarter and more efficient in our management approaches. This year’s Water Leaders Session is a unique opportunity to hear directly from some of today’s most forward-thinking, innovative water leaders and is something that WEFTEC attendees won’t want to miss.”

Read the entire press release here.