WASHINGTON — President of Trojan Technologies Inc. Marvin R DeVries and Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply, Paul Rush, are to be the keynote speakers at the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) 2014 Americas Regional Conference, according to a press release.

"We are very honored to have both Marvin DeVries and Paul Rush as our keynote speakers," said Executive Director of IUVA Deb Martinez.

DeVries, appointed president of Trojan Technologies in 2003, specializes in wastewater and water treatment and has worked on water-related and infrastructure development projects in Southern Asia and Haiti, reported the release.

Rush is in charge of the effort to maintain safe and clean water for the city of New York, as well as overseeing the Catskill-Delaware Ultraviolet Disinfection facility, which delivers over 2 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water daily and is the world’s largest UV disinfection facility, continued the release.