Black & Veatch Corp., a global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced that Julian Sandino, Ph.D., P.E., will be a featured speaker at the 2005 Stockholm Water Symposium/World Water Week in Stockholm.
Dr. Sandino, a Black & Veatch water reclamation practice leader, was selected to deliver the keynote address to the Technical Solutions track at the symposium. The Technical Solutions track is the forum for presentations pertaining to the technical aspects of providing water supply and sanitation to meet the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Sandino’s remarks will focus on technical trends in water and wastewater planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance in both rural and urban settings.
“We’re delighted, although not surprised, that Dr. Sandino was selected for this honor,” said Dan McCarthy, president and CEO of B&V Water, the water division of Black & Veatch Corporation. “This invitation to participate in such an important international event affirms not only his individual reputation, but also our company’s reputation for global technical leadership in the water industry.”
The annual World Water Week in Stockholm, August 21-27, is the leading global meeting place for the world's diverse water community. The event encompasses the Stockholm Water Symposium, topical plenary sessions, panel debates, scientific workshops, seminars and exhibitions. Participants come from more than 100 countries and represent the business, civil, governmental, inter-governmental, science and water management sectors. The symposium has become an internationally acclaimed forum for water supply and sanitation, water-related development and international policy issues.
As water reclamation practice leader for B&V Water and in previous positions, Dr. Sandino has accrued 20 years of experience in the management of sanitary infrastructure and environmental projects, including process evaluation and design for a wide variety of wastewater treatment facilities. He has been involved in nearly 100 projects in a dozen countries and has authored 43 technical papers and publications.
Dr. Sandino currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the over 40,000-member Water Environment Federation (WEF), as vice chair of the WEF Municipal Wastewater Treatment Design Committee, and on article review panels for WEF’s Water Environment and Research and the International Water Association’s Water Science and Technology periodicals. He is also the immediate past chair of the WEF International Coordination Committee.