Jan 13, 2011

Desalination Symposium Will Focus on Technology and Economic Opportunities

One-day event in San Diego is hosted by the Maritime Alliance

On January 28, The Maritime Alliance will host a one-day symposium in San Diego on the technologies and increasingly attractive economics of the desalination industry.

Confirmed speakers include:

&#149 Robert Burk, founder and CEO, NanoH2O;
&#149 Hugh Constant, executive vice president, World Trade Center San Diego;
&#149 Gary Crisp, global business leader, desalination, GHD Pty. Ltd.;
&#149 Anthony Jones, Ph.D., chief technology officer, Campbell Applied Physics Inc.;
&#149 Neil Marshall, vice president, EcoSystems Management Associates Inc.;
&#149 John McNeece, attorney/partner, Luce Forward;
&#149 Randy Truby, comptroller, Intl. Desalination Assn.;
&#149 Rogelio Vazquez Gonzalez, Ph.D., professor of applied geophysics, CICESE;
&#149 Peter Waldron, president, American Membrane Technology Assn.; and
&#149 Robert Yamada, water resources manager, San Diego County Water Authority.

Topics to be covered include:

&#149 “The Technology and Increasingly Attractive Economics of Desalination”;
&#149 "San Diego as a Historic and Leading Center of Desalination Technology";
&#149 "Desalination Technology Advances Worldwide";
&#149 "Opportunities in the San Diego/Baja Mega-Region";
&#149 "Related Technologies and Applications"; and
&#149 The Department of Commerce grant won by the World Trade Center San Diego to promote exports of water technologies to North Africa, the Middle East and India.

Registration for the one-day event is $45. Supporters of the Maritime Alliance will receive a discounted rate of $20. The cost to exhibit, which includes one attendee, is $125. All prices include lunch. Sponsorship opportunities start at $250.