the 27th philwater conference

Global Challenges: Water and Wastewater Sectors, Utilities, Operation and Maintenance

the 27th philwater conference

Global Challenges: Water and Wastewater Sectors, Utilities, Operation and Maintenance

Date: 1 October 2021
Time: 8:00am - 6:00pm (GMT+8)
Venue: Zoom

About the virtual conference

Though the SARS-COV2 or COVID-19 pandemic is still upon us, the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) is unflinching in its commitment towards the promotion and development of the safe water and wastewater disposal systems in the country through sustainable water resources utilization for the benefits of the nation, the economy and the natural environment. PWWA is proud and pleased to announce the holding of the 27th Philwater Conference 2021 (Virtual) on October 1, 2021.

The Philwater 2021 International Conference will carry the theme, “Global Challenges: Water and Wastewater Sectors, Utilities, Operation and Maintenance", focusing on the major impacts to the economy and adverse effects to the industry in this pandemic. This will be done through the conduct of virtual technical sessions on a line-up of relevant topics and presentations of products and technologies related to the theme. We will be tapping experts on the subject and firms for technical paper as well as product presentations.

Note: All registered attendees will receive a certificate of participation.

Registration fee

Early Bird Price
Regular Price
CONFIRMATION: PWWA will confirm registration upon receipt of the registration form and payment. No processing of registration will take place unless all fees have been received. CANCELLATION: A 25% administrative fees will be charged for all cancellations prior to September 20, 2019. No refund will be made for all cancellations after this date. Cancellations must be in writing and received by the Secretariat on the specified date and will be settled after the conference.
Deposit slip/s should be faxed to (02) 920-7145 for verification or email at [email protected]


Event Highlights

This schedule is tentative and subject to change. The organisers will update this space from time to time.

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Technical Sessions

Opening Ceremony

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome Remarks

Atty. Vicente B. Joyas
Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA)

9:10 – 9:15

Declaration of the Opening of the Conference

Dr. Dickson San Juan
VP for International Affairs
Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA)

9:15 – 9:30

Inspirational Message​

Atty. Guiling A. Mamondiong
Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)

9:30 – 9:45

Guest Speaker

Engr. Roderick M. Planta
Assistant Secretary
National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)

9:45 – 10:00

First Keynote Speech

Mr. Tom Mollenkopf
International Water Association

10:00 – 10:10

Second Keynote Speech

H.E. Saskia de Lang
Embassy of Netherlands

Plenary Session A

10:20 – 10:25

Introduction of Plenary Session A

Mr. Joel M. De Jesus
Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA)

10:25 – 10:40

Topic Coming Soon!

Atty. Patrick Lester N. Ty
Chief Regulator
Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage Systems Regulatory Office (MWSS RO)

10:40 – 10:55

Topic Coming Soon!

Manila Water Company, Inc.

10:55 – 11:10

Water and Wastewater Sustainability Amid the Pandemic

Mr. Ramoncito S. Fernandez
Maynilad Water Services, Inc

11:10 – 11:25

Topic Coming Soon!

Dr. Sevillo David Jr.
Executive Director
National Water Resources Board

11:15 – 11:30

Accelerating Wastewater Infrastructure Development in the Philippines

Engr. Dolores M. Hipolito
Project Director
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)

Plenary Session B

13:00 – 13:05

Introduction of Plenary Session B

Engr. Rico C. Ongcoy
Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA)

13:05 – 13:20

Optimal Material Selection for Waste Water Pumps

Mr. Byron Austin
Regional Product Manager, Water Utility
Grundfos Asia Pacific

13:20 – 13:35

Topic Coming Soon!

Wilo Philippines

Technical Session A​

14:05 – 14:10

Introduction of Technical Session A

Ms. Alma L. Abrasaldo
Director, Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA)
General Manager, Bayawan Water District

14:10 – 14:25

Topic Coming Soon!

Nimesh Modak
Imagine H20 Asia

14:25 – 14:40

Topic Coming Soon!

Sta. Clara International Corporation

Technical Session B

3:10 – 3:15 PM

Introduction of Technical Session B​

Atlanta Industries, Inc

15:15 – 15:30

Topic Coming Soon!

Exponent Controls and Electrical Corporation

15:30 – 15:45

Topic Coming Soon!

Atlanta Industries, Inc

Technical Session C

Content Coming Soon!

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