ACCOMPANING PROGRAM 2018

  27 March 2018  

 

Vitosha Hall, Congress Center

 

10th International Conference BULAQUA
INVESTMENT CHALLENGES FOR THE WSS SECTOR

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND FINANCIAL STRATEGIES

 

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:45 Official opening

Nikolay Nankov Minister of Regional Development and Public Works (MRDPW) (invited)

Neno Dimov Minister of Environment and Water (MOEW) (invited)

Karoly Kovacs – Chairman of Hungarian Water Cluster and Past President of EWA

Klara Ramm – Chair of EurEau Committee 3 on Economics and Legal Affairs, IGWP

Ivan Ivanov – President of Bulgarian Water Association (BWA)

 

FIRST PANEL: CURRENT SITUATION. PRESENTATIONS FROM OFFICIALS

Moderator: Ivan Ivanov President of BWA

09:45 - 10:05 The needs for investments within the context of constantly changing environment

Klara Ramm Chair of EurEau Committee 3 on Economics and Legal Affairs, IGWP

10:05 - 10:25 Changes in the regime of concessions of water and WSS systems according to Concession’s Act from 2017

Vladimir StratievMember of the Governing Board of BWA

10:25 - 10:45 Exploitation of waste water treatment plants

Pavlina Gavrailova – Representative of the Union of WSS operators in Republic of Bulgaria

10:45 - 11:05 WWTP Kubratovo – A step towards energy independent WSS system

Stanislav Stanev – Regional Director “Technical activities and efficiency” in Veolia for Bulgaria and Director “Exploitation and maintenance” in Sofiyska Voda AD

11:05 - 11:30 Coffee break

 

SECOND PANEL: WSS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT - EXPERIENCES AND ONGOING CHALLENGES IN THE DANUBE REGION
Moderator: Karoly Kovacs – Chairman of Hungarian Water Cluster and Past President of EWA

11:30 - 11:50 Wastewater management in the Danube Region: Opportunities and challenges of UWWTD implementation

Orlin Dikov – Representative of World Bank

11:50 - 12:10 EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Zsuzsanna Kocsis-Kupper – EUSDR water quality priority area management team

12:10 - 12:30 Exploring opportunities for innovative wastewater treatment with energy and materials recovery in the Lower Danube region

Alberto Pistocchi – European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre

12:30 - 12:50 How to prepare and select cost-efficient and affordable wastewater solutions? EU-conform procedures – implemented and proven in Hungary

Karoly Kovacs Chairman of Hungarian Water Cluster and Past President of EWA

12:50 - 13:30 Discussion

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch and Water Sofia 2018 Exhibition visit

OPEN DISCUSSION FOR LEGISLATION’S CONCEPTION
Moderator: Malina Krumova – Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works

14:30 - 17:00 Project for water supply and sewerage act

 

Seminar hall in Exhibition hall 1

14:30 - 17:00

Evaluation and improvement of energy efficiency in industry with the means of information technology and automation

Topics:

  1. Efficiency in Power Transformation Installations and Technologies.

               Speaker: Prof. Totyo Totev, Technical University of Sofia

  1. Intelligent process control systems for wastewater treatment.

               Speaker: Prof. Kosta Boshnakov, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy – Sofia

  1. Smart meters and networks.

               Speaker:  Eng. Panayot Daskalov, Green Embedded Systems, Sofia

 

  28 March 2018  

Vitosha Hall, Congress Center

 

10th International Conference BULAQUA
INVESTMENT CHALLENGES FOR THE WSS SECTOR

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND FINANCIAL STRATEGIES

 

THIRD PANEL: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, PRIORITY AND OPTIMAL INVESTMENT DECISIONS MAKING
Moderator: Atanas Paskalev – Member of the Governing Board of BWA

09:00 - 09:20 Methodology for assets’ physical condition assessment

Veselin Dimitrov – Chief Engineer Exploitation and Maintenance at Sofiyska Voda AD

09:20 - 09:25 Presenting the International Exhibition ECOMONDO

Ilaria Messori Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.

09:25 - 09:40 Horizon2020 Water Eco-Innovation within ECOMONDO: from circular economy to digital solutions and nature-based closed loops

Francesco Fatone – Coordinator of the EU-Horizon2020 SMART-Plant Innovation Action, Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

09:40 - 10:00 Pipelife Bulgaria – Sectional manholes with elements from injection cast polypropylene

Nikolay Kouyumdzhiev – Product Manager Atmosphere water management,
Ivan Bardarov – Product manager Infrastructure
at Pipelife Bulgaria

10:00 - 10:20 Integrated water resources management in Bulgaria – Indicator UN SDG 6.5.1

Milkana Mochurova – Economic Research Institute-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

10:20 - 10:40 Natural waste water treatment systems for small settlements

Galia Bardarska – GWP– Bulgaria

 10:40 - 11:00 Discussion

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break

 

FOURTH PANEL: REGIONAL FEASIBILITY STUDIES
Moderator: Georgi Vladov – Member of the Governing Board of BWA

11:20 - 11:40 VOMM Impianti e Processi – Sludge Drying: a new opportunity for Bulgarian environmental sector

Gianandrea Pavoni – Sales manager at VOMM Impianti e Processi

11:40 - 11:55 Regional feasibility studies (RPIP) for Isolated territory 1 (Lot 1) – WSSO Burgas, WSSO Sliven, WSSO Shumen. Identified challenges and key projects

11:55 - 12:10 Regional feasibility studies (RPIP) for Isolated territory 2 (Lot 2) – WSSO Plovdiv, WSSO Kardzhali, WSSO Yambol. Identified challenges and key projects

12:10 - 12:30 Protok Ltd – Water Supply and Wastewater GIS in Croatia and Slovenia

Tanja Banic – Manager at Protok Ltd, Croatia

12:30 – 12:45 Regional feasibility studies (RPIP) for Isolated territory 3 (Lot 3) – WSSO Varna, WSSO Dobrich, WSSO Silistra, WSSO Rousse. Identified challenges and key projects

12:45 - 13:00 Regional feasibility studies (RPIP) for Isolated territory 4 (Lot 4) – WSSO Stara Zagora, WSSO Vidin, WSSO Vratsa, WSSO Pernik. Identified challenges and key projects

13:00 - 13:30 Discussion and closure of the conference

 

Seminar hall in Exhibition hall 1

12:30- 13:30

Presenation of Zepter's water purification systems -
The most reliable source of clean, healthy water in your home

Speaker - Zornitsa Ruseva

 

14:00 – 15:00

Presentation of AMIANTIT PIPE SYSTEMS

New improvements in pipe materials for water supply and sewerage

Speaker: Kristian Vladimirov

 

15:15 -16:15 

Presenatation of KANGEN water

Change the water, change your life!

Speaker: Panayot Kirov, Distributor of Kangen water for Bulgaria