Joint Organizing Committee

Below you can see the details of conference’s organizational committees.

Joint Organizing Committee

Robert Haller

Robert Haller is the executive director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, a role he took on after almost 20 years as a senior municipal administrator – most of those years serving as a CAO for small and medium-sized communities. He claims to be a geographer first, with a BA from Carleton University, followed by a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Robert leads the CWWA as the national voice for water and wastewater in Ottawa and promotes collaboration between all the water organizations across Canada. Robert is part of the leadership of the IWA’s Canadian National Committee bringing the World Water Congress to Canada in 2024.

Corinne Lynds

Lynds is responsible for managing all editorial and content operations. She oversees industry-leading content creation, curation, and delivery for readers, visitors, and followers of our print, digital, and experiential platforms across the infrastructure, water, and environment sectors. In her previous role, Lynds worked with Motum B2B as a multi-platform editor and content marketing strategist, leading editorial teams to develop engaging content to educate and entertain niche audiences. She is an accomplished, results-oriented media specialist who creates strategic alliances with key industry partners to deliver engaging and market-specific content. She has also worked with leading publishing companies, including Annex Business Media and Rogers Publishing.

Elsayed Elbeshbishy

Dr. Elbeshbishy CAWQ president has his P.h.D. from Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Western Ontario, Canada. Dr. Elbeshbishy research interest and expertise include different topics all which in the area of waste-to-green energy such as anaerobic treatment of wastes, biohydrogen production, biomethane production, water treatment, potable water compact units, pretreatment of solid wastes, ultrasound application for solids reduction and biogas production, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment process engineering, advanced oxidation pretreatment, peroxide regenerated iron digester enhancement, anaerobic digestion and wastewater treatment.

Isabela Espendola

Dr. Isabela Battistello Espindola is a Brazilian young water professional based in London and working at the International Water Association (IWA) as the Membership Engagement Officer responsible for the young water professionals community within IWA. Isabela holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), focusing on South America’s transboundary water governance and management. Over the past ten years, Isabela has been involved with a series of projects and activities ranging from international relations, hydropolitics and transboundary cooperation, human rights, sustainable development, international environmental governance and international environmental policy.

Jen Smith

Smith is responsible for managing all editorial content for the print and online offerings, as well as playing a leadership role in the development and direction of the annual Canadian Water Summit and Water’s Next awards program. With a decade’s worth of editorial experience, creating content, shaping editorial and leading environmental publications, Smith has helmed editorial strategy and the launch of a new print magazine in partnership with a large health store chain. Prior to her foray into eco-conscious publishing, she spent more than 12 years in public education, specifically with marginalized, at-risk, and autistic youth.

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