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Keynote Session

The IWC is pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Conference;

Gabriel Collins is the Baker Botts Fellow in Energy & Environmental Regulatory Affairs at Rice University’s Baker Institute. He was previously an associate attorney at Baker Hostetler, LLP, and is the co-founder of the China SignPost™ analysis portal. Collins has worked in the Department of Defense as a China analyst and as a private sector global commodity researcher, authoring more than 100 commodity analysis reports, both for private clients and for publication.



The Annual Awards are presented to celebrate the following achievements in the water treatment industry. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Annual Merit Award
Each year, the International Water Conference presents the Annual Merit Award to honor outstanding individuals in the field of industrial water technology.

Paul Cohen Award
As a memorial, to Paul Cohen and his contributions to the power generation industry, the IWC is proud to recognize the authors of the most precise and innovative presentation in the field of power systems water technology that was presented at the 79th Annual IWC.

First Time Presenter and Overall Best Paper Award
These awards are to be presented annually to an IWC presenting author (or authors) who best exemplifies the goal of clearly communicating new information, or a new understanding about a significant aspect of water use or water chemistry, or best enhances the knowledge that enables effective utilization of water in industry or another use that benefits humanity.