Examples of some of the recent keynote and plenary lectures

  • McBean, E., “Challenges of Resilience of Coastal Cities to Climate Change”, Plenary presentation, Resilience of Groundwater Resources for Accommodating Changing Climate Scenarios, Delhi, India, November 7, 2020 (delayed)
  • McBean, E., “Climate Change and Population Growth – The Foreboding Implications to Coastal Cities”, Keynote Presentation (virtual), EESD 2020 (5th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development), Beijing Normal University, Beijing China, Dec 4-5, 2020.
  • McBean, E., “Smart Water: From Data to Artificial Intelligence”, Keynote presentation at Second International Forum on Green Development and Engineering Innovation, Tianjin, China, Nov 22 to 24, 2019.
  • McBean, E., “Challenges for the Future - Recognizing the Need for Future Directions for Sponge City“, Keynote presentation 2019 International Conference on Resources and Environmental Research, Qingdao, China Oct 25-27, 2019
  • McBean, E., “Challenges for the Future, for Sponge City”, Keynote presentation at Chinese Hydraulic (CHES) meeting, Yichang, China, October 21-24, 2019.
  • McBean, E., “Sponge City: Recognizing the Need for Future Directions.“ Plenary presentation at International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Drainage , Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, October 17-19, 2019
  • McBean, E., “Climate Change and Population Growth – The Foreboding Implications to Coastal Cities”, Keynote presentation at the International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC 2019), Hanoi, Vietnam, September 25-28, 2019.
  • McBean, E., “Utilization of the ‘One Water Approach’ as a Tool to Focus on Environmental Issues in Watersheds”, Keynote Presentation at 2019 Qingdao International Water Conference, Qingdao, China Jun 25-28, 2019.
  • McBean, E., “Targeting Key Coefficients to Identify Strategies for Managing Emerging Contaminants”, Keynote Presentation at 8th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Hohai University, Nanjing China, June 14-18, 2019.
  • McBean, E., and Snider, B., “Buried Water Infrastructure - Artificial Intelligence Opportunities”, Keynote Presentation at International Conference on Water Management Modeling, 52nd, Toronto, Ontario, February 27 & 28, 2019.
  • McBean, E., “Removal of Emerging Contaminants: The Next Water Revolution”, Keynote presentation, International Summit Forum of Chinese Academy of Engineering on Water Pollution Control, Hangzhou China, October 27-29, 2018
  • McBean, E., “Examples of Reactive and Proactive Strategies for Physical Security Protection of Water Systems in Canada”, Keynote Presentation at NATO workshop on Cyber & Physical Security in Water Infrastructure, Oslo, Norway, October 8-11, 2018
  • McBean, E., Opportunities for Expansion of Multiple Objective Dimensions of Sponge City Initiatives”, Keynote Presentation at 2018 International Sponge City Conference, Xi’An, China, Sept 8-10, 2018.
  • McBean, E., “Sustainability of Groundwater Resources Using Smart Technology Assessment Methodologies”, Keynote Presentation at SATEC 2018, Shandong, China, May 19-25, 2018
  • McBean, E., “The Nexus of Climate Change, Population, and Water Security; Implications for Engineering Needs”, Keynote Presentation on Water Management Modeling, Toronto, Canada, February 2018
  • McBean, E., and Huang, J., “Climate Change: Implications to Coastal Cities in China”, Keynote Presentation at The Second International Top-level Forum on Engineering Science and Technology Development Strategy: Water Security and Sustainable Development under Changing Environment, Nanjing, China, 19-20 October, 2017.
  • McBean, E., “Nexus of Stormwater and Wastewater Impacts in Urban Municipal Systems”, Keynote Presentation at 7th International Symposium on Stormwater and Wastewater Management, Chongqing, China, May 2, 2017.
  • McBean, E. “Technology Recommendations for Water Infrastructure Needs in China”, Keynote presentation at Joint International Meeting of Canada Water Technology Exchange (CWTX), and Sino-Canada Joint R&D Centre on Water and Environmental Safety (SCWE), Nankai University, Tianjin, China Feb 22, 2017
  • McBean, E., “Climate Change Effects on Water Budget Components, a Case Study in Canada”, Keynote presentation, CHES Meeting Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Chengdu, China, October 19-20, 2016.
  • McBean, E., “Buried Water Infrastructure – Condition Assessment Using Data Mining”, Plenary Paper, International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, Shenzhen, China, October 17-19, 2016
  • McBean, E., “Sponge Cities: Opportunities and Risks”, Keynote presentation 11th Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference (SATEC), Jinan, China, May 5-18, 2016.
  • McBean, E., “SATEC 2016 Recommendations”, Keynote presentation as lead of SATEC conference and of the Canadian delegation, to Vice-Premier Ma Kai (3rd person in PRC government), People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, China, May 31, 2016.
  • McBean, E., “Removal of Fluoride from Drinking Water for Rural Populations”, Keynote presentation at Sino-Canadian Collaborative Innovation Forum, Tianjin Binhai New Area, China, May 22-23, 2016
  • McBean, E., and G. Huang, “Clay Pot Filters, A Post-Geohazard Emergency Option for Water Supply”, Keynote presentation at Geohazards Management Workshop, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, March 1, 2016
  • McBean, E., “Water Security, The Nexus of Water, Food, Population Growth and Energy”, Keynote presentation at Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society Annual Conference, Nanjing, China, October 27-28, 2015
  • McBean, E.,“Water Security – Implications in a Climate Changing World“, Keynote presentation, CSCE 22nd Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Montreal, Quebec, April 29 - May 2, 2015
  • McBean, E., “Water Security Needs, for a Sustainable Economy”, Keynote Presentation, Research Matters, Ontario and Canadian Research Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, April 1-2, 2015
  • McBean, E., “Water Security for Small Water Systems in a Climate Changing World”, Keynote paper presented at Water for Today and Tomorrow, Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Tianjin, China, October 28-30, 2014
  • McBean, E., Water Security Research, Priority Needs and Opportunities”, Keynote presentation at North China Electric Power University, October, 2014
  • McBean, E., Zhang, C., and Wang, Y., “Water Security – Priority Needs in a Climate Changing World”, Keynote presentation at State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), 10th Workshop, Suzhou, China, Workshop May 25-31, 2014
  • McBean, E., and Wang, Y., “Insights for Assigning Precipitation Rates Pertinent to Buried Municipal Stormwater System Design in 2013 and Going Forward”, Keynote presentation, presented at Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling Conference, Toronto, Feb 26-27, 2014
  • McBean, E., 'Municipal Risk/Liability for Stormwater, Water, Wastewater”, Keynote presentation at Surviving the Perfect Storm- Managing your Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Risks in Light of Climate Change, 21st River Symposium on the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes Ecosystems, Belleville, Ontario, May 7-8, 2014.
  • McBean, E., “Overview of Unconventional Water Uses in Canada – Future Opportunities and Directions”, Keynote Presentation at Use of Unconventional Water in Urban Water Management, (a meeting organized by UNESCO), Muscat, Oman, 11-13 February, 2014
  • McBean, E., 2013.  “Impacts of Climate Change, Insights to Extremes Precipitation in Mining Activities”, Keynote Presentation, Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments, Lima Peru, Apr 15-17, 2013
  • McBean, E., 2013. ”Climate Change Impacts – Evidence and Projections”, Keynote presentation, Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling Conference, Toronto, Ontario, February 2013.
  • McBean, E., “Water Security Research, Priority Needs and Opportunities”, Keynote presentation at Advanced Workshop on Changing Hydrologic Cycle and Water Security, Tianjin University, November 3, 2012
  • McBean, E.,” Improved Human Health Risk Characterization for Regions with Arsenic-Contaminated Groundwater”, Keynote Presentation, Fifth International Groundwater Conference, Maharashtra, India, presented Dec 18-21, 2012.
  • McBean, E., “Security Approaches for Water Distribution Systems in the Next Decade”, Keynote Paper, Computational Hydraulics Inc. Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Feb 22-23, 2012.
  • McBean, E., and Motiee, H., “Estimation of Desertification Risk Potential Using Contributory Indices”, Keynote paper, Drought Management Strategies in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, Muscat, Oman, December 11-14 2011.
  • McBean, E., “Technologies For Water Treatment,” Keynote presentation, Ontario Water and Wastewater, Brazil, November 2011.
  • McBean, E., “Groundwater: Assessments of Sustainability in a Climate Changing World”, Keynote Paper, 2011 Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society Annual Academic Conference, Beijing, China, October 11-12, 2011
  • McBean, E., “Groundwater In a Climate Changing World”, Keynote Paper State Key Laboratory of Simulation and Regulation of Water Cycle in River Basins, Beijing, China October 10, 2011
  • McBean, E., "Vulnerability Assessment Procedures for Small Water Supply Systems, In present Conditions and Under Climate Changing Conditions", Keynote Paper, Intnl Conference on Drinking Water Safety, Security and Sustainability, presented, Hangzhou, China, Oct 9-12, 2011
  • McBean, E., “Managing Security for Water Distribution Systems”, Keynote paper, Intnl Waterworks Symposium, Seoul, Korea, Sep 2011
  • McBean, E., “Groundwater in the Developing World: An Assessment of Sustainability in a Climate Changing World”, Keynote paper, IWA Groundwater Specialization Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, Sep 8-11, 2011
  • McBean, E., “Water, The Ultimate Recycled Good”, Keynote Presentation at International Conference on Water and Wastewater with Focus on Privatization and Benchmarking, Tehran, Iran, April 27-28, 2011.
  • McBean, E., "Global Climate: Evidence of Climate Change and Potential Future Implications", Keynote Paper, Intnational Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management and Climate Change Adaptation, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India, February 16-18, 2011
  • McBean, E., "Risk Management of Arsenic in Drinking Water for the Rural Poor in a Climate Changing World", Plenary Presentation at the International Conference on Environmental Health and Technology, Kanpur, India, March 15-17, 2010.
  • McBean, E., "Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones and Implications for Desertification", Keynote Presentation, International Conference of Science and Technology on Desertification Control, Wulanhoate, China, August 15-19, 2009
  • McBean, E., and Motiee, H., "Progress of Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones and Utility of Meteorological Data", Plenary Presentation, Watarid, 2nd International Conference on Water, Ecosystem, Sustainable Development in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones, Yazd, Iran, May 5-7, 2009
  • McBean, E., "Impending Water Crises: Desertification and Climate Change" Keynote paper, International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society, New Delhi, India, January 12-16, 2009
  • McBean, E.  "Global Climate Change, Its Projected Impacts on Water Resources", Plenary Presentation, 3rd Iran Water Resources Management Conference, Tabriz, Iran, October 21-24, 2008
  • McBean, E., "Desertification Trends and Impending Water Crises", Plenary presentation, 6th International  Conference on Environmental Informatics, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2007
  • McBean, E., "Impending Water Crises: Desertification and Issues of Sustainability in the Global Context", Plenary Presentation, International Conference on Science and Technology for Desertification Control, Beijing, China, October 2006
  • McBean, E., "Failure Mechanisms and Monitoring Methodologies Pertinent for Detention of Exposure Risks in Water Distribution Networks", Keynote paper, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Security of Water Supply Systems: From Source to Tap, Murter, Croatia, May 27-31, 2005
  • McBean, E., " Vulnerabilities in Canada's Water Supply System Infrastructure", presented at Security and Emergency Preparedness for Water Systems, workshop organized by WCWC, Concord, ON Sep 19 2007 
  • McBean, E., "Waste Recycling, A Comparison of Developed and Developing Countries", Keynote presentation at APEC Meeting in Yinchuan, China, 2005
  • McBean, E., "Trends and Constraints for Waste Recycling: A Comparison of Developed and Developing Countries", Keynote presentation at APEC Meeting in Mexico City, March 2005
  • McBean, E., "Strategies for Employment of Indicators for Monitoring Water Supplies", presented at Risk Analysis Strategies for Better and More Credible Decision-Making, (invited delegate) AwwaRF Invited Workshop, Banff, Alberta, April 6-8, 2005
  • McBean, E., "Statistical Evaluation Needs for Water Supply Exposure Assessments", Keynote Presentation, ISEIS Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, August 2004
  • McBean, E., Invited delegate to AwwaRF meetings such as "Effects of Water on Water Distribution Infrastructure", Ottawa, 2006

Additional keynote lectures include for Asia-Pacific Economic Council (APEC) meetings in Mexico City, Taipei, and Yinchuan (China), and to the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP10) in Buenos Aires and participated as a member of the Advisory Council for Sustainable Cities Initiative of Industry Canada.  Invited to participate with the US Air Force for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE), and to provide peer review to Homeland Security of US EPA for their water security manual. Participates regularly in workshops dealing with water supply security issues including leading a session on behalf of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre.

 

 


 

 

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