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Recipients of the 2018 Singapore International Water Week Scholarship Announced

April 16, 2018 (Alexandria, VA) – Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) so they can help break down international barriers, assist with the acceleration of technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector.

The scholarships were provided by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, Water Environment Federation, and The Water Research Foundation, in partnership with SIWW, a biennial event that showcases best practices, innovative technologies, and business opportunities in the global water sector.

Recipients of the 2018 scholarships are:

Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles (Calif.) – LA Sanitation
Kishia Powell, Commissioner, City of Atlanta (Ga.) Department of Watershed Management, Ga
Kathryn Sorensen, Director, Phoenix (Ariz.) Water Services
Yvonne W. Forrest, Director Houston Water, Houston Public Works, City of Houston, Texas
Andrew Williams, Utility Director, Clay Township (Ind.) Regional Waste District
Robert Angelotti, Deputy Executive Director, Technical Services, Upper Occoquan (Va.) Service Authority

These recipients were chosen based on their high-level positions within the water sector; interest in smart water systems, water reuse, advanced treatment technology, and integrated urban water management; and intent to utilize the experience at SIWW to benefit their utility and the U.S. water sector in general. 

Scheduled for July 8-12, SIWW will bring together international water leaders and practitioners to share and co-create innovative solutions that reinforce global integration of sustainable water management strategies with urban planning processes.

To learn more about the scholarship, visit and/or email To learn more about SIWW 2018, visit

About WRF
The Water Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization officially formed in January 2018 after the merger of the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation. The merged Foundation is the leading water research organization, funding research, pilot projects, and technology demonstrations that maximize the value of all water, including wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and recycled water. Learn more at or    

About WEF

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 34,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. To learn more, visit

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is the leading advocate for responsible national policies that advance clean water. NACWA represents the collective interests of America's clean water utilities – dedicated public servants and true environmental champions. For over 45 years, NACWA has been the clean water community’s voice in Congress, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with other federal agencies, in the media, and in the courts. To learn more, visit

About SIWW
The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. Comprising the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, Water Leaders Summit, Water Convention, Business Forums, Industrial Water Solutions Forum, Water Expo, TechXchange, Young Water Leaders Summit and HydroPreneur Programme, SIWW delivers a range of flagship programmes and platforms that bring together the global value chain of water to share the latest in business and technological innovations, as well as policy developments in water. The 8th Singapore International Water Week will be held from July 8-12, 2018, co-located with the World Cities Summit (WCS) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS). To learn more, visit