09:00 - 09:15

Opening welcome to the City of London

Mayor Matt Brown

09:15 - 09:30

Thanks to sponsors, washroom locations and lunch information

Tony Van Rossum

09:30 – 10:00

“If you do not think wipes are an issue, look closer”

Barry Orr, Sewer Outreach and Control Inspector, London, Canada

10:00 – 10:30

Flushable or Not? Dispersing the Non-Dispersible Problem


Bob Domkowski Engineering Consultant, Xylem, Inc. – Flygt, USA

10:30 – 10:45



10:45 – 11:15

Disintegration of flushable wet wipes in wastewater systems

Dr. Fatih Karadagli, Sakarya University, Turkey

11:15 – 11:45

Continuously Flowing Pipe (CFP) System to Assess Disintegration of Materials

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Michael Paschka, PE, Procter & Gamble

INDA-MEWEA “Don’t Flush Baby Wipes”
Pilot Public Education Campaign
Kim Babusik, Nice Pak Products Inc.

11:45 - 13:15

Lunch time

13:15 - 13:45

Japanese Flushability Issues

Mr. Isao Omura of Japan Hygiene Products Industry Association

13:45 - 14:15

Joint Efforts between the US Wastewater Industry and INDA

Robert A. Villée, Executive Director, Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority, NJ, USA

14:15 - 14:45

Flushables and non-flushables – The UK experience

Andy Drinkwater, Senior Consultant at the Water Research Centre (WRc) UK

14:45 to 15:15


15:15 - 15:45

Fredericton Sewer Systems – Impact of Consumer Products

Neil Thomas, Water and Sewer Engineer, Fredericton, Canada

15:45 – 16:15

Haso Retailer Education and Quick Dispersion Products

Chris Nippert, Vice President Marketing, Haso USA

16:15 - 16:30

Closing remarks

Tony Van Rossum









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