AIS CEO Elena Gosse was delighted to be a guest speaker at the Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayor’s Forum 2015. Elena was joined by Cr Len Brown, Mayor of Auckland (NZ) and Mr John Byrne, Principal, Byrne Urban Design and Adjunct Professor, QUT (AUS). The session was chaired by Dr Jeanette Young, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer.
After a surprising start to the session where Cr Brown conducted an impromptu singing performance, Elena responded with her own singing performance (in her native Russian language) before commencing her presentation, ‘Turning the tide on water disinfection’. The three speakers addressed one of APCS’ key themes, namely – ‘Cities for people – clean, green, accessible and inclusive cities’.
Elena discussed how innovative, water disinfection technology and chlorinators such as those AIS designs and manufactures are the way of the future for our cities. Elena also used the opportunity to explore the different water disinfection methods available, the role chlorine plays in water disinfection, and called for government and industry to step up efforts regarding public education programs relating to swimmer hygiene.
In discussing her APCS experience Elena said. “I was so impressed with the diverse, intelligent and entertaining discussion in our session with thanks to Cr Brown and Mr Byrne. I was also delighted to see Dr Young as chair.
“The topics discussed were very much aligned with AIS’ vision for the future, where cities’ inhabitants are kept safe and healthy with innovative water disinfection technology utilised in municipal facilities, water parks, aquatic centres, leisure facilities and home swimming pools.”
“I look forward to continuing discussions with Dr Young, Cr Brown and Mr Byrne, as well as the many other Mayors and delegates I met during APCS 2015 and thank Brisbane City Council for the opportunity to participate.”