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    선진 정책과 기술에 기반한 실행 도출을 위해 팁 플랫폼(총 15세션)은 다음과 같은 장/수단/매체로서의 역할을 수행한다.

  • • 도전과제 해결책 실행을 위한 적정·혁신기술, 정책 공유
  • • 해결책의 향후 적용을 위한 우수사례 공유
  • • 선진국, 개발도상국간 기술, 정책 교류를 위한 가교의 장/수단/매체의 역할을 한다.
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대한민국 국제물주간 2018 - 팁 플랫폼은 여러 영역에 중점을 두고 있다. 과학 기술은 수자원관리와 환경안전을 혁신할 수 있는 기회를 제공하고, 관련 정책은 사회경제적 기회와 과학 기술의 발전을, 그리고 그 과학 기술은 사회의 다양한 분야에 적용될 수 있다. 중점분야는 신중하게 선정되었으며 자세한 내용은 아래에서 확인 할 수 있다.

배경

현재와 미래의 물 해결책은 과학연구, 신기술, 혁신과정의 활용에 따라 크게 달라진다. 수자원관리에 대한 도전과제는 복합적이다. 여기에는 급속한 도시화, 인구증가, 기후변화, 산업화, 에너지수요의 급증, 재난영향, 물-에너지-식량 넥서스, 심각한 수질, 토양, 대기오염 등이 포함된다. 이들 중 많은 문제가 국제사회의 지속가능한개발(SDGs)에 대한 논의의 근거가 된다.

전 과정에서, 과학과 기술을 고려한 정책결정과 정책개발은 그 중요성이 점차 커지고 있으며, 기술과 정책이라는 두 토대 사이의 연관성은 모든 요소들의 실행을 가능케 하는 핵심이 될 것이다. 과학과 기술, 그리고 정책결정과 관련한 이 둘 사이의 연계가 물 분야 수많은 도전과제를 모두 해결할 수는 없을 것이다. 이러한 상황은 기술과 정책 관점에서 우수 사례를 만들기 위한 획기적이고 아주 새로운 합의의 긴급성을 잘 보여준다.

위 문제를 제대로 해결하기 위해 우리는 다음의 물 분야 혁신 과정에 집중하고 시간과 노력을 쏟아야 한다.
첫째, 물 분야 기술의 혁신과 적용이 어떻게 작용하고 변화에 기여할 수 있는지에 대해 한층 잘 이해할 수 있어야 한다.
둘째, 물 분야 혁신을 위한 공공분야와 민간분야 주요 의사결정자의 정치적 의지를 새롭게 다질 필요가 있다. 적용범위는 기초연구에서 새로운 기술의 시험과 대규모 적용까지 매우 다양하다.

마지막으로, 기업가 정신의 변화이다. 기업가는 문제로 인해 피해를 받는 사람에게 실질적인 해결책을 제시할 뿐 아니라 산업에 유용한 기술개발에도 도움이 주어야 한다.

목적

팁 플랫폼(TIP Platform)은 물과 관련한 다양한 범주의 도전과제에 대해 실질적인 해법의 논의의 촉진을 목적으로 한다. 팁 플랫폼은 실질적 노하우와 성공적 물 정책의 실행으로부터 얻은 경험지식을 구하려는 이들에게 실질적이고 혁신적인 가이드라인을 제공하기 위해 기획되었다. 이뿐 아니라, 세계 물 문제에 적극적인 개입을 위한 신생 과학과 기술, 그리고 엔지니어링 서비스를 이용할 수 있는 장을 마련하기 위함이다. 대한민국 국제 물 주간 팁 플랫폼을 통해 물 분야에서 탄탄한 국제협력 네트워크를 구축하고 향후 프로젝트와 협력 업무를 위한 실질적인 조언의 장을 마련할 것이다.

세 가지 주제어

   팁 플랫폼은 기술, 실행, 정책 세 가지 주제어에 근거하여 방안을 모색한다.

  • • 타당성 조사, 설계, 건설, 운영, 유지보수, 모니터링, 처리, 복구, 인공지능 (AI)을 포함하는 정보통신기술 (ICT),
        빅 데이터의 기술
  • • 기술과 실행과 연계된 정책은 효율성, 지속가능성, 파트너십, 거버넌스, 녹색 경제, 문화, 환경을 촉진시키는 정책
  • • 명확한 정책, 적정기술과 선진기술에 근거한 우수사례, 전략, 프로세스 공유에 의한 실행

팁 중점분야

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다음의 중점분야는 물에 관한 지속가능한 발전목표 달성을 위한 실질적 해결책에 대한 정의를 목표로 한다. 이를 위해 실행 도구와 구체적 전략을 제공한다.



• 핵심주제 1 : 스마트 물 관리

핵심어 : 도시용수, 농업용수, 산업용수, 물 재해, 홍수와 가뭄, 물 관련 빅 데이터

정보통신기술을 활용한 스마트 물 관리는 효율적이고, 안전하며 지속가능한 스마트 물 관리의 핵심이며, 현재 우리의 삶에 빠르게 변화하는 기술들이 다양한 분야에서 이용되고 있다. 기술은 빠르게 발전하고 있지만 다양한 물 관리 공정에 충분히 적용되지 못한 채 그 기능을 잃어갈 수 있다.

정보통신기술 적용 범주는 시스템 모니터링과 통제를 위한 원격 데이터 취득과 전송에 한정된다. 하지만 모바일 기술, 사물의 인터넷, 빅 데이터, 증강현실과 같은 다양한 혁신기술은 점차 물 관리에 적용되어 이용가능하다. 수자원 관리에 관한 기술의 새로운 적용법 및 우수사례는 새로운 쟁점을 제기하는데 필요하다.

세션 1-1. 스마트물관리 특별세션
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세션 1-2. 스마트물관리 기술의 최신 글로벌 트랜드와 시장
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세션 1-3. 전세계 스마트물관리 사례연구
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• 핵심주제 2 : 물 재활용과 재사용

핵심어 : 지속가능성, 기후변화, 녹색사회기반시설, 탄소배출, 에너지 회수, 회복력, 폐수처리. 물 재사용

물 재활용은 기후변화, 지나친 탄소 배출, 에너지 사용, 물 부족과 홍수로 고통 받고 있는 세계 물과 환경의 지속가능성 향상에 기여할 수 있다. 이는 처리된 폐수를 산업공정, 농업 및 조경 관개수, 화장실 용수, 지하수 함양에 재사용 하는 일련의 과정이다.
물 재활용ㆍ재사용 관련된 도전과제는 폐수처리 기술, 법적 근거와 규제 마련, 사회적 합의 등이다. 효율적 기술과 적정기술은 다양한 목적의 물 재사용을 위해 필수적이다. 관련법과 규정마련 또한 불가피하며, 물 재활용과 재사용 프로세스의 실행에 관한 사회적 합의가 모아져야 한다.

세션 2-1. 녹색성장 모델의 관점에서 본 물자원 재사용 및 순환경제 촉진방안
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세션 2-2. 통합물위생시스템, 기술과 관련 정책
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세션 2-3. 저영향전략을 통한 워터-와이즈 도시 개발
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• 핵심주제 3 : 사회 경제적 발전을 위한 물

핵심어 : 수자원 관리, 생태계, 물의 경제적 평가, 녹색일자리 기회

사회-경제적 발전은 물과 인간 활동 사이의 복잡한 상호관계로 인해 수자원 개발과 관리는 밀접하게 관련되어 있다. 물은 없어서는 안 될 자원으로 사회-경제적 발전에 있어 긍정적 기능 또는 부정적 기능을 한다. 여기에는 사회적 경제적 자원, 에너지 생성을 위한 매체, 자연 어메니티, 홍수, 수인성질병을 통한 질병 전염 등이 포함된다.
이런 기능들의 특징으로 인해 물과 사회-경제적 발전 사이의 복잡한 관계가 형성된다.

사회-경제적 발전을 위한 물과 관련된 사안은 사회, 경제, 환경 영향에 대한 평가, 토지 이용, 통합적 접근의 채택, 사회-경제적 프로세스를 위한 효과적 의사소통, 적응형 의사결정, 사회-경제적 요구를 위한 실행, 사회적 이슈와 가치 결합의 의사결정 프로세스 반영 등을 포함한다.

세션 3-1. 향후 20년간 수질관리에 직면한 난제는 무엇인가?
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세션 3-2. SDGs 달성을 위한 자연기반 해법의 과학경제 및 정책 실천
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세션 3-3. 지속가능한 문화, 과학 그리고 기술을 위한 물: 워터 프로젝트
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• 핵심주제 4 : 물 거버넌스와 파트너십

핵심어 : 초국경적 물 이슈, 공공정책, 타당한 물 거버넌스, 과학과 기술의 격차 해소

물 거버넌스는 수자원 개발과 관리에 있어 중요하며, 유효성, 효율성, 참여, 신뢰에 근거한 모든 이해관계자들의 책임분담을 통해 실질적인 공공정책과 실행에 기여한다. 정책결정자, 정부 기관, 물 산업계, 시민 사회, 비정부 기구 등의 이해관계자들은 형평성, 경제 효율성, 환경 지속성을 위한 수자원관리 개선을 위해 중요한 역할을 한다.

좋은 거버넌스의 중요한 요인 중 하나인 파트너십은 시공간 유효성과 변동의 특성을 갖는 수자원 관리 또는 개발을 위한 가장 효과적인 방법 중 하나이다. 파트너십은 프로젝트 목표에 따라 공-공 또는 공-사 등과 같은 다양한 형태의 체계를 가질 수 있다. 파트너의 협업으로 물 관리 목표 달성에 있어 동반 상승효과를 창출할 수 있기 때문에, 관련 이해당사자 사이의 파트너십은 효율적인 물 관리를 위해 문제제기 될 필요가 있다.

세션 4-1. 수자원 개발 관련 환경사회 이슈 및 가이드라인
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세션 4-2. 과학, 엔지니어링, 기술과 혁신을 통한 인프라와 환경간의 조화
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세션 4-3. 2018 물도시포럼
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세션 4-4. 통합수자원관리를 위한 금전적 인센디브로서의 생태계 서비스 지불제도
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• 핵심주제 5 : 물 공적개발원조 (ODA)

핵심어 : 물 원조, 지속성, 물 개발, 적정기술, 정책, 감시시스템, 재원

물 원조 프로그램의 성공적 수행에서 가장 중요한 요인은 지속가능한 실행이다. 국제환경 및 개발연구소(IIED) 보고서에 따르면, 약 3억 불이 물 기반시설을 위한 지속 불가능한 원조로 인해 낭비되고 있다고 한다.
현재 물 원조는 현재 지속가능한 프레임워크의 두 가지 주요 문제점을 시사한다. 하나는 지역사회, 정부기관, 서비스 제공자의 시스템 유지에 관한 역량의 한계이다. 다른 하나는 전면적 운영과 사후관리를 보장할 수 있는 재원의 결여이다. 지속가능한 실행에 영향을 미치는 요인은 사용자 참여, 감시 시스템, 실행과 기술의 질, 자본에 대한 사용자의 기여 등이다.

예를 들어, 물, 생활위생 및 개인위생 프로젝트 (WASH projects)를 포함한 다양한 프로젝트, 기금모집의 경험 공유, 지속가능한 물 원조 프로그램을 위한 관세구조 마련을 위한 지속가능한 실행은 이해당사자의 역량 구축을 통해 달성할 수 있다.

세션 5-1. SDG6를 달성하기 위한 자연기반의 해결책: 물과 위생 적정기술(WASAT)
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세션 5-2. 미얀마의 홍수피해에 대처하기 위한 개발파트너들 간의 협력 도모를 위한 방안
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2017 팁 플랫폼 결과자료


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연락처

한국물포럼(대한민국국제물주간 사무국)
Tel. +82-2-736-0484
E-mail. tip_kiww@koreawaterforum.org
Smart Water Management Special Session Organizer

Asia Water Council

Date & Time

September 12(Wed), 13:00~14:30

Venue

322 A

Session Description

The results of the 1st AIWW have been successfully developed and integrated into the 8th World Water Forum’s main agenda. Especially, SWM (Smart Water Management) is a main trend in water related technologies. Every country and entity are interested in this topic and have been developed it in their own way. As the AWC pursue a platform to provide real solutions for water problems, AWC would like to promote SWM technology in order to ensure that all AWC members and interested participants can reach its full potential impact on the world’s most challenging water issues with SWM technology.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 5 Opening Moderator: Prof. Shie-Yui Liong
2 10 SWM Application in Korea K-water (TBD)
3 10 SWM Application in China IWHR (TBD)
4 10 SWM Application in Singapore PUB (TBD)
5 10 SWM Application in Thailand MWA (TBD)
6 10 SWM Application in Vietnam NAWAPI (TBD)
7 10 SWM Application in Bangladesh CeGIS (TBD)
8 20 Panel Discussion All Participants
9 5 Closing
Session objectives and Expected outputs

The session will introduce latest main trend of SWM technology. This session will provide insight and understanding of not only SWM technology concept in water sector but also implementation case study of each AWC’s country and agency. The session will be an opportunity to start laying out the foundation of the SWM implementation and all participants can share valuable know how and strategy to adapt SWM technology for water resources management.

Session Speakers
The latest Global trend of SWG technology and it’s Market Organizer

Sungkyunkwan University
National Smart Water Grid Research Group

Date & Time

September 12(Wed), 15:30~18:00

Venue

322 B

Session Description

- The trend of water market led by SWG technology and its prospect.
- Best practices practically implemented in leading countries on SWG technology
- The evolution of cutting edge technology such as sensors, AI, IoT, Big data in Water sector

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 25 GWI(Water Market) Sebastian Lennox, Ph.D.
2 25 SWG in USA Sudhir Kshirsagar, Ph.D
3 25 Sensor technologies Prof. Bruno Brunone, Ph.D
4 25 Sensor & AI (IOT, ICT etc.) Joshua M. Peschel, Ph.D
5 25 Korea’s SWG Prof. Lee Sang ho, Ph.D
6 25 Group Discussion Prof. Yum Kyung Taek, Ph.D
Session objectives and Expected outputs
  • To share professional experiences from different countries about the latest technologies, methodologies, practices and research advances in the field of SWG technology (Sensors, AMI, AI, IoT, big data etc., )
  • To share and discuss the knowledge in the development and implementation Smart Water Grid and its water management plans
  • Expected Output:
  • Fostering an international closed-knit community from which ideas and methodologies of people can be better shared, combined and integrated as well as widening the horizons
Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Sebastian Lennox, Ph.D. Global Water Intelligence, Oxford, United Kingdom / Managing Editor - Asia Editor, Global Water Intelligence
(Jun 2014 – Present)
- Caucasus & Central Asia Correspondent, GWI (Apr 2014- Jun 2014) - Editorial Assistant, GWI (Nov 2013- Apr 2014)
- Travel Writer, Copywriter, Content Writer (Apr 2012 – Nov 2013)
Sudhir Kshirsagar, Ph.D Global Quality Corp., USA/ President - Manager/Information Systems Consultant, P&G, Cincinnati, OH (1992-1987)
- MCAD QA Manager/Computer Graphics Specialist, SDRC, Cincinnati, OH (1984-1987)
- GIS Software Engineer, Gates & Associates (1983-1984)
Prof. Bruno Brunone, Ph.D Water Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy / Professor & Director - Professor, University of Perugia (Nov 1992 – Present)
- Member of the Committee for the new constitution University of Perugia (2011 – 2012)
- Assistant Professor, University of Napoli Federico (1991 – 1992)
Joshua M. Peschel, Ph.D Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Research Assistant Professor - Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois ( 2012- present)
- Affiliate Faculty, Computational Science and Engineering (2014 – present)
- Affiliate Faculty, Illinois Informatics Institute (2014 – present)
Prof. Lee Sang ho, Ph.D Kookmin University/ Professor - Professor, Kookmin University (Mar 2011 – Present)
- Research fellow, Korea Institute of Construction Technology (Mar 2003 – Feb 2011)
Prof. Yum Kyung Taek, Ph.D Sungkyunkwan University/ Professor - Director, SWG Research Group (2014 - Present)
- Vice President & APG Chairman, ICOLD (2014 - 2017)
- Secretary General, Korea Water Forum (2012 - 2014)
- Vice President, K-Water (1984 - 2012)
Smart Water Management case study lessons from around the world Organizer

International Water Resources Association
K-water

Date & Time

September 14(Fri), 10:00~11:30

Venue

322 B

Session Description

Human well-being and environmental sustainability depend on access to water of appropriate quality, recognised in SDG target 6.3, the need to improve global water quality under the broader goal of ensuring safe and sustainable water for all (SDG 6). With more demanding pressures on available resources, water quality management is increasingly essential for a more balanced approach to the management of water resources.

In order to target sound water resources management and policy responses, the session builds on the IWRA 2018 “Question of the Year” (https://www.iwra.org/questionoftheyear/) to suggest water quality governance problems identified by experts and open a dialogue with the water community with the purpose of sharing insights and exploring new ideas. Focus will be on current water quality considerations such as contaminants of emerging concern, using water of the appropriate quality for use and considering the science policy interface. Consisting of a panel of experts, this workshop will invite participants to share their own ideas, followed by a group discussion of the workshop’s outcomes, and concluding with a vote on which problem deserves the most attention on the global stage. Use of https://www.mentimeter.com/ for audience interaction and voting.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 5 Introduction Mr. Seonghan Kim (K-water) and Mr Patrick Lavarde /Mr. Callum Clench (IWRA)
2 10 Overview of the SWM Project Mr. Sukuk Yi (K-water)
3 15 Lessons learned from SWM Project, links to the SDGs , and policy recommendations Ms. Stephanie Kuisma (IWRA)
4 25 Case studies Case study authors:
Dr. Jinsuhk Suh (K-water)
Ms. Katharine Cross (IWA)
Prof. Farda Imanov (Azersu)
Prof. Henning Bjornlund
(University of South Australia)
5 30 Panel discussion/audience participation Representatives of IWRA, K-water, IWA, Azersu, University of SA
6 5 Final summary and next steps for SWM IWRA and K-water Dr. James Nickum, IWRA K-water representative
Session objectives and Expected outputs

This session will add to the global discussion of addressing problems challenging adequate management of water quality around the world. Objectives of the session include sharing new knowledge of emerging priorities in the field based on recent research and developments, highlighting remaining gaps, identifying and discussing problems regarding water quality, engaging/encouraging participant involvement and interaction, and connecting water experts with similar water quality concerns. The result of the workshop, group discussion and vote will be to scope the most important water quality challenge(s) that water managers will confront in the near future and beyond, discuss directions for research and policy, and the interface between science and policy, to address them and to provide a practicable focus to the global agenda in this domain.

Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Seong Han Kim Korea International Water Resources Association (K-water)/ Vice President & Chief Research Officer Introduction and welcome to the session
Patrick Lavarde /Callum Clench International Water Resources Association President/Executive Director Introduction and welcome to the session
Sukuk Yi/Kyong Ho Mun Korea International Water Resources Association (K-water)/Senior Manager Session Co-organiser and Presenter Presenting the overview of SWM Project
Stephanie Kuisma International Water Resources Association/ Junior Project Officer Session Co-organiser and Panellist, Discussing the lessons learned from the case studies presented within the SWM Project
Jinsuhk Suh Korea International Water Resources Association (K-water)/ Senior Researcher Session Panellist, Discussing K-water SWM case study
Katharine Cross (TBC) International Water Association/ Basins of the Future Programme Manager Session Panellist, Discussing the use of near real-time satellite data for flood and drought planning in Africa and Thailand
Henning Bjornlund International Water Resources Association / Chair of Scientific, Technical and Publications, Committee Session Panellist Discussing the use of smart technology and Agricultural Innovation Platforms for improved agricultural systems in Africa
Farda Imanov Azersu/Researcher Session Panellist Discussing the use of smart technology for water filtration in Baku, Azerbaijan
James Nickum International Water Resources Association/ Chair of Awards Committee Session moderator and speaker Moderating the panel discussion and closing summary
Bringing Green Transition to Water: Boosting Water Reuse & Recycling Organizer

K-water Institute
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 10:00~11:30

Venue

322 A

Session Description

As populations around the world reach their limits of water supplies, wastewater is increasingly being considered as a resource to reuse to conserve and increase available water resources and to produce various bi-products such as fertilizer or biogas. Wastewater reuse also contributes to mitigate climate impacts especially for drought-prone areas as treated wastewater can be an important water source for irrigation or non-drinking residential or industrial cooling water. Furthermore, as the wastewater will be treated and monitored properly to be reused, water reuse brings positive environmental benefits to reduce pollutants in downstream. This session will provide an overview of the water reuse, within the context of green growth. Together with international organizations, government water authority, private sector, and financier, this session will discuss existing challenges to develop water reuse projects and identify innovative solutions to promote enabling environment based on policy interventions, technical solutions, and innovative financing. It goes on to provide examples that demonstrate the opportunities and challenges for different sectors including urban, agriculture, and industry, especially in low-income countries. Finally, it will discuss practical guidelines for water reuse investments; how to develop effective, financially viable, and sustainable water and wastewater reuse programs, and how to mobilize financing for taking these projects to scale.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 3 Opening Address 1 K-water (CBO or CRO)
2 3 Opening Address 2 GGGI (TBC)
3 10 Presentation 1) Global trends/demands in water recycling & reuse, and impacts to Green Growth (sustainability, inclusiveness, bankability) GGGI Peter Vos
4 10 Presentation 2) Korean government’s policy interventions in water recycling & reuse policy: Lessons learned and remaining challenges Ministry of Environment (TBC)
5 10 Presentation 3) K-water’s project experiences in water recycling & reuse: Lessons learned and remaining challenges K-water Ju Hee JEUNG
6 10 Presentation 4) Required policy and institutional framework to develop water reuse projects in developing countries UNDP Seoul Policy Center Sarwat Chowdhury (TBC)
7 10 Presentation 5) Development of innovative financing structure for water reuse projects in developing countries Global Climate Fund A. Morrison (TBC)
8 34 Panel Discussion - Moderator: IWMI Mark Smith (TBC)
- All Speakers will be invited.
- One Representative from private sector and civil society will be also invited. (TBC)
Session objectives and Expected outputs

This session will bring together public and private sector stakeholders in the area of water reuse and will discuss existing challenges to promote water reuse in developing countries, and identify potential solutions based in policy interventions, technical innovations, and innovative financing.

Session Speakers
Integrated water sanitation system, technology and related policies Organizer

Ethiopian Civil Service University

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 10:00~11:30

Venue

Grand ballroom A (3F)

Session Description

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Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 30 'Wastewater treatment technologies, recycling experience and practice of urban agriculture' In Ethiopian Addis Ababa, wastewater is being collected either by sewage lines or vacuum tracks and treated by Activated sludge or UASB, then finally released the treated wastewater for urban agriculture. In this presentation, we will try to give the experience of this metropolitan city for the other relative cities of the world. Mr. Mekonnen Maschal Tarekegn
2 30 ' Fecal Sludge Recycling and Management 'Fecal Sludge management is one of the challenging part of wastewater management in cities and owns. These fecal sludge is disposed off any places using open dump and incinerated to produce energy. In some place it is composted and/or digested to produce biogas. Special experience is presented in Ivory cost. Most of the fecal sludge is digested to produce biogas or converted to compost for urban agriculture. The experience is good for the other world. Dr. Kouassi Dongo (Ivory Coast - University Felix Houphouët Boigny)
Session objectives and Expected outputs

The objective of this session is to promote a global discussion on practical solutions for water challenges at various scales in various countries. The session will provide a practical and innovative methods of wastewater management focusing on the wastewater recycling. It provides practical know-hows and lessons learned from successful implementation of wastewater management policies from different continents. The session also create a platform that helps to develop the robust network for international cooperation in wastewater sectors and provide practical advice for further projects and future collaborative works. In general, it will contribute a lot of knowledge and practical solutions to reach SDG target for sanitation (SDG 6).

Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Dr. Kouassi Dongo University Felix Houphouët Boigny - Senior scientist & Project officer at Swiss Centre for Scientific Research in Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) and Associate Professor at the (University Félix Houphouët Boigny) in Abidjan
- WASH Expert-Consultant
Mr. Mekonnen Maschal Tarekegn Ethiopian Civil Service University - Lecturer of Environmental Sciences in Ethiopian Civil Service University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- Founder of Global Environmental Solution
- Level Environmental consulting firm.
- He has worked over 12 years at municipal operation and policy levels in the urban development and construction ministry and also universities.
Development of Water Wise Cities through Low Impact Strategies Organizer

Kongju National University

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 16:00~18:00

Venue

322 B

Session Description

The sustainable development goals (SDG) approved in 2015 identified the importance of sustainable water management promotion for safer and resilient cities. The session will include four presentations that address the problems in shifting from traditional urban design to integrated urban water planning and design in cities also known as water wise cities through the application of low impact development (LID) strategies. These presentations are beneficial to developing and developed countries since it covers principles of water wise cities, livability, efficiencies, and a sense of place for urban communities ensuring water sustainability. The session will highlight the importance of the collaborative effort of the government as well as the urban water professionals in addressing the problems brought about by traditional urban development. As one of the four important categories of the water wise cities principles, the current practices, research and application of water sensitive urban design or LID will be discussed in this session. Towards the end of the program, all participants are encouraged to engage in an interactive discussion to ensure meaningful exchange of knowledge between the speakers and participants

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 10 Opening Remarks and Session Introduction Prof. Lee-Hyung Kim, Ph. D. (Kongju National University, South Korea)
2 20 Urban Water Management in Developing Countries Assoc. Prof. Marla M. Redillas, Ph. D. (De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines)
3 20 Water wise practices in South Korea and other developed countries Prof. Lee-Hyung Kim, Ph. D. (Kongju National University, South Korea)
4 20 Urban Water Management through Sponge Cities: Case of China Prof. Yingxia Li, Ph. D. (Beijing Normal University, China)
5 20 Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructures in USA Prof. Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph. D. (University of California- Los Angeles, USA)
6 20 Interactive Discussion Franz Kevin F. Geronimo, M.Sc. (Kongju National University, South Korea)
7 10 Concluding remarks Assoc. Prof. Marla M. Redillas, Ph. D. (De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines)
Session objectives and Expected outputs
  • Application of water sensitive urban design or low impact development (LID) is one essential way in achieving water resilient cities. Understanding the principles of water wise cities and the contribution of LID strategies is beneficial to encourage the inclusion of these sustainable designs to current urban planning.
  • This session aims to introduce the current trend of urban water management in developing and developed countries. Particularly, the application of LID strategies for sustainable urban water management as technological support for the restoration of natural watershed hydrology will be discussed. Lastly, this session will identify the challenges and future concerns that need to be addressed in water wise cities adaptation for urban water management through LID application.
  • At the end of the session, speakers and participants, especially the urban stake holders, are expected to understand the necessity of incorporating LID in urban planning and design towards the development of water wise cities.
Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Lee-Hyung Kim, Ph. D. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Kongju National University/ Professor His primary research interests are in environmental sciences and engineering, with emphases on nonpoint source control, water quality, decentralized urban stormwater management, total daily maximum load (TMDL), sediment control, ecological restoration technology, low impact development(LID), Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), etc. Since 2003, He performed many government research projects concerned with stormwater management. Recently LID and GSI are the important research fields on his team. Several Filipino, Nepalese and Korean students are studying in his research team with Ph. D. and master’s program. Since 2009, he is a board member of “IWA diffuse pollution specialist group” and doing various international activities by organizing workshop, providing lectures and involving international cooperation works.
Marla M. Redillas, Ph. D. Dept. of Civil Engineering., De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines/ Associate Professor Dr. Marla Maniquiz-Redillas obtained her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Kongju National University, South Korea. She currently serves as an Associate Professor and Head of the Hydraulic and Water Resources Division in the Civil Engineering Department at De La Salle University-Manila. She has a decade of research experience enabling her to co-author 47 international journal publications, 25 Korean journal publications and 160 research presentations at various conferences. She was also involved in several research projects in South Korea which mainly focused on the diffuse pollution, water quality, and stormwater management. Dr. Marla currently serves as a board member of the IWA diffuse pollution and eutrophication specialist group where she represents the young water professionals and the Philippines.
Yingxia Li, Ph. D. School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, China/ Professor She has been in the academic and research field since 2000. Her research interests include non-point source pollution monitoring and management through best management practice (BMP) design and low impact development (LID) applied to Sponge City, gross pollution control and urban water system optimization by reducing water resources consumption and gross pollution discharge from cities.
Michael K. Stenstrom Ph. D. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California- Los Angeles USA/Professor He is a multi-awarded distinguished professor in the University of California-Los Angeles, USA. His research interests center around process development for water and wastewater treatment systems, including mathematical modeling and optimization. More recently he applied these mathematical techniques to urban runoff and stormwater issues.
What Wicked Problems Face Water Quality Management Over the Next 20 Years? Organizer

International Water Resources Association

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 10:00~11:30

Venue

322 B

Session Description

Human well-being and environmental sustainability depend on access to water of appropriate quality, recognised in SDG target 6.3, the need to improve global water quality under the broader goal of ensuring safe and sustainable water for all (SDG 6). With more demanding pressures on available resources, water quality management is increasingly essential for a more balanced approach to the management of water resources.  

In order to target sound water resources management and policy responses, the session builds on the IWRA 2018 “Question of the Year” (https://www.iwra.org/questionoftheyear/) to suggest water quality governance problems identified by experts and open a dialogue with the water community with the purpose of sharing insights and exploring new ideas. Focus will be on current water quality considerations such as contaminants of emerging concern, using water of the appropriate quality for use and considering the science policy interface. Consisting of a panel of experts, this workshop will invite participants to share their own ideas, followed by a group discussion of the workshop’s outcomes, and concluding with a vote on which problem deserves the most attention on the global stage. The tool https://www.mentimeter.com/ will be used to allow for audience interaction and voting.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 5 Introduction Heather Bond
2 20 Panel presentations Henning Bjornlund, Katharine Cross, Gabriel Eckstein
3 40 Participant workshop General audience
4 20 Workshop outcomes discussion Lead by panelists
5 5 Vote and Conclusion Heather Bond
Session objectives and Expected outputs

This session will add to the global discussion of addressing problems challenging adequate management of water quality around the world. Objectives of the session include sharing new knowledge of emerging priorities in the field based on recent research and developments, highlighting remaining gaps, identifying and discussing problems regarding water quality, engaging/encouraging participant involvement and interaction, and connecting water experts with similar water quality concerns. The result of the workshop, group discussion and vote will be to scope the most important water quality challenge(s) that water managers will confront in the near future and beyond, discuss directions for research and policy, and the interface between science and policy, to address them and to provide a practicable focus to the global agenda in this domain.

Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Heather Bond International Water Resources Association/ Junior Project Officer Session Moderator,
Gabriel Eckstein Texas A&M University School of Law/ Professor of Law and Director of Natural Resources Systems Program Session Panelist, Discussing law and policy related to pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment
Katharine Cross International Water Association/ Basins of the Future Programme Manager Session Panelist, Discussing water quality regulatory frameworks, diffuse pollution, water reuse
Henning Bjornlund International Water Resources Association/ Chair of Scientific, Technical and Publications, Committee Session Panelist, Discussing water quality according to sector, and associated guidelines
The science, economic, policy and practice of nature-based solutions for achieving SDGs : From Innovation to Common-use Organizer

UNESCO i-WSSM
UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific( Jakarta)

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 16:00~18:00

Venue

Grand ballroom A (3F)

Session Description

With the global population continuing to grow rapidly, demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third by 2050, while our freshwater ecosystems are degrading at an alarming rate 64~71% of the natural wetland area worldwide has been lost due to human activity in the last century.
Furthermore, water pollution has worsened in almost all rivers in Africa, Asia and Latin America since the 1990’s “We need to deal with the water paradox,” said Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, calling attention to the need to work together towards a solution for our water challenge. “Water is the essence of life, but we don’t save it enough. It’s time to change mindsets, it’s not about development versus the environment.” Likewise as more than 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and more than double that number lack access to safe sanitation, the international community is drawing attention to nature-based solutions for the water challenges of the 21st century on this session.
The Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation reviews the global progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the latest data available for the 11 SDG 6 global indicators. In this session, we will listen to the efforts of the international community for achieving SDGs from the task force coordinator and director, UN WWAP. Through this keynote speech, we will also learn about what challenges and cooperation of the international community has left over. This session highlights the unique and fundamental role that nature based solutions play in regulating the water cycle, keeping freshwater clean and improving the water security of our water cycles.
Sustainable water security requires an integration of traditional engineering solutions with nature-based solutions, which in essence are services that conserved functioning of natural systems and can contribute toward solving challenges such as water insecurity, climate change impacts and human health issues related to environmental degradation. Nature-based solutions, often referred to as “green infrastructure”, address water-related problems at the landscape level, and can work alongside gray infrastructure, resulting in cost savings by avoidance of construction and operation of complex water management systems.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 5 Opening Statement by lead conveners
2 25 Keynote Speech
3 45 Presentation
4 40 Interactive Panel Discussion
(including discussion)
5 5 Concluding Remark
Session objectives and Expected outputs

The session aims to :

  • Efforts and challenges from the review of SDG 6 synthesis report 2018 on Water and Sanitation
  • Present the benefits of the combined “green & grey” infrastructure approach in terms of water security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, human health and biodiversity protection
  • Discuss opportunities to mainstream investments(circular economy) in nature based solutions for Water Resources Management
  • Explore the political value of nature based solutions in the aspect of law and norm for addressing water security challenges around the world

The expected output from this session is to

  • Better understand advantages and disadvantages of NBS, based on field applications.
  • Identifying opportunities and barriers driven by current regulatory frameworks and management practices, and how the former can be reaped and the latter overcome, for sustainable implementation of effective NBS.
  • Developing a NBS proof of concept regarding environmental, social and economic challenges for sustainable development.
Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Dr. Stefan UHLENBROOK WWAP/Director SDG6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation
Dr. Hans Dencker Thulstrup UNESCO/Senior Programme Specialist Facilitator
Water For Sustainable Culture, Sciences, and Technologies: Water Projects Organizer

Indonesian Green Action Forum

Date & Time

September 14(Fri), 10:00~12:00

Venue

322 A

Session Description

This session will combine a seminar and an exhibition with an indispensable topic that will be addressed, including water for socioeconomic development. Targeted participants are about 100 students from Korean and other countries, most notably, Indonesia-Korea students. Some universities and institutions will be invited to apply and submit their initiatives about these themes to our platform, and the selected participants will be invited to present their projects to international audiences. Selected projects are also will be shown in form of posters in a special booth or exhibition platform. The booth will be artistically designed with Indonesia culture featuring the culture of water management. The best projects will be chosen to receive awards from us in form of traditional souvenirs. In exhibition booth, some cultural proposition about water issues will be shown. All accommodation and travel expenses will be not covered by the organizers of this session.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 5 Welcome remark Dr. Achmad Solikhin
2 10 Introduction Session (Exhibition and Seminar) Dr. Achmad Solikhin
3 20 Seminar: Prof. Ick Hwan Ko Prof. Ick Hwan Ko
(Yooshin Vice President)
4 20 Seminar 2: Prof. Misook Lee, Yeongnam University Prof. Misook Lee, Yeongnam University
5 55 Participants seminar: Indonesia-Korea Selected students
6 10 Closing remark and photo session Participants
Session objectives and Expected outputs
  • To exchange initiatives, research, projects, and other activities related smart water management, water recycling and reuse, and water for socio-economic development to the audiences;
  • To encourage the audiences to actualize their water initiatives, research, projects, and activities into sustainable actions that are beneficial for SDGs
Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Prof. Ick Hwan Ko Yooshin Comp. He will deliver some water projects that are beneficial for economic, social, and technology development in Indonesia and Republic of Korea
Prof. Misook Lee Yeongnam University She will deliver some water social projects in republic of Korea
Selected Students Indonesia-Rep. Korea Selected students will deliver some water – related projects.
Environmental and Social Issues and Safeguard in Developing Water Resources Organizer

K-water

Date & Time

September 12(Wed), 15:30~17:00

Venue

322 A

Session Description

The development of hydropower resources has the potential to spur economic growth, reduce poverty, and bring about sustained improvements in human welfare. However, an acceleration of water resources development creates challenges such as how to ensure the expansion is environmentally and socially sustainable.

International financial institutions such as World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and etc. have developed theirs guideline and management tools to consider the impact on the environment and society at the planning and implementation stages of the project. Also, the private sector adopts this guideline to manage the E&S risks.

The E&S session will bring in E&S experts for a speakers, which will be an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and also learn more about the E&S issues in various case.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 15 E&S Issues in Developing HPP K-water
2 15 KEI Dr. Achmad Solikhin
3 15 E&S cases in developing water resources K-water
4 15 EDCF E&S guideline and cases in water projects K-exim
5 15 IFC E&S procedure and cases WB
6 15 ADB Safeguard and cases ADB
Session objectives and Expected outputs

To better understand E&S safeguards, procedure, and actual cases and share knowledge and experience in water projects.

Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Changhyun Jo K-water
Shingi Hye K-water
Kongjang Jo Korea Environment Institute
Jinyoung Kwon K-Exim
Creating Harmonies between Infrastructure and Environment through Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation Organizer

UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 13:00~15:00

Venue

322 A

Session Description

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Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 10 Opening and introduction Dr. Hans Thulstrup (mod)
2 15 Harmonizing infrastructure and environment – Korean experiences (topic TBC) Prof. Soontak Lee
3 15 Water and SETI education (topic TBC) Dr. Rohani binti Ahmad
4 15 Hydropower perspectives (topic TBC) Dr. Jagat Bhusal
5 15 i-WSSM (topic TBC) Ms. Bitna Lee
6 15 UNESCO’s Ecohydrology approach Dr. Hans Thulstrup
7 30 Panel discussion n/a
8 5 Closing Dr. Hans Thulstrup (mod)
Session objectives and Expected outputs

Making a targeted contribution towards SDG6 (Water and sanitation for all) as well as SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals), the session brings together a range of regional perspectives on the potential and available modalities for a robust and targeted contribution of SETI towards the bridging and harmonization of infrastructure and environment. The session will result in succinct recommendations in the form of a pathway for the practical application of SETI towards infrastructure and environment and towards the implementation of SDGs 6, 9 and 17.

Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Dr. Hans Thulstrup UNESCO Office Jakarta Senior Program Specialist for Water and Environmental Sciences
Prof. Soontak Lee Distinguished Professor, Yeungnam University President, International Hydrologic Environmental Society (IHES) Governor, World Water Council (WWC)
Dr. Rohani binti Ahmad Director, The Regional Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for Southeast Asia and the Pacific HTCKL) Department of Irrigation and Drainage, Malaysia
Dr. Jagat Kumar Bhusal Electricity Tariff Fixation Commission, Nepal Society of Hydrologists and Meteorologists, Nepal
Ms. Bitna Lee Program Specialist, Division of Research and Development, i-WSSM International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management under the Auspices of UNESCO (i-WSSM), epublic of Korea
World Water Cities Forum 2018 (WWCF 2018) Organizer

Daegu Metropolitan City

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 14:00~18:00

Venue

323 AB

Session Description

World Water Cities Forum 2018 (WWCF 2018) will be held in Daegu, Korea from September 13th to 14th, 2018. As one of the main events of the Korea International Water Week, WWCF 2018 will serve as an exclusive platform for city leaders and water experts to discuss water-related issues and solutions for each city and share best practices and policies related to water management. WWCF 2018 is a forum for discussing the way to utilize water management and water technology/water industry development as a tool for creating attractive, livable, resilient and prosperous city. All participants will gain new insights into the successful implementation of water policies, how to engage stakeholders and how to collaborate with participating cities.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 80 Innovative water technologies and management
2 80 Securing safe water & sustainable urban water management
3 60 Discussion
Session objectives and Expected outputs

To share the water management policies of participating cities
To share water-related challenges as well as innovative solutions of each city
To nurture a World Water Cities community, where leaders of cities and water professionals can reconnect with each other and get to know new peers to exchange ideas and best practices with each other
To inquire on the principles behind each success story and explore the learning points
To promote World Water Cities Collaboration

Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Ms.Megan Yoo Schneider Municipal Water District of Orange County(MWDOC)
Mr. David B. LaFrance American Water Works Assoication
Mr. Tom Kunetz WEF
Ms. Katharine Cross IWA
Mr. Patrick Lavarde IWRA
Mr. Gary Jones IWRA
Mr. SylvainBoucher Aqua-Valley
Mr. Simon Tjisma Province of Fryslan
Mr. Somsak Passananon Metropolitan Waterworks Association (Bangkok)
Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc Water and Environment Association of Ho Chi Minh City
Mr. Armando Ojeda Acosta Bogotá
Mr. Abderrahmane Bouloud Town of Rabat
Payment for Ecosystem Services as a Financial Incentive for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Organizer

University of Tehran

Date & Time

September 14(Fri), 13:00~14:30

Venue

322 B

Session Description

Payments for Ecosystems Services (PES) in general refers to market incentives for the provision of public goods within the field of environment. Ecosystem services refer to the benefits people obtain from ecosystems. IWRM is a process that promotes the coordinated development and management of water, soil and the other related resources in order to maximize economic results and social wellbeing in an equitable manner, without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. Ideal IWRM implementation has rarely achieved due to inadequate financing and fractured governance schemes that continue to manage ecosystems from sectoral perspective. Ecosystem approach helps in integrate the sectoral goals under the umbrella of watershed management. Economic instruments such as PES can also help in providing financial resources for IWRM implementation while it can also provide a tangible framework for stakeholder participation.
In this session, a series of presentation assist in explaining how moving from a more traditional form of IWRM to one that incorporates ecosystem services, provides financial incentives and markets for managing and providing healthy and sustainable ecosystem services.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 30 Introduction to PES: Challenges and Opportunities Banafsheh Zahraie, Associate Prof., Univ. of Tehran, Iran
2 30 Leshan Jin, Prof., China Agricultural University and executive director, China Eco-compensation Policy Research Cente
3 30 Wooyeong Joo, Senior Researcher at National Institute of Ecology, S. Korea
Session objectives and Expected outputs

Session objectives and expected outcomes are as follows:

  • Reviewing IWRM and PES interlinkages and PES can provide a platform for financing IWRM programs and stakeholder participation
  • Presenting examples of challenges in implementation of PES schemes from political point of views: Lessons learned from China
Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Dr. Banafsheh Zahraie Associate Prof., Univ. of Tehran Director General, Office of Water Demand Management and Water and Wastewater Productivity Improvement, Ministry of Energy, Iran
Prof. Leshan Jin Prof., China Agricultural University executive director, China Eco-compensation Policy Research Center
Wooyeong Joo National Institute of Ecology, S. Korea
Nature-Based Solution (NBS) for SDG6 Using Water and Sanitation Appropriate Technology Organizer

Water And Sanitation Appropriate Technology (WASAT) Center
Seoul National University

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 13:00~14:30

Venue

322 B

Session Description

To solve world water problems, SDG is proposed. To achieve it, we need a new paradigm of water management including Nature Based Solution (NBS), using IT, and involving stakeholders. NBS does not require energy, do not make conflict, and do not make residue. We need appropriate technologies instead of high tech. For water, community-based rainwater harvesting is suggested as an NBS since the community involvement is essential. Moreover, several successful case studies exist. For sanitation, resource circulated sanitation is suggested as another NBS which has less water and energy consumption and utilized separately treated urine and feces as fertilizer or soil conditioner. The economic evaluations of several sanitation systems are compared while the demand for a new performance index of sanitation is demonstrated. Several community-based movements are suggested to involve the society using appropriate technology via IT. Good examples of such movements are the activities of Water and Sanitation Appropriate Technology (WASAT) center.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 5 Opening Ceremony Speech Prof. Eun Namkung (Chairman)
2 20 Nature-Based Solution (NBS) for SDG6 using Water and Sanitation Appropriate Technology Prof. Mooyoung Han
3 20 Rainwater as a Natural Based Solution Dr. Nguyen Duc Canh
4 20 The Resource Circulated Sanitation as a Natural Based Solution Dr. Shervin Hashemi
5 10 WASAT (Water and Sanitation Appropriate Technology) Center Activities: Field Application and Monitoring System Prof. Mikyeong Kim
6 10 Q&A / Discussion Sessions Prof. Eun Namkung
7 5 Closing Ceremony Speech
Session objectives and Expected outputs
  • Introducing NBS approaches enhanced with the application of IT and involvement of stakeholders for global water and sanitation challenges.
  • Demonstrating community-based rainwater harvesting and resource circulated sanitation as NBS toward SDG6 by introducing successful case studies.
  • Economical comparison of different sanitation options and demonstrating a new performance index for sanitation.
  • Application of IT to provide appropriate technology for water and sanitation approaches through several activities of WASAT center.
Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Prof. Mooyoung Han Seoul National University / Professor Prof. Mooyoung Han is the director of the Rainwater Research Center, Seoul National University, in Korea, and chairman of the International Water Association’s Rainwater Harvesting and Management Specialist Group.
Prof. Eun Namkung Seoul National University / Professor Prof. Eun Namkung is a research professor at the Institute of Construction and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University.
Prof. Mikyeong Kim Seoul National University / Research Professor Prof. Mikyeong Kim is a research professor at Institute of Engineering Research, Seoul National University. She does research in ainwater management, water treatment technology, and environmental policy.
Dr. Nguyen Duc Canh Ton Duc Thang University / Researcher Dr. Duc Canh Nguyen got his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil and Engineering, Seoul National University in 2017 then joined the aculty of Environmental and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University the same year.
Dr. Shervin Hashemi Seoul National University / Researcher Dr. Shervin Hashemi is with the Institute of Construction and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University. His research ocuses on improving the fertility of stored urine.
Pathway forward to promote cooperation among development partners to address the periodic flood risk in Myanmar Organizer

Japan Water Forum

Date & Time

September 13(Thur), 16:00~17:30

Venue

322 A

Session Description

This session will explore the ways to promote information sharing across the institutions in Myanmar and development partners for Myanmar to address flood risk management. In the first part, the challenges in dealing with flood risk management in Myanmar and activities addressed by multi-stakeholders of Myanmar will be shared. Then in the second part, main development partners from Japan, Korea, Netherlands, and World Bank will make presentations about their programs/projects that provide the research and technical support for the flood risk reduction and the integrated water resource management in Myanmar. In the panel discussion, the session aims to identify the similarities and differences of research and technical supports by the development partners. The Myanmar representatives will share what technical supports will be further needed, followed by the panelists’ discussion on whether and how each development partner can work together to promote information sharing across the institutions in pursuance of social residence from the impacts of flooding in Myanmar.

Session Schedule
Order Estimated lead time (min) Description of items/presentations Confirmed speakers
1 3 Session Overview Yumiko Asayama
2 7 The challenges to address flood risk management in Myanmar Mr. Htun Lwin Oo
3 7 Activities to deal with flood risk management by multi-stakeholders of Myanmar Dr. Khiin NiNi Thein
4 10 ICHARM’s assistance to address Flood Risk Management to Myanmar Dr. Hisaya Sawano (TBC), ICHARM
5 10 World Bank’s assistance to address Food Risk Management to Myanmar (TBD) World Bank (TBD)
6 10 Korea’s assistance (TBD) Mr. KIN, Chang Si, ISAN Corporation
7 10 Netherland assistance (TBD)
8 30 Panel discussion Panelists: Above speakers
Moderator: Yumiko Asayama
9 Wrap Up Yumiko Asayama
Session objectives and Expected outputs

The objective of this session is to discuss how to facilitate effective coordination among the development partners by sharing information toward flood risk management in Myanmar. The output of this session is to identify what each development partner is doing and the ways to develop information exchange platform among the development partners for Myanmar to strengthen local human capacities in addressing the flood risk management utilize holistic and participatory approaches.
It is also expected to examine the ways to develop a disaster risk management platform where usable meteorological and hydrological information will be provided for local community in Myanmar as an obligatory for its sustainable development, so as to assist making informed decision-making for national and local development planning possible as well as promoting public and private investment.

Session Speakers
Name Organization/position Short introduction
Mr. Htun Lwin Oo Directorates of Water Resources and Improvement of River System, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Director-General Mr. Htun Lwin Oo had served as Naval officer in Myanmar Navy since 1983 and was appointed to Ministry of Transport and Communication as Director General of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems in 2011. In 2013, he has been appointed the secretary for National Water Resources Committee (NWRC). He is also the Chief Member in Myanmar Joint Committee on Coordination of Commercial Navigation on the Lancang - Mekong River (Myanmar JCCCN), Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Myanmar Water Resources Cooperation Joint Working Group and Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Myanmar Connectivity Joint Working Group.
Dr. Khin NiNi Thein National Water Resource Committee, Myanmar, Advisory Group, Secretary Dr. Khin NiNi Thein is a high-level water professional with close to 40 years’ experience in the water sector. She is the founder and president of the Water Research and Training Centre, which has been conducting public interest water research in Myanmar since 1997. Currently, she is the secretary to the advisory group, as a member of the National Water Resources committee, which is a peak body for IWRM in Myanmar.
Dr. Hisaya Sawano International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHARM), Deputy Director Prior to the current position, he had worked for river and dam planning and designing, flood forecasting and risk management, improvement of river environment, finance management for project and policy development for water resources management as a national/prefectural government officer of Japan. He also worked at WMO for flood management program and served as an expert of JICA to support countries in promoting IWRM.
Mr. KIN, Chang Si Executive Director, from ISAN Corporation、Republic of Korea (Bio will be informed soon. Note ISAN cooperation, who worked on the FS report for the Twante Canal rehabilitation Project that is already approved by both Government as Korea ODA Loan, aim to improve Navigation, flood control and reduce bank erosion, promote social benefit, etc..)
World Bank (TBD)
Ms. Yumiko Asayama Japan Water Forum, Manager Yumiko Asayama is Manager of Japan Water Forum c/o Secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF), where she leads and coordinates the collaborative work among APWF partner organizations, including international organizations, international financial institutions, national and local governments in Asia and the Pacific, as well as academia and NGOs. Over the last several years, she undertook research on climate change policies in the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan and acted as contributing author on energy systems to Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the 5th Assessment Report and as lead author on “Asia and the Pacific” in UNEP’s GEO-5.