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Citizen Forum aims at encouraging creative and effective participation of civil society, organized or otherwise, by which is meant NGOs, local communities, public and private organizations, gender and youth, among others. Thus, it is a way of involving citizens in the discussions who generally cannot be informed about water issues.
It also encourages social and democratic responsibility of citizen for water issues.



Objective

The Citizen Forum's purpose is to raise public awareness and attention to issues related to water and to provide innovative solutions to the problems that citizens face in their personal, social and professional lives.




Short Description

Date 4th(Wed.) - 6th(Fri.) September 2019
Venue EXCO, Daegu city
Participants General public
* No registration fee for Citizen Forum’s programs only
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2018 Youth “Water” Talk Concert Date/Time

September 12 (Wed) / 14:00-16:30

Venue

#211 (2F), EXCO

Organizer

Ecomomkorea
Daegu Green Environment Center

Outline No. of Participants

Approx. 300 people

Object

Youth awareness of environmental issues and creative suggestion for sustainable water usage 1. Lecture of three themes: sustainable water usage, usage of rain water, and tap water 2. Talk Concert with panels about sustainable water usage of cities 3. Discussion on creative ideas concerning water usage

Objective / Expected Outcomes

Youth Water Talk Concert is a program which is to promote effective polices of sustainable water usage of Korea International Water Week and Daegu Metropolitan City through the programs. It also can be shared with youth and to develop youth to be eco-leaders who is able to solve environmental problems for the future of the sustainable development.

Program
Time Contents Speaker/Participants
14:00~14:20 20' Opening MC : Mr. jongchul -Oh
Greeting : Ms. Jiwon-Ha, CEO, Ecomomkorea Congratulation : Mr. Jungwook-Kim, Mr. Jummoon-Kang,
14:20~14:25 5' Video Watching Habits for saving water
14:25~14:45 20' Presentation 1. Use of rainwater Mr. Muyoung-Han, Professor, Seoul National University
14:45~15:05 5' Presentation 2. Reuse of sewage Mr. Gwangho-Choo, Professor, Kyungpook National University,
15:05~15:10 5' Break Time
15:10~15:25 15' Performance Youth NANTA
15:25~16:15 50' Talk Concert Panels;
Mr. Jungwook-Kim, Professor, Seoul National University Mr. Hyoungchul-Yeom, CEO.Citizen’s network for tap water Mr. Gwangho-Choo, Professor, Kyungpook National University, Ms. Jiwon-Ha, CEO, Ecomomkorea Mr. Muyoung-Han , Professor, Seoul National University
16:15~16:25 10' Closing
Cooperation for IWRM and Watershed Management Date/Venue

September 12 (Wed) / 16:00-18:00

Venue

#321-A (3F), EXCO

Organizer

Green Future, Han Gang Network, Five Major Rivers Basin Council

Outline

The Ministry of Environment is now in charge of water management which used to be managed separately by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (water volume) and the Ministry of Environment (water quality), except the river area. Therefore, it is necessary to form a basin council for each five rivers (Han-river, Nakdong-river, Keum-river, Sumjin-river and Youngsan-river) and manage them respectively.
Water experts, NGOs, local environment organizations, citizen society organizations and citizens will discuss how to manage each basin councils comprehensively and systematically. The interests of the people who live near the upper and the lower reaches of the river will be considered regarding the water management and the future role of the operation council (management council?).

Objective / Expected Outcomes

- To discuss how to form a basin council for each five rivers with water experts,
  NGOs and civil society organizations.
- To share thoughts and draw the way to operate each basin councils properly.

Program
Time Contents Speaker/Participants
16:00~16:10 10' Opening
16:10~16:30 20' How to form and operate the National Water Management Council and the Basin Council The Ministry of Environment
16:30~16:50 20' How to form and operate water basin councils and to support Water Experts
16:50~17:00 10' Break Time
17:00~17:50 50' Panel discussion including participants
17:50~18:00 10' Closing
How to deal with new toxic substance in water Date/Venue

September 13 (Thur) / 13:00-15:00

Venue

GrandBallroom A (3F), EXCO

Organizer

Green Future, Han Gang Network, Five Major Rivers Basin Council

Outline

There is a lot of non-harmful and harmful substance in water (lake, river, tap water, ground water, etc). Especially, PFOS, PFOA, lately discovered from a purification plant, micro-plastic flowing into the sea through the river and Radon in ground water threaten people’s health.
In this sense, this session will discover new types of toxic substance, carcinogen and micro-harmful chemical substance which can threaten people’s health and discuss a solution to deal with them.

Objective / Expected Outcomes

- To identify the newly out broken substance threatening people’s health such as toxic substance, carcinogen, PFOS, PFOA, Radon and micro-plastic.
 - To discuss the solution with water experts, NGOs, local environment organizations, citizen society organizations, and general citizens.

Program
Time Contents Speaker/Participants
13:00~13:10 10' Opening
13:10~13:30 20' Water, the new type of harmful chemical substance Water Experts
13:30~13:50 20' Tapwater, how to deal with worrying harmful substance The Ministry of Environment
13:50~14:00 10' The Ministry of Environment
14:00~14:50 50' Discussion
14:50~15:00 10' Closing
The rising tide: A new look at water and gender Date/Venue

Date/Time

Venue

#321 (3F), EXCO

Organizer

UNESCO i-WSSM(International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management) UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Outline

In many societies, women have primary responsibility for management of household water supply, sanitation, and health. However, gender inequality in the access to, management, and use of water exists and is a concern that results in harmful socio-economic consequences for women and girls. For example, women and girls bear the disproportionate burden of collecting and distributing water, and often face major risks to health and personal safety. The burden usually takes their opportunities for education and economic empowerment. Gender sensitive lens to water will enable more women to access, manage, use, and influence on water resource.

UNESCO i-WSSM and UNESCO Office in Jakarta organize a Talk Concert aiming to solve gender inequality and discrimination on water related issues and securing diversity to find out the possibility to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Experts from various organizations with different approaches will present their perspectives and experience focusing on the vulnerability and inequality of women on water issues.

The Talk Concert is divided into two parts, which are keynote speeches and interactive talk show for women’s groups and public. The keynote speakers will deliver the ongoing effort and current trend of the topics on gender and water security in the international society. Based on the shared knowledge and insight, a discussion with the panelists from different organizations will follow to provide diverse perspectives and share the way how to apply gender perspective to the individual, community, national, and international level.

The Talk Concert will cover the following possible topics(TBD):
- Gender equality and women's capacity building with SDGs
- Development and gender (best practices, sustainable partnerships, effective aid)
- Symbol of water and women's life (promoting gender equality in water and overcoming vulnerability)
- Policy to strengthen women's economic capacity (participation): legal environment, institutional apparatus, effective implementation
- Economic effects of gender equality
- Women's leadership and balanced decision making considering gender equality
- Work and family compatibility

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Korean and English

Objective / Expected Outcomes

New perspective is necessary to see the water related issues and to make policies for water. With diverse perspectives, this session will deal with the gender issues on water aiming the gender equality of the world.

The Talk Concert aims to:
- Enhance gender sensitivity and awareness related to gender on water related issues
- Increased understanding of gender and water security, and their relationship
- Identify gender issues and approaches on water security

Program
Time Contents Speaker/Participants
13:00~13:05 5' Opening remarks Dr. Kwang-suop Lim, Programme Manager, UNESCO i-WSSM
13:05~13:55 25' Keynote speech 1:
Water culture, justice and equity as a component of SDGs action programs at national level
Ms. Diana Iskreva, Executive Director, Earth Forever
13:30-13:55 25' Keynote speech 2:
Gender Equality for a Water-secure Future
Dr. Engin Koncagul, Senior Programme Officer & WWDR process Coordinator, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme(WWAP)
13:55-15:00 65' Talk concert:
New perspectives on gender and water security
Facilitator: Prof. Suk-hwan Jang, Daejin University
Panelists:
- Ms. Eunkyung Park, Chairperson, Tongyeong Education Foundation for Sustainable Development
- Prof. Jeongin Kim, Professor, Chungang University
- Ms. Eun Ha Chang, Director, Center for International Development & Cooperation of Korean Women's Development Institute
15:00 Closing remarks Prof. Suk-hwan Jang, Daejin University

* Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Korean and English.

Exhibition: Water Education for the Future Generation Date/Venue

September 12(Wed) – 14(Fri) / 10:00-18:00

Venue

Grand Ballroom A Hall-way (3F), EXCO

Organizer

Green Future
UNESCO i-WSSM(International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management)

Outline

This program includes an introductory session, several experiential activities regarding water science and sustainable management. We will focus on the empowering all participants to develop scientific knowledge based on water supply system, water cycle (evaporation, condensation, and precipitation), water quality management, and livelihood & ecosystem on water basis. Participants will learn how recycled water from the environment is used in our lives. Emphasis is placed on what makes a water recycling system distinctive, and why micro activities for reasonable water consumption are important for the future generation. All participants will investigate water science and will be provided with a personal water science kit to observe the diverse water activities and water-related environment. Also, they can practice their lab skills by producing eco-friendly waterwheel, portable water purifier, and performing hands-on water cycling testing.

Objective / Expected Outcomes

Participants will gain a better understanding of :
- Where their water goes when it goes “down the drain”
- Positive uses of recycled water
- Interconnectedness of the water and our environment
- The sustainability of water resources
- The value of water for lives
- Ecology sensitivity

Program

Four programs are running during three days. Each program runs every 40 minutes. The exhibition is scheduled as following.
- 12 Sep. 13:00-18:00
- 13 Sep. 10:00-18:00
- 14 Sep. 10:00-1500

Time Contents Speaker/Participants
Each program (10’) Introductory session ∙ UNESCO i-WSSM
∙ Green Future
Each program (30’) Eco-friendly water wheel
(better understanding of water-energy relationship)
∙ Ms. Ellie park, Programme Specialist, UNESCO i-WSSM
Portable water purifier
(better understanding of purification procedure in nature)
Water culture plants : Terrarium
(empowering ecological sensitivity)
∙ Mr. Yoon Jonghoon, Activist, Green Future
∙ Ms. Lee Jeonghee, Activist, Green Future
∙ Mr. Kwak Byeonguk, Activist, Green Future
∙ Ms. Ko Hana, Activist, Green Future
Hands-on Water cycling
(basic understanding on water cycle)

Specific schedule is subject to change due to the request.

Exhibition: The Wonderful of Water Conservation Cultures Date/Venue

September 12(Wed) – 14(Fri) / 10:00-18:00

Venue

Grand Ballroom A Hall (3F), EXCO

Organizer

Indonesian Green Action Forum (IGAF), Youth and United Nations Global Alliance of Food and Organization of the United Nations (YUNGA UNFAO), and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Young Earth Solutions (BCFN YES)

Outline

In collaboration with YUNGA UNFAO and BCFN YES, IGAF organizes a booth based youth and water conservation projects with a theme of Wonderful of Water Conservation Cultures. The booth will showcase some ecological activities, most notably, water projects that have been conducted IGAF, YUNGA UNFAO, and BCFN YES. Besides the above activities, we also present the projects to KIWW delegates aimed to exchange our best practices. Young people and children are most welcomed to attend the booth because we want to challenge them to get involve in translating their water initiatives into actions. The booth is designed with Indonesia traditional cultures, and filled with fun activities.

Objective / Expected Outcomes

1. To exchange the best practices executed by IGAF, YUNGA UNFAO, and BCFN YES in preserving water sustainably,
2. To increase the awareness of KIWW 2018 participants by means of educating, engaging, and empowering them about water projects.

Program
Time Contents Speaker/Participants
12 September 2018 1. Water Projects Presentation
2. H2O Challenges
3. Blue Actions and Pledges
4. Water Games
Mr. Achmad Solikhin
Ms. Gravita Puji Lestari
Ms. Intan Purnama Sari
13 September 2018 1. Water Projects Presentation
2. H2O Challenges
3. Blue Actions and Pledges
4. Water Games
Mr. Fathan Zain Alwafi
Ms. Indah Ratna Yutami
Mr. Muhammad Novriyansyah
14 September 2018 1. Water Projects Presentation
2. H2O Challenges
3. Blue Actions and Pledges
4. Water Games
Mr. Ahmad farub
Ms. Menik Dewi Salindri
Mr. Riksa Thabrani