On 16 April 2015, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) will organize the side event Enhancing Urban Water Environment in Developing Countries in Daegu, Republic of Korea, during the Seventh World Water Forum.
This session will address the current state of the urban water environment, as well as the different challenges and feasible solutions to improving it, particularly in developing Asian cities. Researchers and experts will discuss recent research developments towards enhancing the urban water environment, focusing on human health risks, ecosystem conservation and flood impacts.
(Session Code: SE-00177)
14:40–14:45 Opening Remarks
Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director, UNU-IAS)
14:45–15:00 ”Urban Development and Water Sustainability”
Polprasert Chongrak (Professor, Thammasat University)
Binaya Kumar Mishra (Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)
Lilia SD. Raflores (Urban Specialist, Manila, Philippines)
Niranjan Shrestha (Chief Environmental Officer, Environmental Services Nepal Pvt. Ltd.)
Apip (Researcher, Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI))
Phan Thi Thuy Hoan (Environmental Expert, Center for Environmental Research, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Climate Change (IMHEN))
16:35–16:40 Closing Remarks
Kensuke Fukushi (Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS / Professor, The University of Tokyo)
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UNU-IAS co-organized this event as part of the Water and Urban Initiative (WUI). The WUI project aims to provide policy tools and an information platform that assists developing countries in planning and implementing environmental policies for sustainable development.
3F Room 322, DEC_308 DAEGU – EXCO
90, Yutongdanji-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu
Republic of Korea