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Updated Program as of 28 Sep


Supplying Water Sanitation and Water for Food Water for Energy Water Resources
Water Quality Management

DAY ONE – Tuesday, 2 October

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Auditorium Zones B and C

1 Leadership Perspective: Innovating the Future of Water

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Bambang Susantono, Vice President (Knowledge Management and
Sustainable Development), ADB

Moderator: Cathy Yang, Anchor and Managing Editor, ABS-CBN News Channel

Leadership Panel:
Takehiko Nakao, President, ADB
Seung-soo Han, Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, Indian Council for Research on International
Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Annelise Avril, CEO, Suez Consulting

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Auditorium Hallway

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
1.1 Innovation in Water 1.2 Innovative Treatment 1.3 Innovative Tools for
Production and Technologies for Integrated Water
Diversification of Wastewater Resources Management
Resources (IWRM)

Chair: Robert Guild, Chief Sector Chair: Stephane Bessadi, Senior Chair: Qingfeng Zhang, Director,
Officer, Sustainable Development Water Utility Specialist, Sustainable East Asia Environment, Natural
and Climate Change Department, Development and Climate Change Resources, and Agriculture
ADB Department, ADB Division, ADB

• Highly Efficient Low-Carbon • Innovative Wastewater • Real-time Delivery of Big Data

Low-Cost Desalination, Oceanit Infrastructure for Sustainable for Flood Management, U.S.
• Innovation for Desalination Communities, Organica Water Geological Survey (USGS)
Plants in Remote Areas • Aerobic Granular Sludge and • Data Clearing House for IWRM,
(Marshall Islands), Osmoflo Micro-screening: New Compact Government of Punjab
• Artificial Recharge as a Solution Solutions for the Energy-neutral (Pakistan)
for Water Shortage, World Wastewater Treatment Plant, • Improved Solutions for
Waternet VA Tech WABAG Mitigation and Risk
• Increasing Water Supply by • R&D and Innovative Management, International
Reducing Losses, Innovyze Technologies in Wastewater Water Management Institute
• Water Ownership in the Age of Treatment, Public Utilities (IWMI)
Changing Climate Pattern, Zero Board (PUB) Singapore • COMPASS-using Near Real-
Mass Water • Nakhchivan’s Urban Water time Comprehensive Water
Overhaul, ADB Assessments, Water Future
• Wastewater Recovery in 3 Programme
countries, ARCOWA • Managed Aquifer Recharge and
Aquifer Storage and Recovery,
Ministry of Energy and Water

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Executive Dining Room | Auditorium Zones A and D for Exhibit
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
1.4 More Tools for 1.5 Innovations in Energy 1.6 Guiding Investment
Integrated Water for Water Decisions Based on
Resources Water Productivity

Chair: Robert Carr, Chief Chair: Priyantha Wijayatunga, Chair: Lance Gore, Senior Water
Executive, eWater Director, South Asia Energy Resources Specialist, South Asia
Division, ADB Environment, Natural Resources,
and Agriculture Division, ADB

• Lessons from the Mahaweli • Why Should Irrigation • Variability of Field Scale Water
Water Security Investment Managers Worry About Energy Productivity in Different Crops
Program, Government of Sri Access?, International Food on Policy, IHE Delft
Lanka Policy Research Institute • Evolving Thinking on
• Online Portal Supporting Flood (IFPRI) Agricultural Water Productivity:
and Drought Management in • Solar Photovoltaic Pumping for Objectives, Concepts, and
Asia, DHI Irrigation, Bangladesh Rural Contexts for Effective Water
• Web-based Platform for Electrification Board Conservation, IWMI
Managing Water Resources • Maximizing Recovery – • Water Productivity Open-
Allocation, Stockholm Anaerobic Co-digestion of Food access Portal: A Tool to Monitor
Environment Institute Waste and Municipal Water Productivity, Food and
• Integration of Flood Risk Wastewater Sludge, Anaergia Agriculture Organization
Assessment into Urban Singapore (FAO)
Planning, Inclam • Advanced Energy Saving • Where to Invest in the Indus
• Basin Futures – Big Data Wastewater Treatment System Basin Irrigation System in
Supporting Rapid Basin Scale for Sound Sanitation Pakistan to Improve Land and
Water Assessments, Development in Developing Water Productivity?, IFPRI
Commonwealth Scientific and Countries, Japan Sewage
Industrial Research Works Agency
Organisation (CSIRO)

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Auditorium Hallway

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Auditorium Zones B and C
1.7 High-Level Panel on Information, Innovation, and Technology and the Water-Food-Energy Nexus

Chair: Stephen Groff, Vice President (Operations 2), ADB

High-Level Panel:
Lucie Pluschke, Food-Water-Energy Nexus Specialist, FAO
Mark Smith, Deputy Director General, IWMI
Kala Vairavamoorthy, CEO, International Water Association
Changhua Wu, Vice-Chair, APWF

4:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Auditorium Zones B and C

1.8 A Conversation About Emerging Technologies and Water

Chair: Thomas Panella, Chief of Water Sector Group, ADB

Stephen Coulson, Head, Sustainable Initiatives Office, Directorate of Earth Observations Programs,
European Space Agency (ESA)

4:45 p.m.–5:55 p.m. Auditorium Zones A to D

Technology Demonstrations and Exhibition Visitation
Demonstrations by Xylem Analytics, ILF Consulting Engineers (Asia) Ltd., Stantec Inc., Jain Irrigation
Systems Ltd., Mij Co. Ltd.

5:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m. Auditorium Hallway

DAY TWO – Wednesday, 3 October

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Auditorium Zones B and C

2 Leadership Perspective: Information, Innovation, and Technology for Water and the Private Sector

Moderator: Ravi Narayanan, Chair, APWF

Leadership Panel:
Diwakar Gupta, Vice President (Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations), ADB
Yumiko Noda, President, Veolia Japan
Stuart Orr, Practice Lead (Freshwater), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Ger Bergkamp, President and CEO, ARCOWA

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Auditorium Hallway

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
2.1 Resilient Water Supply 2.2 Irrigation Advisory 2.3 Modeling for Risk and
Systems Services for the 21 Resilience in IWRM

Chair: Emma Veve, Director, Chair: Akmal Siddiq, Chief of Rural Chair: Kim Wium Olesen, Head of
Pacific Urban, Social Development, Development and Food Security Water Resources Department, DHI
and Management Division, ADB (Agriculture) Thematic Group, ADB

• Women Participation and • Mainstreaming Satellite Earth • Flash Flood Intelligence in the
Access to Safe Drinking Water Observation and Smart Age of Instant Communication,
Supply, Environment and Technology for Addressing BMT
Population Research Centre Water-Food Security • Real-time Urban Flood
• Building Resilience of Small Challenges of Asia, University Monitoring and Management
Island Communities to Climate of Washington System, Nihon Suido
Change, Government of • Earth Observation Information • Novel Technique and
Kiribati Services to Support Agricultural Instrument for Early Warning of
• Innovative Water Supply Planning, Monitoring, and Pollution and Identification of
Solutions: Electronic Payment Management, eLeaf Pollution Discharge Source,
Water Kiosks, IMC Worldwide • Simulation of Rain-fed Rice Tsinghua University
• Integrated Urban Services for Yields under Climate Change • Innovation and Resilience in
Low-Income Communities, (Cambodia), Thoeung Managing Scarce Water
Eau et Vie Puthearam Resources for the United
• Improving Financial Resilience • Blinded by Technologies – Kingdom, Ricardo Energy
of Public Water Utilities in Lao Refocusing on Stakeholders’ • Visualization of Groundwater
PDR, Ministry of Public Needs to Improve Flow for IWRM, Yachiyo
Works and Transport (Lao Water Management in Irrigated Engineering Co. Ltd.
PDR) Rice Systems, International
Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
• Digital Agriculture-based
Advisories for Water Use
Efficiency and Sustainable
Agriculture, Microsoft/
International Crops Research
Institute for the Semi-Arid
Tropics (ICRISAT)

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Executive Dining Room | Auditorium Zones A and D for Exhibit
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
2.4 Innovative Contractual 2.5 Reforming Irrigation 2.6 Water Quality and
Modalities at Various Spatial Monitoring

Chair: Vijay Padmanabhan, Chair: Mio Oka, Director, South Chair: Sonia Chand Sandhu,
Director, Southeast Asia Urban Asia Environment, Natural Senior Advisor to the Vice President
Development and Water Division, Resources, and Agriculture (Knowledge Management and
ADB Division, ADB Sustainable Development), ADB

• Design-Build-Operate • Moving from Data to Improving • Sanitation and Sustainable

Contracting in the Water Sector, Irrigation Services: Irrigation Development in Japan, Japan
Exequatur Benchmarking for Irrigation Sanitation Consortium
• Procurement of a Large-Scale Professionals, IWMI • Jaipur (Rajasthan): Water
Desalination Plant, ADB • Role of Innovative Systems Scarcity and the Role of
• Contracting for Water Losses Design for Large-Scale Sustainability and
Reduction, Manila Water Development of Micro-irrigation Transformation Plans (STPs) in
• Contractual Innovations for (Kundalia Irrigation Project), Minimizing Groundwater
Water Supply, Suez Lahmeyer, ADB Contamination, Manipal
• Rural-Urban Water • High-Tech Integrated Irrigation University Jaipur
Management: An Innovative Management Solution for • Decision Support for
Business Model, IWMI Increasing Irrigable Area Watershed-scale Real-time
Coverage, Farm Productivity, Water Quality Monitoring to
and Income, Jain Irrigation Determine Impacts of
• Climate-Smart Irrigation, FAO Urbanization on Water
• Sustainable Use of Treatment, USGS
Groundwater in Water Scarce • Making Water Transparent:
Irrigation Systems in Dry Zone Innovative Water Monitoring
of Sri Lanka, ADB Networks to Support Water
Managers in Quickly
Developing Economies, s::can
Messtechnik GmbH

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Auditorium Hallway

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
2.7 Earth 2.8 Smarter Use 2.9 Fecal Sludge 2.10 Utility Asset
Observation of Water for Management Management
and Remote Energy (FSM)
Sensing Technology

Chair: Paolo Manunta, Chair: Sujata Gupta, Chair: Jingmin Huang, Chair: Stefan Rau, Senior
Infrastructure Specialist Director, East Asia Principal Urban Urban Development
(Earth Observation), Sustainable Infrastructure Development Specialist, Specialist, East Asia
Urban Sector Group, ADB Division, ADB South Asia Urban Urban and Social Sectors
Development and Water Division, ADB
Division, ADB

• Bathymetric Airborne • Water-Energy Nexus: • Sustainable Fecal • Trenchless

LiDAR Pilot Project for Case of People’s Sludge Business in Technologies for
Irrigation, Leica Republic of China Developing Countries, Water Networks
Geosystems/PTMI (PRC), ADB IWMI Laying, Bessac
• Applying Remote • Bankable Hydropower • Mainstreaming FSM • Smart Solutions for
Sensing and GIS Projects Using Monte in Rajasthan, ADB Efficient Water
Technologies for Carlo Simulations, ILF • The Circular Networks, Georg
Causality Analysis of Consulting Sanitation Economy, Fischer
Groundwater, Pasco • Restoration Hydro: The Toilet Board • Innovations for
Corporation Using Powered, Coalition Circular Economy:
• Satellite Data Related Nature-based • Transformative Asset Management
to Water Sector, Hydrological Sanitation for Water, Stantec
Japan Aerospace Structures to Enhance Technologies: A New • High-Performance
Exploration Agency the Resilience of, and Path to Safe Utilities through GIS
• Potential of Remote Improve Access to, Sanitation for All, Bill and Advanced Asset
Sensing Tools for Linked Energy, Water and Melinda Gates Management, Altereo
Resource Monitoring, and Food Systems, Foundation • The Business Value
Indian Institute of Natel Energy of GIS in Managing
Technology Bombay • Greening Hydro: A Water Systems,
• Water Sector Reform Project on Upgrading Nobel Systems
Challenge in Pyanj of PRC Small
River Basin with Hydropower Capacity
Comprehensive Project, United
Approach and Nations Industrial
Innovative Development
Technology, Organization
Government of (UNIDO)
Tajikistan • Upgrading Dam under
Operation with Dam
Piercing, Nippon
Koei Co. Ltd.

5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. Auditorium Zones A to D

Technology Demonstrations and Exhibition Visitation
Demonstrations by Nippon Koei Co. Ltd., Britishwater Inc., K-water, Aurea Imaging, In-Situ Inc., Veragon
Water Solutions Ltd.

5:30 p.m.–7:45 p.m. Auditorium Hallway

6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Auditorium Zone B
Special Film Screening: A Plastic Ocean

Chair: Daniele Ponzi, Chief of Environment Thematic Group, ADB

Introduction by documentary director Craig Leeson, Global Chief Evangelist, Plastic Oceans International
DAY THREE – Thursday, 4 October

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Auditorium Zones B and C

3 Leadership Perspective: Information, Innovation, and Technology and the Enabling Environment

Moderator: Ravi Narayanan, Chair, APWF

Session Opening: Hak-soo Lee, CEO, K-water

Leadership Panel:
Amy Leung, Director General, East Asia Department, ADB
Don Blackmore, Chair, eWater
Ek Sonn Chan, Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, Government of Cambodia
Seong-Han Kim, Vice President and Chief Research Officer, K-water

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Auditorium Hallway

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
3.1 Building Leaders and 3.2 Innovative Tools for 3.3 Enhancing Climate
Capacities for Water Water Resources Resilience
Utilities Assessment

Chair: Ye Yong, Director, Central Chair: Jiangfeng Zhang, Director, Chair: Donneth Walton, Director,
and West Asia Urban Development Southeast Asia Environment, Central and West Asia
and Water Division, ADB Natural Resources, and Agriculture Environment, Natural Resources,
Division, ADB and Agriculture Division, ADB

• A New Serious Game to • Water Accounting in Asia: From • The Journey toward Resilient
Simulate Strategic Management Governmental Statistics to Rivers: Embracing Innovation,
for Utilities, Agro Paris Tech, Spatially Discrete and Absolute International RiverFoundation
HueWaco Water Resources Information, (IRF)
• Tomorrow’s Women Water IHE Delft • Innovative Governance for
Leaders of Lao PDR and the • Piloting Australia’s Water Tools Cloudburst Resilience:
Gender and Development to Improve Drought Resilience Upscaling, World Waternet
Cooperation Fund, Ministry of in Cambodia: Support for the • Resilient Asian Deltas:
Public Works and Transport UN ESCAP Drought Protecting One Billion People
(Lao PDR) Mechanism, eWater from Climate Change, WWF
• Improving Water Services • WA+ Framework: Case Study • Contribution on Water-related
through Integrity Mechanism, from Cambodia, Government Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia
Stockholm International of Cambodia Pacific, International Centre
Water Institute (SIWI) • Characterizing Flood-based for Water Hazard and Risk
• Operational Management and Farming Systems in the Management (ICHARM)
Capacity Building, Suez Ayerwaddy Delta of Myanmar, • Structural Solutions to Mitigate
• Financial Transformation of IWMI Flood and Riverbank Erosion
Utilities: The Cambodia Disasters, ADB
Experience, Government of

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Executive Dining Room | Auditorium Zones A and D for Exhibit
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
3.4 Efficient Water 3.5 Governance and 3.6 Curbing Marine
Distribution and Smart Financing Pollution
Chair: Hisaka Kimura, Advisor, Chair: Chiara Bronchi, Deputy Chair: Daniele Ponzi, Chief of
Private Sector Operations Director General concurrently Chief Environment Thematic Group, ADB
Department, ADB Thematic Officer, Sustainable
Development and Climate Change
Department, ADB

• Smart and Internet of Things • Youth for Water and Climate, • Source-to-Sea Approach: An
Innovations for Water Supply, Global Water Partnership Innovation in Governance, SIWI
Schneider-Aveva (GWP) • Opportunities and Constraints
• Application of Smart Grids to • Financing to Support Sound for Addressing Marine Pollution
Drinking Water Monitoring, Water Cycle Management, in East Asia, Partnerships in
ICUWHRI Japan Water Forum Environmental Management
• Transitioning to Safely • An Operational Framework for for the Seas of East Asia
Managed Rural Drinking Water Climate Resilient Water (PEMSEA)
for SDG Delivery, University of Management, Oxford Policy • The Manila Bay Rehabilitation
Oxford Management Program: Evolving through
• Shenzhen PRC Smart • Improving the Bagmati River, Time, Manila Bay
Solutions, ADB the Lifeline of Kathmandu City, Coordinating Office
• Appropriate Smart Water ADB, Ministry of Urban • Tackling Marine Pollution:
Management Application Development (Nepal) Future Directions, ADB
Procedures and Cases, K- • Application of River Chief • Rethink Plastics, Plastic
water System for Ecological Oceans International
Protection, ADB

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Auditorium Hallway

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Auditorium Zones B and C
3.7 High-Level Panel on Attaining the SDGs through Information, Innovation, and Technology

Chair: WooChong Um, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
Moderator: Ravi Narayanan, Chair, APWF

High-Level Panel:
Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Ross Hamilton, Interim Chair, GWP
Eva Abal, CEO, IRF
Taqsem Khan, Managing Director, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Government of Bangladesh

4:30 p.m.–4:55 p.m. Auditorium Zones B and C

3.8 Closing Address and Awarding of the #WaterYouDoing Youth Photo Competition

Awarding Presider: Bambang Susantono, Vice President (Knowledge Management and Sustainable
Development), ADB

Chair and Closing Address: WooChong Um, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
Department, ADB
DAY FOUR – Friday, 5 October (Parallel Workshops)

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Multifunction Hall 2

1 Boosting Effectiveness for Water Operators Partnerships
Global WOPs Alliance, UN-HABITAT, ADB
In this workshop, participants will learn from Asian Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) practitioners’ own
experiences and will be introduced to various tools being produced through the “Boosting Effectiveness of WOPs
(BEWOP)” Program.

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Multifunction Hall 3

2 Nonrevenue Water Management
Suez Consulting, Suez Technical Center, Suez Southeast India
The workshop provides a holistic approach for water utilities to manage nonrevenue water. Suez will discuss tools
that address both technical and organization issues within the water utility and deliver sustainable outcomes.

9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Lecture Theater 2

3 Earth Observation for Water Resources Management
European Space Agency, eLeaf, DHI GRAS
This seminar will seek to demonstrate how earth observation can support water resources management,
agriculture, and international development assistance including the monitoring and reporting requirements of the
Sustainable Development Goals.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Auditorium Zone B

4 Australian WaterTools for Water Management
eWater, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Geosciences Australia
This workshop will present Australia’s core national-scale modeling tools which have underpinned policy
development and implementation, and outlined a pathway for engagement with countries who wish to more
rapidly improve their management of water scarcity.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Auditorium Zone C

5 Water Price Regulation in New South Wales, Australia
IPART New South Wales
This workshop includes discussions on water pricing, external benefits and subsidies, efficiency incentive
mechanisms, supply volatility mechanisms, and customer engagement in price determination.