1.Water Management and Climate Change
Prof. Oki Tainan, Special Advisor to the President, and a Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Mr. Klaus Schmitt, Director of a GIZ Project on Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Prof. Sangam Shrestha, Asian Institute of Technology
Ir. MohdZaki b. Mat Amin, Malaysia
1) Speaker from Japan will focus on COP26 meeting and its impact to water management, infrastructure planning and maintenance, good samples for ADAP-T
2.Water Disasters and Climate Change
Prof. Yasuto TACHIKAWA, Kyoto University
Mr. Yusuke Taishi, Regional Technical Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP
Dr. Giriraj Amarnath, International Water Management Institute
Mr. Pak Abdoel, BAPPENAS and Prof. Kusuma, ITB, Indonesia
Speaker from Japan will focus on the change in Rainfall intensity and pattern and impacts to floods mitigation, how it impact to Japanese water project design and implementation, new measures to cover extreme events.
3.Water Management under Water security/SDGs
Mr. Thomas Panella, Chair the Water Sector Committee/Group for ADB
Professor Seungho Lee, Korea University, Korea
Mr. Nguyen Minh Khuyen, Deputy Director General - Department of Water Resources Management, MONRE (tentative)
Mr. Somchai Wangwatanaphanich, The Federation of Thai Industries, Thailand
4.Sustainable Groundwater Management
Prof. Dr. Makoto Taniguchi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan
Dr. Jim LaMoreaux, Chairman at PELA GeoEnvironment, USA
Prof. Yonghui Yang, Center for Agricultural Resources Research, IGDB Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Hans Thulstrup, Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO Jakarta
Speaker 1 (Prof. Makoto Taniguchi, RIHN/Kyoto University)
1) Confirmed issues/problems/impacts faced and to be faced on the topic (world issues)
2) New concept/approach to cope with and meet SDGs
3) Any good practices to be mentioned (management)
Focused on gw issues in world scale to be more sustainable and how to manage to make gw sustainably (post covid and post cop26 ?)
Speaker 2 :Groundwater Science: Issues and Trends
Hydrogeology plays a major role in all aspects of environmental planning, execution and implementation. Without a safe sustainable water supply life cannot exist and hopes for prosperity are limited.
Much of future world demands will be made up of the groundwater component. The United Nations has identified water resources as a top priority.
Attention is particularly drawn to freshwater stress which relates water withdrawal to the percentage of water available. Based on the current rate of usage, the UN is not optimistic about the global water outlook.
To address this issue, mankind needs to embrace sustainable water development (SWD). SWD is the development of water in a manner in which an adequate supply of good quality water is sustained and the watercourse ecosystem is maintained for the use of future generations.
Speaker 3 from China
Based on the PML_V2 remote sensing ET data, results showed that: (1) during 2001-2019, evapotranspiration increased within cultivated land and decrease within newly urbanized areas; (2) by selecting Shijiazhuang and Baoding in the piedmont region and Dezhou and Hengshui in the low plain areas, ET in 4 areas all showed an increasing trend, while GPP and NDVI during the corresponding period also increased, suggesting an increasing crop cultivation intensity; (3) even though total cultivated land is decreasing, and cultivation of wheat in some areas is decreasing, it is hard to offset by the positive change of ET driven by increase in planting intensity; and (4) GRACE data show a drastic slowdown of groundwater depletion since 2015, the start of SNWDP. However, so far it is hard to say that groundwater depletion will be solved, since both 2016 and 2018 are rich precipitation year. Long-term observation is still necessary.
Speaker 4 from UNESCO
The sustainable management of groundwater is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainably managed groundwater helps enhance resilience to climate change, protects ecosystems and biodiversity, and helps ensure healthy and sustainable communities and livelihoods. However, unlike surface water sources like rivers and lakes, groundwater is not visible in daily life – which presents a challenge in terms of communicating the importance of the resource for sustainability. The role of groundwater management for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is examined and illustrated with examples from different regions and contexts around the world. Among the examples, focus will be placed Denmark as a country that sources its drinking water supply entirely from groundwater.
THA 2022 International Conference on "Moving Towards Sustainable Water and Climate Change
Management After COVID-19"
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