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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) Speaker from GIZ will focus on NBS (EBA) integration of upstream (forest) and downstream (mangrove) restoration, samples of Vietnam and Philippines, NBS strength and concerned for implementation.
3  Speaker from AIT will focus on Integration of water resources management and CC, Research Project (good) samples and future research topics
4) Spekaer from Malaysia will focus on Adaptation plan in Malaysia, good samples, future trends for water management in Malaysia  under Water Transformation Concept

 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.
Speaker from UNDP will focus on UNDP (good) water related works in the past 3 to 5 years, plan after cop 26, digital innovation and private sector involvement.
Speaker from IWM will focus on climate services to farmers, innovative climate resilience scheme for farmers, south-south collaborations.
Speaker from Indonesia will focus on National adaptation plan for water disaster management in Indonesia, Good samples implemented, Budget adjustment and allocation for water disaster management after covid-19 and cop 26.

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

1) ADB  
   1.1 AWDO2022 framework and sample of implemented success project
   1.2 Issues left and future issues for more water security towards SDG (post covid-19 and post cop 26)
   1.3 ADB action plan for member countries for water security improvement in   The near future
2)  Korea
   2.1  Success implemented projects for water security improvement and why
   2.2  how Korea plan for future water management for more water security and Under SDGs
3) Vietnam
   3.1 Water security issues in Vietnam and successful implemented project sample
   3.2  National Plan for more water security (in specific area of water security improvement)
   3.3  Private sector involvement (conditions and requirement
4) Thailand
   4.1  How private sector prepared and planned for water security in the country (EEC area),
   4.2  Any good practices learned and can be disseminate to ASEAN private sectors,
   4.3 Things to be considered and prepared for more security in the near future for private sectors

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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