Securing the Wider Water Cycle: Practice, Regulation, Investment
11:00-12:30 UTC | 06:00-07:30 US Eastern Time (UTC-5) | 19:00-20:30 Beijing Time (UTC+8)
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
The role of practitioners, regulators and investors across the wider water cycle is paramount to a strong and sustainable future. Given the global nature of the greatest challenges that populations are faced with, providers of water solutions must work together at the system scale; reaching across sectors and stakeholders in a holistic manner that thinks beyond the traditional city or basin jurisdictions.
Investments worth between 6.7 trillion USD by 2030 and 22.6 trillion by 2050 are estimated to be required for new water infrastructures as well as to maintain and operate(1). Innovation and application of the latest knowledge and best practice for safeguarding our waters and for providing the conditions necessary for social and economic growth falls upon practitioners, regulators and donors. This is widely evidenced by examples that range from massive scale projects to bolster coastal climate resilience - to local scale works on biodiversity protection in smaller hydraulic structures.
This session explores the priorities and needs of as well as the opportunities for Practitioners, Regulators, Investors to address the wider water cycle from source to sea.
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I. Introduction (10 mins)
Tom Soo, IAHR Executive Director
II. Keynote Panelists (10 mins each)
Digitalitation in water asset investment and management
Juan García Aparicio, Director of Urban Water, Suez Spain
Financing water-related investments: it is not all about more money
Xavier Leflaive, Principal Administrator, OECD
K-water Smart Water Management and AWC activity
Yongdeok Cho, K-Water; Executive Director of the Asia Water Council, Korea
IAHR and EDF
Laure Pellet, Head of the Hydraulics and Environmental Sciences National Laboratory (LNHE), Electricite de France, France
Innovation in flood control strategy - Inter-Reservoir Transfer Scheme
Yiu Kwong Ho, Assistant Director, Drainage Services Department, HK SAR Government, Hong Kong, China
III. Panel Discussion (20 mins)
IV. Open Q&A (10 mins)
V. Session Chair closes the session
Hyoseop Woo, IAHR Vice President; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
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