Water Leaders Forum

Asia-Pacific Water Leaders Forum (By Invitation)
Driving Resilience and Sustainability in Water Management in Asia-Pacific
Date: 1 November 2019 a.m. (Friday)
Time: 09:05 – 12:50
Venue: The Chancellor Room, level 4, HKCEC
Theme: Driving Resilience and Sustainability in Water Management in Asia-Pacific

With an ever-changing environment and growing water challenges, driving resilience and sustainability would be the key for the water sector.  As an alongside event of the IWA-ASPIRE 2019, the Asia-Pacific Water Leaders Forum brings together top water leaders across the globe to share the major success factors and bottlenecks in enabling resilient and sustainable universal access to water and sanitation in practice. Therefore, it provides a good opportunity for water industry practitioners to learn from the experience and vision from the rest of the world, with the aim to shaping a better future of the region. Participation in the Forum is by invitation only. Representatives of water, sanitation and wastewater management service providers worldwide are welcome to request an invitation. Delegates are required to register for the 8th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition.

Time Programme  
09:05 - 09:35 Networking Reception Chancellor Room Foyer
09:35 - 09:40 Welcome by MC  
09:40 - 09:50 Opening Speech
Mr Sai Hung LAMPermanent Secretary for Development (Works), HKSARG
09:50 - 10:05 Keynote Speech 1: A Tale of Two Cities: Comparing Household Water Consumption in Hong Kong and Singapore
Mr Peter Joo-hee NGCEO, Public Utilities Board, Singapore
10:05 - 10:20 Keynote Speech 2: Future challenges and opportunities for water utilities
Mrs Diane D’ARRAS IWA President
10:20 - 10:35 First Topic: Embracing Nature Resilience in Hong Kong's Stormwater and Wastewater Management
Mr Kelvin LO Director, Drainage Services Department, HKSARG
10:35 - 10:50 Second Topic: BEWG's exploration and practice on resilient water resources system (Presented in Putonghua)
Mr Guang YANGDeputy Executive Director, Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited, China
10:50 - 11:05 Third Topic: The Future for Urban Water Services in Australia
Dr Steve CAPEWELLHead of Water Cycle Innovation, Water Corporation, Australia
11:05 - 11:20 Coffee Break Chancellor Room Foyer
11:20 - 11:35 Fourth Topic: Resilience of Tokyo Water - On cite capabilities cultivated over 120 years history
Mr Tomoyuki TANIMOTO Director, Water Supply Section, Water Supply Division, Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
11:35 - 11:50 Thematic Keynote on Smart Solutions for Water Resilience
Topic: A Pioneer Role in Shaping Sustainable Environment in Greater Bay Area
Mr Victor GARNREITERSenior Vice President, International Development and Innovation, SUEZ, France
11:50 - 12:40 Panel Discussion
Mrs Diane D’ARRAS
• Mr Peter NG
• Mr Kelvin LO
• Mr Guang YANG
• Mr Tomoyuki TANIMOTO
12:40 - 12:50 Closing Remarks by Mrs Diane D’ARRAS  

Simultaneous Interpretation service between English and Putonghua will be provided for this forum.

*Subject to finalization.