Enhancing Urban Water Environment in Developing Countries


  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•04•16    14:40 - 16:40

    On 16 April 2015, UNU-IAS will organize the side event Enhancing Urban Water Environment in Developing Countries in Daegu, Republic of Korea, during the Seventh World Water Forum.

    This session aims to address the current state of the urban water environment, as well as the different challenges and feasible solutions to improving it, particularly in developing Asian cities. Researchers and experts will discuss recent research developments towards enhancing the urban water environment, focusing on human health risks, ecosystem conservation and flood impacts.


    (Session Code: SE-00177)

    14:40–14:45 Opening Remarks
    Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director, UNU-IAS)

    14:45–15:00 “Urban Development and Water Sustainability”
    Polprasert Chongrak (Professor, Thammasat University)

    15:00–16:00 Presentations

    • “Water and Urban Initiative Project Overview”
      Binaya Kumar Mishra (Research Fellow, UNU-IAS)
    • “Understanding the Water and Urban Environment of a Megacity: The Case of Metro Manila”
      Lilia SD. Raflores (Urban Specialist, Manila, Philippines)
    • “Low Carbon Urban Water Environment Project Case Study in Kathmandu Nepal”
      Niranjan Shrestha (Chief Environmental Officer, Environmental Services Nepal Pvt. Ltd.)
    • “Overview of Jakarta Environmental Challenges”
      Apip (Researcher, Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI))
    • “The Current Status and Solutions of Urban Water Environment of Hanoi City”
      Phan Thi Thuy Hoan (Environmental Expert, Center for Environmental Research, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology, and Climate Change (IMHEN))

    16:00–16:35 Discussions

    16:35–16:40 Closing Remarks
    Kensuke Fukushi (Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS/Professor, The University of Tokyo)

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    UNU-IAS co-organized this event as part of the Water and Urban Initiative (WUI). The WUI project aims to provide policy tools and an information platform that assists developing countries in planning and implementing environmental policies for sustainable development.

  • 3F Room 322, DEC_308 DAEGU – EXCO
    90, Yutongdanji-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu
    Republic of Korea