Seminar & Lecture Series

South-South Water Management Experience Sharing Seminar

21 Jun 2016 Beijing, The People's Republic of China

East Asia Department (EARD)’s Deputy Director General Amy Leung, in her remarks at the final workshop on 21 June in Beijing, stressed that current water shortages and imminent scarcity require aggressive investments in water efficiency and productivity technologies across all sectors, and a shift to water demand management. About 60 officials, including 12 from developing member countries, researchers, and experts participated in the event.  

Organizers:

Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), the PRC
General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (GIWP)

Agenda:
TimeProgram
8:30–9:00Registration
Session I: Opening Session
Chair: Ms. Wu Nongdi, Director, Department of International Cooperation, Science and Technology (DICST), MWR
9:00–9:20Welcome remarks (20 mins)

  • Mr. Li Ge, Deputy General Director, DICST, MWR

  • Ms. Amy Leung, Deputy Director General, EARD, ADB

Session II: Country Water Assessment, PRC
Moderator: Mr. Zhang Qingfeng, Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division, EARD and Chair of Water Sector Committee, ADB
9:20–10:10Outputs of the CWA
Presentations (30 mins)
Mr. Li Yuanyuan, Water Resources Policy Specialist/Team Leader, Vice President, GIWP
Mr. Daniel Gunaratnam, Water Resources Management Specialist/Deputy Team Leader

Panel discussion
Mr. Yin Chengjie, Ex-Executive Vice Minister, Ministry of Agriculture
Mr. Ning Yuan, Ex-Vice President, Office of the State Council of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project Construction Committee
Mr. Zhou Yaozhou, Senior Water Resources Specialist, EARD, ADB
10:10–10:25Introducing Asian Water Development Outlook 2016 (10 mins)
Ms. Yasmin Siddiqi, Principal Water Resources Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB

Q & A (5 mins)
10:25–10:50Group Photo and Coffee Break
Session III: Multi Dimensions of CWA (Part 1)
Moderator: Mr. Li Yuanyuan, Water Resources Policy Specialist/Team Leader, Vice President, GIWP
10:50–11:30Economic Water Security
Presentation (15 mins)
Ms. Yu Lili, Senior Engineer, GIWP

Panel discussion (25 mins)
Mr. Bruce Flory, Water Resources Economist / Principal Economist in Seattle Public Utilities
Ms. Yasmin Sidiqqi, Principal Water Resources Specialist, SDCC, ADB or
Ms. Yu Fei, Senior Economist, EARD, ADB
Ms. Liu Yingqiu, Professor, Academy of Macroeconomic, NDRC
Mr. Zhang Guoliang, Ex-President, Bureau of South to North Water Transfer of Planning, Time Contents Designing and Management, MWR
11:30–12:10Environmental Water Security
Presentation (15 mins)
Mr. Zhao Xuetao, Director, Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP)
Mr. Philippe Bergeron, Urban Development Specialist

Panel discussion (25 mins)
Mr. Frank Radstake, Principal Environment Specialist, EARD, ADB
Mr. Gu Hao, Ex-Director General, General Office, MWR
12:10–13:30 Lunch Break (Cetenary Coffee Lounge, 1st Floor)
Session III: Multi Dimensions of CWA (Part 2)
Moderator: Mr. Daniel Gunaratnam, Water Resources Management Specialist/Deputy Team Leader
13:30–14:10Urban Water Security
Presentation (15 mins)
Mr. Philippe Bergeron, Urban Development Specialist
Ms. Mo Li, Nat’l Urban Water Supply and Demand Management Specialist / Director, Chinese Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MHURD)

Panel discussion (25 mins)
Ms. Kong Yanhong, Vice President, CAUPD, MHURD
Mr. Zheng Baochang, Senior Project Officer (Water Supply and Sanitation), PRC Resident Mission, ADB
Mr. Xia Qing, Ex-Vice President, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science, MEP
14:10–14:50Ecological Water Security
Presentation (15 mins)
Mr. Yuan Yong, Senior Engineer, GIWP
Mr. Jose Furtado, Int’l Watershed Ecosystem Management Specialist
Panel discussion (25 mins)
Mr. Alvin Lopez, Senior Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, EARD, ADB
Mr. Jin Leshan, Professor, China Agricultural University
Ms. Cui Lijuan, Director, Wetland Protection and Management Center, State Forestry Bureau
14:50–15:30Water–Related Disaster
Presentation (15 mins)
Mr. Cao Jianting, Climate Adaptation Specialist / Professor, GIWP

Panel Discussion (25 mins)
Ms. Suzanne Robertson, Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, EARD, ADB
Mr. Ren Guangzhao, Ex-Deputy Director General, Department of Water Resources, MWR
Mr. Luo Yong, Professor, Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University
Mr. Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Senior Water Resources Specialist, EARD, ADB
15:30–15:45Coffee Break
Session IV: Multi Dimensions of CWA (Part 3)
Moderator: Mr. Frank Radstake, Principal Environment Specialist, EARD, ADB
15:45–16:35Water Governance
Presentation (15 mins)
Mr. Tang Kewang, Water Resources Planning Specialist / Professor, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)

Debate (35 mins)
“Water governance is a key challenge for our countries” vs. “Water governance in not a key challenge for our countries”.
Participants to break up in to 2 groups, facilitated by Ms. Suzanne Robertson, Natural Resources and Agriculture Specialist, EARD, ADB and Ms. Shahbano Tirmizi, Water Resources Specialist, EARD, ADB.
Debate preparation in two groups (20 mins)
Debate (15 mins)
16:35–17:00Open Discussion
Session IV: Closing Plenary
Chair: Ms. Wu Nongdi, Director, DICST, MWR
17:30Welcome Dinner
TimeProgram
8:20–8:40 Registration
Welcome Remarks
Moderator: Ms. Wu Nongdi, Director, DICST, MWR
8:40–8:50Mr. Li Ge, Deputy Director General,DICST, MWR
Mr. Zhang Qingfeng, Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division, EARD and Chair of Water Sector Committee, ADB
Theme 1: Water Policy and Institutional System
Moderator: Ms. Wu Nongdi, Director, DICST, MWR
8:50–9:10Development and Achievement of the Strictest Water Resources Management System
Ms. Tian Qi, Director, Department of Water Resources, MWR
9:10–9:15 Q&A
09:15–9:35Agriculture Water Pricing Policy in China
Mr. Wang Guanjun, Deputy General Director, Development Research Center, MWR
9:35–9:40Q&A
9:40–10:10Presentations by DMCs
Representative from:
Cambodia
Indonesia
Mongolia
10:10–10:20Q&A
10:20–10:40Group Photo and Coffee Break
Theme 2: Flood Control, Drought Relief and Disaster Mitigation
Moderator: Mr. Zhou Yaozhou, Senior Water Resources Specialist, EARD, ADB
10:40–11:00Flood and Drought Management in China
Mr. Ding Liuqian, Director, Research Center on Flood and Drought Disaster Reduction, IWHR
11:00–11:05Q&A
11:05–11:15Flood Risk Management in Asia: From Knowledge to Action
Mr. Rabindra Osti, Water Resources Specialist, EARD, ADB
11:15–11:20 Q&A
11:20–11:50Presentation by DMCs
Representatives from:
Bangladesh
Nepal
Pakistan
11:50–12:00 Q&A
12:00–13:30Lunch Break (Cetenary Coffee Lounge, 1st Floor)
Theme 3: Water Resource Planning and Project Management
Moderator: Mr. Li Yuanyuan, Vice President, GIWP
13:30–13:50Water Resources Planning System in China
Mr. Li Jianqiang, Deputy Chief Engineer, GIWP
13:50–13:55Q&A
13:55–14:15Construction and Management of Water Projects in China
Mr. Hou Chuanhe, Deputy Chief Engineer, GIWP
14:15–14:20 Q&A
14:20–14:50Presentations by DMCs
Representatives from:
Tajikistan
Thailand
Viet Nam
14:50–15:00Q&A
15:00–15:20Coffee Break
Theme 4: Aquatic Environment Protection and Restoration
Moderator: Mr. Zhang Qingfeng, Director, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division, EARD and Chair of Water Sector Committee, ADB
15:20–15:40Introduction of Aquatic Ecosystem Protection and Restoration for Rivers and Lakes in China
Mr. Peng Wenqi, Director, Department of Water Environment, IWHR
15:40–15:45Q&A
15:45–16:15Presentations by DMCs
Representatives from:
Sri Lanka
Uzbekistan
16:15–16:25Q&A
Closing Session
Moderator: Mr. Liu Yongfeng, Director, DICST, MWR
16:25–16:45Wrap-up and closing

Field Visit to the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR)

Field Visit to Three Gorges

Field Visit to Changjiang (Yangtze) Water Resources Commission and ADB Loan Project

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