Water Regulators Forum

2nd Asia-Pacific Water Regulators Forum (By Invitation)
Policy and Regulation for Sustainable and Resilient Water Management in Asia-Pacific
Date: 1 November 2019 p.m. (Friday)
Time: 14:30 – 18:00
Venue: The Chancellor Room, level 4, HKCEC
Theme: Policy and Regulation for Sustainable and Resilient Water Management in Asia-Pacific


As a follow-up from the 5th International Water Regulators Forum held in Tokyo in 2018, the objective of the Asia-Pacific Water Regulators Forum of IWA-ASPIRE 2019 is to offer an opportunity for regulators in the Asia-Pacific region to share their experience in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and discuss how policies help enable resilient and sustainable universal access to water and sanitation in practice at the various levels of action.  Participation in the Forum is by invitation only. Representatives of regulatory authorities and officials with regulatory and supervisory functions related to the provision of water, sanitation and wastewater management services worldwide are welcome to request an invitation. Delegates are required to register for the 8th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition.

Time Programme  
14:15 - 14:30 Registration Chancellor Room Foyer
14:30 - 14:35 Welcome by Moderator and Introduction
Mrs Carolina LATORRE ARAVENA Senior Officer, Water Policy and Regulation, The International Water Association Global Operations
 
14:35 - 14:45 Opening Speech
Ms Maisie CHENGPermanent Secretary for the Environment, The Government of HKSAR
 
14:45 - 15:00 Keynote Speech 1: Water, Connecting the Dots Across the 2030 Agenda
Mr Henk OVINKSpecial Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Kingdom of Netherlands
 
15:00 - 15:15 Keynote Speech 2: Water, Nourishing Beijing & Benefiting Life
Mr Jin-huai YANGDeputy Director, Beijing Water Authority, China
 
15:15 - 15:30 First Topic: Ensuring Drinking Water Safety in Hong Kong
Mr S W CHAUDeputy Director, Water Supplies Department, HKSARG
 
15:30 - 15:45 Second Topic: Water Pollution Control in Shenzhen (presented in Putonghua)
Mr Limin GONGDeputy Director, Shenzhen Water Authority, China
 
15:45 - 16:00 Third Topic: Legal Regulatory Framework: Water and Sewerage Philippines
Mr Patrick Lester N. TyChief Regulator of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Regulatory Office, the Philippines
 
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break Chancellor Room Foyer
16:15 - 16:30 Fourth Topic: Analysis of Current Urban Water Management Policies and Plan to Build Resilient Urban Water Systems in Republic of Korea
Mr Ki-chul BAEDeputy Director, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea
 
16:30 - 16:45 Fifth Topic: The Role of Australian Drinking Water Regulations in Expanding Sustainable Access to Safe Drinking Water
Dr David CUNLIFFEPrincipal Water Quality Adviser at the South Australia
Department of Health, Australia
 
16:45 - 17:45 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mrs Carolina LATORRE ARAVENA Senior Officer, Water Policy and Regulation, The International Water Association Global Operations
Chair: Mr David WICKENSImmediate Past President, CIWEM
Panellists:
• Mr Henk OVINK
• Mr Jin-huai YANG
• Mr Chung-leung WONG
• Mr Limin GONG
• Mr Patrick Lester N. Ty
• Mr Ki-chul BAE
• Dr David CUNLIFFE
 
17:45 - 17:55 Concluding Remarks
Mr David WICKENSImmediate Past President, CIWEM
 
17:55 - 18:00 Thanks and Closing by Moderator
Mrs Carolina LATORRE ARAVENA
 

 

*Subject to finalization.