2022-10-12 14: 00
~ 17: 15
R101
Moderators
Chien-Hsin Lai
Chien-Hsin Lai
Director-General, Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Dr. Lai has been the Director-General of WRA since 2016. Responding to climate change, he accomplished legal works of Reclaimed Water Resources Development Act and Runoff Distribution and Outflow Control policy. He also promotes Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program for water environment to establish industrial sustainability and water resilience in Taiwan.

Fu-Yuan Xiao
Creative Director, Common Wealth Magazine

Educational background
Indiana University, Bloomington, Comparative Literature, Master
National Taiwan University, Department of Chinese Literature, Bachelor

Work Experience
Global Views Monthly/ Managing Editor
CommonWealth Magazine/ Editor-in-Chief & Director of the Publishing Department
CommonWealth Magazine/ Editor at Large
CommonWealth Magazine/ Senior Director of Research & Development
Common Wealth Magazine/General Consultant

Speakers
Jay
Jay Lund
Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of California - Davis, UA

Systems engineering integrating economic and policy concerns and ideas for a wide range of water and environmental problems in California and elsewhere. Active in governmental, academic, and think tank settings to better understand, communicate, and discuss public problems and potential multiple production. and former students specializing on these problems and methods internationally. Member, US National Academy of Engineering

Speech Subject
Promoting sustainability and carbon reduction in water management

Speech Abstract
Water management is fundamental to supporting public health, economic prosperity, ecosystems, and social objectives. Success with these fundamental objectives helps provide resources and organization needed to manage water effectively. This puts water management in the core of a broad range of sustainability relationships. These sustainability relationships are the effects of water management and use on atmospheric carbon, and its global climate implications. This talk summarizes relationships of water management and use to society's net atmospheric carbon emissions and other sustainability implications. These are diverse and involve many individual decisions. So sustainability in water management always involves social mechanisms to encourage and incentivize collaborative behaviors among individuals and groups. The range of such mechanisms is summarized and discussed along with the trade-offs and controversies involved in employing such mechanisms. Employing a diverse portfolio of water supply, infrastructure, and use management activities, using diverse mechanisms to orchestrate decision-making, can lead to better water system performance. This portfolios approach also adaptive flexibility for adjusting portfolios and gives uses to climate change and other changes over the long life of water infrastructure and the eternal needs to manage water.

Kala Vairavamoorthy
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
Executive Director, International Water Association

Kala Vairavamoorthy is an internationally recognised water resource management expert, with particular expertise in urban water issues. He combines a strong engineering background with practical international experience. He has published extensively and has a strong international profile working closely with the World Bank, UN-Habitat , UNESCO, GWP, SIWI and the EU. This includes leading several urban water management projects for the World Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and DFID.

Prior to joining the International Water Association, he was the Deputy Director General for Research at the International Water Management Institute. Kala was also the Founding Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability and a tenured Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of South Florida (USA). Prior to that he was a full professor and Chair of Water Engineering at the University of Birmingham (UK), and Professor and Head of Core of Sustainable Urban Water Infrastructure Systems at UNESCO-IHE (Netherlands) . He is currently Professor (adjunct) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IITM).

Speech Subject
Scarcity as a Prompt to Pivot to a New Water Paradigm

Speech Abstract
Climate change is adding to concerns regarding future water availability. There are uncertainties around these prospects, but enough clarity that we need to rethink our water use. To do this, there is a need for a focus on productivity. Technology can be an enabler for this productivity, including treatment technologies that can facilitate multiple uses of water and digital technologies that allow us to increase efficiency. Factors beyond technology include society's readiness to take up the options. As we look to the future, there are huge opportunities with the infrastructure and urban areas that are yet to be built, where we can combine water, climate and circular economy agendas in a new water paradigm.

Niven Huang
Niven Huang
Managing Director of KPMG Sustainability Consulting Co., Ltd. in Taiwan, ESG Leader for KPMG ASPAC

Dr. Huang is a pioneer in Taiwan for CSR, ESG, sustainability reporting, corporate sustainability strategy, sustainable finance and carbon management. Before joining KPMG, he was the Secretary General of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Taiwan (BCSD-Taiwan) for 16 years. He sits in various committees of government and company in sustainable development or green economy and regularly presents on corporate sustainability in Taiwan and internationally.

Speech Subject
ESG, Net Zero and Water Resilience

Speech Abstract
ESG is mainstreaming under climate urgency and COVID-19 pandemic. Water pricing will become next carbon, especially in the country likes Taiwan which water resource is strongly dependent on climate impact. Dr Niven Huang will address corporate water resilience G strategy which transparency as well as disclosure.

Agenda
Registration
13:00 ~ 14:00
Registration
Opening Remarks
14:00 ~ 14:05
Opening Remarks
How Could Sustainable Water for Future Generations be?
14:05 ~ 14:20
How Could Sustainable Water for Future Generations be?
Introduction

Chien-Hsin Lai
Director-General, Water Resources Agency

14:20 ~ 14:30
Introduction
Keynote Speech
Promoting sustainability and carbon reduction in water management

Jay Lund
Distinguished Professor, University of California, Davis

14:30 ~ 15:00
Keynote Speech
Keynote Speech
Scarcity as a Prompt to Pivot to a New Water Paradigm

Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
Executive Director , International Water Association

15:00 ~ 15:30
Keynote Speech
Tea Break
15:30 ~ 15:45
Tea Break
Keynote Speech
ESG, Net Zero and Water Resilience

Niven Huang
Managing Director of KPMG Sustainability Consulting Co., Ltd. in Taiwan, ESG Leader for KPMG ASPAC

15:45 ~ 16:15
Keynote Speech
Panel Discussion
16:15 ~ 17:15
Panel Discussion
Farewell
17:15
Farewell
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