Tuesday, 6 July 2021
12:30-14:00 UTC/GMT | 14:30-16:00 Madrid | 18:00-17:30 New Delhi | 20:30-22:00 Beijing | 05:30-07:00 Los Angeles | 08:30-10:00 New York
Hyoseop Woo | Vice-President, IAHR and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology. Korea.
Tom Soo | Executive Director, IAHR. Spain/Beijing.
In order to face the rising and changing demand for water, investments worth between 6.7 trillion USD by 2030 and 22.6 trillion by 2050 are estimated to be required for new water infrastructures as well as to maintain and operate (1).
To meet the challenges, “business as usual” is simply no longer going to work. Governments are seeking to strengthen resilience and capacity whilst building back better and adopting greener approaches and policies. Innovations, knowledge and advances in hydro-environment engineering, practice and research must be at the forefront of our solutions for the future.
This session brings together insight and perspectives on the Future of Water Infrastructure of global leaders from the practitioner, regulatory and research sectors. It is an essential reference for experts and stakeholders interested in the latest intelligence on the way that countries will address water solutions in the future.
Tom Soo | Executive Director, IAHR. Spain/Beijing
Jean Paul Chabard | Scientific Director, Electricité de France (EDF). France
Water and Energy : Challenges for the Future
Vladimir Smakhtin | Director, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). Canada
Ageing Water Storage Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk
Ronan Uhel | Scientific Advisor, Executive Director's Office, European Environment Agency. Denmark
Toward Integrated Water Management in Europe – matching sustainability and digital challenges
Mark Fletcher | Global Water Lead, Arup. UK
Sustainable Water Management: Cases in Korea and Global Cooperation
Mark Williams | Head of Sustainability and Climate Change, Scottish Water. Scotland
Towards a net zero emission water sector supporting a flourishing Scotland
Vice-President of IAHR.
Executive Director of IAHR.
Jean Paul Chabard
Scientific Director, Electricité de France (EDF). France
Director, UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health. Canada.
Scientific Advisor, Executive Director's Office, European Environment Agency. Denmark
Global Water Lead
Asia Water Council. Korea
Head of Sustainability and Climate Change, Scottish Water. Scotland