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International Conference, 2-3 April 2010


Day 1 - 2 April 2010
Time Presented Presentation Title Presenter
09:20-09:35 Keynote 1: Transboundary water resources management in a changing world [80 KB]
Prof. Ben Braga
Vice President, World Water Council (WWC)
Keynote 2: Mekong River Commission, past, present and future [58 KB]
Prof. Nay Htun
Former UN Assistant Secretary-General
09:50-10:05 Drought conditions in Southwest China and cause of the declining water level in Mekong River mainstream [689 KB] Dr. Chen Mingzhong
Director General, Dept. of International Cooperation, Science and Technology, Ministry of Water Resources, China
10:25-10:45 Can Food Production Be Increased Sustainably? [2.1 MB] Dr. Colin Chartres
Director-General, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
10:45-11:00 Can Energy Production Be Increased Sustainably? [88 KB] Mr. C.P. Jain
Chair of Study Committee, World Energy Council (WEC)
11:00-11:15 Can livelihoods and fisheries be maintained while food and energy production is increased? [3.63 KB] Dr. Patrick Dugan,
Deputy Director-General, WorldFish
11:15-11:30 How can our biodiversity be conserved? [458 KB] Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw
Director, Division for Environment Policy Implementation, UN Environment Program (UNEP)
13:30-13:50 Keynote 3: Climate change challenges in transboundary water resources management [873 KB]
Dr. Mohamed Ait Kadi
Chair of Technical Committee, Global Water Partnership (GWP)
13:50-14:05 Climate Summit (COP 15): outcome and prospects H.E. Mr. Peter Lysholt Hansen
Ambassador to Viet Nam, Government of Denmark
14:05-14:20 MRC Climate Change Adaptation Initiative [2.1 MB]
Dr. Pornsook Chongprasith
Director, Environment Division, MRCS
14:20-14:35 Adaptation approach in a Latin American basin [4.07 MB]
Prof. Ben Braga
Former Director, National Water Agency of Brazil (ANA)
14:55-15:10 Adaptation approach in a European basin [947 KB]
Mr Marteen Hofstra
Dutch Delegate to ICPR, International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine
15:10-15:25 Financing adaptation [293 KB]
Mr. Robert Dobias
Senior Adviser, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Day 2 - 3 April 2010
08:45-09:10 Adapting to impacts of climate change Summary of Plenary Session 2 Brief report (not available) Prof. Jean Lacoursiere
Kristianstad University, Sweden
  Summary Table Discussion CCA session [24 KB] Prof. Jean Lacoursi√®re
Kristianstad University, Sweden
09:10-09:30 Keynote 4: Private sector involvement in water infrastructure development: opportunities and challenges (not available)
Mr. Simon Andrews
Mekong Regional Manager, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
09:30-09:45 The Equator Principles for sustainable investment planning [567 KB] Mr. Ian Mathews
Asia Head of Project and Structured Finance, ANZ Bank, Singapore
09:45-10:00 Private sector involvement in water infrastructure development: an civil society perspective [224 KB] Mr. Surajit Chirawace
Senator, Civil Society representative from Thailand
11:00-11:20 Benefit sharing
Keynote 5: Benefit sharing in transboundary water resources management Report from Workshop on Benefit Sharing - Mekong, Nile and Zambezi River Basins - 2010
Mr. Phera Ramoeli
Head of Water Sector, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
11:20-11:35 Transboundary knowledge management.
Applying advanced tools for basin development planning in the Mekong
[2.9 MB]
Ms. Hang Pham Thi Thanh
Coordinator, MRC Basin Development Programme
11:35-11:50 Transboundary IWRM - coordinating basin and national level governance
Coordinating basin and national level governance in China
[1.26 MB]
Mr. Zhou Gangyan
Director, Changjiang Water Resources Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, China
13:30-13:50 Transboundary IWRM - coordinating basin and national level governance
Coordinating basin and national level governance in the Columbia River Basin, USA and Canada
[256 KB]
Mr James Barton
Chief of Power Branch, Columbia Basin Water Management Division, North America
13:50-14:05 Institutional challenges
Institutional challenges in the Danube Basin, Europe
[569 KB]
Prof. Wolfgang Stalzer
First President, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River
14:05-14:20 Institutional challenges in the La Plata Basin, South America [950 KB]
Mr. Victor Pochat
UNESCO Regional Hydrologist, South America
14:20-14:50 Financing challenges
Financing international RBO's: a doctor perspective
[118 KB]
Mr. Phillippe Allen
Minister Counselor, AusAID
Mr. Martin Parent
Regional Adviser, AFD
14:50-15:05 Financing international RBO's: a developing country perspective
Mr. Lenka Thamae
Executive Secretary, Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM)