Metropolitan Water Resiliency & Crisis Management


 

Co-organized by
UNESCO-IHP – W-SMART – IWA-SGW2SM – City of Sydney

Purpose – Provide an international forum for experience sharing among drinking water and wastewater utilities, local governments, R&D institutions, international organizations and other stakeholders on disaster resiliency challenges facing metropolitan governments and their impacts on current utility management practices and capacity building strategies. Discussion sessions will focus on lessons learned from recent case studies and Interactive assessment of:

  • Current practices of service resiliency improvement,
  • Customer awareness initiatives,
  • Crisis management capacity building strategies, as well as
  • Deployment of state-of-the-art technology solutions and smart network monitoring systems,

Organization – Within the context of IWA World Water Congress, Brisbane, 9 – 14 October, 2016, the workshop is organized at the initiative of the W-SMART Association with the collaboration of UNESCO-IHP, IWA Specialists Group on Water Security and Safety Management and the City of Sydney as its host.

ProceedingsProgram

Session 1: Crisis Management – Assessment and Experience Sharing
CME Manager & Panel of Expert-Observers

  • Sheila Aboulouard, Direction of Health & Environment, SIAAP (Proceeding)
  • Prof. Ilan Juran: W-SMART Perspectives (Proceeding)
Session 2: : Disaster Preparedness & Customer Awareness Initiatives – covering issues such as Inter-agency Coordination; Media Debriefing; Public Education; Consumers Involvement in Crisis Management Exercises; Experience Sharing on Current Initiatives (e.g. Europe; Israel; Australia)

Chair: Ann Hoban, Director City Life, City of Sydney
Keynote: David Cornett, Manager Security & Emergency Management, City of Sydney (Proceeding)
Panelists:

Jaya Kandasamy, Associate Professor, UTS (Proceeding)
Bernard Michaux, Director of Operation, CILE (Proceeding)
Didier Gaujous, CEO, Caledonienne des Eaux (Proceeding)
Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO-IHP, Expert-Consultant (Proceeding)

Session 3: Urban Resilience – Challenges and Practice: covering issues such as Physical Infrastructure Resilience; Corporate Capacity Building; Economic Resilience; Business Continuity; Lessons Learned from Recent Case Studies (e.g. Eco-Disasters; Terrorism; Industrial Disasters)

Panelists:

Alain Palmans, President, CILE (Proceeding)

Session 4: Eco-Resilience Case Studies – Experience Impact on Current Management Practice of Water and Wastewater Utilities – covering issues such as Governance & Utility Challenges; COP 21 implementation strategies in Industrialized and Developing Countries; Case Studies (Australia; UNESCO-IHP; Japan; European Countries);

Chair: Stuart White, Director ISF
Keynote: Bruno Nguyen, Program Expert, UNESCO-IHP (Proceeding)
Panelists:

Jean-Michel Seillier, General Manager Veolia Water for Victoria /Tasmania, (Proceeding)
Sheila Aboulouard, Expert, Direction of Health & Environment, SIAAP (Proceeding)
Professor Roger Ben Aim, International Water Association, IFTS (Proceeding)
Chris Derksema, Sustainability Director, City of Sydney (Proceeding)
Q&A

Session 5: Smart Water Network Strategies for Resilient Cities Experience Sharing – From Innovation to Practice

Chair: Rob Carr, Chief Executive e-Water (Proceeding)
Keynote: Taiwhan Kim, Manager of Water Network Operations Center, K-Water (Proceeding)
Panelists:

Dr. Francisco Cubillo, Deputy Director, Research, Canal Isabel II (Proceeding)
Dr. Catalina Pedraza, Specialist Project Manager, Thames Water (Proceeding)
Prof. Ilan Juran, Executive director, W-SMART (Proceeding)

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Friday, October 14
12:00 pm Registration and Lunch (Customs House – Barnet Long Room)
1:00-3:00 pm Crisis Management Exercise (CME) – organized by the City of Sydney with W-SMART Delegates as Expert-Observers
Flooding in a high density urban environment (Description below)
3:00-3:15 pm Introduction – Welcome & Agenda
3:15-4:45 pm Session 1: Crisis Management – Assessment and Experience Sharing
CME Manager & Panel of Expert-Observers
4:45-5:00 pm Coffee Break
5:00-6:30 pm Session 2: Disaster Preparedness & Customer Awareness Initiatives – Interagency
Coordination; Media Debriefing; Public Education; Consumers Involvement in CMEs; Experience Sharing on Current Initiatives (Sydney; Europe; Israel)
7:30 pm Dinner/Reception hosted by the City of Sydney – UNESCO – W–SMART
(Customs House – Barnet Long Room)
Saturday, October 15
8:30–8:45 am Introductory Comments (Customs House – Barnet Long Room)
8:45–10:00 am Session 3: Urban Resilience – Challenges and Practice:Physical Infrastructure; Corporate Capacity Building; Economic Resilience; Business continuity; Lessons Learned from Recent Case Studies (e.g. Eco-Disasters; Terrorism; Industrial Disasters)
10:00–11:15 am Session 4: Eco-Resiliency Case Studies – Experience Impact on Current Management Practice of Water and Wastewater utilities – Governance & Utility’s Challenges; COP 21 implementation strategies in Industrialized and Developing Countries; Case Studies (Australia; UNESCO-IHP; European Countries)
11:15–11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Session 5: Smart Water Network Strategies for Resilient Cities Experience Sharing – From Innovation to Practice
1:00 – 5:00 pm Technical Tour: Sydney Park water reuse facility, Green Square Town Precinct & Central Park Water treatment facility. Includes take away lunch.
Pickup and return to Customs House by Bus.

TECHNICAL PROGRAMME

Friday, October 14
1:00 – 3:00 pm Crisis Management Exercise (CME) organized by the City of Sydney,
Facilitated by David Parsons with W-SMART Delegates as Expert -Observers.
Flooding in a high density urban environment (Description below)
3:00-3:15 pm Introduction – Welcome & Agenda
Amit Chanan, Director, City Projects, City of Sydney
Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO-IHP Expert, President, W-SMART
Prof. Ilan Juran, Executive Director, W-SMART
3:15 – 4:45 pm Session 1: Crisis Management – Assessment and Experience Sharing
CME Manager & Panel of Expert-Observers
Flooding in a high density urban environment (Description below)

Chair: David Parsons, Adjunct Professor QUT Centre for Disaster Mgmt.
Keynote: David Parsons, Executive Summary of the Exercise.
Panelists:

Expert-Observers Experience Sharing:
Didier Gaujous, CEO, SUEZ/Caledonienne des Eaux, NC
Bernard Michaux, Director of Operation, CILE
Sheila Aboulouard, Direction of Health & Environment, SIAAP
David Donahue, Commander, NSW Police
Prof. Ilan Juran: W-SMART Perspectives
Q&A

5:00 – 6:30 pm Session 2: : Disaster Preparedness & Customer Awareness Initiatives – covering issues such as Inter-agency Coordination; Media Debriefing; Public Education; Consumers Involvement in Crisis Management Exercises; Experience Sharing on Current Initiatives (e.g. Europe; Israel; Australia)

Chair: Ann Hoban, Director City Life, City of Sydney
Keynote: David Cornett, Manager Security & Emergency Management, City of Sydney
Panelists:

Jaya Kandasamy, Associate Professor, UTS
Bernard Michaux, Director of Operation, CILE
Didier Gaujous, CEO, Caledonienne des Eaux
Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO-IHP, Expert-Consultant
Q&A

7:30 pm Dinner/Reception hosted by the City of Sydney – UNESCO – W–SMART
(Customs House – Barnet Long Room)
Saturday, October 15
8:00–8:30 am Registration
8:30 – 8:45 am Introductory Comments
8:45 – 10:00 am Session 3: Urban Resilience – Challenges and Practice: covering issues such as Physical Infrastructure Resilience; Corporate Capacity Building; Economic Resilience; Business Continuity; Lessons Learned from Recent Case Studies (e.g. Eco-Disasters; Terrorism; Industrial Disasters)

Chair: Stephen Farrelly, CEO Mount Isa Water Board
Keynote: Atsushi Masuko, President TSS – Tokyo Water Corporation
Panelists:

Alain Palmans, President, CILE
Adrian Langdon, Executive Manager System Operations, Water NSW
José Martins, Director, Wastewater Operation, EPAL
Professor How Young Ng, National University of Singapore
Q&A

10:00 – 11:15 am Session 4: Eco-Resilience Case Studies – Experience Impact on Current Management Practice of Water and Wastewater Utilities – covering issues such as Governance & Utility Challenges; COP 21 implementation strategies in Industrialized and Developing Countries; Case Studies (Australia; UNESCO-IHP; Japan; European Countries);

Chair: Stuart White, Director ISF
Keynote: Bruno Nguyen, Program Expert, UNESCO-IHP
Panelists:

Jean-Michel Seillier, General Manager Veolia Water for Victoria /Tasmania,
Sheila Aboulouard, Expert, Direction of Health & Environment, SIAAP
Professor Roger Ben Aim, International Water Association, IFTS
Chris Derksema, Sustainability Director, City of Sydney
Q&A

11:15 am – 11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 – 1:00 pm Session 5: Smart Water Network Strategies for Resilient Cities Experience Sharing – From Innovation to Practice

Chair: Rob Carr, Chief Executive e-Water
Keynote: Taiwhan Kim, Manager of Water Network Operations Center, K-Water
Panelists:

Dr. Francisco Cubillo, Deputy Director, Research, Canal Isabel II
Dr. Catalina Pedraza, Specialist Project Manager, Thames Water
Prof. Ilan Juran, Executive director, W-SMART
Q&A

1:00 – 5:00 pm Technical Tour
Includes take away lunch. Pickup and return to Customs House with Bus.
4:45 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Amit Chanan, City of Sydney
Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO-IHP
Prof. Ilan Juran, W-SMART

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