Busan Global Water Forum



Session Overview

[Session Ⅰ] Integrated Water Resources Management - Global Perspectives

The rapid pace and scale of urbanization represents a considerable challenge for water resources management, the delivery of essential water and sanitation services and environmental protection. This can bel achieved by having an integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach with an emphasis on the urbanbasin linkage. This session focuses on how IWRM can be an approach for addressing the complexities of water problems, diverse stakeholder and sector perspectives, and their interdependence from catchment to consumer.


[Session Ⅱ] Integrated Water Resources Management in Korea

Integrated Water Resources Management refers to an advanced water management method for enhancing the efficiency and substantiality of water management by linking and integrating water management components such as facilities, businesses, and information that were previously managed individually. This session is organized by the K-water, Korea’s leading water management specialized public organization, to share the current status of the integrated water management in Korea. Also, it will be a place for the K-water to share their efforts and achievements on establishing the integrated water management and to discuss future directions and goals in depth.

[Session Ⅲ] Water Security in Disaster Situation

Securing adequate quantity and acceptable quality of water is critically important against massive water loss and pollutants in disaster situations.
For the stable recovery from the disaster in terms of the least negative impact on society and public health, prompt actions should be performed with applicable technologies, such as, portable water treatment system, in-situ water quality inspection and reorganization of water supply network. In these perspectives, “Water Security in Disaster Situations” section invited specialists to share the latest information and discuss on the directions for developing alternative technology options.


[Session Ⅳ] Climate Change Adaptation in Smart Cities

As damage from natural disasters caused by climate change is inevitably recognized, the need for climate change adaptation strategies to mitigate damage is being raised. In the climate change era, timely disaster response and management are necessary to minimize the damage caused by natural disasters.
The concept of ‘smart city’ has been used to reduce decision making and responses times in the process of solving complex problems of cities.
From this perspective, the “Climate change adaptation in Smart Cities” session will discuss the direction of ‘smart city’ as a climate change adaptation strategy to minimize natural disaster damage. 

[Session Ⅴ] Process for energy self-sufficient wastewater treatment plants

Conventional activated sludge process for municipal wastewater treatment is highly energy intensive, due to the need for large amount of air into the biological process. Recent novel and energy-efficient wastewater treatment processes will be introduced and discussed in this session. 

[Session Ⅵ] Water Technologies for Climate Resilience

The latest technologies for integrated water resources management in the field of wastewater reclamation, nonpoint pollution removal and bioenergy production will serve to improve climate resilience of the earth. In this session, several high-end technologies to promote a sustainable use of water will be presented by speakers from industries. And biosolid to biomass fuel system technology will be also introduced in this session. His session will provide the participants with a chance to experience the high-end water technologies for climate resilience.


[Session Ⅶ] Forum on IWRM for Nakdong-River Basin

As the three amendments about the unified water management calls for parliament at May 28th, we are approaching to 'integrated water management' through the unified water management, which has been a long-wishing in water sector. This session will deal with the importance and related issues of integrated water management interconnected with several social & economical issues. 


[Session Ⅷ] Tomorrow Energy & Water process

BKT has recreated Tomorrow Water Process(TWP) to minimize environmental impacts while maximizing economic benefits from the wastewater. TWP aims to reduce operation cost from energy savings, sludge volume reductions, and elimination of chemical use. TWP's core bio filtration technology is able to divert carbon sources for the maximum generation of biogas, overcoming a stringent range of Carbon-to-Nitrogen ratio in its wastewater treatment process with Anammox bacteria. In these perspectives, "Tomorrow Energy & Water process" section invited specialists to share the latest information and discuss on the directions for developing technology options. 


[Session Ⅸ] Water Reuse Technology for Sustainable Water Cycle

Water reuse has been becoming an important issue in recent decades as populations grow and water supplies reduce. In some arid regions, water supply for industrial and household uses becomes more and more difficult to guarantee through an increasingly strained supply of surface water. Thus, it is seriously required to have an adequate range of technologies that provide reliable water and wastewater treatment. The session of "Water Reuse Technology for Sustainable Water Supply" is addressed by presentations on the most recent water reuse options and challenges. The session will cover best technological advances including different technical solutions. 



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