Busan Global Water Forum


IWA Call For Paper

Session Overview

[Session 1] Global prospect on smart water city

Smart City is a future city that connects important urban infrastructure such as water, energy, transportation, architecture, and public services through the 4th industrial technologies. International Water Association (IWA) will introduce the global status of ‘Smart Water City’with smart management systems throughout the water cycle.

[Session 2] Eco-delta city project for smart water city

K-water will introduce the status and discuss the prospects of the Eco Delta City, which is a water-oriented 'smart city' as national pilot site, being built at the mouth of the Nakdong River in Busan Metropolitan City.

[Session 3] Advanced sewage treatment technology and energy self-reliance

Busan Environmental Cooperation will introduce their current projects related with sewage treatment, waste incineration, and landfill. Especially, international cases of renewable energy production in sewage treatment facility and energy-efficeint nitrogen removal process will be discussed.

[Session 4] The fertile river making with citizens

Busan rivers have been transformed into a monolithic structure focused on the waterfront space and disaster prevention without regard to ecology. The 2019 Busan River Forum aims to lay the foundation for sustainable river revival and discuss various values to be realized through the local ecology environment community.

[Session 5] Re-naturalization of four major rivers! The river of life

The government has agreed to open the stank up to restore the naturalness of the 4th major revers, but has not moved forward with its policy on the dismantlement of the stanks. The Korean River of Life Forum aims to discuss the implementation of projects for the realization of the river of life.

[Session 6] Special lecture on future water

Busan Water Authority will organize a special lecture for citizens and students. In this year lecture, renowned experts will give fun and interesting lectures about the recent issues such as microplastics, red-water supply problems and trace pollutants in the water supply sector.

[Session 7] Water Management and Treatment Technology for Securing Clean Water

Water quality management and development of water treatment technologies are gaining attention due to increased uncertainties of the water cycle caused by climate change. The session will cover strategies to diversify drinking water sources and advanced water treatment technologies for natural organic matter and micropollutants.

[Session 8] Efforts to secure water resource

Busan Water Authority has been held the internal workshop annually to gather opinions from water experts about the Busan waterworks challenges, This year, under the theme of「Efforts to secure water resource」, we will focus on the improvement of water treatment processes using 「New technologies for algal removal」and 「Diversification strategies of drinking water sources」in Busan waterworks.

[Session 9] Advanced Water Technology for Smart Water City

The Korean government is pursuing 'smart city' projects to realize new technology of the future based on the 4th industrial revolution. This session will consist of the presentations of several leading edge technologies from companies for a smart water-cycle city and will provide an opportunity to experience high end technologies for the implementation of 'Smart Water City'.

[Session 10] Environmental Industry Support Policy

This session is an event related to the Environment & Energy Technology (Entech), an international exhibition that introduces current and future technologies in the environment and energy industry. The technical products exhibited at Entech, the government policy for the environmental industry development, overseas advancement plan, and support policy for Busan SMEs will be presented in this session.

[Session 11] Securing a safe water source at downstream of the Nakdong River

In this session, we will discuss ways to secure clean water source considering the characteristics of Busan City and the cases of introducing overseas wide-area waterworks, and discuss ways for citizens of Busan and East Gyeongnam to enjoy the right to drink clean and safe water anytime and anywhere, and for all.

[Session 12] More Resilient City to Climate Change: Smart Water-City

The flow of urban planning around the world is shifting from efficiency to linking climate change adaptation and pollution abatement policies, and water management occupies an important part of these urban plans. In this session, we will propose an eco-friendly urban planning method that integrates water management and a resilient urban model for climate change.

[Session 13] Eco-friendly and Smart Estuary Management

Nakdong river estuary is located in Busan City, Korea's second largest city and largest port city where estuary development needs and environmental conservation values have long clashed. In this session, we will discuss trends in smart estuary water management technologies using the latest information and communication techniques, and the direction of increasing estuary value through eco-tourism.

[Session 14] Development of new technology required for the transition period of the drinking water treatment process

Membrane process is a technology that enables to secure sufficient water quantity and quality from various water sources. In this session, we will discuss the development direction of new membrane technology from the viewpoint of membrane process design, energy reduction, process maintenance, and integrated management.

[Session 15] Water Reuse Technology for Sustainable Water Supply

Water reuse has emerged as an important issue as population grows and water supply declines. At a crucial time to ensure reliable water and wastewater treatment technology, this session will explore the various technical solutions and challenges associated with water reuse.

[Session 16] The role of STP for smart city

In Smart City, it is necessary to effectively treat large quantities of sewage and organic wastes in accordance with the concentration of population. In this session, we will discuss the functions and roles of sewage treatment facilities in Smart City, such as the production of energy using organic waste, securing of water resources.

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