Busan Global Water Forum

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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] The recovery of river naturalness, our live Rivers!

As the National Water Management Committee accepted the decision to dismantle and open the sluices of Kum River and Youngsan river, the restoration project of the four rivers is proceeding like a stream of rivers. Under these circumstances, a discussion on social consensus, legal system improvement and national projects is needed to improve cross-sectional structures that prevent river flow from the ditch to the estuary and prevent aquatic ecosystem connectivity.


[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] Building Water&Wastewater Fundamentals for Designing Smart Water City

It is becoming necessary to adopt advanced technologies in water quality management and water/wastewater process sectors to facilitate smart water city design, due to uncertainties associated with predicting water circulation and due to aggravation of surface water qualities caused by contaminants of emerging concerns, algal bloom, etc. This is a forum organized by four academic societies on environment. The forum first introduces the concept of smart water city suited to waterfront cities then discusses odor control for urban streams, treatment of emerging contaminants, and membrane bioreactor processes.


[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 and ZLD for Sustainable Water Cycle

Water shortages due to population growth, urbanization, and industrial development are a global challenge. Recent climate change has severely affected the balance of water supply. Water reuse can address these water shortages, and reduce the amount of polluted water released to the environment and the water-intake, thus contributing to the preservation of the water environment. This session will introduce the latest innovations regarding water reuse and zero liquid discharge(ZLD), which is of increasing interest, and discuss current and future issues.


[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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