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Dr. Olivia la O’ Castillo

Dr. Olivia la O’ Castillo is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) and is the President and a founding member of Sustainable Development Solutions for Asia and the Pacific (SDSAP) based in Manila, the Philippines. She is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Center, Japan and is involved with a number of intergovernmental and business organizations to implement sustainable production initiatives and sustainable development approaches, particularly within the Asia Pacific region.Olivia la O’ Castillo holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines (1997), and also studied administration and arts at the University of the Philippines (1975) and Maryknoll College (1967). She is the founding member and president for 10 years of the Asia Pacific roundtable on SCP (APRSCP), and has been an environmental consultant to projects for the Joanneum Research Institute (Austria), Asian Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).Olivia la O’ Castillo is also a member of the UNEP Life Cycle Impact Assessment Working Group (LCIA), and a guest mentor of the Young Masters Program at the International Institute for Industrial Engineering Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden.Olivia la O’ Castillo was a member of the Holcim Awards global jury in 2006, the Holcim Awards jury for region Asia Pacific in 2008 and also Holcim jury too last july 2011 held in Mumbai, India.

Professor Dr. P. P. Mujumdar
                          

Prof. Mujumdar’s area of specialization is Water Resources with a focus on climate change impacts on hydrology/water resources, statistical downscaling of GCM outputs, urban flooding, planning and operation of large scale water resources systems, and uncertainty modeling for river water quality control. He is serving as the Chairman of the Water Resources Management committee of the International Association for Hydro-environment Research (IAHR). He is identified as a reviewer for the Assessment Report 5 (AR5) of the IPCC. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Advances in Water Resources.

Title of keynote address:

Implications of Climate Change on Sustainable Water Resource Management

Professor Shahbaz Khan

Prof.Shahbaz Khan is the Chief of Water and Sustainable Development Section of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) based at Paris, France. He has an outstanding multidisciplinary background in water law and policy, management, civil engineering, IT, GIS & Remote Sensing, economics and integrating societal water demands with the environment. He received his Master and PhD degrees in water resources technology and management from the University of Birmingham, UK.Shahbaz has won the highest accolade for international leadership in water management from the Director General of UNESCO andhas receivedthe Peter Cullen Land and Water Australia Eureka Prize and CSIRO Research Excellence Medal. His recent achievements include global assessment of water education needs, coordination of the Water Allocation Chapter of the World Water Assessment Program (WWAP) and development of Integrated River Basin Management Guidelines. Globally he is credited for stakeholder driven water research that is now recognised as the world’s best practice through the UNESCO’s Hydrology for Environment, Life and Policy (HELP) Program.

Title of keynote address:

Knowledge Bridges for a Sustainable Water Future - Science for managing the avoidable and avoiding the unmanageable

Professor Soontak LEE

Prof. Soontak Lee is presently Chairperson/President of UNESCO IHP Intergovernmental Council and World Water Council (WWC) Governor and Presidents of the International Hydrologic Environmental Society (IHES) and the DaeGyeong Water Forum (DGWF). He is also a Distinguished Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering of Yeungnam University, Korea. Prof. Soontak Lee has extensive experiences in the field of hydrological sciences and water resources management and also served as Korean government representative to a number of water-related international conferences such as UN Water Conference, UNESCO, WMO, ESCAP and WWF. He obtained several Doctoral degrees, Ph.D., D.Sc. &Hon.D.Eng.Sc. from Korea University & University of New South Wales, Australia, University of Tsukuba, Japan and Altai State Technical University, Russia Federation. He is currently publishing the Journal of Hydrologic Environment biannually as a Chief Editor which is an official International Journal of the IHES and also published the UNESCO IHP HELP Programme Special Edition in Volume 7, Number 1 and December 2011.

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