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Promoting Innovations and Sustainable Investments, Manila, Philippines, January 2013

The sub-regional conference formally launched the project (RETA 8060) "Promoting Innovations in Wastewater Management in Asia and the Pacific". The list of delegates was comprised of a mixture of government executives, wastewater industry practitioners and private sector representatives from the following countries: Philippines, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.

The project is funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) that provides grants for projects supporting poverty reduction and related social development activities that can add value to projects financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Detailed conference programme

More information on the conference can be found at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) website.


Photos from the meeting and field trips


Tuesday, 29 January 2013 (DAY 1)


Presentation on RETA 8060
Jingmin Huang, Senior Urban Development Specialist and Team Leader, ADB, Philippines

Making Sanitation Real: Understanding current conditions of cities

Key points from session chair
Gil-Hong Kim, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, RSDD, ADB, Philippines

Dhaka, Bangkadesh
SDM Quamrul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Engineer, Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority, Bangladesh

Makassar, Indonesia
Dr. Imbang Muryanto, Sanitation Public Works, Makassar, Indonesia

Medan, Indonesia
Mr. Bachtiar Yuwono, Department of Public Works & Settlements, Indonesia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Mr. Batsukh Baljinnyam, Ulaanbaatar Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Mongolia

Davao, Philippines
Robby Alabado, OIC City Planning Officer, City Government of Davao, Philippines

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Mrs. Kumudinie Geetha Samarasinghe, Greater Colombo Wastewater Management Project

Nguyen Tuong Van, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam

Ms. Kultasova Galina Amirbekovna, Water Supply Specialist, Program Preparation and Management Unit, “Uzkommunkhizmat” Agency, Uzbekistan

Making Sanitation Acceptable: Innovative ways to secure buy-in for sanitation and wastewater projects

Key points from sessions chairs
Lisa Lumbao Senior Water and Sanitation Advisor, AECOM; Javier Coloma Brotons, Urban Development Specialist, ADB, Philippines

Planning for Progress, Planning for Sanitation: The Case of Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Ir. Bambang Sugiharto, Department of Public Works & Settlements, Indonesia

Acquiring Land In a Densely Populated City: The Case of East Zone, Metro Manila, Philippines
Chris Tagros, Manila Water Company, Philippines

“My Town, My River Renovation Project”: The Case of Kitakyushu, Japan
Mr. Yasuyuki Fukunaga, Water and Sewer Bureau, City of Kitakyushu, Japan

City-Wide Septage Management Program: The Case of Dumaguete, Philippines
Josie Antonio, City Planning Officer, Dumaguete, Philippines

Making Sanitation Sustainable: How to make wastewater a resource?

Key points from sessions chairs
Mary Jane Ortega, Secretary General, CityNet; Arnaud Heckmann, Urban Development Specialist, ADB

Mary Jane Ortega, Secretary General, CityNet

Innovative Institutional Approach for an Inclusive Sewer System: The Case of Alandur, India
Mukesh P. Mathur, Center for Urban Governance, India

Wastewater for Sustainable Tourism: The Case of Boracay, Philippines
Bernardo P. Mañosca, Boracay Island Water Company, Philippines

Wastewater for Aquaculture: The Case of Mirzapur, Bangladesh
Masum A Patwary, PRISM, Bangladesh

Making Sanitation Affordable: Different ways to finance sanitation and wastewater management

Key points from sessions chairs
Amy Leung, Director, Urban Development and Water Division, SERD, ADB; Hubert Jenny, Principal Urban Development Specialist, ADB

The Gates Foundation Initiative on Sanitation
Roshan Shrestha, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States

Microcredit for Sanitation: The Case of Sanitation Revolving Fund in Vietnam
Hang Tran Thi Thu, Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee, Vietnam

PPP in Wastewater
Soo-Young Lee, Kolon Water & Energy, Korea

Transparent and Efficient Use of Government Subsidy for Sanitation: The Case of Japan
Mr. Mitsuo Kitagawa, Japan Sanitation Consortium, Japan

Key points from Panel discussion: “Various Financing and Delivery Mechanisms”
Panel Moderators: Hubert Jenny, Principal Urban Development Specialist, ADB; Paul Bulson, RETA 8060 Team Leader, ADB

Wednesday, 30 January 2013 (DAY 2)

Making Sanitation Manageable: How to make different technologies work for you

Key points from sessions chairs
Fei Yue, Director, SAUW, ADB; Mingyuan Fan, Urban Development Specialist, ADB

Centralized vs. Decentralized Sewerage Systems: Which is Which For You?
Markus Starkl, IWA, United Kingdom

Technology Options for Sustainable Wastewater Solutions
Andreas Hauser, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Germany

Comparing Technologies, What Might Work for You: The Case of West Zone, Metro Manila, Philippines
Frankie Arellano, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Philippines

Simplified Sewer Systems
DPM Chandana, National Water supply & Drainage Board, Sri Lanka

Thursday, 31 January 2013 (DAY 3)

Making Planning for Sanitation Understandable: Available Options.

Zoran Vojinovic, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands

Making Investments in Sanitation Bankable: Support Available to Prepare Urban Infrastructure Proposals
Nadir Ehsan, Cities Development Initiative for Asia, Philippines

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