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International Academic Conference “Mitigating Freshwater Conflicts in Asia: Harnessing Avenues for Cooperation”

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Time/date:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Venue:

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Sponsors:

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Nanyang Technological University S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Summary

APU and the Nanyang Technological University S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies will be co-hosting an international academic conference entitled “Mitigating Freshwater Conflicts in Asia: Harnessing Avenues for Cooperation”. This will be the second time APU has held a conference overseas in cooperation with Nanyang Technological University, following the first conference in December 2011. President KORENAGA Shun will lead the delegation from APU, which will include Founding President SAKAMOTO Kazuichi, as well as five other faculty members.

In addition to a keynote speech from Chairman Tan Gee Paw of the Singapore Public Utilities Board, the two-day conference will feature an exchange of opinions between well-known experts about the future of water resources in Asia. President Emeritus Cham Tao Soon of Nanyang Technological University, who is also an APU Academic Advisor, will be in attendance at the opening reception on February 25th. Additionally, Mr. ANDO Toshihide, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Singapore, will offer greetings at the reception.

* Please note that this conference is not open to the public.

Attending Faculty Members

President KORENAGA Shun
Founding President SAKAMOTO Kazuichi
Pro-Vice President Edgar Porter
Associate Professor Steven Rothman
Associate Professor KIKKAWA Takuro
Associate Professor Faezeh Mahichi
Associate Professor Xuepeng Qian

Schedule

February 25 19:00–21:00 Opening Dinner Reception
February 26 8:30- Welcome Remarks
8:45- Keynote Address
9:30- Presentation 1 (Mekong)
9:50- Presentation 2 (Singapore/Malaysia)
10:10- Presentation 3 (China)
10:30- Discussion, Q and A
13:00- Presentation 4 (Middle East)
13:20- Presentation 5 (India/Pakistan)
13:40- Presentation 6 (Bangladesh)
14:00- Discussion, Q and A
16:15- Summary and Publication Plans
17:05 End of conference

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