International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network


13 Sep 2017

Provisional Programme

Day 1, March 10, 2014

9:00 – 9:15 Opening and Welcome Addresses

  • Nessim Ahmad - Director, RSES concurrently Practice Leader (Environment), ADB

Session 1: Setting the Scene - a review of approaches and demonstrations of GEF IW projects in IWRM and land-basec pollution management and key elements of ecosystem-based management

Chair: Mish Hamid, IW:LEARN

9:15 – 9:30 Workshop Objectives and Expectations

  • Stephen Adrian Ross, PEMSEA and Mish Hamid, IW:LEARN

9:30 – 9:50 GEF Strategy and Investments in Demonstration Projects [Presentation]

  • Christian Severin, GEF Secretariat

9:50 – 10:10 Transforming policy and plans into investments by the public and private sectors [Presentation]

  • Pavit, Ramachandran - Senior Environment Specialist, ADB

10:10 – 10:30 Catalyzing Increased Investments under the Brown and Blue Agenda: Strategy and Processes

  • Gerardo Parco, Operations Officer of the Environment, World Bank

10:30 – 10:50 Championing Local Government’s Advocacy for Sustainable Coastal Development in Guimaras Province, Philippines [Presentation]

  • Felipe Nava, Former Governor of Guimaras Province, Philippines and President of PNLG

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break and photos

Session 2: Replication and Scaling up of Good Practices in pollution reduction from agriculture, urban and industrial sectors (Brown Agenda) – Case Studies

Chair: Gerardo Parco, World Bank

11:10 – 11:30 Livestock waste management in large and medium-scale farms and use of organic fertilizers and scientific application [Presentation]

  • Gang Qin, GEF Shanghai Agricultural and Non-point Pollution Project, GEF/WB

11:30 – 11:50 Reducing animal manure and sewage entering freshwater basin [Presentation]

  • Naiana Milea, Romania Agricultural Pollution Reduction Project, GEF/WB

11:50 – 12:10 Scaling up Investments in Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal in Metro Manila [Presentation]

  • Mark Mulingbayan, Department Head, Environment, Operation Group, Manila Water Company, Inc.

12:10 – 12:50 Open Forum/Panel on Key Drivers and Indicators for replication and scaling up in the brown sector

  • Facilitator: Gerardo Parco, World Bank

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch

Session 3: Replication and Scaling up Good Practices in Integrated river basin and coastal area management planning for investment

Chair: Guo Yinfeng, PEMSEA

14:00 – 14:20 Application of IRBCAM: the Experiences with Bohai Bay, China [Presentation]

  • Professor Wen Quan, National Marine Environment Monitoring Center, State Oceanic Administration, PR China

14:20 – 14:40 The Experiences of Masan Bay in integrated river basin and bay management [Presentation]

  • Dr. Chan-Won Lee, Professor, Department of Urban Environmental Engineering, Kyungnam University, RO Korea

14:40 – 15:00 Nutrient Reduction Program in Songkla Lake, Thailand [Presentation]

  • Mr. Sakanan Plathong, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 15:50 Scaling up Demonstration Projects in the Greater Mekong River Region [Presentation]

  • San Nguyen Van, WWF Greater Mekong

15:50 – 17:00 Open Forum/Panel on Key Drivers and Indicators for replication and scaling up investments in IWRM/ICM

  • Facilitator: Guo Yinfeng, PEMSEA

Side Event

17:00 - 18:30 Screening of Oceans Video for Terminal Evaluation of the GEF-UNEP Project, "Making Ocean Life Count"

18:30 - 19:15 Reception and Snacks

Day 2, March 11, 2014

Session 4: Replication and Scaling up Good Practices in Conserving and Restoring Blue Forests and Fisheries

Chair: Marilou Drilon - Senior Natural Resources Economist, ADB

9:00 - 9:05 Day 1 Recap and Conclusions

9:05 – 9:20 Introduction by the Chair

  • Marilou Drilon - Senior Natural Resources Economist, ADB

9:20 – 9:40 From Projects to Programs – Addressing Environmental Priorities in Asia and the Pacific through Partnerships and Scaling up Investments [Presentation]

  • Jose Padilla, UNDP

9:40 – 10:00 Scaling up Coral Reef protection and MPA Schemes [Presentation]

  • Nasimul Islam - Water Resources Specialist, GEF/ADB COREMAP-CTI III

10:00 – 10:20 SEA Regional Demonstration Project Lessons Learned [Presentation]

  • Subhat Nurhakim, UNDP ATSEA

10:20 – 11:00 Open Forum/Panel on Key Drivers and Indicators for replication and scaling up in the Blue/brown Sector

  • Facilitator: Marilou Drilon - Senior Natural Resources Economist, ADB

11:00 - 21:00 Field Trip (lunch and dinner will be served)

  • Manila Water Company site inspection
  • Dinner Cruise in Manila Bay

Day 3, March 12, 2014

Session 5: Lessons Learned on Scaling Up investments Through Knowledge Management

Chair: Mish Hamid, IW:LEARN

9:00 – 9:05 Day 2 Recap and Conclusions

9:05 – 9:25 Introduction by the Chair

9:25 – 9:45 Visualization and other applications in KM in replicating good practices and investments [Presentation]

  • Khristine Custodio & Mish Hamid, IW:LEARN

9:45 – 10:05 Scaling up investments in ICM in the Seas of East Asia [Presentation]

  • Nancy Bermas, PEMSEA

10:05 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:50 Replication in the Coral Triangle thru CTI Knowledge Management Initiative

  • Marilou Drilon, ADB

10:50 – 11:10 Experiences from the GEF IW Groundwater Portfolio: KM Strategies and Replication Potential [Presentation]

  • Lucilla Minelli, UNESCO

11:10 – 12:15 Open Forum/Panel Key Aspects of KM in Promoting and Scaling Up Investments

  • Facilitator: Mish Hamid, IW:LEARN

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00 Break Out Groups

Focusing on facilitating investment through enhanced interactive online portal, web-based monitoring system and Community of Practice, guided by the following indicative questions:

    • What do decision makers, policy makers and local chief executives look for in developing environmental or development planning
    • Main drivers behind replication and scaling up?
    • What is a sellable case study?
    • How do you assess the benefits of IW projects?
    • List some of the indicators and measurements that facilitate replication and scaling up in the context of sustainable development
    • What type of guidelines should projects follow in:

1) the packaging and promotion of demonstration project interventions;

2) as part of a regional KM system;

3) on leveraging investments in a blue economy

    • Each working group will be tasked with a specific question or set of questions, linked to the objectives and expected outcomes of this workshop.

Moderated by PEMSEA, ADB, WB and IW:LEARN

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30 Group Reporting

16:30 – 17:00 Workshop Conclusions and Recommendations

17:00 – 17:15 Workshop Wrap-up and Closing