UNECWAS Annual Seminar 25 August 2017

5th Annual Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Water Services  “Resilience in Water Services”

Time: Friday 25 August 2017 at 9.30 a.m.
Venue: Tampere University of Technology, Civil Engineering

Programme (Version, 17 Aug, 2017)
Part I:  Views on Resiliency in Water Services
Room RG 202
Chaired by Dr. Pekka E. Pietilä

09.30 Dean Heli Harrikari, Faculty of Business and Built Environment: Opening of the seminar and greetings from TUT
09.45 Professor Chad Staddon, University of Western England, International Water Security Network, Bristol, UK: “Concepts of resiliency and security in water management”
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Dr. Alexandros Makarigakis, Programme Specialist, Water for Human Settlements, Division of Water Sciences, Paris UNESCO: “Resilience of Water Systems as Seen in IHP Activities”
11.45 Dr. Osmo Seppälä, CEO, Finnish Water Utilities Association: “Resilience and water utilities”
12.30 Overall views on the morning session, by Adjunct Professor Harri Mattila

13.00 Lunch break (self-supported)

Part II: Shorter Views on Resiliency in Water Services
Room RG 202
Chaired by Dr. Pekka E. Pietilä

14.00 Adjunct Professor Petri S. Juuti: “Historical Lessons for Resiliency in Water Services”
14.15 Professor Pekka Verho, TUT: “Interrelationship of Water and Electricity Services in Comprehensive Security”
14.30 Researcher Joanna Kalalahti, Police University College: “Resilience in the context of national safety and security – viewpoints from KIVI project”
14.45 Doctoral student Jyrki Laitinen: “Resiliency in water services with good governance”
15.00 Coffee
15.15 Doctoral student, CEO Markus Sunela, Fluidit Ltd & Tallinna Tehnikaülikool: “Water distribution network resilience indices”
15.30 Doctoral student Riitta Syvälä:“Resilience and urban stormwater management”
15.45 Adjunct Professor Jarmo Hukka, “SDG 6 – Mission impossible without increased
investments and better economic resilience?”
16.00 UNESCO Chairholder Tapio Katko: “Towards the Era of Operational Economy”
16.15 Concluding remarks on resilience (of the afternoon) by Doctoral student Laura Inha

Pre-registration kindly requested by 23 August 2017 to: and

Supported by: Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki

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