- UNECWAS Seminar 2014


3rd UNECWAS Seminar
“Water Services in Development and Society”
21 August 2014 at 9.30 a.m.

Part I: Water in Development Policy
Chaired by Professor Kenneth M. Persson, University of Lund, Sweden

10.00 TUT Views on International Collaboration in Education and Science, Markku Kivikoski, President, TUT

10.15 The Role of UNESCO in Water Science and Education in Development, Dr. Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros, Secretary, International Hydrological Programme (IHP), Division of Water Sciences, Paris (presentation slides)

11.00 Water Development Policy, Politics and Reforms: Kenyan Experiences, Ezekiel Nyangeri Nyanchaga, Professor, University of Nairobi, Kenya (presentation slides)

11.45 The Challenge of Aging Infrastructure, Aging Staff and Reflections for Education and Research, Tapio S. Katko, Adjunct Professor (presentation slides)

12.15 General Discussion

12.30 Lunch

Part II: Water Services in the Built Environment and Society
Chaired by Adjunct Professor Gunta Springe, University of Latvia

13.15 Importance of history: water infrastructure and economic development. Timo Myllyntaus, Professor, University of Turku (presentation slides)

13.45 Nordic-Baltic collaboration views of VIWAFU (Viable Governance of Water Services for the Futures)
Adjunct Professor Gunta Springe (presentation slides)
doctoral students from the concluding seminar 19-20 Aug, 2014 (presentation slides)

14.30 Coffee

15.00-16.45 Panel: ”Water Services and Sustainable Infrastructure Development”

Chair: Osmo Seppälä, MD, DTech, Finnish Association of Water Utilities (VVY)
Maria Notley, Senior Water Advisor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Harry Edelman, Professor, TUT (Sustainable Built Environment)
Jukka Rintala, Professor, TUT (Environmental Engineering)
Joni Vihanta, MD, Kannus Water Cooperative

16.45 Concluding remarks and closing of the seminar

Read also an interview with Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros.



Group photo by Anna Naukkarinen

For enquiries: Adjunct Prof. Tapio S. Katko tapio.katko(at), 0400-737407