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3.....Welcome Message Arjun Thapan (WaterLinks Chairman)
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The WaterLinks Forum in 2014 focused on the Efficiency Paradigm and was designed to help water
professionals get a better handle on its key elements. Optimizing water demand and supply remains
the central plank of water security.
The World Economic Forum has since identified Water as the principal risk to the world's future. And
climate change is the chief risk to sustainable urban water services. The future of Asia's towns and
cities depends crucially on water. Not adapting to climate change will mean putting the future of
urban Asia into serious jeopardy. It is bad enough to lose almost half of Asia's treated water but
extended dry periods will exacerbate this inefficiency. And to lose the opportunity of reusing treated
wastewater in an era of rising demand and scarcity makes little economic or financial sense. At the
same time, leaving Asia's urban water infrastructure exposed to storms, typhoons, and floods will
impose avoidable costs on economies that can scarcely afford them.
Official apathy to building climate-resilient water utilities can no longer be a continued excuse to do
nothing. Choices need to be made, and the opportunities provided by science and technology to deal
effectively with climate change used more widely. Utilities, across the continent, need to recognize
the enormity of the challenge before them and adapt, before economic drift and social unrest
become the dominant features of Asia's urban landscape.
The 2016 WaterLinks Forum aims to concentrate responsible minds to understand the issues, help
craft the antidotes, and stimulate action. Join us and help grow the Asian century!


Welcome Message


The centrality of water in our lives is evident in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which
identifies universal access to clean water and sanitation as one of the 17 global goals. This reinforces
the message of the World Water Forum: "Water is life. Water security for many countries, however,
has long been challenged by issues of environmental degradation, poor management of water
resources and wasteful consumption. In recent decades, climate change has emerged as a new
Under the new normal we now live in, we cannot increase access to clean drinking water and
ultimately achieve water security unless we address the impacts of climate change on our water
Under our Water and Development Strategy, the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) is fully committed to achieving our goal of saving lives and advancing
development through improvements in water supply, sanitation and hygiene, and through sound
management and use of water for food security. Our assistance to the Philippines will contribute to
attaining the Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation, while integrating climate
resilience across our work. Between 2010 and 2016, USAID, in partnership with the Philippine
Government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, provided $26 million in
assistance that translated into in 1.5 million more Filipinos with access to clean drinking water.
USAID is pleased to support this very timely WaterLinks International Conference.
We are grateful for your partnership as together we help water utilities and communities become
more climate resilient and prepare for future climate risks.


Mission Director

Welcome Message


Asia and the Pacific is the global hot spot for water insecurity. The Asian Water Futures and Solutions
study of the Asian Development Bank and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
estimates that up to 3.4 billion people could be living in water-stressed areas of Asia by 2050. Climate
change exacerbates the problem. The region is already at high risk from water-related disasters,
including storms, floods, and droughts. Over the past 20 years, Asia has suffered half of the estimated
global economic cost of disasters amounting to as much as an estimated $53 billion annually.
The Asian Water Development Outlook 2016 suggests that the key to reducing losses due to climaterelated events is to follow the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 20152030, in particular
the four priorities for action: (i) understanding disaster risk and striving for a more integrated
approach to disaster risk management, (ii) strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster
risk, (iii) investing in disaster risk reduction for increased resilience, and (iv) enhancing disaster
preparedness for effective response and to build back better in recovery, rehabilitation, and
The Asian Development Bank is committed to helping our development member countries build
resilience to climate change. It has recently established a dedicated thematic group for climate
change and disaster risk management. This will better help address the increasing severe impacts of
climate change in the design and implementation of our projects and technical assistance programs.
The WaterLinks Forum 2016 is a welcome event to understand the climate change threats to urban
Asia's water and sanitation services, and to explore options to address the impacts. If Asia's urban
centers are to be the drivers of sustained economic and social growth in the 21st century, it is time they
built climate-resilient water and sanitation services. We are very pleased to be part of this landmark
initiative in helping build Asia's future.

Deputy Director General concurrently Chief Thematic Officer
Asian Development Bank

Welcome Message 5

Lessons Learned: Building Climate-resilient Utilities Through
Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs)

5 October 2016
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Participants will be taken through the Climate Toolkit, prepared by WaterLinks in 2015 and trialed in the Philippines in 2016, to understand the
concepts of top-down and bottom-up approaches, appreciate the logic of the step-wise methodology, and determine the applicability of the
toolkit to their own water utility environments. The value of vulnerability assessments, emergency response plans, and long-term adaptation
plans will be demonstrated with reference, especially, to the Philippine experience of small water districts.


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


2:00 - 2:05 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
Dani Newcomb
Division Director, Office of Environment, Energy and Climate-Change
United States Agency for International Development

2:05 - 2:35 p.m.

Vulnerability Assessment: Tool for Building Climate-Resilient Utilities in the Philippines

Maurice Tobon
President, Tobon Engineering
Former Director, Engineering Department, Palm Beach County Water Utilities

2:35 - 2:55 p.m.

Challenges in Data Acquisition for Building Climate-Resilient Water Districts

Leonardo Rey Vasquez
General Manager, Zamboanga City Water District

2:55 - 3:15 p.m.

Cagayan de Oro City Water District's Experience in Vulnerability Assessment Preparation

Rachel Beja
General Manager, Cagayan de Oro City Water District

3:15 - 3:25 p.m.

Q & A Session

3:25 - 3:35 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:35 - 4:05 p.m.

Climate-Resilient Business Planning

Christopher Pettit
Water Supply Policy and Legislation Manager, Palm Beach County Water Utilities

4:05 - 4:25 p.m.

Challenges of Climate-resilient Business Planning for Water Districts: Isabella City Experience
Aleli Almodovar
General Manager, Isabela City Water District

4:25 - 4:45 p.m.

Challenges of Climate-resilient Business Planning for Water Districts: Metro Cotabato Experience
Leonora Gaudiano
General Manager, Metro Cotabato Water District

4:45 - 4:55 p.m.

Learning from the Experience and Moving Forward: Scaling Up and Replication
Joel Baldelovar
Technical Coordinator, Philippine Association of Water Districts

4:55 - 5:00 p.m.

Summary of Seminar and Wrap Up:

Closing Remarks
Elisea Gozun
Climate-Resiliency Team Leader, USAID-Be Secure Program, Philippines


5 October 2016
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Megacities, Water, And Climate Change

A collaborative venture between WaterLinks and UNESCO-IHP to build an Asian platform to facilitate association of megacities that will jointly
assess climate-change impacts on their water services, design responses, and share knowledge and experiences. Participants will be at senior
levels from megacity governments, federal government agencies, climate change research and funding agencies, water and wastewater utilities,
meteorological departments, multilateral finance institutions, technology developers, and civil society organizations. The seminar will identify
issues relating to megacities' capacities to assess current and future climate parameters; analyze impacts on water resources, demands, and
supply factors; outline short- and long-term response measures relative to economic growth prospects and social wellbeing; and understand the
availability of and access to climate finance. It will also address the mechanics of an Asian partnership and ways in which this can benefit


2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks
Bruno Nguyen
Senior Consultant, UNESCO-IHP
Vic Aquitania
Regional Director, ICLEI Southeast Asia
Franois Prvot
ARCEAU Universit Paris Diderot (UPD)

2:15 - 2:35 p.m.

The Problem Statement

Arjun Thapan, Chairman, WaterLinks

2:35 - 2:50 p.m.

Q & A Session
Vic Aquitania, Bruno Nguyen, Franois Prvot, Arjun Thapan

2:50 - 3:00 p.m.

3:00 - 3:10 p.m.

Megacities' Perspectives
Manila's Perspective
Ramon Alikpala
Senior Technical Advisor, USAID-Be Secure Project
Kolkatas Perspective
Neeta Pokhrel
Senior Urban Development Specialist, South Asia Department, ADB

3:10 - 3:20 p.m.

3:20 - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 - 3:40 p.m.

3:40 - 3:50 p.m.

Coffee Break
Phnom Penh's Perspective
H.E. Ek Sonn Chan
Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts
Former General Director, Phnom Penh Plan Water Supply Authority
Jakarta's Perspective
Shahbaz Khan
Director & Representative, UNESCO
Paris' Perspective
Bruno Nguyen
Senior Consultant, UNESCO

3:50 - 4:20 p.m.


4:20 - 4:40 p.m

Global Alliance Concept and Regional Platforms

Vic Aquitania, Shahbaz Khan, Bruno Nguyen, Franois Prvot, Arjun Thapan

4:40 - 4:50 p.m.

Next Steps
Bruno Nguyen

4:50 - 5:00 p.m.

Last Words
Arjun Thapan


DAY 2:

6 October 2016


7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome Chatter

Arjun Thapan
Chair, WaterLinks, Philippines
Chair, Expert Advisory Group, UNESCO-IHP (Water & Human Settlements)
9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Words of Wisdom
Jim Lynch

Susan Brems, Ph.D.

Mission Director, US Agency for International Development (USAID),

9:10 - 9:30 a.m.

Deputy Director General, Asian Development Bank (ADB),


Industry Welcome
H.E. Ek Sonn Chan
Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, Cambodia
Ek Sonn Chan, the distinguished and universally acclaimed former head of the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, will welcome participants. As
one of Asia's pre-eminent urban water CEOs, Sonn Chan will share his thoughts on the complexity of the climate challenge in Asia's cities, and how
we might design some quick wins.

9:50 - 10:20 a.m.

Climate's Water Impacts: The Technology Foil
Steve Leung
Senior Vice President, Xylem Inc., China
Steve Leung is a member of the senior management team of Xylem, one of the worlds leading water technology companies. He will set the
stage for the technology theme that cuts across all of the Forum's sessions. How real is the technology weapons suite? What do we have that can
help us identify impacts precisely? And what's going on in the laboratories that we can use in the next 5-10 years? Will costs be prohibitive, or will
these create a new blue economy? Count on Steve to set your minds alight with some cool ideas.

10:20 - 10:45 a.m.

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

10 Program

Opening of the Trade Exhibition

Today: Baselining Asia's Urban Climate Scenario

Tomorrow: Asia's Urban Climate Future

Charles Rodgers, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant for Climate Change and Disaster Risk
Management, ADB , Philippines

Stuart White, Ph. D.

Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures,
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Listen carefully as Charles Rodgers highlights the current

climate parameters of Asia's urban centers, including its highly
threatened coastal cities, and how these have changed over
time. Temperature ranges, rainfall patterns, urban heat island
effects, sea level rise, storm surges, saline ingress - they are all
here, and they are beginning to have painful impacts on city
water and wastewater services.

Stuart White's climate future canvas is resplendent with color

warm red for hotter, drier periods; deep blue for heavier and
temporally unpredictable rainfall; deep yellow for rising urban
heat island effects. Observe the yawning gaps between Charles'
climate baseline, and Stuart's forecasts and draw your own
conclusions about how our city lives are going to be radically
transformed over the next 30 years.

Moderated Open Discussion

Elisea Gozun
Climate-Resiliency Team Leader, USAID Be Secure Project, Philippines
Former Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources

DAY 2:

6 October 2016
Parallel Session 1

1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

The Groundwater Challenge


Surface Water Constraints

Mayuree Ballroom

Chair: Arie Istandar

Chair: Neeta Pokhrel

Board of Trustees, WaterLinks

Senior Urban Development Specialist, South Asia Department, ADB

Melvin Tan

Kenneth Kwok

General Manager, Laguna Water, Philippines

Associate Director, Arup, Hongkong

Balkrishna Dnyanu Yamgar

Benny Andrianto
President Director, PT Adhya Tirta Batam (ATB), Indonesia

Chief Engineer, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran, Outer Mumbai, India

Bienvenido Batar Jr.

Nandkishor Jagtap
Superintending Engineer, Pune Municipal Corporation, India

Assistant General Manager, Cagayan de Oro Water District, Philippines

Delviyandri Tanjung

Heseti Vaai
Commercial Operations Manager, Samoa Water Authority, Samoa

Director Water Supply, PDAM Tirtanadi, North Sumatera Province,


Leonardo Rey Vasquez

General Manager, Zamboanga Water District, Philippines
Hotter and longer summers will mean greater evaporation and higher
demand. Add saline ingress in coastal cities, and internal flooding that
often overwhelms cities' water infrastructure, and you have a potent
cocktail of surface water issues. Use this session to understand the
implications of consistent shortages, and some likely solutions.

Most Asian cities rely on groundwater that is now in short supply. Water
tables have fallen, and recharge has become problematic. Saline intrusion,
and pollutant contamination, has led to deteriorating water quality. Learn
what cities can do to deal with this challenge and tell us what you would do

Our Afternoon Caffeine Plug

2:50 - 3:10 p.m.

2:50- 3:10
4:30 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Your Afternoon Choices

Parallel Session 2
Sea Level Rise and Salinity
Mayuree Ballroom
Chair: Tony Kelly

Board of Trustees, WaterLinks

Managing Director, Tony Kelly Consulting, Australia
Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water, Australia

K. Alahudeen Ansar
Chairman, National Water Supply Drainage Board, Sri Lanka

Cliff Stone

Assets Under Water

Chair: Tom Crouch
Board of Trustees, WaterLinks

Pastor Homeres

General Manager, Leyte Metro Water District, Philippines

Hanumantha Chary

Business Development Director, ACCIONA Agua, Australia

STEM Water Authority, India

Saimone Helu

Tevita Mau
Strategic Planning Manager, Fiji Water Authority, Fiji

Amarylis Castro
Senior Manager, Iloilo Water District, Philippines

CEO, Tonga Water Board, Tonga

Abelardo Basilio

Group Director, Strategic Asset Management, Manila Water, Philippines

Ranil Nedurana

Additional General Manager, National Water Supply Drainage Board,

Sri Lanka
Asia's coastal cities are already victims of sea level rise, storm surges, and
saline ingress. These are likely to get worse. Cities will struggle to protect
their water sources, and to meet quality standards. Desalination and
treatment technologies, demand management techniques, and insurance
arrangements will be the future. See if you agree with the problems and
solutions - and throw in a few of your own.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Heavy and unseasonal precipitation is projected to play havoc with city

infrastructure. Extreme weather events make matters worse. How will
Asia's cities cope with flood-prone water assets, what engineering designs
will they adopt, and what risk management strategies will be adopted? Take
a look at the future of this challenge.

Business Networking
Mayuree Ballroom
Facilitators: Mai Flor, Yolanda Gomez, and Arie Istandar, WaterLinks
Come join this market place of conversations that might lead you into twinning partnerships to build capacities, or collaboration between investor and
technology developer, or a deal between a technology company and a water utility. Identify your issues, and check out your prospects design your

Time to Ease Up: Cocktails, Small Eats, and Small Talk



DAY 3:

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

7 October 2016

Day 2 Recap
Mai Flor
Executive Director, WaterLinks, Philippines
A quick roundup of the previous day's discussions, and a platform for Friday's conversations and learning

- 9:40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Climate Finance and Investments
Amy Leung
Deputy Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, ADB
The world is awash in climate finance. Where does it stand, what's the experience so far, and where are we headed? How easy is
it to access this finance, what are the key elements of sustainable financing arrangements, and how can corporate funds be
channeled effectively to water and climate adaptation programs? Listen carefully to Amy Leung's presentation in the context of
your own ideas to scale up investments.
9:40 - 10:05 a.m.
Some Design Imperatives: Emergency Response Plans and Long-Term Adaptation Projects
Tony Kelly
Board of Trustees, WaterLinks
Managing Director, Tony Kelly Consulting, Australia
Managing Director, Yarra Valley Water, Australia
Tony Kelly will introduce us to the significance of ERPs in the context of dealing with immediate vulnerabilities of water operators
and user groups. He will use the Australian experience to talk about process-based approaches that incorporate organic
planning methods to design long-term, capital-intensive projects. After all, insurance of this kind is not premium-free we must
ensure that claims are properly covered.
10:05 - 10:20a.m.
Moderated Open Discussion
Moderator: Ramon Alikpala
Senior Technical Advisor, USAID Be Secure Project, Philippines

10:20 - 10:40 a.m.

12 Program

Your Mid-Morning Coffee

DAY 3:
10:30 -11:50

PANEL DISCUSSIONS: Your Morning Choices

Technology, Finance and Capacities
Parallel Session 3
Capacities: Training and Structural Change

Climate Finance: Access and Use

Mayuree Ballrom
Chair: Pradeep Singh
Board of Trustees, WaterLinks
Dean, Indian School of Business, India

Chair: Yolanda Gomez

Senior Partnership Coordinator, WaterLinks, Philippines

Ancha Srinivasan

Krishan Murari Lal Mathur

Director, Indian Water Works Association (IWWA), India

Principal Climate Change Specialist, Southeast Asia Department,

ADB, Philippines

11:50 a.m. 12:30

Noel Verdote
Operations Officer for Sustainability and Climate Business,
International Finance Corporation, Philippines

Anne Bousquet, Ph.D.

Regional Coordinator, GWOPA, Spain

Paul Lazaro

Alma Abrasaldo
President, Philippine Association of Water Districts, Philippines

Laurence Rogero
President, MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Philippines

Dwike Riantara
Head, Performance Burea, PERPAMSI, Indonesia

Gerardo Parco
Senior Environmental Engineer, World Bank, Philippines

Marco Schouten, Ph.D.

CEO, Vitens Evides International, The Netherlands

First Vice President, Financing Infrastructure Environmental Logistics

Development Department, Development Bank of the Philippines

Understand the complex web of available climate finance, access

modalities, and the experience so far. Can access and use be more
effective? How? Learn of the role played by multilateral
development finance institutions, and figure out how you fit in.

11:50 - 12:30 p.m.

7 October 2016

Learn about the diagnostics of gaps in technical, managerial, and

finance capabilities in developing-country water operators.
Understand the role of knowledge, education, training, research,
and reform. Gain insights into how some utilities are
strengthening their capacities in critical planning and operational
areas, the results that they are obtaining, and how this might
benefit you.

Keynote Address
Cutting Edge Solutions: A Peek into the Future of Water Technologies
Mayuree Ballrom
Arnold Gmnder, Ph.D.
Managing Director, WABAG Water Technology Ltd., Switzerland
Dr. Arnold Gmunder has done over 30 years in the water technology business. He has overseen the incubation of technologies
that have altered the water treatment and delivery processes. Hear him carefully as he shares his insights on what's cooking in
the world's water laboratories and how it might help us in adapting to climate change impacts in the least painful way.

1:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Technology Choices and Industry Partnerships
Chair: Tatiana Gallego-Lizon
Director, Water Supply and Urban Development, Southeast Asia Dept, ADB, Philippines
Mark Nicol
Regional Director, Echologics, Singapore
Hugh Chapman
Regional Director - Asia Pacific, PURE Technologies, Canada



DAY 3:
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

7 October 2016

Rachel Beja, DPA

General Manager, Cagayan de Oro Water District, Philippines
Rafael Lopa
Water Alliance Secretariat Head, PBSP, Philippines
Kum Hoong Lou
Marketing Manager, Borouge Pte Ltd., Singapore
We know that adapting to climate change cannot be founded on same old, same old. Technology will play a key role in enabling
smart applications to counter climate change. And partnerships in the water industry will ebb and flow. This panel will discuss the
kinds of technologies that will come in most handy, and the types of partnerships needed among the industry itself, and with the
Roll up
your sleeves!
public and private sectors, that will enable
the design
of a secure-water

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Workshops - Roll up your sleeves!

Developing an Emergency Response Plan

Drought Abatement In Action!

How to prepare an NRW Reduction Project
Mayuree Ballroom

Maurice Tobon
Former Director of Engineering, Palm Beach Water, USA
President, Tobon Engineering, USA

Roland Liemberger
Miya International, Asia and the Pacific

An ERP is fundamental to meet the immediate water-related

climate challenge. In this 90-minute exercise, led by experienced
water operators, you will learn about the logic, essentials, and
methodology of developing and executing an ERP. See what you
need to do to adapt to your own situation.

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

11:50 a.m. 12:30

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Reducing water losses is a sure fire supply-side method of

reducing your water deficit and insurance against drought.
Listen carefully as Roland provides you with the steps needed to
shrink your losses, explains the economics of doing so, and gives
you a few exercises to apply to your own situations. You will be
surprised at how obvious and formidable this drought
abatement instrument is.

Your Afternoon Coffee Break

Mayuree Ballrom
Climate-Resilient Utilities: Design for Tomorrow
Chair: Arjun Thapan
Ramon Fernandez
Chief Executive Officer, Maynilad, Philippines
Ek Sonn Chan
Secretary of State, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, Cambodia
Amy Leung
Deputy Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate-Change Department, ADB, Philippines
Marco Schouten
CEO, Vitens Evides International, The Netherlands
Erlan Hidayat
Secretary General, PERPAMSI, Indonesia
This is your last opportunity to ask that searching question. Or make that critical comment. The interactive panel-participants
session will range over the Forum's discussions and draw conclusions that you can take away to either mull on further or,
hopefully, get some action on. If urban Asia is to continue to drive economic growth, reduce poverty, and sustain its
environment, it must focus on securing its water future. Beating climate change won't be easy. But you could play a very
important part in this historic endeavor to turn the tide.

12:30 1:30 p.m.

14 Program

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. An agent
and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, Maynilad has exclusive rights to provide water and wastewater
services in the West Zone of the greater Metro Manila area until year 2037. It is managed by Maynilad Water Holding Company, Inc.a joint
venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), DMCI Holdings, Inc. (DMCI) and Marubeni Corporation. Since its reprivatization in 2007, Maynilad has spent over ? 59 billion to improve and expand its water services in the West Zone.
Know More:

Manila Water Company, Inc. ("the Company" or "Manila Water") is a Philippine company that holds the exclusive right to provide water
and wastewater services to the eastern side (East Zone) of Metro Manila, under a Concession Agreement (CA) entered into between
the company and Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System ("MWSS") in August 1997.
The company currently serves more than six million customers in the East Zone. The East Zone encompasses 23 cities and municipalities
spanning a 1,400-square kilometer area that includes Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig, Marikina, most parts of
Quezon City, portions of Manila, as well as the following towns in Rizal: Angono, Antipolo, Baras, Binangonan, Cainta, Cardona, Jala-Jala,
Morong, Pililia, Rodriguez, San Mateo, Tanay, Taytay and Teresa.
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We are a world leader in water technology, providing equipment and services for water and wastewater applications with a broad
portfolio of products and services that address the full cycle of water from collection, distribution and use to its return to the
environment. Through our signature citizenship program, Xylem Watermark, we bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to
schools and communities in emerging markets, and respond with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe.
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Pure Technologies is a world leader in the development and application of innovative technologies for inspection,
monitoring and management of critical infrastructure. Pure's expertise and technologies are being used around the
world to help utility operators mitigate the impact of deterioration and maximize capital budgets for rehabilitation and
replacement programs.
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Established in 1983, Ceywater Consultants (Pvt) Limited has grown to become the dominant water and waste water works consultancy
company in the region, a position achieved through effective delivery of landmark projects such as the Colombo Water Supply Master Plan
Update and the JBIC funded Towns North of Colombo project
Operating from our headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka we have successfully executed projects across the island spanning water
infrastructure, roads and bridges, storm water drainage, sewerage, rural and urban development projects. Our success has helped us
cultivate a network of relationships with many international players including leading multilateral financial institutions, development
agencies and global conglomerates.
Know More:

Lahmeyer-IDP Consult Inc. is a premiere Philippine-based management consultancy organization with comprehensive proficiencies in
fields of water supply and sanitation (WSS), environmental and urban development, municipal finance and financial management,
institutional capacity building, investment planning, public sector regulation and reform-oriented governance. Having completed nearly
150 projects and studies in over 20 countries across Asia, our accumulated exposure and wide experience in foreign-assisted, public and
private sector projects demonstrate our strongest commitment to providing technical, financial and managerial consulting solutions with
utmost quality, transparency and professionalism. Our scope and competence in doing business is energized by our partnership with
Lahmeyer International GmbH of Germany, which is among the leading global consulting and engineering firms in areas of energy,
infrastructure, transport and water resources.

Veolia Water Technologies specializes in water treatment solutions and provides the complete range of services required to design, build,
maintain and upgrade water and wastewater treatment facilities for industrial clients and public authorities.
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The Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in the Philippines is a four-year activity that seeks to
promote good governance and build capacity for long-term water security, improve access to water and wastewater treatment
services, and build more resilient communities.
Be Secure closely coordinates with the Government of the Philippines and is being implemented in six focal areas: Iloilo City (Iloilo),
Cagayan de Oro City (Misamis Oriental), Tuguegarao City (Cagayan), Isabela City (Basilan), Cotabato City (Maguindanao), and Tacloban
City (Leyte). At the national level, activities focus on strengthening water sector regulatory reform. For local and regional activities, the
project works with local government units and water service providers to improve capacities for integrating climate change into local
planning and the provision of water supply and wastewater treatment services.
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The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is the only intergovernmental programme of the UN system devoted to water research,
water resources management, and education and capacity building. Since its inception in 1975, IHP has evolved from an internationally
coordinated hydrological research programme into an encompassing, holistic programme to facilitate education and capacity building, and
enhance water resources management and governance.
IHP facilitates an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to watershed and aquifer management, which incorporates the social
dimension of water resources, and promotes and develops international research in hydrological and freshwater sciences. UNESCO's
International Hydrological Programme, founded in 1975 and implemented in six-year programmatic time intervals or phases, is entering its
eighth phase to be implemented during the period 2014-2021.
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Wabag is one of the world's leading companies for the design, construction and operational management of water and wastewater treatment
plants for both the municipal and industrial sectors.
As an international systems provider, WABAG offers a complete range of technologies and services and represents a multi-national player with
companies and offices in 30 countries and over 1,500 employees.
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Aqua Treatment Technology Corporation (ATTC) together with its associates for over The years, since 1998, have been providing solutions for
the treatment to the construction mining and water utility. ATTC have been and continually offering system, supplies and services that covers.
Deep Well Treatment, Surface/ River Water Treatment, Iron and Manganese Removal, Rainwater harvesting for new building, Containerizes
water treatment, Containerize sewage Treatment, Tertiary Treatment from WWTP and more.
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Echologics is a globally recognized leader in the development of innovative, efficient and advanced R&D solutions for management of
underground water assets. Providing low-maintenance, cost-effective options, smart diagnostic proprietary technologies for leak detection,
pipe condition assessment, permanent monitoring and water loss management, Echologics helps utilities across the globe achieve a longterm, sustainable water supply infrastructure. Committed to support water utilities improve and prioritize their investment strategy,
Echologics uses a unique non-invasive, acoustic survey level-based leak detection system and database, without any disruption of
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Miya was established by Shari Arison in 2008 as part of Arison Investments, with the vision of ensuring an abundance of fresh water through
efficient management of our cities' existing fresh water resources.
More than a third of the world's drinking water is lost from urban supply systems, mainly due to undetected underground leaks and
mismanagement. The most sustainable and cost-effective way to alleviate such losses is to improve the efficiency of urban water distribution
systems by effective water loss management.

The power to influence the future of the built environment carries with it a weighty responsibility.
Many of Arup's projects leave a legacy to subsequent generations: a legacy that outlasts any one individual. With 10,000 projects going on at
any one time, Arup is doing the best possible job for current and future generations. Putting sustainability at the heart of its work is one of the
ways in which Arup exerts a positive influence on the wider world. Put simply, Arup people are driven to find a better way.
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Philippine Business for Social Progress is the largest business-led NGO at the forefront of strategic corporate citizenship and business sector
leadership contributing to sustainable development and poverty reduction. Established in 1970, PBSP remains a consultant and partner of
choice of companies and donors.
PBSP scales up impact by using the Collective Impact strategy to solve large and systemic problems. Its brand of corporate citizenship taps into
the core business competencies of companies and promotes inclusive business as a strategy. PBSP also creates sustainable solutions in Health,
Education, Environment, and Livelihood while strategically engaging companies through social investment, responsible business practices,
and philanthropy.
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AVK Philippines, Inc., is the local sales and marketing company and complete subsidiary of AVK International A/S whose global headquarters is
in Galten, Denmark. Registered before the Securities and Exchange Commission with Registration No. A1-1999-06666, AVK Philippines, Inc.
(formerly known as Aqua-Gas Valves and Fittings Corp.), started its business in May 6, 1999.
Since its establishment, AVK Philippines, Inc. has developed into one of the most reliable supplier of valves and fittings in the water industry
and has been successful in penetrating its target market in a short span of time.
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Borouge is a leading supplier of advanced polypropylene and polyethylene pipe system solutions. Through the close dialogue with our
customers and stakeholders, we have developed a broad and innovative product and service portfolio over the last years. Our applications
cover water and gas distribution, waste water and sewage disposal, chemical and industrial pipelines, in-house plumbing and heating as well as
pipe systems for oil and gas exploration and transportation. Through our close relationships with our customers & partners we strive to deliver
a steady stream of innovative pipe and fittings solutions that add real value for all members in the value chain.
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AIVA Engineering Pvt. Ltd., a manufacturing venture, established in 2010, under the guidance of Mr. Anant Nampurkar, Managing Director, a
maverick in the manufacturing sector, who through his ingenuity and high caliber engineering skills, has developed some of the most futuristic
and innovative products in the space of Product Development. He has had an extremely invigorating career of 25 years and has seen through
some of the most ground breaking engineering products and manufacturing set ups across verticals. AIVA is an extremely innovative and
technically sound manufacturing unit based out of Pune, India. The setup comes under the Small and Medium Scale Industries.
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The Butuan City Water District (BCWD) was created on April 1, 1974 by the Municipal Board of Butuan City under the leadership of then Mayor
Figurado O. Plaza. Its birth was covered by Resolution No. 256 and in accordance with the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 198, as
amended, otherwise known as the "Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973."
Officially appointed to constitute the first set of policy makers representing five sectors of the community were: Dr. Arturo Ramirez
(Professional Sector), Miguel Agot (Business Sector), Engr. Federico Lamigo (Socio-Civic Sector), Rev. Cesario Alegado (Education Sector), and
Aida Ochoa-Veloso (Women's Sector).
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CEST is a corporation established under Philippine laws on May 17, 1988. It was originally envisioned to provide multi-disciplinary engineering
consulting services to public and private corporations, national government agencies and local government units in the Philippines, and in
other Asian countries. The founders of CEST, whose desire was to be actively involved in development work, set up the company to ensure that
their individual expertise, and those of others, can collectively contribute to the realization of its clients' development goals.
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On August 1, 1973, the Cagayan de Oro City Water District (COWD) was formed as the first water district in the country. It was issued the
Conditional Certificate Conformance (CCC) No. 001 on January 4, 1974 by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).
COWD was born as a self-reliant, quasi-public entity with the implementation of the Provincial Water utilities Act of 1973 or PD 198, which
created the water districts nationwide. Under the strong leadership of its first and brilliant general manager, Engr. Ernesto B. San Juan,
COWD, despite its independence, was able to transform itself from near scratch to an organization clothed in efficiency, competence,
credibility and success.
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Davao's first water supply system was established in 1921 which was then known as the Sales Waterworks System. The said communal system
tapped Malagos Creek and laid 28 kilometers of pipelines to serve some 10,000 users at the Davao poblacion are After the Second World War,
Davao City's water demand increased proportionately to the growing population such that Ma-a spring was developed to increase volume and
meet the demand. By 1955, a law enacted by Congress placed all municipal waterworks under the jurisdiction of the National Waterworks and
Sewerage Administration (NAWASA). During this period better water facilities were constructed.
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Inpart Waterworks and Development Corporation (IWADCO) is a company engaged in various systems of water distribution- groundwater
extraction, rehabilitation of deteriorated water systems, bulk water connection from utilities for redistribution and water distribution


The company started as Inpart Engineering, established 1986 and involved in steel fabrication. The steel manufacturing activities eventually
expanded from water tank fabrication to installation of water supply system for subdivisions, business establishments, resettlement areas,
towns and municipality water districts among others.
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The Sangguniang Bayan of Isabela by virtue of Resolution No. 1109 organized the Isabela Water District (ISAWAD) on
June 4, 1987. Upon the filing of the said resolution with the Secretary of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)
pursuant to Section 7 of P.D. 198, ISAWAD was then deemed duly formed and existing on July 5, 1987. It was later issued
its Conditional Certificate of Conformance No. 330 on February 10, 1988.
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LMWD initially served 3,365 water concessionaires covering the municipalities of Dagami, Tolosa, Tanauan, Palo, and the city of Tacloban. As
of December 2012 the total active number of service connections of the District is pegged at 29,346 to include the municipalities of TabonTabon, Sta. Fe and Pastrana.


Approximately 30,000 cubic meter of potable water is delivered to the LMWD service areas every day with the main bulk of supply coming
from Rapid Filtration Plant located within the boundary of Tingib, Pastrana, Leyte and Brgy. Hibunawon, Jaro, Leyte. The state-of-the-art
treatment plant is first in Leyte which came to existence in the form of an aid from Japanese government.
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The Metro Cotabato Water District is a model Government Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC) which is fully self-reliant and not
dependent on Government Appropriations for its operations. It possesses power under the Corporation Code that gives flexibility in operation
similar to a private corporation. Cotabato City Water District was formally formed on October 12, 1976 by virtue of the Sanguniang
Panglungsod ng Cotabato Resolution No. 35 dated March 9, 1976 authorizing its formation under section 6 of Presidential Decree 198 and
derived its existence and operation under the Provincial Water Utilities Act of 1973.
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Metro Iloilo Water District is one waterworks that has undergone several evolutions since its birth in 1926 until the 1970s. The system was
managed and controlled by different administration, namely the Iloilo Metropolitan Waterworks (IMWW), the National Waterworks and
Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) until it was placed under the control of
Metro Iloilo Water District.


An engineering firm specializing in water and wastewater infrastructure, utility management and climate change. President and owner has over 25
years of experience most of which has been as a client. Therefore Tobon Engineering is in a unique position to understand the needs and
requirements of municipal clients worldwide. Available to assist with: Program Management, Preliminary Engineering Studies, Water and
Wastewater Master Plans, Utility Management and Strategic Planning, Climate Change Adaptation and Vulnerability Assessments, Hydraulic
Modeling, Client Relationship Building Local and international experience.
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The NCPE Infrastructure India Private Limited (NCPEIIPL) is a premier urban infrastructure design and Project Management Consultancy firm with its
head office at Hyderabad.
The NCPEIIPL is involved in preparation of Detailed Project Reports, Designs, Drawings, L-Sections, Estimations and BoQs in the areas of Water Supply,
Underground Sewerage, Storm Water Drainage, Roads, Lake Conservation and Landscape Architecture Projects under JNNURM/UIDSSMT Scheme,
Funded by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and IHSDP Projects funded by Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation,
Government of India.
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We provide our customers innovative and quality products through operational excellence and employment of best available technology.
We attract and maintain highly capable and motivated employees with uncompromising integrity.
We do this while providing above industry returns to all our stakeholders.
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OIDCI is a Philippine-based consulting firm with a proven track record in integrated area and rural development, environment and natural resource
management, governance, and institutional development. For more than 30 years, we have been providing a broad range of technical services to
national, regional and local government programs and projects in the Philippines and in other countries in Asia and Africa. We promote meaningful
participation of stakeholders and effective transfer of relevant technologies and good practices. Our service delivery approach is multi-stakeholder, multisectoral and multi-disciplinary.
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PAWD commits itself to promoting self-reliant water districts in the country. It is dedicated to advocate and promote pertinent policies, standards and
programs to ensure effective and sustainable water district operations and collaboration in the country.
It is committed to develop, implement and manage relevant programs that will harness teamwork amongst its members and strengthen partnerships
with other institutions within and outside the Philippines.
It serves as a one-stop-shop for vital information regarding water districts, water and sanitation in the country and elsewhere.
In September 1973, former President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued Presidential Decree 198 otherwise known as the Provincial Water Utilities Act of
1973. This Act authorized the formation of water districts to operate local waterworks system.
Consequently, the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) was created pursuant to Resolution No. 446 (amended by Resolution No. 77, dated
March 6, 1974) that was passed by the Zamboanga City Council on November 8, 1973.
The Zamboanga City Water District took over the operation of the Zamboanga Waterworks and Sewerage System on April 1, 1974.
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Early 1900s - Puerto Princesa water supply system was constructed by the US Army Corp which served approximately 200 residents. 2 deep
well pumps, 2 water tanks
1938 - Puerto Princesa Municipal Water System was constructed by the US Army Corp of Engineers with Bonton River located within the Iwahig
Penal Colony Reservation as main water source. This water supply system was designed to serve approximately 4,000 people in the erstwhile
municipality of Puerto Princesa.
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Balibago Waterworks System, Inc. (BWSI) is a privately owned company established in May 20, 1958 by the Santos family of Porac, led by
Mr. Eladio Santos or Apung Adiong to the old-timers of BWSI. Its primary purpose was to acquire, establish, develop, manage and
operate an effective waterworks utility system within its franchise area of 900 hectares composed of Barangay Balibago in Angeles City
and Barangay Dau in the town of Mabalacat. The corporation started operations in 1958 at its present site in Balibago, Angeles City. On
June 22, 1963, the Congress of the Philippines granted BWSI a Congressional Franchise for 50 years as embodied in Republic Act. No. 3647
to operate exclusively within designated areas a waterworks system. It was also granted a Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) in the
same year.
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The Indian Water Works Association is a voluntary organization of Professionals concerned with water. The Association founded in 1968 (and
registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1961) with headquarter in Mumbai and 32 IWWA centres in the Country, presently has
membership of 8,900 plus.


The Objective of IWWA is to stimulate and promote the development of Science, Technology, Economics, Environment, Ecology and Social
Sciences in managing the Water; both fresh and waste water. It provides a common platform for the persons and organizations working in this
sector to exchange views, share ideas, disseminate information and knowledge about new and appropriate technologies for improving and
upgrading the services.
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AsianNGO was initiated to address the three main issues that NGOs face today: finding funds, partners and relevant learning resources for
better management. We know these are essential aspects for any organization who wants to reach their sustainability goals. Our vision is to
build relations between local NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region and fund providers across the globe. Our core principle is to communicate,
collaborate and capacitate, and we believe in the philosophy of Partner to Progress.
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Global Water Intelligence was launched in June 2000 by the CWC Group, with Peter Allison as editor. Initially it focused on the private water
market, but Christopher Gasson's Media Analytics Ltd. acquired it in September 2002, with just the editor transferring to the new owner. In 2003
GWI launched Desalination Tracker, which, together with our 2004 Desalination Marketsreport, transformed the fortunes of the company.
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