Planning of water and wastewater systems in the future sustainable city is closely connected with the urban planning. Urban planners may facilitate clever water and sanitation management; water planners may offer opportunities to protect and beautify the city. This seminar will bring together water managers and urban planners from Europe, Asia and Africa for showcasing good examples and discussing development and co-operation.
The objective of the seminar is to highlight the need and benefits of integrating and emphasising water, in a wide sense, in the planning of cities of the future. The seminar focuses on the intersection between urban spatial planning and the planning, design and operation of sustainable urban water and sanitation systems. The following issues will be highlighted:
The seminar will include presentations by urban planners and water managers in innovative cities, followed by a panel discussion.
Chairperson: Mr Ken Caplan, BPD
09:00Â Â Â Opening Comments and Welcoming Speeches. Mr. Tom Williams, IWA, Mr. Timeyin Uwejamomere, WaterAid and Dr. Marianne KjellÃ©n, SIWI
09:45 Â Â Building Water-Smart Cities: Urban Africa Re-imagined. Ms. Akissa Bahri, AWF
10:00Â Â Â Water and Future Cities: an OECD Perspective. Mr. Anthony Cox, OECD
10:15Â Â Â Implementation of Water Policies and Practices in Lagos, Nigeria. Honourable Commissioner Mr. Â Olutoyin Ayinde, Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Nigeria
10:30 Coffee Break
Chairperson: Mr. Glen Daigger, IWA
11:00Â Â Â Inclusive Urban Planning for Water and Sanitation â€“ Lessons from South Asia and Africa. Mr. Timeyin Uwejamomere, WaterAid
11:15Â Â Â Water as an Integrated Part of the Planning of the city of VÃ¤xjÃ¶, Sweden. Ms. Malin EngstrÃ¶m, City of VÃ¤xjÃ¶ Sweden
11.30Â Â Â Panel Discussion
11.55Â Â Â Closing Remarks. Prof. Per-Arne Malmqvist, SIWI
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