Workshop
Vietnam – Australia workshop on water quality management and technological innovation

Australia and Vietnam share many common challenges when it comes to safe, secure, efficient and sustainable water management. We are both experiencing new climate extremes featuring record droughts and water security, floods, sea levels rise and water quality challenges including increasing salinity.  Australia has now emerged from two decades of the most profound water reforms in Australia history – largely in response to a changing climate and increased risk and cost with managing water quality.  Many lessons have been learnt and much investment made.  Australia wishes to share these experiences and innovations with its northern neighbour and close friend - Vietnam.

This workshop at Vietwater16 is one of a series of activities the Australian Water Association and the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association will deliver to facilitate closer relationships and opportunities for collaboration between the Vietnam and Australian water sectors. During the workshop you will hear from experts from Vietnam and Australia on water quality management and innovative low cost technology that can be used in urban, rural and remote towns in Vietnam.

Each participant will be provided with an overview of the experiences, tools and resources to support safe water supply and implement water safety plans. You will also hear about opportunities for getting involved in twinning and exchange placements with Australian water utilities and government agencies.

Date: Thursday 2-4:30pm, 10 November 2016
Location: Saigon Exhibition Centre, Room 2, 2nd floor
Presenters:

  • Vietnam: Ministry of Construction, Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, Asian Development Bank,
  • Australia: Australian water utilities, Australian Government, Australian Water Association, technology and water quality specialist, R&D agencies, ANZ Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Workshop purpose:

    • To discuss opportunities for overcoming the challenges regarding drinking water in urban, regional and remote towns in Vietnam
    • To support the Vietnam Governments National Program for Water Safety and the development and implementation of water safety plans
    • To showcase innovative, low cost treatment technology and analytical approaches to support drinking water quality and wastewater management in Indonesia
    • To discuss opportunities for strengthening Australia-Vietnam collaboration in water

 

 

Session

 

Lead Speaker

1:50pm

Arrival

 

 

2-2:10pm

Welcome and introductions

 

Dr Nguyen Viet Anh – Head of Science and Technology Department of VWSA and Director of Institute of Science and Environmental Engineering, University of Civil Engineering

 

Australian Water Association President, Peter Moore

 

ANZ Bank CEO, Dennis Hussey

2:10-2:25

Policy framework, regulations and drinking water quality assurance in Vietnam

 

Dr. Nguyen Hong Tien,

Director of Infrastructure Department, Ministry of

Construction.

 

2:25-2:40

Water safety plans in Vietnam,

Initial achievements and gaps

 

Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, Assoc. Prof., Dr. Nguyen Viet Anh.

2:40-2:50

Introduction to Australia’s water reform journey and national approach in managing water quality

 

 

Paul Smith, Australian Water Association

2:50-3:10

Practical insights on the implementation of water safety plans in Australia from three Australian Water Utilities

 

Australian Water Utilities:

 

- Coliban Water, David Sheehan

- Wannon Water, Gary McLay

- Water Corp, Cristiano Carvalho

3:10-3:25

Introduction of advanced drinking water treatment technology from Australia

 

Evoqua, Bruce Biltoft, and

Salt Free, Brian Shultz

3:25-3:35

Overview of latest developments in analytical equipment to measure drinking water quality

 

Phil Krasnostein, Managing Director

Optimos Solutions Australia Pty Ltd

 

3:35-3:45

Introduction to the Australian Framework for Validation of Water Treatment Technology Performance

 

Greg Oliver, CEO of WaterSecure

3:45-3:55

R&D developments in water treatment and validation of treatment technology. Introduction to opportunities for studying at UNSW

 

Professor Nick Schofield

Director, University of NSW Global Water Institute

3:55-4:05

Industry – University collaboration: the synergy for innovation in the water sector

 

Professor Long Nghiem, University of Wollongong

4:10-4:20

Overview of analytical approaches to support implementation of  water safety plans

 

ALS Global, Bruce Pollard

 

4:20-4:30

Information technology: real-time measurement of the performance of water treatment technology

 

Pacific Environment, Adrian Zammit

4:30-4:35

Launch of the Australian – Vietnam Twinning Program

 

 

AWA CEO

VWSA CEO

4:35-5:30pm

Meet the Australian delegation over informal  drinks

 

Australian Pavilion

 


Background to water quality management in Australia

Australia’s urban water sector is changing and must continue to do so to meet the supply challenges posed by climate variability and population growth. As a result of new scientific and technological developments and the use of more diverse water sources, water managers are facing a broader range of water quality risks. These developments have demand more adaptive and collaborative water quality management and regulatory approaches.

In light of this, major reforms to the institutional and governance arrangements for water quality management in Australia have been delivered in the past 15 years – this has resulted in improved regulation, institutional arrangements and capacity.  

The National Water Initiative (Australia’s blueprint for water reform) required all state and territory Governments to move towards a nationally consistent approach to risk-based system of regulation. The widely accepted approach, which is central to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling, provides a sound national platform for managing water quality risks. On the governance front and research frontier, there have been significant investments to develop tools and instrumentation to support implementation of risk management approaches to water quality.  Many of these tools and experience are highly transferable to Vietnam and AWA in partnership with VWSA are collaborating on a process of making these tools available to the Vietnam water sector.  

In 2015, the focus of Australian governments and industry is to create more efficient inter-governmental arrangements that facilitate more consistent, coordinated and timely regulation of water quality and water safety plans.  The Australian water sector welcomes collaboration with Vietnam in this regard and we encourage discussion of options for partnering.

 

 

Session

Lead Speaker

1:50pm

Arrival

 

 

2-2:05pm

Welcome and introduction

VWSA

Australian Water Association

2:05-2:10

Introduction to AWA program Vietnam on private sector participation

AWA

2:10-2:25

Opportunities and challenges for PPPs in Vietnams urban water sector

Ministry of Construction / VWSA

2:25-2:40

Opportunities and challenges for PPPs in Vietnams rural water sector

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development / NCERWASS

 

2:40-2:55

Case study on PPP in Vietnam: (Nam Dinh)

IWEM and CCTT

 

2:55-3:10

An international perspective from the ANZ Bank on financing water infrastructure and PPPs

Stella Saris, Director, Project and Structured Finance Loans and Specialised Finance, ANZ Bank

3:10-3:25

Insights from Australia’s experiences in private sector participation in water

Mike Woolston, Frontier Economics Australia

 

3:25-3:35

Insights in delivering PPPs in Vietnam

Asian Development Bank, Hubert Jenny

3:35-3:45

Examples of PPPs across Asia

Brian Butturini, SMEC

 

3:45-3:55

World Bank Program is supporting private sector participation in Vietnam

World Bank, Iain Menzies, Senior Regional Water & Sanitation Specialist, East Asia & the Pacific

 

3:55-4:10

Panel Q&A’s from the audience

-       Forms of PPPs suitable for Vietnam

-       Characteristics for successful PPPs

-       Requirements for encouraging private sector participation in Vietnam water sector

-       Potential PPPs for consideration

All speakers

4:10pm

Meeting close

AWA

VWSA





 

 

 

Session

Lead Speaker

1:50pm

Arrival

 

 

2-2:05pm

Welcome and introduction

VWSA

Australian Water Association

2:05-2:10

Introduction to AWA program Vietnam on private sector participation

AWA

2:10-2:25

Opportunities and challenges for PPPs in Vietnams urban water sector

Ministry of Construction / VWSA

2:25-2:40

Opportunities and challenges for PPPs in Vietnams rural water sector

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development / NCERWASS

 

2:40-2:55

Case study on PPP in Vietnam: (Nam Dinh)

IWEM and CCTT

 

2:55-3:10

An international perspective from the ANZ Bank on financing water infrastructure and PPPs

Stella Saris, Director, Project and Structured Finance Loans and Specialised Finance, ANZ Bank

3:10-3:25

Insights from Australia’s experiences in private sector participation in water

Mike Woolston, Frontier Economics Australia

 

3:25-3:35

Insights in delivering PPPs in Vietnam

Asian Development Bank, Hubert Jenny

3:35-3:45

Examples of PPPs across Asia

Brian Butturini, SMEC

 

3:45-3:55

World Bank Program is supporting private sector participation in Vietnam

World Bank, Iain Menzies, Senior Regional Water & Sanitation Specialist, East Asia & the Pacific

 

3:55-4:10

Panel Q&A’s from the audience

-       Forms of PPPs suitable for Vietnam

-       Characteristics for successful PPPs

-       Requirements for encouraging private sector participation in Vietnam water sector

-       Potential PPPs for consideration

All speakers

4:10pm

Meeting close

AWA

VWSA





 

 

 

Session

Lead Speaker

1:50pm

Arrival

 

 

2-2:05pm

Welcome and introduction

VWSA

Australian Water Association

2:05-2:10

Introduction to AWA program Vietnam on private sector participation

AWA

2:10-2:25

Opportunities and challenges for PPPs in Vietnams urban water sector

Ministry of Construction / VWSA

2:25-2:40

Opportunities and challenges for PPPs in Vietnams rural water sector

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development / NCERWASS

 

2:40-2:55

Case study on PPP in Vietnam: (Nam Dinh)

IWEM and CCTT

 

2:55-3:10

An international perspective from the ANZ Bank on financing water infrastructure and PPPs

Stella Saris, Director, Project and Structured Finance Loans and Specialised Finance, ANZ Bank

3:10-3:25

Insights from Australia’s experiences in private sector participation in water

Mike Woolston, Frontier Economics Australia

 

3:25-3:35

Insights in delivering PPPs in Vietnam

Asian Development Bank, Hubert Jenny

3:35-3:45

Examples of PPPs across Asia

Brian Butturini, SMEC

 

3:45-3:55

World Bank Program is supporting private sector participation in Vietnam

World Bank, Iain Menzies, Senior Regional Water & Sanitation Specialist, East Asia & the Pacific

 

3:55-4:10

Panel Q&A’s from the audience

-       Forms of PPPs suitable for Vietnam

-       Characteristics for successful PPPs

-       Requirements for encouraging private sector participation in Vietnam water sector

-       Potential PPPs for consideration

All speakers

4:10pm

Meeting close

AWA

VWSA