BRISBANE 2020

5-7 August 2020

Australia’s contribution to strengthen water nexus sectors in the Asia-Pacific region

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CO-ORGANISING PARTNERS

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PARTNERS

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SPONSORS

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SUPPORTERS

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DETAILED PROGRAMME

Find out more about the full program, themes and speakers.

SOLUTIONS PRESENTED

This e-book contains information about the challenges,
needs and solutions presented by 127 participants
operating in water and water-dependent sectors in
Australia, Asia and Asia Pacific.

FACTS & FIGURES

PARTICIPANTS

127 participants presented over 3 days, joining, mostly online, from 19 countries around the globe. Due to COVID19 restrictions the format of the Forum was hybrid (online and in-person).

THEMES

15 themes were addressed over the 3 days, addressing critical needs, fostering sustainable development, aiming to accelerate innovation and investments at the water nexus in Australia and Asia Pacific.

THEMES & SPEAKERS

THEME 1 - ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

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PANDORA HOPE

Bureau of Meteorology

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EVA ABAL

International River Foundation

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VJEKO MATIC

Bureau of Meteorology

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FLORIJAN SILIC

Emission Logistics Pty Ltd

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WILL SOUTAR

Climate-KIC Australia

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DARREN GROVER

WWF Australia

THEME 2 - NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS

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GREGG BRILL

Pacific Institute

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DAVID HAMILTON

Griffith University

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ADRIAN VOLDERS

Queensland Trust for Nature

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SIMON TANNOCK

AlgaEnviro

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NEIL BULL

RGA

THEME 3 - INNOVATIVE FINANCE

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PETER VANDERWAL

Stratigos

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KRISTY GRAHAM

DFAT

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AAKIF MERCHANT

Convergence Blended Finance

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AIDA KARAZHANOVA

UN Economic and Social Commission

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SANDY BLACKBURN

Social Outcomes

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DINA PONS

Incofin AM

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ANOUJ MEHTA

Asian Development Bank

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SUSHMA KAUSHIK

Aavishkaar Capital

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ASHISH SHUKLA

WaterEquity

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PRACHI MAHESHWARI

Investing in Women

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JENNIFER BUCKLEY

SEAF

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NICOLAS PASCAL

Blue Finance

THEME 4 - FROM RESILIENCE TO PROSPERITY

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GERARD CHEONG

DFAT

ALISON BAKER

Water for Women Fund

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NITIN UNNI

Susta Life Foundation

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GREG LESTIKOW

iDE

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GABRIELA DE OLIVEIRA

Social Finance

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SAMEER KARKI

iDE Bangladesh

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NUTAN ZARAPKAR

RTI Global India

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MICHEL DAUGUET

iDE Cambodia

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RUMAT ASHRAF

HappyTap Bangladesh

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TONY WONG

Cooperative Research Centre for Water Senitive Cities

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CITRY BAIQ

Government of Central Lombok

THEME 5 - SOLUTIONS FOR OUT-OF-THE-BOX CONTEXT

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PETER VOLLERT

Ecoflo Wastewater Management

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KRISTEN ROY

Zero Mass Water

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SANJAY BANKA

Banka BioLoo

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DAVID MONNIER

Fonto de Vivo

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JANICE WHITEHEAD

Zerho Waste Management

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SANJAY DESHPANDE

Clearford

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MITRA ARDRON

Folia Water

THEME 6 - EXPORTING AUSTRALIAN INNOVATION & EXPERTISE

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MARIAN NEAL

Australian Water Partnership

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SUDIPTO SARKAR

World Bank

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ANTONIO LOVISI

TIQ

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VEITANIA LEPANI

Australian Water Partnership

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MEGAN MCLEOD

AWS Asia Pacific

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JAMES JOHN

Renmark Irrigation Trust

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CRAIG MCVEIGH

Similie

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WALTER IVISON

World Environmental Solutions

THEME 7 - EMBRACING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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JOYANNE MANNING

ARUP

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PAUL DAVIES

Think Sustainability

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HEMANT CHAUDHARY

Circular Economy Alliance Australia

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TIM SIMPSON

Austrade

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ROBERT PRESTIPINO

Vital Places

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ERIC GARCIN

SUEZ

THEME 8 - INNOVATIVE FINANCE

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GRAHAM DOOLEY

Water Utilities Australia

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MICHAEL GARDNER

Aqaix

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SABINA CURATOLO

Impact Investing Australia

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KIM MORISON

Argyle Capital Partners

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PHILIP BATEMAN

Bravo Charlie

THEME 9 - EFFICIENCY IN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

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BLAIR DOUGLAS

BHP

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JASON CARR

ARUP

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VIRGILIO (PERRY) RIVERA

Manila Water

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NEIL DHOT

AquaFed

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MICHAEL MURRAY

Cotton Australia

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BRAD SMITH

BHP

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MICHAEL GARDNER

Aqaix

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ROHAN KOENIG

GHD

THEME 10 - AGEING INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT

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AMANDA SIQUEIRA

VAPAR

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QUENTIN BECHET

Veolia