International Expert Workshop on "Towards Urban Water Security in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk of Extreme Events"

Southeast Asia is steadily urbanizing. Growing urbanization brings number of challenges, which are all threatening urban and water security by imposing significant strains on urban and water systems and other resources. Ongoing variability and change in climate, corresponding increase in magnitude and frequency of extreme events, and associated governance challenges are contributing to urban water insecurity in many ways, and therefore have implications for urban sustainability.
Event Date:
Posted on 28. Sep. 2017
Location / Venue
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

As water is at the heart of energy, food and ecosystem it is the key resource to support urban habitants and their health. Extreme events also a threat to the sustainable utilization of those resources. Under such pressures, adequate strategies and measures, including climate change and adaptation, are required to characte rize and manage risks of extreme events on urban water, energy, food and ecosystem.

Sustainable solutions to these challenges should maximize opportunities for optimizing water use efficiency, harnessing the knowledge of current and future state of water resources, generating resources from urban waste, and pooling available resources by working collaboratively and coordinately. To learn from current practices and prepare for the future urban centers, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in collaboration with Institute of Technology Cambodia (ITC), Cambodia, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore is organizing a two-day international expert workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia under the theme "Towards Urban Water Security in Southeast Asia: Managing the Risk of Extreme Events". It provides a platform to share research and better practices for managing risks of extreme events to urban water security among academia, research scholars, professionals, practitioners and government authorities in Southeast Asia and beyond

Key Information about the Workshop:


  • Submission of expression of interest and abstract:7 July, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance:15 July, 2015
  • Submission of full paper:15 October, 2015
  • Workshop: 19-20 November, 2015


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Dr. Vishnu Prasad Pandey (Email: