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:


The Current State of Research in Southeast Asia

An analysis of co-publication and co-patenting activity
Event Date:
Posted on 27. Sep. 2017
Location / Venue
Waghor 1 Room, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) L14, Chamchuri Square, Bangkok

Southeast Asia has doubled its share of the world's research publication output over the last decade. The number of annual international patent applications involving ASEAN-based inventors has tripled from the early 2000s to the early 2010s.

A research team of the EU-funded SEA-EU-NET project carried out a study assessing the research output in ASEAN Member States from 2000 to 2014. The lead author of the study, Alexander Degelsegger, Centre for Social Innovation, Austria will present the key findings and other scientometric indicators on Southeast Asian research and discuss what lessons lie behind

Participation is free of charge. Lunch will be served following the seminar. Please register your attendance here

Supported by: The EU funded SEA-EU-NET 2 project and Thailand’s National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office