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"SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN examined. "SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN URBAN ASIA" - 5.20 pm to 5.40 pm - Corporate Social Responsibility (Speaker from City Developments, Singapore) URBAN ASIA" The themes of the conference include:The M.Sc. (Environmental Management) (MEM) programme, • Sustainable Governance in an Urban Environment Thursday and Friday 15 & 16th December 2011 5.40 pm to 6.00 pm - Panel discussion / Q & Aoffered by the National University of Singapore (NUS) was • Sustainable Waste Management in an Urban Environmentlaunched in July 2001. In celebration of the programmes 10th • Eco-Urban Settlements Venue - National University of Singapore (NUS) Alumni House Auditorium 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm - CocktailsAnniversary, a conference on the theme, "Sustainable • Coastal Zone Management Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm - Conference Dinner : Entertainment by alumni & friendsEnvironmental Management in Urban Asia", will be held on • Public Health in Urban Environments Day 1 - Thursday 15 December 201115-16 December 2011, at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House, • Environmental Challenges in Urban Asia Guest Speaker - Prof Tommy Koh, Chair, MEM Programme Advisory CommitteeNUS. • Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia. Part I - Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speech Day 2 - Friday 16 December 2011 The Conference M.Sc.(Environmental Management) [MEM] 9.00 am - Welcome and Introduction to the MEM programme - Assoc Prof Lye Lin-Heng, Law Faculty, Chair, MEM Programme Programme Management Committee Part V - Eco-Urban SettlementsA milestone was attained in 2007 in demographic history. Theworld became officially ‘urban’ – 50 percent of the global The MEM is a multi-disciplinary integrated programme, which 9.10 am to 9.20 am - Welcome from Prof Heng Chye Kiang, Dean, School of Design & Environment (SDE), NUS (Host Faculty for MEM 9.00 am to 9.20 am - The Cities Biodiversity Index, by Dr Lena Chan, National Parks Board, Singaporepopulation was classified as living in urban areas. This is provides education in environmental management to senior programme) 9.20 am to 9.40 am - Planning for Eco-Cities (speaker from AECOM TBC)significant in two ways: firstly because of the speed at which and mid-level managers and officers in corporations, 9.20 am to 9.40 am - Opening by Guest of Honour, Mr Kamal Malhotra, UNDP representative for Singaporeurbanization has become the norm of living globally. The first institutions and government, and non-governmental 9.40 am to 10.00 am - Smart Grid Technologies for Sustainable Cities - Implementation Potentials in the ASEAN Region, by Mr Anandcities in human history were only formed some 8,000 to 10,000 organizations. The programme equips graduates with the 9.40 am to 10.00 am -The Environment and Education, NUS Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye Menon, Vice President, Head of Engg. & Technology, Energy Sector, ASEAN, Siemens, Singaporeyears ago and the first urban country, Britain, was a recent necessary knowledge to properly manage the environment andphenomenon in 1900. Secondly, the global population is to deal with the challenges of an environmentally conscious 9.50 am to 10.30 am - Keynote speaker Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 10.00 am to 10.20 am - Rooftop and Vertical Greenery – Bringing Nature Back to Cities, by Ms G Kannagi, National Parks Board, Singaporeexpanding rapidly and this means a significant demographic society and international market. It enables them to assume (ESCAP), United Nationsshift. In 2011, the global population hit 7 billion, so over 3.5 responsible and influential roles to make sound decisions that 10.20 am to 10.40 am - Panel Discussion / Q & Abillion people are now living in urban areas. By 2050, Asia is support sustainable development. The programme is jointly 10.30 am to 11.00 am - Coffee break Part VI - Coastal Zone Managementlikely to have over 60 percent of its population living in cities. offered by seven faculties and schools in the NUS, Part II - Sustainable Governance in an Urban EnvironmentAsia will also have the largest number of megacities (over 10 demonstrating its broad-based approach to education in the 11.00 am to 11.25 am - Sustainable Coastal Cities in an Era of Climate Change, by Prof Michael Orbach, Nicholas School of the Environmentmillion people) this century. field of the environment. These are: Faculty of Arts and Social 11.00 am to 11.25 am – Challenges of Sustainable Urban Development, by Mr Richard Hoo, Group Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Earth Sciences, Duke University, USA Sciences; Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Law; Faculty of (URA) SingaporeAsia’s urban growth is a major challenge for governments Science; NUS Business School; Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; 11.25 am to 11.50 am - Sustainability through Integrated Coastal Zone Management, by Dr Chia Thia Eng, PEMSEAplanning their countries’ development paths and national and School of Design and Environment (host faculty). The 11.25 am to 11.50 am - Asia Water Governance Index, by Assoc Prof Eduardo Araral, Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Publicgoals. A perennial question confronting policy makers, programme has links with Yale Universitys School of Forestry Policy NUS 11.50 am to 12.15 pm - Cleaning up Manila Bay, by Attorney Tony Oposa, recipient, Ramon Magsaysay Award, 2009, Philippinesplanners, government officials and political leaders is how to and Environmental Studies, and Duke Universitys Nicholashandle urban growth. Asia has some of the world’s oldest cities School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. 11.50 am to 12.15 pm - Water Governance and Management in Singapore, by Mr Chew Men Leong, CEO, Public Utilities Board (PUB) , 12.15 pm to 12.30 pm - Panel discussion / Q & A Singaporehence the region has a long track record of continuous urban 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm - Lunch (at NUSS Guild House)development. Can one derive lessons from Asia’s urban past? The main component of the MEM programme is a group of 12.15 pm to 12.30 pm - Panel Discussion / Q & AAnd how shall Asia face its urban future? seven Core Modules: Business and Environment; Environmental Part VII - Environmental Challenges in Urban Asia Economics and Public Policy; Environmental Law; 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm- Lunch (at NUSS Guild House)This conference will provide an interdisciplinary and Environmental Management and Assessment; Environmental 2.00 pm to 2.25 pm - Environmental Impact Assessments - The Hong Kong Experience, by Mr Wong Hon Meng, Principal Environmentalmultidisciplinary perspective to the human-environment Planning; Environmental Science; and Environmental Part III- Sustainable Waste Management in an Urban Environment Protection Officer, Environmental Assessment Division, EPD, HKSARnexus in urban living in Asia. It will focus on some of the Technology. Candidates must also complete either: (i) achallenges before Asian governments in sustaining their urban Dissertation; or (ii) a Study Report and an Elective Module. The 2.00 pm to 2.25 pm - Waste Management in Korea, by Dr Kwang-Yim Kim, the Korean Environment Institute (KEI), Seoul, Korea 2.25 pm to 2.50 pm - The Importance of EIAs in Optimising Land Use, by Dr Geh Min, former President, Nature Society Singaporenodes as creative assets rather than demographic liabilities. third component of the MEM programme is the Seminar Series. 2.25 pm to 2.50 pm - Waste Management in Taiwan, by Dr Harvey Huong, Advisor, Environment Protection Administration, Taiwan 2.50 pm to 3.15 pm - Integrated approach for sustainability assessment and policymaking, by Dr Kua Harn Wei, NUS, SingaporeThese include water sustainability; food security; addressing Candidates must attend a minimum of ten specially arranged‘brown’ issues (pollution control, waste management, seminars, and complete a report on the series. 2.50 pm to 3.15 pm - Waste Management in Industrial Ecology, by Prof Marian Chertow, Yale University School of Forestry and 3.15 pm to 3.30 pm - Panel discussion / Q & Aindustrial ecology), renewable energy; quality of living Environmental Studies, USA(housing, transport and urban infrastructure); preserving The MEM programme can be undertaken either Full-Time or 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm - Coffee breakbiodiversity; and provisions of adaptation and mitigation Part-Time. Full-time students can complete the programme in 3.15 pm to 3.45 pm - Innovations in Waste Management, Cebu City, Philippines, by Ms Nida Cabrera, Councillor & Chair, Committee onmeasures for climate change impacts. There has been a wide one academic year; and Part-time students can complete it in Environment, Cebu City Council, Cebu City, Philippines Part VIII- Public Health in Urban Environmentsrange of environmental policy and other state interventions to two academic years. The students of the MEM programmeaddress these urban ‘problems’, including carbon taxes, come from a variety of disciplines and from both the public and 3.45 pm to 4.00 pm - Panel discussion / Q & A 4.00 pm to 4.25 pm- Managing Infectious Diseases in an Urban Environment, by Prof Goh Kee Tai, Ministry of Health, Singaporepolluter pay schemes, economic incentives, laws and their private sectors. They include architects, engineers, scientists, 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm - Coffee break 4.25 pm to 4.50 pm - Food Safety, by Ms Tan Poh Hong, CEO, Agri-Veterinary Authority, Singaporeenforcement, and public environmental education. There have veterinary surgeons, lawyers, teachers, health workers,also been grounded and applied concepts of environmental journalists, and forest and park managers. About half of each Part IV - Corporate Social Responsibility 4.50 pm to 5.15 pm - Environmental Management of Nano Materials, by Prof Ong Choon Nam, Head, NUS Environmental Researchcities and a critical evaluation can be made of their ability and years cohorts are Singaporeans, permanent residents or Institute (NERI), NUS, Singaporeeffectiveness to solve current urban challenges in Asian foreigners working in Singapore, while the rest are from abroad. 4.30 pm to 4.50 pm - Corporate Social Responsibility, (Speaker from Shell Group of Companies in Singapore)contexts. This conference will offer the opportunity for existing The countries include: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, 5.15 pm to 5.30 pm - Panel discussion / Q & Apolicies, theories and plans on the management of the urban Iran, Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Sri 4.50 pm to 5.20 pm - Corporate Social Responsibility, by Mr Heinrich Jessen, CEO, Jebsen and Jessen (SEA), Singaporeenvironment to be evaluated, and proposals for the future Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. END OF CONFERENCE