Keynote speakers

Leslie Alexander Pal

Leslie A. Pal is Founding Dean of the College of Public Policy at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha Qatar, and Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He is the author, co-author or editor of over thirty books, the most recent of which are Global Governance and Muslim Organizations (2019), Policy Transfer: Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects (2017), and Policy Making in a Transformative State: The Case of Qatar (2016), and Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times (forthcoming, 2020). In 2019, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the International Public Policy Association.


Marco Verweij

Marco Verweij is Professor of Political Science at Jacobs University Bremen. Previously, he earned his keep at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany, and the Singapore Management University. In his research, he aims to understand how ‘wicked’ problems (such as climate change) can be resolved through the combined forces of governmental action, entrepreneurship, technological innovation and civil society engagement. In addition, he explores the ways in which political science and brain research can enrich one another.


Colin Knox

Colin is a Professor & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. He did Ph.D. degree in Public Policy, 1989, Queen’s University, Belfast (UK)

Prior to joining Nazarbayev University, Dr. Knox worked at Ulster University in the United Kingdom where he taught modules (Public Administration and Governance, Research Methods and Contemporary Issues in Public Policy) on the Masters in Public Administration Programme. He also led a team which designed the Professional Doctorate Programme (D.Gov) aimed at senior officials working in the public sector.

Dr. Knox also spent 8 years as a practitioner working in local government in the UK prior to joining academia.


Riccardo Pelizzo

Riccardo is an Associate Professor & Vice Dean for Research
He has a Ph.D. degree in Political Science, 2004, The Johns Hopkins University
His research areas are Political Development, Political Parties, Good Governance, Parliamentary Strengthening, and Anti-corruption. Dr Pelizzo is the Associate Editor of Politics and Policy. He is the recipient of several fellowships, scholarships, competitive grants and awards.  In addition to editing 3 volumes, Dr Pelizzo has authored 7 monographs and more than 50 peer reviewed articles. His studies have appeared or been translated into 11 languages (Arabic, Bahasa, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Kazakh and Vietnamese). In addition to keeping an active research agenda, he has engaged academic and non-academic audiences in 25 countries and has provided expert opinion to constitutional drafters, institutional reformers, and legislatures in developing countries from Africa, Asia and the Pacific region.


Peter Howie

Peter is an Associate Professor. He has a Ph.D. degree in Mineral Economics. 2002, Colorado School of Mines (USA) Peter’s research interests include energy and development issues in both developed and transition economies. The latter research uses Kazakhstan as a case study. Peter has published several articles including “An Application of a Stated Preference Method to Value Urban Amenities,” “Regional Development in Kazakhstan,” “Electricity Demand in Kazakhstan,” and “Mineral industry demand: The theory in practice.” Dr. Howie received a grant from the Economics Education and Research Consortium, based in Moscow, for his research on “Electricity Demand in Kazakhstan” and has presented his research findings at international conferences in Russia, the Ukraine, USA, and Canada. At Nazarbayev University he is teaching Natural Resource Economics, Public Finance, and Quantitative Methods. 


Omer F. Baris

Omer is an Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University. He has a Ph.D. degree in Economics. 2012, Georgia State University (USA)

Prior to accepting his present position at Nazarbayev University, Dr. Baris taught at the Public Policy department of the Georgia Institute of Technology and at the Economics department of Georgia State University, both located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He taught graduate and undergraduate level classes including Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory and Microeconomics for Public Policy, Applied Political Economy, and Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy.


Dina Sharipova

Dina is an Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Indian University, 2013. Dr. Sharipova’s research interests include nation and state-building, formal and informal institutions, identity politics, and social capital in Central Asia. Her recent publications include the book “State-building in Kazakhstan: Continuity and Transformation of Informal Institutions” published by Lexington Books in 2018. She also has a number of publications in scholarly journals such as Nationalism and Ethnic PoliticsCentral Asian Survey,  Central Asian Affairs, Nationalities Paper, and others.


Simeon Nanovsky

Simeon is a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Nazarbayev University. He has a Ph.D degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky. Simeon Nanovsky joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as Post-Doctoral Scholar in 2017. Dr. Simeon Nanovsky obtained his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Kentucky. Research interests of Dr. Nanovsky include International Economics; and Macroeconomics. Before joining Nazarbayev University Semion Nanovsky was teaching as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Florida.


Kanat Abdulla

Kanat is a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Nazarbayev University. He has a Ph.D degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel. His research areas include Human capital and Macroeconomics. Kanat Abdulla joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as Post-Doctoral Scholar in 2019. Dr. Kanat Abdulla has completed the five-year Ph.D. program in Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. Research interests of Dr. Abdulla include Human capital and Macroeconomics. Before joining Nazarbayev University, Kanat Abdulla worked in the public sector.


Phua Kai Hong

Phua Kai Hong is a Visiting Professor from Lew Kuan Yew School of Public policy from at Singapore National University. His education background is PhD (LSE), SM, AB cum laude (Harvard) University. Dr. PHUA Kai Hong is a tenured professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, where hegives lectures in global health, health economics and financing, population ageing and social policy. Previously, he was an Associate Professor and Headof Health Care Division, and Head, Health Services Research Unit, at the Department of Community, Occupational & Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore. He graduated with honours cum laude from Harvard University and received graduate degrees from Harvard School of Public Health and the London School of Economics & Political Science.He had worked previously at the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and the Office of Health Systems Management, New York State Department of Health, USA.


Stefanos Xenarios

Stefanos is an Associate Professor at Nazarbayev University. His educatiuon background is Ph.D., Environmental Economics, 2007, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Greece). Stefanos Xenarios joined the Graduate School of Public Policy in 2018. He is an environmental economist by training with focus on water resources and climate change aspects. He initially acquired a 3-years of postdoctoral experience in India and Ethiopia as a staff member of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Subsequently, Stefanos did research on climate change and agriculture in South Asia, based at the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy (NIBIO), and worked as Head of the Water and Energy Security Unit at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office in Tajikistan. Before joining Nazarbayev University, he was a Senior Researcher in University of Central Asia leading activities on water-energy-food and environment nexus in the region. Xenarios is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Central Asian Journal of Water Research (CAJWR) while he is a committee member of the International Water Association’s Specialist Group on Statistics and Economics.


Zhanibek Arynov

Zhanibek is a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Nazarbayev University. His education background is Ph.D., International Relations, 2019, University of St Andrews, UK; MA, International Relations, 2014, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan. Zhanibek Arynov has joined the Graduate School of Public Policy as a Postdoctoral Scholar in July 2019. Dr Arynov received his doctoral degree in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, UK. His research interests include Central Asian geopolitics and security, EU-Central Asia relations, international identity, image and perception studies. Prior to joining the GSPP, Zhanibek Arynov served as a Senior Expert of the Program of Eurasian Studies, Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP), a think-tank based in Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan.  


Iftikhar Lodhi

Iftikhar Lodhi is an Assistant Professor, PhD in Public Policy, from LKYSPP, NUS, Singapore Dr. Iftikhar joined GSPP in 2016 as an Assistant Professor. His previous position was Assistant Professor (Tenure- track) at National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. He is interested in public policy (theory, analysis, and evaluation), quantitative and qualitative Research Methods (Stata), international and comparative public policy, international relations and institutions, energy security and climate change, political and regulatory risk analysis.


Manvel Badalyan

Manvel Badalyan graduated from the Economy Department of the Armenian Agricultural Institute, with the qualification of "Economist - Organizer of Agricultural Production". Mr. Badalyan holds a PhD in Economics.  He is a chairman of the Center for Public Service Merit Systems Protection NGO, has been heading the Civil Service system in the Republic of Armenia for over 16 years (15 January 2002 - 16 July 2018) in his capacity of the Chairman of the Civil Service Council of the Republic of Armenia - an independent state body created by the Law on Civil Service. 

Manvel Badalyan has specific contributions in education sector having expanded his career in teaching. He has been delivering lectures at the Chair of "Agribusiness Management" of the National Agrarian University of Armenia since 1991, and starting from 2003 at the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia, while further in 2009 at the Chair of Public Administration of Yerevan State University. He is Associate Professor (Docent) and author of a number of research articles. 

Over the period between 1999 and 2002 he was Member of Parliament, Member to Committee on State and Legal Issues at National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, while in 1998-1999 he was Member to Political Council under the President of the Republic of Armenia.

As Chairman of the National Youth Council of Armenia over the years 1997-2002 he became proactively engaged in public affairs.


Iveta Reinholde

Iveta holds a PhD degree in Political Science:Public management
She is also an independent expert at Congress of Regional and Local Authorities, Council of Europe; Head of Public Council, Supreme Audit Institution, Latvia
Her research areas include public administration reform and modernization, EU impact on public administration, policy analysis.

Iveta Reinholde is an associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Latvia. She has considerable experience in conducting policy evaluations, working in multi-national teams and international setting on such areas as public administration reform, internal audit, human security and public services. In addition, fields of her research include EU public policy, public policy evaluation and analysis, public sector organizations and organisation theory. She is experienced in advising national and local governments. Ms Reinholde has a considerable number of publications on public management issues. Since 2014, she is an independent expert for the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe. In 2019, she has been awarded with Alena Brunovska Award for Teaching Excellence in Public Administration (NISPAcee).


Vitalis Nakrošis

Vitalis Nakrošis was awarded a Master’s degree in Political Economy of Transition from the London School of Economics (in 1998) and a PhD in social sciences from the Vilnius University (in 2004). Vitalis is a professor in public administration in the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (Vilnius University). His main research interests include public management reforms, public sector organisations, strategic/performance management, policy implementation and evaluation, as well as EU public policies and programmes. 

Vitalis published a number of books, book chapters and articles on various public policy and administration subjects. The work of Vitalis appeared or will appear in International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Policy and Administration, International Journal of Public Administration, Evaluation, Public Money and Management, NISPACEE Journal of Public Administration and Policy, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences and Journal of Baltic Studies.  

Vitalis was awarded the Alena Brunovska award for excellence in public administration (2015) and a few national awards for the best political science publications in Lithuania.


Kostiantyn Vashchenko

Educational background: 1995, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), 1998, Northwest Academy of Public Service, St. Petersburg (Russian Federation). Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine.

Mr. Vashchenko has been appointed as the Head of the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service in 2014. Prior to the present position, he served as First Vice President of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine and occupied positions in the state executive authorities. He is the author of over 150 scientific publications in the field of political science and public administration, member of the editorial board of
9 scientific publications in the sphere of public administration. 


Aziza Umarova

Aziza Umarova has MA in International relations, St Andrews University (UK); BSc in Economics, University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan)

She is the CEO of SmartGov boutique consulting firm specializing in public sector reform in Central Asia. She offers unique systems thinking and multidisciplinary approach, grounded in academic degrees in international economics, political science and a decade of experience in governance. Extensive expertise spans across innovation in public sector, anti-corruption and integrity, public service delivery, eGovernance and digital transformation, regulatory quality. Served as Advisor in UNDP's Global Centre for Public Service Excellence in Singapore. Lately she joined GovInsider media platform dedicated to innovation in the public sector as the Associate Editor for Eurasia. Aziza also participates as the OECD monitoring expert, assessing compliance of selected countries under OECD’s Anti-Corruption Network in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

She is also a frequent public speaker on topics related to innovating public sector; developed and taught a course on Innovating a public sector at the Academy of Public Administration under President of Uzbekistan. Strong followers base on social media.



Irina Aghapishvili

Irina Aghapishvili is the Acting Deputy Head of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia. She is a Candidate of Doctor of Law (JD); She did International Public Law, Master of Law at Tbilisi State University; International Legal Studies; LL.M. at University of Vienna 

Ms. Aghapishvili has extensive knowledge in international law and public institutional setup,  profound experience in lecturing and training, high expertise in organizational values and ethical conduct of civil servants, academic writing, anti-corruption mechanisms, open governance, and policy drafting.

Ms. Aghapishvili is Author of Commentary of the Code of Ethics and Conduct of Civil Servants; Guidebook on Ethics and Code of Conduct in Civil Service and various publications on international law topics. She is a certified trainer of Dbb Academy of Berlin and has vast experience of providing trainings for managers internationally. 


Ablay Dosmaganbetov

Ablay Dosmaganbetov is a Ph.D. student in Public Policy (2017-2021), Graduates School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University; He has Master in Information Technologies and Innovation Management (2012 - 2014), Graduate School of Management, Saint-Petersburg State University; Bachelor of Economics (2008-2012), Faculty of Economics and Management, Karaganda State Technical University.  His research areas are foreign direct investments (FDI), state-owned enterprises (SOEs), Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), productivity, institutional/regulatory quality. He worked at RCG IA (2014-2015) as an analyst; at JSC 'BAST' (2015-2017) as a manager/managing director.  His achievements and awards are The Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) Academy Challenge (2016, 2018), Top 20 winners; HOLT Valuation Challenge (2018), HOLT Partner status; Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) (2017), certificate of completion; WorldQuantChallenge, Autumn Alphathon (2015), Top 40 winners; Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2011), scholarship holder; Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2010), scholarship holder.   


Janar Jandosova

Janar Jandosova is a PhD student at the GSPP at NU. She got her first doctoral degree in general psychology at the St. Petersburg University, Russia (1992). In 1997-1998 she was a Fulbright Scholar in the University of California, Riverside. 

Janar is a founder of the Sange Research Center, one of the well-known sociological companies in Kazakhstan. Her work experience includes government service, the UN office in Kazakhstan, establishing the Transparency International chapter, work as a consultant for international organizations.

Janar’s sphere of interest and expertise covers corruption, governance, poverty, developmental economics, human development.


Water forum speakers


Ed Smeets

Ed Smeets is a water professional who worked for almost 30 years in the water industry. At first he became the Financial Manager of the Water Utility in Limburg where he grew into the position of CFO responsible for Finance, IT, Customers, Purchasing, Logistics, HR, etc. and later also acting CEO. After that he started his own Interim and Consultancy Company working in several positions inside and outside the water industry.  Relevant for this program are his position as Interim CEO of the Water Utility of Tilburg, Interim CEO of Hydreco Geomec (geothermal energy), Interim CEO of O-Company (bottled water on commercial basis), CFO of Brabant Water, Interim Consultant Vewin (Dutch Association of Water Supply Companies) and EBC (European Benchmarking Cooperation). Furthermore he became member of the International Water Association more than 20 years ago. He started as a member of the Specialist Group on Statistics and Economics, where he became Task Force leader of Benchmarking, Secretary and after 9 years Chairman of this very active Specialist Group. In 1995 he became member of the Dutch national Steering Committee that developed and introduced the very successful Benchmarking in the Dutch Water Industry.



Teodor Popa

Teodor Popa is Financial Manage in Brasov Water Company, Romania since 2001 and Board Member in the International Water Association (IWA). He is involved since 1995 in projects financed by EU and other international donors. Participating in the Romanian water sector reform: the company regionalization and restructuring process: institutional transformation, tariff strategy and concession contact implementation. Author of various papers presented across the globe and expert for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and World Bank international projects regarding water sector reform, tariff policy, utility management and utilities aggregation etc.



Jan Hammenecker

Jan Hammenecker is commercial director of De Watergroep, the largest public water company in Belgium.  He has been working at the company for more than 30 years. He started as a geologist, and later on he moved to the commercial side of the water business.  His areas of interest are water tarification and billing techniques in general, and customer behaviour, price elasticity, developing new markets in particular. He is passionate about the internet of things (IoT), and its influence on the water sector innovation. One of the upcoming trends is smart metering, based on IoT, and the related services and apps.



Masao Shibuya

Masao Shibuya is Director of International Division, Training & International Department, Japan Water Works Association, members of which mainly consist of Water Utilities in Japan. Japan Water Works Association (JWWA) was established in 1904 and first JWWA Training course was established in 1957 to develop the capacity of “Technical Administrator of Waterworks” prescribed in Waterworks Act. Masao has been working for more than 25 years for the association. He started his career at JWWA Inspection and Certification Service Department, and moved later to the Research Department, which research the management aspects of water utilities. His primary concern for the waterworks is the financial management of water utilities in general, in particular the water tariffication.



Filippo Alfonso Baldaro

Filippo Alfonso Baldaro, Project Manager, holds an MSc with honors in Economics and Finance (Bologna University, Italy) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management (University of Barcelona, Spain).

He has an extensive experience in water economics, water demand management, business analytics for water utilities and water sector economic regulation. His research interests and activities include: economics, statistics, econometrics and data science, predictive analytics with regression models, time series and machine learnings algorithms; development and prototyping of data analytics and business intelligence tools; market analysis and customer relationship strategy; projects/programs evaluation through cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and life cycle costing (LCC); evaluation of ecosystem services and environmental externalities; water policies and governance.

He is member of Management Committee of International Water Association (IWA) Statistics and Economics Specialist Groups.



Ioannis Kostakis

Dr Ioannis Kostakis is an adjunct lecturer in Applied Economics at Hellenic Open University. He holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Development with emphasis on Environment and Consumer Behavior (Harokopio University of Athens) and a Master of Science in Economics and Econometrics with Distinction (University of Kent, UK). Furthermore, he completed a Ph.D. in Applied Economics in Greece. His Ph.D. research emphasizes on the impact of fiscal adjustment on consumer behavior. His current research fields include econometrics, micro-economic theory, macroeconomic policy and quantitative methods in economics.



Stanislas Pouradier Duteil

Stanislas Pouradier Duteil is a Biologist and Environmental Engineer with a Post Graduate Diploma in Economy and Management Studies from ESSEC in Paris. He is member of the Specialist Group IWA in statistics and economics since 2014 and teaches also PPP and contractual aspects of the water sector at the University Science Po Lyon. His expertise on water and wastewater issues, gained over 20 years of daily practice inside Veolia Group. He mainly focuses on the identification and analysis of existing organization and corresponding costs, and on the detailed definition of future organization schemes; with particular emphasis on Operation and Maintenance, subcontracting policy, expected levels of service and their corresponding costs.  He carries out technical and operation audits of water and wastewater services, mainly on operational aspects. He prepares and negotiates all the aspects relating to practical Operation and Maintenance of Water services, including the contractual, organizational and pricing schemes. He’s now in charge of technical department in Veolia Water France



Marta Stregova

Marta Stregova graduated from University of Technik BME, Budapest in 1994 as a civil engineer. She has diverse educational background. In 1994 she graduated from Finally and Accountancy College, Salgotarjan, as a economist. Then she did Accounting Course in Eger after which had a special auditor training at Perfect Ltd. Eger.

She is now CFO at Waterworks of Heves County. In 1982 she started her career in the company managing a design group. Then since 1998 she has been in charge of controlling the accountancy, the finance and labour department, making and controlling strategy plan, taking part in meeting of Specialist Group Statistics and Economics IWA. 



Francesc Hernandez-Sancho


Dr. Francesc Hernandez-Sancho is PhD. in Water Economics and Full Professor at the University of Valencia (UV) in Spain. He is Head of the Water Economics Research Group (UV) and Director of the Master on Water Management (UV). He belongs to the Excellence Research Micro-cluster “Efficiency and economic and environmental feasibility for water management projects”. He is Leader of the Water Economics Working Group into the IWA SG on Statistics and Economics and he was Consultant of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Collaborator in research activities focused in water management and water reuse projects with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

His research topics are: Efficiency of water management, Water economics, Technical efficiency of urban water management, cost-benefit analysis in water projects, monetary valuation of water services, water tariffs, water reuse in urban areas, cost efficiency in water management, feasibility studies for water and wastewater plants and water reuse projects. He has participated in more than 40 International Research Projects related to these topics. He has also published more than 130 articles in scientific journals and more than 45 books and book chapters. He has more than 150 Congress contributions in efficiency analysis and water economics. He is Associate Editor of the reviews Water Science and Technology and Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (IWA Publishing) and Water Economics and Policy Journal (World Scientific).



Lledó Castellet Viciano

She is a researcher at the University of Valencia, Spain, since 2015.
She has a degree on Environmental Science and a master´s degree on Water
Resources Management. She has collaborated in different European and national
projects related to the management of water utilities, the efficiency of water and
wastewater treatment processes, and the energy consumption in the urban water
cycle. And she is a teaching assistant in the Master of Science in Water Resources
Management of the University of Valencia.



October 10 (Thursday) 2019
Introductory session
08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:30 Opening ceremony
  Remarks by local organizing committee:
  Weng Tat Hui, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University;
  Mr. Maxut Uteshev, Advisor to the Chairman of the Steering Committee, Astana Civil Service Hub;
  Prof. Charles Surya, Vice- Provost for Research, Nazarbayev University
10.30 – 11.00 Remarks by key-note speakers:
  Professor Marco Verweij, Professor of Political Science, Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.
11.00 – 11.30 Photo and Coffee break
October 10 (Thursday) 2019
Session 1
11.30 – 13.30 Panel 1, Good Governance: causes, costs and consequences
11.30 – 13.30 Panel 2, Economic issues in Central Asia
11.30 – 18.00 Panel 3, International Water Association meeting (closed event)
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
Session 2
14.30 – 16.30 Panel 4, Anti-Corruption measures and perception of corruption
  Panel 5, Identity policy in Kazakhstan
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee-break
Session 3
17.00 – 18.00 Book launch, GSPP, Stefanos Xenarios
18:00 - 21:00 Conference Dinner
October 11 (Friday) 2019
Session 4
10.00 – 12.00 Panel 6, Public Service Reforms in the Region: Practices and Lessons Learnt (Part 1, ACSH)
  Panel 7, Policy challenges in urban water management
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee-break
12.30 – 14.30 Panel 8, Public Service Reforms in the Region: Practices and Lessons Learnt, (Part 2, ACSH)
  Panel 9, Development issues in Eurasia
14.30 – 15.30 Lunch
15.30 – 17.30 Panel 10: PhD Students
17.30 – 18.00 Closing remarks:
  Dr. Leslie Pal, Founding Dean, College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar 
  Prof. Pelizzo, Chairman, Organizing Committee
18:00 – 19:00   Buffet - dinner
October 12 (Saturday) 2019
Session 1
09:30 – 11:00 Panel 1, Water research priorities in 21st century
  Water Supply Performance in Japan and comparison with international experience
  Financial performance of water utilities and demand management 
  An international view on water regulated markets: comparison between centralized regulation and decentralized regulation models 
  Water utilities today: “Being connected is key”
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee-break
11.30 – 13.00 Panel 2, Roundtable discussion
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 18.00 City Tour (optional)

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