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CONGRESS FORUM

MEGA CITIES—MEGA CHANCES U R B A N L A B O R ATO R I E S O F T H E F U T U R E

M E S S E M Ü N C H E N : 7 M AY 2 0 1 2 , 1 P. M . – 6 P. M . , C O N G R E S S - F O R U M H A L L A 5

W O R L D ’ S L E A D I N G T R A D E FA I R F O R WAT E R , S E WA G E , WA S T E A N D R AW M AT E R I A L S M A N A G E M E N T

7–11 May 2012 MESSE MÜNCHEN

ENT SORGA A WORLD OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS


Mega Cities—Mega Chances

Futurologists consider global urbanization one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Right now, a large portion of the world’s population lives in one of more than 30 mega-cities (each with a population of four to ten million people). By 2015, this figure is expected to increase to 60 cities with more than 600 million people. While two-thirds off all megacities are now located in developing countries, the phenomenon of functionally integrated mega-urban settlements can also be found in Europe (example: Rhine/Ruhr region with more than 13 million people). URBAN LABORATORIES OF THE FUTURE If you examine the events and publications on this topic, most focus more on the risks associated with this development than on the opportunities. They concentrate on the potential for conflict. Mega-cities are becoming “global risk regions” that, at first glance, no longer appear manageable. In many cases, people forget that these residential centers also serve as a catalyst for many technological developments that then make them livable and manageable. Metaphorically speaking, mega-cities are “laboratories of the future.”

They anticipate development trends and are initiators of global change with an extremely dynamic development rate. Mega-cities are becoming a driving force behind technical innovations and are dynamic economic and growth engines.


Program overview P R O GR AM M 13:30–14:45 MEGA CITIES—MEGA CHANCES Monday, 7 May 2012, Messe München 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Congress Forum Hall A5 All speeches will be translated simultaneously (German/English). M O D E R AT I O N :

Prof. Dr. Norbert Dichtl, Institut für Siedlungswirtschaft, Braunschweig 13:15–13:25: OPENING OF THE CONGRESS-FORUM

Katherina Reiche MdB, Parliamentary Secretary of State, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Bonn 13:25–13:30: GREETING

Dr. Marcel Huber MdL, Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Public Health

Subject block 1

CHALLENGES FOR THE URBAN AGE

• Keynote Prof. Dr. Martin Faulstich, Chair of Resource and Energy Technology of the Technical University Munich, Chairman of the German Advisory Board on the Environment (SRU), Berlin • Urban sustainability and way of life Dr. Michael Denkel, Member of the Board, Partner, Albert Speer & Partner GmbH, Frankfurt am Main • Resources, environmental technical solutions Prof. Dr.-Ing. Xiaohu Dai, Director, The National Engineering Research Center for Urban Pollution Control, Tongji University, Shanghai • Making Cities Work—Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Dr. Willfried Wienholt, Vice President, Head of Urban Development, Corporate Development Siemens One, Siemens AG, Munich • City mobility and logistics in Mega Cities Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer, Chairman of the Executive Board, German Logistics Association (BVL), Bremen 14:45–16:30

Subject block 2

INTERNATIONAL EXAMPLES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTS IN MEGA CITIES: SOUTH AMERICA, CHINA, INDIA

“South America”—Growing Mega Cities—Sustainable Management of water and wastewater by the example of global urban centers: • Challenges in wastewater treatment in Mega City Mexico City—Deep tunnel project Marcel Salazar, Pöyry Environment GmbH, Mannheim • Buenos Aires—Big Cities, Big Water, Big Challenges—Water in an urbanizing World Martin Geiger, Fachbereich Süsswasser, WWF Deutschland, Berlin


“China—Mega City Shanghai“ • Sustainable adaptation strategies for waste and disposal management in Shanghai Prof. Meng Wei, President, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science (CRAES), Beijing • The importance of cross-disciplinary alliances for the implementation of sustainable water concepts for mega cities Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Wilderer, Professor emeritus of excellence, Technische Universität München, Munich “China—Mega City Peking“ • Smart water resources management: solutions for competing water users Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Rauschenbach, Head of, Fraunhofer Application Center System Technology AST Fraunhofer AST, Ilmenau • Water circulation system in Beijing—Measures und strategic concepts Prof. Dr.-Ing. Xiaohu Dai, Director, The National Engineering Research Center for Urban Pollution Control, Tongji University, Shanghai “India“ • Challenges for mega cities such as Bangalore—Growing requirements on city management such as: Logistics, sustainability, emission control Dr. Jürgen Porst, GIZ Bangalore, Senior Advisor, GIZ/ASEM, Indo-German Environment Programme, HAWA, Bangalore 16:30–17:00

17:00–17:15

Subject block 4

MEGA CITIES AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

• Water for mega cities—UN-Habitat‘s perspectives on challenges and opportunities Bert Diphoorn, Branch Coordinator of the Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat, Nairobi 17:15–17:30 RÉSUMÉ

Prof. Dr. Norbert Dichtl, Institut für Siedlungswirtschaft, Braunschweig 17:30–18:00 MEDIA TALK

Journalists ask, Experts answer

Subject block 3

INNOVATIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

• Environmental efforts in mega cities—Waste management and recycling concepts Peter Kurth, President, Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Material Management Industry (BDE), Berlin • Mega cities: Integrated networks and urban policy Arno Tomowski, Director Private Sector Cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn

As of: February 2012


Solutions for tomorrow’s global world at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 IFAT ENTSORGA is creating a close-knit network with its exhibitors with the congress forum “Mega Cities—Mega Chances.” Mega-cities create opportunities and are challenges for future ways of life. Even today, the companies that exhibit at the leading international trade fair IFAT ENTSORGA have plenty of solutions for meeting the challenges of tomorrow.

Water, sewage and resources are elementary components for the urban age and the manageability of future ways of life and living spaces. Its individual subject blocks are solution oriented and pertain directly to the highly developed products, services and technological innovations on exhibit at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012. Our exhibitor database is available online at www.ifat.de

A close-knit network with solutions for urban challenges from IFAT ENTSORGA exhibitors


Published by Messe München International, Munich. Printed in Germany. IFAT ENTSORGA Mega Cities E/03/2012

Important facts and contacts Congress Forum: Mega Cities—Mega Chances Monday, 7 May 2012, Messe München 1 p.m.–6 p.m. IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 Congress Forum Hall A5 IFAT ENTSORGA 7–11 May 2012, Munich Hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m. TICKETS:

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