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These are presentations on the first day of the Informal roundtable on addressing water scarcity through cost effective and innovative responsible business practices (RBP) in the Resort Industry in ESCAP Countries

Why we are here and what we expect to accomplish
 • Presentation by Mr. Eric Roeder, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade, Investment,and Innovation Division, ESCAP

Media Flashes: The drought impact on the Hotel Industry in the region
• Presentation by Mr. Alfred Romann, China Daily Asia Weekly (via skype)

International development initiatives on water resource use efficiency
• CEO Water Mandate and Water Action Hub: Global Compact (via skype)
Presentation by Ms. Mai Lan Ha, Advisor, CEO Water Mandate, The Pacific Institute
• UNEP’s work on resource efficiency as it pertains to water
Presentation by Mr. Sabin Basnyat, Programme Officer, Resource Efficiency, NEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
• Asian Institute of Technology, Water Engineering and Management: "A framework for water security assessment at city scale: Application to Bangkok
Presentation by: Dr. Victor Shinde, Asian Institute of Technology
• ESCAP’s Environment and Development Division
Presentation by Ms. Caridad Canales, Associate Environmental Affairs Officer, Environment and Development Division, ESCAP

Private sector challenges and innovative RBP initiatives on addressing water use
• Katathani Hotels
Presentation by Mr. Suchart Vikittipong, Chief Operating Officer
• Centara Hotels & Resorts
Presentation by Mr. Adrian Jones, Vice President of Design & Technical Service
• Onyx Hospitality Group: Together’s Goal 1 and water campaign
Presentation by Mr. Geoffrey Fordham, Senior Vice-President Engineering, Safety & Security
• Shangri-La International
Presentation by Mr. WOON Swee Tong, Director of Engineering, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
• ACCOR Hotels: Water initiatives
Presentation by Mr. Paul Stevens, Vice President of Operations for Vice President of Operations for Midscale and Economy Brands Upper South East Asia, Accor Hotels
• Hilton Worldwide: Hilton's water stewardship initiatives “LightStay”
Presentation by Mr. Garry Croxford, Hilton Worldwide's Director of Engineering Operations for Southeast Asia, Pacific and India
• Soneva Resorts, Residences & Spas
Presentation by Mr. Arnfinn Oines, Social & Environmental Conscience, Soneva Resorts, Residences & Spas

Innovative Ideas and technology kickoff
• Presentation by: Mr. Akash Bhavsar Managing Director of WaterQuest (via skype)
• Presentation by Mr. Thomas Chung, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong -on “floating fields”
• Presentation by Ms. Ruth Mathews, Executive Director, Water Footprint Network