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Will the next wars be fought over water? [Live Webcast]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

That would be the title of the upcoming discussion panel to be moderated by the former Canadian Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien. The discussion is a part of a larger event entitled  "The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue" , at the High-Level Expert Group meeting organized by the Inter Action Council of Former Heads of States and Government.

Prof. Patricia Wouters will represent the Dundee UNESCO Centre at the above InterAction Council High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) meeting. She will give a presentation at the discussion panel on the topic: Can the history of international co-operation over water continue? The complete list of the panel will be:

Will the next wars be fought over water?
  • Moderated by the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien
  • Dr. Fabrice Renaud—Conflicts and diplacement: Water as a hazard
  • Bob Sandford—Global pressures on water: Have we reached a tipping point?
  • Dr. Patricia Wouters—Can the history of international co-operation over water continue?
  • Moneef Zou’bi—Water in the Middle East: Source of conflict or co-operation?

Now for the more good news: You can join the discussion through the live webcast and ask questions to the panel members! Click here to sign up. The page will become live at the World Water Day, 22.3.11, commencing at 10:15 a.m. ET..

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Sneak Peek of EPSCA 10

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


The E&P Sharing Contracts and Agreement 2010 is taking place in the 6th until the 8th of July in the Grand Hyatt, Jakarta. Master Class A is taking place on the 6th of July with the topic “Structuring, Negotiating and Managing EPC Contracts in the Oil and Gas Industry”.

Tomorrow is a special day as the plenary session will take place. There’s an exciting segment where Dr Widjajono Partowidagdo of the National Energy Council (DEN) will discuss a new economic model he’s developed on the “Next Steps of Action” for operators and government to achieve the vision of the forum: Reformed, Energetic and Efficient E&P Industry in Asia Pacific through fresher, commercially viable E&P agreements.

High-level executives from oil and gas, oil financing and government sectors, supermajor IOCs, big NOCs, INOCs, SOCs including ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Total, Hess, Samsung, Petronas, PTT, Pertamina, Medco, major law firms, and teams from Indonesian regulators in the ESDM and BPMIGAS attended the forum.

Click here (Masterclass A) and here (Masterclass B and C) to get a sneak peek on the Master Classes. Read the forum agenda here.

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Reminder: Audio Conference on Consumers Rights in Water Services

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Reminder: An audio conference with the topic "Protection of water consumer's rights in Indonesia" will be held on this page today, June 2, 19.00-20.30 (GMT+0) -- that's around 1.a.m. Jakarta Time (GMT+6)! The discussion will be in Bahasa Indonesia. Materials are available below. Read here for previous announcement.



Live Videos by Ustream


Discussion Paper titled  “Perlindungan Hukum Terhadap Konsumen Air di Indonesia” is downloadable here.  
Op-ed and blog posts:

Transparency in Water Services 
Indonesian Water Services Suffering from a Lack of Governance 
Supreme Court Decision on Water Monopoly in Batam 
Missing water and shadow users 
14 Disturbing Facts about Jakarta's Water 
Tomorrow, the Freedom of Information Law is in force! 
Three ways for your business to be implicated by the new Indonesian freedom of information law 
Where to complain for bad water services – a comparison 
Jakarta’s water crisis, whose fault? 
Human Right  Aspects of Private Sector Participation in the Water Sector 
Is water a commodity or human rights? 
The human right to water is not a property right 
Why busy with the right to water instead of governance 
Consultation on the Human Right  Aspects of Private Sector Participation in the Water Sector: more responses from the private sector 
The Economist and the human right to water 
Transparency Agenda in Water Utilities Regulation 
Hukum Air (Water Law) is not really a topic in Indonesia 
Safeguarding water contracts in Indonesia 
Constitutional Court review and the future of water law in Indonesia
Anticipating water trade


Student Paper Contest - Renews Berlin 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Northeastern to host Global Regulation of Nanotechnologies conference in Boston, May 7 to 8 (Nanowerk News) Leading international experts on the global regulation of nanotechnologies, including scientists, lawyers, ethicists and officials from governments, industry stakeholders, and NGOs will join in a two-day conference May 7-8, 2010 at Northeastern University’s School of Law.
The conference will identify best practices that address the needs of industries, the public and regulators. Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Brazil Ministry of Science and Technology, the Korean governent, the International Conference of Chemicals Management and National Science Foundation-funded university-industry collaborations.

Looks like an interesting conference folks...

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New Dates for Dialogue with Business Leaders and Regulators at EPSCA Forum, 6-8 July 2010

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Due to new developments, EPSCA Forum is moved to a new date 6-8 July 2010. Following is the excerpt of the email I received:

Last week, a major development has occurred where major support from Dr Evita Legowo, Director-General – Oil & Gas, Ministry of Energy, had been cemented which will bring us closer to the forum’s raison d'être, Reformed, Energetic and Efficient E&P Industry in Asia Pacific through fresher, commercially viable E&P agreements, and increased certainty on regulations, risks and returns from E&P investments in Asia, especially Indonesia.

Hence, I was informed this evening that the EPSCA Forum will be moved to its new date on 6-8 July 2010 in view of this major positive development, which would be a great opportunity for all delegates to have an exceedingly impactful meeting with colleagues and regulators. 

Due to the definitive importance of new regulatory developments in Indonesia pertaining to upstream contracts and the push for more commercially viable arrangements for technically complex plays, major upstream players and other investors have confirmed to join us at this important meeting. We may also get the players who are recently involved or interested in making money out of these technically complex upstream opportunities. We suggest you may want to conduct some interviews on site if you will be sending a representative, as the combination of delegates, speakers, partners and sponsors is very unique and rarely found at one place.


Please find the revised brochure attached.



Sunday, April 11, 2010

This announcement below is from Foresight Institute.

Foresight Update 23.39: All conference videos now posted - April 9, 2010


Discuss these news stories at

We are happy to announce that all videos from Foresight 2010, our January conference, are now posted:

There are 17 videos, so in case you'd like some guidance in getting started, consider starting with the top three talks as rated by conference participants:

Special thanks to Monica Anderson, Miron Cuperman, and TechZulu (Efren Toscano) for their work on this project.

If you enjoy the videos and have not yet joined Foresight or donated in 2010, we encourage you to chip in and help fund this work:

We hope to see you at the next Foresight Conference!



EPSCA 10 list of speakers (update 2)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

To give you an update, this is the list of speakers for the upcoming EPSCA 10:

  1. Dr. Evita Legowo, Director General Oil and Gas, ESDM (tent.)
  2. Trijana Kartoatmodjo, Deputy Operations, BPMIGAS
  3. Benny Lubiantara, Fiscal Policy Analyst, OPEC (as Advisor)
  4. Tariq Shafiq, Founding Executive, Iraq National Oil Company (also author of new Iraq oil law, Forum Chairman)
  5. Ittiporn Boonpracong, Deputy Director-General, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs (Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority)
  6. Faiz Shahab, Commissioner, PT Prime Petroservices
  7. Joseph Amudi Tobing, Senior Legal Counsel, Hess Limited
  8. Peter Godfrey, Vice President (Commercial), Arrow Energy International (on CBM development with PT Medco)
Click here to download the brochure. In order to claim 10% discount from indolawreport, fill in this promotional code  “82410PM-ILR-4Q" in the booking form.

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E&P Sharing Contracts and Agreements 2010 (Update 1)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I have been informed that Tariq Shafiq, who is involved in writing the new Iraqi Oil Law will be joining the event. Here's the tentative schedule for the speakers for Day Two:

Plenary One | 09.00 - 10.45
The post-recession E&P industry agreements and the
challenge of recovery
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Mr Tariq Shafiq, Founding Executive, Iraq National Oil
Next-generation E&P engagement: Outlook for the world and
Asia in 2010
• To what extent will the downturn bring fundamental change
to the nature of E&P contracts in Asia and how will IOCs,
NOCs and service contractors respond?
• What are the bright spots and challenges for the service
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia*
Transforming PSAs: Evolving contracting models and the push
to abolish the PSA
• Revisiting and transforming the original PSAs to more win-win
commercially viable arrangements
• What are the alternatives available to successfully transform a
PSC into a more economically viable contract?
Hardiono, Deputy Chairman, BPMigas*
Structuring advanced models of cooperation in the form of a
Joint Venture or Partnership
• What specifi c terms have to be adopted for safeguarding your
agreements and ensuring successful collaboration?
• How changing roles of IOCs and NOCs contribute to the
shape of the partnership agreement and what you should
Ms Karen Agustiawan, President Director, Pertamina*
Revising ineffi cient contracts: Holistically reducing
uncertainties from E&P projects
• Evaluating alternatives under different scenarios, i.e. reserve
discoveries, variations in oil prices, operating costs, and fi eld
• Cost recovery system and ‘excess profi t’ adjustment
• Hedging against exploration uncertainties of no discovery,
discovery not being commercial and costs
• Hedging against production uncertainties, derived through
operating costs and commodity prices fl uctuations
Mr Joseph Amudi Tobing, Sr Legal Counsel, Hess Limited

Click the latest brochure to get more detailed information on the list of speakers and venue.

Another good news: the reader of this blog may get 10% discount. I am still working on the arrangements with the organizers.


E&P Sharing Contracts and Agreements 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Center for Energy Sustainability and Economics will be holding a very important forum this April, in Jakarta. The E&P Sharing Contracts and Agreements 2010 will be held in Jakarta 27-29 of April 2010, and will feature important figures in the Indonesian Oil and Gas Industry. This is the press release I received from the organizer, Arcmediaglobal:

Insights into the most efficient partnerships, alliances, contracts and agreements adapted to today’s economy are why this Power Forum is a must-attend event for all exploration companies from Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, Caspian Sea and other oil-rich regions. The forum brings together the institutions, regulators, commercial and state actors, all who are directly involved in actual contracts and sharing agreements, to shed light into business-critical and contract-related issues around the various relationships, fiscal models and risk management must-haves in today’s petroleum exploration and development, including production sharing, joint operations, joint ventures, service contracts, international boundary disputes and oil & gas accounting.

 I will update more on this event. Click here for brochure.

Rules for Dwarfs Risk Regulation of Nanotechnology and its International Context

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A conference on nanotechnology will be held in Germany 30 November-2 December. According to the website:

We convene actors from Germany, Europe, and the United States to link previously separated regulatory debates. Participants will develop regulatory recommendations for German and European politics in frank and open discussions. This includes the prioritization of regulatory approaches and principles to guide the development of compatible regulatory systems on both sides of the Atlantic.

The price is € 160 including accommodation and meals; a reduction to € 80 is available for students. More detail here.

CRN to host a nano-bio-techno conference

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology will host Molecular Manufacturing Conference, "Challenges & Opportunities: The Future of Nano & Bio Technologies" to be held September 9-13, 2007 at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Tucson.

From its press release:

Day one of the conference will focus on biotechnology, including both the underlying science and key applications. Day two will focus on nanotechnology, with an emphasis on the path to molecular manufacturing. Day three will look at the societal and environmental implications of nano/bio manufacturing. On the fourth day there will be assisted tours of Tucson area biotech and nanotech facilities.

The program will feature speakers covering a number of topics including: Tuberculosis and Bird Flu - New Epidemics in 2007; How to Build a Nanofactory; Military, Security, and Surveillance Issues; and more.

Click here to apply