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Title ARC Conference 2022: Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Ecosystems
Date November 3–4, 2022 Time
Place Hana Square, Korea University
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ARC Conference 2022

Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Ecosystems

Date November 3–4, 2022
Venue Hana Square, Korea University
Hosted by Asia Resilience Center (ARC@OJERI)
Organized by OJEong Resilience Institute (OJERI@KU)
BK21 FOUR R&E Center for ESEE
Master and Doctoral Program for Carbon Neutrality (Korea Univ.-KIST Green School)
Carbon Sink Graduate Program at Korea University  
Autonomous Key Research Institute in Universities (A-KRI@OJERI)
Mid-Latitude Region Network (MLRN@OJERI)
Supported by Korea University

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Abstract submission:


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Conference Schedule at a Glance

Date Nov 2 Nov 3 Nov 4

East Building

College of Life

Sciences &


(Rm 312)
Exhibition Hall
Multimedia Room
Exhibition Hall


NRF/DFG project closed meeting
(Professor Khamzina)

Opening Ceremony BK21 FOUR
Graduate Students
Poster Presentation
Lightning Speeches BK21 FOUR
Graduate Students
Poster Presentation
Session I Closing Session
  Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Session II    
  Session III
Evening   Reception Dinner  

I. Introduction

The Asia Resilience Center (ARC) is a scientific opinion board with a bottom-up approach to long-term sustainable social-ecological systems in Asia. Beyond Asia, the ARC serves as a bridge between resilience research institutes from a national scale to an international scale. The ARC is composed of three committees, including a scientific committee, a steering committee, and an advisory board. The scientific committee contributes to the implementation of empirical resilience research to advance long-term sustainability paradigms via an interdisciplinary network. The steering committee contributes to governing the implementation of project management with the world, and the advisory committee contributes suggestions regarding innovative strategies by creating and realizing the value of the ARC.

Understanding the nexus of water, food, energy, and ecosystems has never been more important. In February 2022, Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the 6th Assessment Report. The report strongly recognizes the interdependence of climate, ecosystems and biodiversity, and human societies. Therefore, knowledge of the natural sciences, ecology, social sciences, and economics has been more tightly integrated than in previous reports. It emphasizes the need to study together: biodiversity loss, unsustainable consumption of natural resources, degradation of soil and ecosystems, rapid urbanization, changes in population structure, socio-economic inequality, global pandemics of infectious diseases, which were previously thought to have little relation to climate.

The ARC Conference 2022, to be held for the fourth time this year following 2018, 2019, and 2020, under the theme of “Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Ecosystems” will provide resilience scientists the opportunity to respond to the complex challenges of socio-ecological change. Resilience experts at home and abroad will gather in person or virtually to have an in-depth discussion on their research topics and regional efforts dealing with global social-ecological issues including climate change and ecosystem changes.

II. Key dates (provisional)

October 04 Finalization of sessions
October 07 Announcement of the official program
October 19 Abstracts submission due
October 26 Paper/slides submission due
October 31 Online registration deadline

III. Conference schedule (provisional)

(All times Korea Standard Time [UTC/GMT +9 hours])

Day 1 (November 03)

Auditorium (B112) and Exhibition Hall (B116)

08:00-09:00 Registration
Opening ceremony Auditorium (B112)
09:00-9:20 Opening ceremony
Presider: Hye In Chung (Research Professor, OJERI@KU)
09:00-09:05 Opening remarks: Yowhan Son (Chair, Asia Resilience Center)
09:05-09:10 Welcoming remarks: President of Korea University
09:10-09:30 Keynote Speech: Kilchoo Moon (Chair, NRF-IIASA Committee)
09:30-09:40 Group photo and coffee break
Session I Implications of land use and climate change for management of water-forest nexus
09:40-12:10 Session I
Moderator: Professor Asia Khamzina
09:40-09:50 Asia Khamzina (Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University): Introductory note
09:50-10:10 Janos Bogardi (Center for Development Research [ZEF], University of Bonn and Institute of Advanced Studies Köszeg [iASK]); online): Clear, feasible concepts and terminological clarity are key for the success of interdisciplinary research
10:10-10:30 ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Daniel Karthe (United Nations University FLORES [UNU-FLORES]): Integrating land, water and forest management: insights from the Resource Nexus ‪‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
10:30-10:50 Navneet Kumar (Center for Development Research [ZEF], University of Bonn): Modeling of water availability for afforestation planning in irrigated agricultural region of the Aral Sea Basin
10:50-11:10 Lulu Zhang (United Nations University FLORES [UNU-FLORES]: The responses of water and carbon cycles of terrestrial ecosystem to climate variability‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
11:10-11:30 Bernhard Tischbein (Center for Development Research [ZEF], University of Bonn): Irrigation scheduling — need, principles, tools, opportunities and limitations
11:30-11:50 Florent Noulèkoun (Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University): Modelling the response of multi-species afforestation to climate variability in dryland Benin
11:50-12:10 Questions and Discussion
12:10-13:30 Lunch
Session II Resilience research
The resilience of social-ecological system in which human and nature co-exist is weakening, and the discussion of sustainability remains a challenge. In this session, we will explore on the concept and attributes of resilience to respond to disturbances such as wildfire, air pollution, heat islands, and floods, etc. occurring in various regions such as cities, coasts, forests, and rural areas.
13:30-15:30 Session II
Moderator: Jihoon Song (OJERI@KU)
13:30-13:45 Jin hyung Chon (Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University): Session Keynote Speech; “Development of Resilience Index Framework for Social-Ecological System in Urban, Coastal, and Rural area”
13:45-14:00 Florian Kraxner (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria; in-person): Multi-Purpose Afforestation with Special Emphasis on the Mid-Latitude Region: Potentials and Challenges of Land-based GGR Technologies
14:00-14:15 Sagin Jay (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan; in-person): Water Competencу Center for supporting farming without harming nature
14:15-14:30 Wonjae Hwang (OJERI@KU): Estimation of greenhouse gas (CO2 and N2O) emissions from upland fields in South Korea under a climate change scenario using the process-based model
14:30-14:45 Hye In Chung (OJERI@KU): A Conceptual Framework for Improving Urban Climate Resilience — Focused on Urban Environmental Infrastructure (UEI)
14:45-15:00 Min Kim (OJERI@KU): Renewable Energy Landscape Preference for Coastal Resilience
15:00-15:15 Kihwan Song (OJERI@KU): Resilient Ecosystem Service Restoration Planning for Social-Ecological System by Flood Damage
15:15-15:30 Jinhoo Hwang (OJERI@KU): Analyzing Effects of Greenbelts on Land-use and Carbon Storage in Mega-city
15:30-15:50 Coffee break
Session III Chemical changes in the planetary boundary layer
Anthropogenic activities led to changes in the planetary boundary layer. In this session, we will explore recent scientific understandings of those changes caused by human activities such as (but not limited to) plastics pollution, degradation of air, water, and soil quality, etc. with an emphasis on their chemical aspects and technological approaches to mitigate those changes.
15:50-17:50 Session III
Moderator: Hyun-Gi Min (OJERI@KU)
15:50-16:05 Jung-Hwan Kwon (Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University): Session Keynote Speech; “Accumulation of microplastics and related additives in freshwater systems”
16:05-16:20 Nanthi Bolan (The University of Western Australia; online): Recarbonising Soil for Decarbonising Agriculture
16:20-16:35 Christian Sonne (Aarhus University, Denmark; online): From Molecular Biology to Planetary Health: An Arctic Perspective
16:35-16:50 Yakov Kuzyakov (University of Göttingen, Germany; online): Stability and Resilience of Soil Organic Matter by Land Use in Asia
16:50-17:05 Rijan Bhakta Kayastha (Kathmandu University, Nepal; online): Importance of Cryosphere in Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Ecosystem in Mid-Latitude Region - Nepal
17:05-17:20 Kalimuthu Pandi (OJERI@KU): Upcycling of waste PET plastics: recent signs of progress and prospects
17:20-17:35 Taeyong Shim (OJERI@KU): Impact Assessment for Freshwater Ecosystems in a Dynamically Changing World
17:35-17:50 Sok Kim (OJERI@KU): (Topic TBD)
Reception Dinner

18:30-21:00 Venue: Mosim Korean Cuisine

Opening Remarks at the Reception Dinner: Professor Seung Kwan Hong (Dean, Korea Univ.-KIST Green School [KU-KIST Graduate School of Energy and Environment])

Day 2 (November 04)

Multimedia Room (B115)

Lightning speeches  
09:00-11:00 Lightning speeches
Moderator: Cholho Song (OJERI@KU)
09:00-09:10 Sonam Wang (OJERI@KU; online):Relationships among Water, Food, Energy, and Ecosystems in the Mid-Latitude Region in the context of Sustainable Development Goals
09:10-09:20 Jürgen Stamm (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany): WetUrban - A digital platform for flood risk management and communication‬
09:20-09:30 Munkhnasan Lamchin (OJERI@KU):Exploring Spatio-temporal change in global land cover using categorical intensity analysis
09:30-09:40 Minseok Park (OJERI@KU): Assessment and management of damage to agricultural ecosystem due to the inflow of hazardous chemicals
09:40-09:50 Sunmin Park (OJERI@KU): Understanding the heat waves impact on tree growth and aerosols
09:50-10:00 Jinsol Hong (OJERI@KU): Global invasion risk of the striped rice stem borer, and the impact of climate change
10:00-10:10 Yongeun Kim (OJERI@KU): Development of integrated modeling technique of system dynamics and fuzzy logic
10:10-10:20 Mina Hong (OJERI@KU): Risk assessment of forest growth sector in South Korea for response to the new climate regime
10:20-10:30 Hyung-Sub Kim (OJERI@KU): Development of a forest carbon and nitrogen model
10:30-10:40 Seon-Kyung Park (OJERI@KU): Filling gaps between exposure modeling and the analysis of urinary biomarkers using personal air monitoring: a case study of permethrin used in home insecticide spray
10:40-10:50 Azamat Kaldybayev (Institute of Ionosphere, Kazakhstan): Glaciers cover changes in Snow Leopards' habitats Dzhungar Alatau Tien Shan Mountains Central Asia areas
10:50-11:00 Alena Yelisseyeva (Institute of Ionosphere, Kazakhstan): Environmental monitoring using indices of vulnerability to natural disasters, including forest fires, in cooperation with S. Korean experts

BK21 FOUR Graduate Students Poster Presentation

Day 1 09:00-18:00 Exhibition Hall (B116)
Day 2 09:00-11:30 Exhibition Hall (B116)
Closing Session  
11:00-11:30 Closing session
Presider: TBD (Korea University)
11:00-11:15 Session Report

Professor Asia Khamzina

Professor Jin hyung Chon

Professor Jung-Hwan Kwon

11:15-11:20 Best poster awards ceremony for “BK21 FOUR Graduate Students Poster Presentation”
11:20-11:30 Closing remarks: Professor Woo-Kyun Lee (Director, OJERI@KU)
12:00-14:00 Lunch
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