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Preparation Guide


I. Introduction IV. General Information

1. The 6th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water 1. Passport and Visa
2. Korea Water Forum 2. Accommodations
3. Transportation
II. Program 4. Others
1. Tasks and Missions as a Youth Parliamentarian
2. Program at a Glance
3. Program in Details V. Contact Information

III. Preparation
1. Country Report
I. Introduction
I-1. The 6th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water
Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water (APYPW) is an official gathering of youth
delegates representing different countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Every year, Korea Water Forum (KWF) and Ministry of Environment of the Republic of
Korea come together to host the APYPW in order to bring diversity of young voices to
global water issues.

The APYPW encourages youth to deeply ponder and investigate pragmatic solutions for
water-related challenges they are facing today. Furthermore, it aims to develop young
professionals in the field of water and to drive them to set positions as future water
leaders by encouraging active youth participation in global water and environmental
By offering variety of programs and activities from international conferences to simulating
congressional actions, young delegates from different countries will increase their
awareness on both national and global water problems and strengthen their youth
networks to address the environmental crisis.
Date August 14(Mon.) ~ 17(Thurs.), 2017 / 3 nights 4 days
Venue Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), the Republic of Korea
Participants 60 Asia Pacific Youth
Hosted by Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, Korea Water Forum
Official Website
Video Clip of the 5th APYPW

I. Introduction

Steering Committee

For the whole preparation of the Parliament, steering committee has been organized with renowned water professional
from various sectors.

Committee Member

No. Name Title, Affiliation

1 Ms. Jung-su Lee Secretary General, Korea Climate & Environment Network

2 Prof. Sang-Il Lee Professor, Civil and Environmental System Engineering Dept., Dongguk University

3 Dr. Young-Il Song Senior Researcher, Korea Environment Institute

4 Prof. Changsam Jeong Professor, Civil Engineering Dept., Induk University

5 Dr. Meeyoung Song Senior Researcher, Ecology & Environment Research, Gyeonggi Research Institute

6 Dr. Jae-heung Yoon Secretary General, Korea Water Forum

I. Introduction


I. Introduction
I-2. Korea Water Forum (KWF)

Korea Water Forum (KWF) is a corporation established in 2005 by

uniting those water-related government agencies including the Ministry
of Construction and Transportation, the Ministry of Environment, the
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Korea Meteorological
Administration, and the National Emergency Management Agency.

KWF was formed in order to promote international cooperation

partnership in water, solve global water problem, present the vision of
water for the future, propose sustainable policy and expand interchange
among water stakeholders.

KWF is making a great effort to promote cooperation with domestic and

overseas water related stakeholders for the future.

In addition, KWF concentrates on providing up-to-date knowledge and

information to stakeholders in the international society, by sharing
Koreas successful experiences and technologies in water sector to
solve water-related problems.

Program Coordinator: June Jiyeon Lee (Ms.) Program Coordinator: Haein Kim (Ms.)
Manager, Korea Water Forum Project Officer, Korea Water Forum

II. Program
II-1. Tasks and Missions as a Youth Parliamentarian

Prepare for the 6th APYPW in advance by conducting research on your country, in order to discover
how you contribute at the parliament. You will have to be experts regarding water in your country to
Before provide input to initiatives in Asia Pacific as representatives of your country.
- Prepare the country report
- Suggest two themes of the commission sessions
- Once the themes of commission session have been decided and released, study and research
about the themes so that you are prepared for the commission sessions.
Share and communicate with other Participants via the Facebook group.

Participate actively in all the activities and discussions with respect for others to define a strategy for
During the APYPW action and share the results on each commission and countries.

Translate the commission declaration to your mother tongue and offer it to your municipality, region,
and government.
Take part in any kind of communication actions in order to promote youth participation in water
governance and promote the APYPW
Beyond the APYPW The awardees of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea will be granted with a trip to
participate 2017 World Water Week in Amsterdam as the representatives of the APYPW.
Those who win the Award given by Wilo Foundation can enjoy the privilege of visiting the Wilo
Foundation in Dortmund, Germany.

II. Program
II-2. Program at a Glance

II. Program
II-3. Program in Details
Day 1. Commission Session

The 6th APYPW will have commissions which all have different themes respectively for parliamentarians to discuss. The
parliamentarians will be grouped into different delegations of countries and each of them will consist of fifteen to twenty
people. Parliamentarians will be discussing current issues on water representing their country.

The themes of commission sessions will be decided by the steering committee after gathering the ideas of all participants.
Each participant will have a chance to suggest 2 themes that s(he) would like it to be discussed during the commission
session. The suggested theme should be primary water-related problems that are currently occurring in your country.

Detailed commission session theme information will be emailed along with the URL of the Google Docs.

A coordinator will follow, manage and present guidelines for the whole process of your commission activities including
discussions. A respective coordinator and steering committee will evaluate every aspect of a parliamentarian from
participation, cooperation and contribution that are demonstrated all throughout the prior-assignment, commission activities,
daily programs, etc.

A range of water-related issues including problems, solutions and ways of international cooperation should be discussed,
but the specific content and style of the session depend on you, the participants. The aim of the commission session is to
develop a commission declaration based on communication among the parliamentarians. The commission declarations from
each and every commission will be adopted at the plenary on the last day, August 17th.

II. Program
II-3. Program in Details
Day 2. Field Trip
Ulsan Petroglyph Museum & Bangudae Petroglyphs
Ulsan Petroglyph Museum is the one and only petroglyph museum in Korea which was opened
in May, 2008 to introduce Ulsan Bangudae Petroglyphs (National Treasure No. 285) and
Cheonjeon-ri Engraved Stones (National Treasure No. 147) and to lead the national studies on
petroglyph. The Museum displays information of domestic and foreign petroglyphs including
Bangudae and Cheonjeon-ri Petroglyphs and various articles which help visitors to understand
the natural environment of the Prehistoric Ulsan along with the lives and cultures of the
Prehistoric people.

Petroglyph of the pictures of the rocks mean literally all kinds of the pictures drawn on the
rocks using various skills. The Bangudae Petroglyphs are engraved on rocks located on the
lower western banks of the man-made lake at Taehwa River. Moreover, petroglyphs are
becoming an issue in relation to preservation of ecological levees.

Taehwa River Eco Center

Taehwa River cuts across Ulsan City from the east to west and originates in the valley between
Ssalbawi of Gijisan Mountain and Tapgolsaem of Baekunsan Mountain. The 47.54km river
passes through downtown Ulsan and empties out into Ulsan Bay, which is connected to the
East Sea. Not just a symbol of pride for the people of Ulsan, the river has long since been a
precious commodity that has played a pivotal role in Ulsan town culture and history.

Taewha River Eco Center is an education site which shows the changes of the river connected
with the human and displays the diversity and richness of the Taehwa Rivers ecosystem.

II. Program
II-3. Program in Details
Day 3. President Election
Parliamentarians will elect the president and two vice presidents of the entire parliament, who will
represent all 60 parliamentarians of the 6th APYPW. Those interested in the president or the vice
president position should prepare a 2-minute speech to deliver to the entire parliament.
President and vice presidents are obliged to promote the result of the APYPW and each commission
the following year. We expect them to be committed and active enough to build networks
continuously with participants by engaging in follow-up activities of Water Parliament.

Day 3. Cultural Night

A night sharing the culture, traditions, etc. of your country and to experience other cultures from various regions in Asia Pacific.
You may want to wear traditional outfits, share traditional songs, dance, games from your country. You may bring some objects
that can introduce the culture and history of your own country. Thus, please be prepared to share the contents you would like
to introduce with participants.

In order to make enjoyable and enriched cultural night, please bring your preparation material (if you wish) which will help
you introduce the contents to others. Korean participants are no exception!

II. Program
II-3. Program in Details
Day 4. Plenary Session and Declaration

On the last day (August 17th), the Declarations will be announced during the plenary session. The plenary session will be
convened by 3 representatives consisting of the president and two vice presidents.

The plenary session will be conducted based on a formal scenario. The scenario will be prepared by the 3 representatives. All
parliamentarians will moderate and take part in the plenary session.

III. Preparation
III-1. Country Report
Parliamentarians are required to submit a prior-assignment of a country report which is a case study of water-related issues.

Specific cases should be presented in illustrating the challenges in question as well as concrete efforts that the government,
municipalities and citizens, etc are making to address them.
Various tools aimed at enhancing comprehension such as images, charts, and tables are strongly recommended. Plus, face-to-face
interviews and site investigations are substantially preferred over second-hand research from the Internet or books etc.

A country report that fits the specified template must be submitted to the secretariat(Email :
by 17:00, August 4th (in Korea Standard Time).
The poster of the report will be exhibited in the event venue.

Assigned Template (*will be e-mailed as an attachment as well)

1 the flag of an assigned nation

2 the name of an assigned nation

3 In English, 1 page total(assigned template)

1. Introduction
: Explain your county or region

2. Case study
: What are issues about water in your county or region?
Focus on cases
: Problem-solving efforts and actions of the government,
corporation, civil society, etc.

4 name and commission of involved member(s)

IV. General Information
IV-1. Passport and Visa
Please make sure you have your passport prepared in advance so that there is enough time to issue the visa for coming to
Korea. Also, please take the invitation and letter of guarantee to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to issue a visa faster. The
letter of invitation and guarantee will be emailed to participants who are in need of visa. All participants shall stick to the
instructions from the Secretariat when proceeding with visa issuance.

Overall costs incurred due to visa issuance are not within the scope of the financial support.

Visa Issuance Process


Email the letter of Apply for visa Issue a valid visa

invitation & guarantee

Request the official letter Send the official diplomatic letter

IV. General Information
IV-2. Accommodations
UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology) Student Housing
Address: UNIST Student Residence 303 Building, 50 Unist-gil, Eonyang town, Uljugoon, Ulsan, the Republic of Korea (zip code: 44919)

During the program, you will be staying in the UNIST student dormitory. 6 participants will be assigned in a flat, which has 3 rooms and
2.5 bathrooms. Each participant will be sharing a room with another roommate. The toilet and shower room in an each room should be
shared with your roommates.
Since the only things that are provided from the dormitory are a pillow and a blanket, make sure to bring any other personal necessities
you need, such as personal towel, hair dryer, toiletries, etc.

Link for the accommodation (in English)

UNIST Student Residence (

UNIST Dormitory Facilities

Cafeteria Convenience Store Coin Laundry Water Purifier

*Opening Hours: 24 Hour-a-day

*Opening Hours: 07:30~19:30 *Opening Hours: 24 Hour-a-day *Opening Hours: 24 Hour-a-day
*Location: 1,4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25F,
*Location: 1F, Dormitory (300 Bldg) *Location: 1F, Dormitory (300 Bldg) *Location: 1F, Dormitory (303 Bldg)
Dormitory (303 Bldg)
IV. General Information
IV-2. Accommodations

Student Dormitory Residence Rules of UNIST(Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology)
Chapter 1 The general rules

article 1 (the purpose) All residents must take adequate care of the facilities. It is residents
The purpose of the detailed rules for the students living in the student obligation to protect and maintain the student residence facilities and
residence is to decide the codes of life that the people of the Ulsan National manage and preserve the articles rented.
Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) (hereafter called the institute) All residents must do his or her utmost for the prevention of burglary in
who are admitted into the student residence must abide by in the buildings, the student residence area.
the sites, and the attached facilities of the student residence (hereafter All residents must abide by the instructions of the related staff members
called the student residence) based on Article 6 of The Regulations on the and must cooperate with the checks, cleaning, and the ordering and
Management of the student residence. arrangement.
All The residents must regularly check the notices posted on the
article 2 (the range of application) bulletin board and the student residence homepage.
As long as there are no special provisory clauses, the detailed rules shall be
applied to all the residents, including the students living in the student article 5 (Changing rooms)
residence, people specially admitted, etc. excluding the residential areas of A resident may only change his/her allotted room by requesting such
the married people. change through a written application.
Only the Dean of Student Affairs may allow special exemptions to the rules. After the application is submitted, the resident must get written permission
from the Director of the student residence.
Chapter 2 The management of residents
article 6 (using objects for public use)
article 3 (Conduct of behavior) All the objects for public use are to be shared with all residents. Objects
The access time of the student residence for residents shall be from 00:00 are not to be moved or removed from their place.
~ 24:00. Regarding the usage charges of the services that require the personal
In case of an emergency, the director of the student residence may adjust payments, including electricity, tap water, gas, etc., the resident himself
the determined time. or herself must pay for them.
The washing of the laundry within the student residence shall be used
article 4 (requirements) in the designated laundry place.
All residents must strive to keep the student residence a safe and When using the iron room, the kitchen, the smoking area, etc., everyone
peaceful atmosphere. must be especially careful of fire. After the use, everyone must be sure
All residents must abide by the safety rules of the student residence to check the safety condition and tidy up.
and must bear the responsibilities regarding to prevent fire, including
the control of the indoor cooking appliances, fire extinguishers, and article 7 (Compensation responsibilities)
prevention of other fire accidents. When a resident has damaged or lost a facility of the student residence or
an article that was rented intentionally or by mistake, his must be
compensated for.
IV. General Information
IV-2. Accommodations

Student Dormitory Residence Rules of UNIST(Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology)

article 8 (the duty to report) article 10 (the management)

When a matter of each of the following items has occurred, the resident The resident shall always maintain the residential and public spaces.
shall notify the security office without any delay. He or she must strive to protect the facilities.
In case a big accident has occurred due to a fire, the collapse of a The resident must actively participate in the cleaning that is carried out
facility, the leak of gas, etc. or in case there is the worry of an accident. for the maintenance of a pleasant life environment.
In case an action (cooking, smoking outside the designated areas, the
carrying in of an electric heater) causing a fire within the student article 11 (leaving procedure)
residence is discovered or a doer who impedes the public safety and When student residence resident moves out, he or she must submit a
order (drinking alcohol and others of the like) is discovered. written application for leaving, return the rented articles, and receive the
In case it is judged that the person concerned or another resident is in inspections before leaving.
a mental or physical crisis or danger. If this is not sincerely fulfilled, demerits can be received and the
In case if the resident and his her roommate has been out of contact admission may be restricted in the future.
for a long time. The office of the supervisor can dispose personal articles left that are
In case a person whose admission has not been permitted has been expired.
discovered within a student residence building.
In case it has been judged that there is a worry of there being an
accident that conforms to an item above.

article 9 (rules and regulations)

The resident shall abide by the detailed rules for the students living in the
student residence.
And, when this has been violated, he or she shall receive the disposition
according to The criteria for the imposition of the demerits of the student
And he or she shall submit The written confirmation of the violation of the
regulations of the student residence.
When needed, he or she will receive the concerned measures according to
the decisions of the Steering Committee (hereafter called the committee)
of the student residence.

IV. General Information
IV-3. Transportation
Student from Korea

By Train Ulsan Station UNIST

The train station in Ulsan: Ulsan Station(KTX).

KTX is the fastest train and it takes about 2 hours from
Seoul to Ulsan.
If you are taking KTX, take the train from Ulsan Station.

From Ulsan Station(KTX) to UNIST

Taxi Service:
The taxi fare from Ulsan Station to UNIST is around 10,000
won depending on the traffic situation.
It takes about 8 to 10 minutes to get to the school.

Bus Service:
Cost for a bus ride is 1,250 won regardless the travelling
The buses that run past the school are as follow:
No.327, 337, 807 (It takes about 40 minutes to get to the
school.) *The 6th APYPW offer shuttles from
Ulsan Station to UNIST.
No.807 (Ulsan Station: KTX) UNIST
*No.327,337 get off at the UNIST Entrance 1km(Walk
about 15 mins) UNIST More detailed shuttle information will be announced soon.

IV. General Information
IV-3. Transportation
Student from Korea

By Express Bus
Ulsan Express Bus Terminal UNIST
The express bus from Seoul to Ulsan is the cheapest but
slowest way to get to Ulsan (5-6 hours depending on the
state of traffic).
But the express bus from Busan takes only 45 minutes to
Ulsan. Ulsan Express Bus terminal is next to Ulsan Bus
Seoul Express Bus Terminal

From Ulsan Express Bus Terminal to UNIST

Taxi Service:
The taxi fare from Ulsan Express Bus Station to UNIST is Ulsan
Evpress Bus
around 15,000 won depending on the traffic situation. Terminal

It takes about 35 minutes to get to the school.

Bus Service:
Cost for a bus ride is 1,250 won regardless the travelling
distance. *The 6th APYPW offer shuttles from
The buses that run past the school are as follows:
Ulsan Express Bus Terminal to UNIST.
No.113, 327, 337, 733, 807 (It takes about an 1hour
to get to the school.) More detail shuttles information will be announced soon.

No.133, 733, 807 (Ulsan Express Bus Terminal) UNIST

*No. 327, 337 (Ulsan Express Bus Terminal) get off at the
UNIST Entrance 1km(Walk about 15 mins) UNIST
IV. General Information
IV-3. Transportation
Student from Abroad (Asia-Pacific other than Korea)

Step 1 Arrival to Korea

The Secretariat will be assisting participants with their ticketing.

1. You will be informed personally with flight schedules between the 13th afternoon and the 14th morning to Incheon International Airport, and
the 17th night and the 18th morning from Incheon International Airport.

Participants must reply by either email or phone to the secretariat to confirm if they are available on any of the flight schedules offered.

Step 2 Purchasing Tickets

The secretariat will purchase and send flight tickets to those participants who are selected to be supported for the 6th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament
for Water.

Step 3 Traveling within Korea after entry

Our staff will be deployed to respective gates of the airport at respective time to welcome the participants. When coming out of the gate, please
look out for the The 6th Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water picket. Please follow our staffs guidelines to get on the bus bound for Ulsan city.

Step 4 Return
On the last day (August 17th), we will dismiss the parliament at approximately 16:30 in Ulsan. Students from abroad will move together to Incheon by
bus. Those participants who leave on the 17th will be dropped off at the Incheon International Airport. Otherwise, you may stay in Incheon for the night
and leave in the morning of the 18th. In this case, we shall arrange an accommodation for you nearby Incheon International Airport.

Note that when coming to Korea, you must take care of your own personal expenses. Expenses the Korea Water Forum will be covering are a round trip
airfare, accommodation, local transport and meals during the program. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Secretariat of
Asia Pacific Youth Parliament for Water. (Contact information provided at the end of the preparation guide).

Detailed immigration procedures will be announced separately.

IV. General Information
IV-4. Others
The official currency of the Republic of Korea is Korean Won (, KRW).
As of July 2017, the exchange rates are as follows:

1USD= 1,152.40 (, Won)

1CNY= 169.45 (, Won)
1PKR= 10.91 (, Won)

Korea summer is usually between June and August. The average
temperature of the city is around 25 ~ 29 C.
Precipitation Temperature (C)
Generally, the period between the July and mid of August is the rainy
season in Korea. During this time there is no scorching heat.

Dress code

You will be wearing casual clothing(such as jeans and sneakers)

throughout the APYPW.
However, you must wear a formal suit at the plenary session and award
on 17th of August. You will not be allowed into the plenary session 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

unless you have appropriate attire.

*The 6th APYPW T-shirt will be distributed to every participant.

IV. General Information
IV-4. Others
Travel Insurance
Tourist insurance cannot be arranged in the Republic of Korea.
Therefore, you must get insurance in your respective country prior to
coming to Korea.

Regulations on Drinking and Smoking

According to the regulations of UNIST, alcohol is prohibited in all
buildings including the dormitory.
Smoking is prohibited in the student residence and is only allowed in
designated outdoor areas: next to the bike rack of 304, 305 and 306

Supported Power Cords and Plugs

In the Republic of Korea, the power sockets used are of type C and F.
The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.

Your need for a power plug adapter depends on the power plugs used in
your own country.

IV. Contact Information


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