The objective is to raise the priority of tackling water security issues highlighted in the development agenda in the Asia-Pacific region in order to improve people's livelihoods and the environment.
We work collaboratively with a wide variety of water-related organizations in the region to build capacity and enhance cooperation, while boosting investment at the regional level and beyond.
The Japan Water Forum has maintained a role as the Secretariat of the APWF ever since its launch.
The APWF is currently seeking expressions of interest from national and local governments of any country in the Asia and Pacific region that can demonstrate its willingness and capacity to organize the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS) in 2020.
The APWF and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar successfully co-hosted the Third Asia-Pacific Water Summit ("the 3rd APWS") in Yangon, Myanmar, on 11-12 December 2017. 20 heads of state and government and ministerial-level delegates from the 15 countries joined the 3rd APWS, and the total number of participants is more than 700 from 39 countries.
APWF has been nominated as a regional coordinator of Asia-Pacific in collaboration with its partner organizations for the regional process of the 8th World Water Forum.