1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit, Beppu, Oita, Japan 2007

The 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit, under the theme “Water Security: Leadership and Commitment,” was held in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture in Japan. Targeting decision-makers in the region, the 1st APWS brought together top-level leaders from various sectors including industry, public, education, local organizations and media from 56 countries. It is deemed the first ever Water Summit to be convened in the world and was attended by more-high level dignitaries than any other water meetings then.

Outline

Theme Water Security: Leadership and Commitment
Organizers Asia-Pacific Water Forum
Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit
Dates December 3 and 4, 2007
Venue Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Participants:

» List of Summit Participants of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (PDF, 57KB)

Key Outcome Documents

» Policy Brief 2007 (PDF, 1.29MB)

» Message from Beppu (PDF, 467KB)

» Chair’s Summary (PDF, 26KB)

» Final Report of the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit

Related News

» TERRAVIVA – A publication by IPS Asia-Pacific in cooperation with the AMIC Singapore


Programme Schedule

[Monday, 3 December 2007]

11:00-12:50 Opening Ceremony [Philharmonia Hall (B1F)]

  • opening_remarks

    Opening Remarks by Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Chair of Steering Committee of 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit/ Former Prime Minister of Japan

  • Remarks by His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan

  • Keynote Speech by His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Chairman of United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation

    Keynote Speech by His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Chairman of United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation

  • Video Message by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

    Video Message by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

13:00-15:00 Lunch [Reception Hall (2F)]

15:00-15:10 Election of Chair, Vice Chairs and Rapporteur / Adoption of Agenda [Int’l Conference Rm (3F)]

Elected Chair, Vice Chairs and Rapporteur
Chair
Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Chair of the Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

Vice Chair
H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President, Republic of Tajikistan
H.E. Mr. Anote Tong, President, Republic of Kiribati
H.E. Lyonpo Dr. Kinzang Dorji, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bhutan
Hon. Mr. Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, Kingdom of Cambodia
Mr. Hu Siyi, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Water Resources, People’s Republic of China

Rapporteur
Ms. Erna Witoelar, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
Mr. Ravi Narayanan, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Adopted Agenda
» Programme of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

15:10-16:40 Speeches by the heads of government [Int’l Conference Rm (3F)]

  • Tajikistan

    H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon
    President, Republic of Tajikistan
    » Address by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan

  • Palau

    H.E. Mr. Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr
    President, Republic of Palau

  • Kiribati

    H.E. Mr. Anote Tong
    President, Republic of Kiribati

  • Nauru

    H.E. Mr. Ludwig Scotty President, Republic of Nauru

  • Micronesia

    H.E. Mr. Emanuel Mori
    President, Federated States of Micronesia

  • Niue

    Hon. Mr. Mititaiagimene Young Vivian
    Prime Minister, Niue

  • Tuvalu

    Hon. Mr. Apisai Ielemia
    Prime Minister, Tuvalu

  • Bhutan

    H.E. Lyonpo Dr. Kinzang Dorji
    Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bhutan

  • Kyrgyz

    H.E. Mr. Dosbol Nur ulu
    Vice Prime Minister, Kyrgyz Republic

Concluding remarks of speeches by the heads of government

  • Mr.Matsuura

    Mr.Koichiro Matsuura
    Director-General of UNESCO

 

16:40-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-18:30 Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region [Conf. Rm (1F)]

  • Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region

  • Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region

  • Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region

» Session Summary (PDF, 45KB)

17:00-18:30 CEOs Mandate for Action in Water [Rehearsal Rm (B2F)]

  • CEOs Mandate for Action in Water

  • CEOs Mandate for Action in Water

  • CEOs Mandate for Action in Water

» Session Summary (PDF, 36KB)

17:00-18:30 Monitoring of Investment and Results in Water [Meeting Rm2&3 (B1F)]

  • Monitoring of Investment and Results in Water



» Session Summary (PDF, 12KB)

18:45- Welcome Reception hosted by Oita Prefectural Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit [Reception Hall (2F)]


[Tuesday, 4 December 2007]

09:00-12:20 Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 [Conf. Rm (1F)]

  • Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008

  • Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008

  • Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008

  • Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008

  • Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008

  • Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008

 

Concrete Initiative

» World Sanitation Project Map (Water Web Projects on Google Map / Earth)

09:00-10:30 The Small Islands’ Dialogue on Water and Climate [Conf. Rm (1F)]
» Session Summary (PDF95KB)

09:00-10:30 Commitment for Ensuring Water Security in the Aral Sea Basin – Cooperation versus Competition [Int’l Conf. Rm (3F)]
» Session Summary (PDF, 69KB)

10:30-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-12:20 Water-related Disaster Management [Conf. Rm (1F)]
» Session Summary (PDF, 15KB)

10:50-12:20 Water for Development and Ecosystems [Int’l Conf. Rm (3F)]

» Session Summary (PDF, 13KB)
Concrete Initiative

» International organizations launch initiatives for sustainable water use in Asia Pacific

12:20-14:00 Lunch [Reception Hall (2F)]

14:00-15:30 Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development [Int’l Conf. Rm (3F)]

  • Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development

  • Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development

  • Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development


Concrete Initiative
» Message from the Regional Consultation Meeting on Developing Knowledge and Lessons

14:00-15:30 Increasing Capacity for Local Actions [Conf. Rm (1F)]

  • Increasing Capacity for Local Actions

  • Increasing Capacity for Local Actions

  • Increasing Capacity for Local Actions


16:00-17:30 Closing Ceremony [Int’l Conf. Rm (3F)]

Reports from Sessions
Session Organizers

Presentation of Message from Beppu & Chair’s Summary
Rapporteurs of the 1st Asia-Pacific Summit

Invitation to the 5th World Water Forum

From other regions (Africa, North & South America, Arabia and Europe)

Greetings by the Japanese Government
Mr. Tetsuzo Fuyushiba, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Government of Japan

Closing Remarks
Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Chair of Steering Committee of 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit/ Former Prime Minister of Japan

18:00- Farewell Cocktail and Dinner Party hosted by Chair of Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit [Convention Hall (B1F)& Reception Hall (2F)]

Reference

The number of the target countries and regions for the Fist Summit is 49 according the criteria of the Asia-Pacific region in the preparatory process of the 4th World Water Forum; Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Kyrgyzstan , Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, East Timor, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

Archives

Draft Concept Paper for the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit(As of May 30, 2007)

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Members of Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (As of Oct 4, 2007)

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Outline of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (As of May 2007)

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