4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit, Kumamoto, Japan 2020
The 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit (4th APWS) will be held in October 2020 in Kumamoto City, Japan, in which high-level delegates including heads of states and representatives from international organizations in the Asia-Pacific region will discuss various water-related issues.
The 4th APWS will also share with the world the long-standing efforts of the host city, Kumamoto, in conserving groundwater as well as its recovering efforts from the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes.
The 3rd APWS in 2017 adopted the Yangon Declaration to show the direction of sustainable development with a perspective on water.
Under the theme of “Water for Sustainable Development –Best Practices and Connecting to the Next Generation-“, the outcomes of the 4th APWS discussions on how to implement the recommendations given in the Yangon Declaration are expected to make a great contribution to lead the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
|Date||Monday, 19 October and Tuesday, 20 October 2020|
|Venue||Kumamoto Jo Hall (Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, Japan) (Opening in December 2019)|
|Organizers||Kumamoto City of Japan and Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)|
Expected Participating Countries
Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Israel, Iran, Indonesia, India, Uzbekistan, Australia, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Kyrgyz, Samoa, Georgia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Korea, Tajikistan, China, Turkmenistan, Tonga, New Zealand, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Bangladesh, Timor-Leste, Fiji, Philippines, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Viet Nam, Marshall Islands, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia, Lao PDR, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, and Japan
Official Language for the Summit
Approval of Cabinet Meeting
On 26 March 2019, the Cabinet of Japan approved that relevant governmental ministries and agencies will provide necessary cooperation for the 4th APWS as follows:
▼Regular Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday, 26 March 2019, General Matter (Approved)▼
The 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit(Cabinet Meeting jointly requested by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and Minister of the Environment)
[For reference] The official website of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism http://www.mlit.go.jp/report/press/water02_hh_000112.html (Japanese only)