The 3rd JEC meeting of the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS) took place on 18 September, 2020 via web conference with the participation of 16 JEC members from Japan and overseas including two Vice-Chairs, Dr. Norihito Tambo, (former President of Hokkaido University and President of River Center of Hokkaido) and Mr. Kazufumi Onishi (Mayor of Kumamoto City).
The secretariat has presented the draft of a new schedule for the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS), which has been postponed. All participants have agreed to the proposal.
Assuming that the 4th APWS will be held according to the new schedule in 2022, the secretariat has revealed two initiatives to make the summit more productive. One is an APWF webinar, in which UN organizations belonging to the APWF will provide the latest information about water issues, including countermeasures against COVID-19. Another is the launching of Youth Water Forum・Japan, targeted at high school students. The secretariat will compile and present recommendations from youth at the 4th APWS. The secretariat has received constructive opinions and advice from committee members.
The attendees have also given us useful advice regarding an agenda item about how to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the summit’s theme.
Based on such valuable advice and feedback, the APWF and Kumamoto City will steadily and efficiently prepare for the Summit.
Web conference with the JEC members
Document 1-a) Agenda
Document 1-b) Documents List
Document 2 Member list of the Joint Executive Committee for the 4th APWS
Document 3 New date of the 4th APWS
Document 4-1 Activities toward the 4th APWS
Document 4-2 Plan of Youth Activities for the 4th APWS
(Reported by Shigenori Asai, Director)