Date & Time
2nd March 2022 (Wed), Noon – 1:00PM (Jakarta Time) / 2:00PM – 3:00PM (Tokyo Time)
The Speakers of the 12th APWF Webinar
Megan Knight, Senior IWRM Expert for Asia Region at Global Water Partnership
Fany Wedahuditama, Regional Coordinator, GWP-SEA
Paul Glennie, Senior Technical Advisor – UNEP-DHI Centre on Water & Environment
Dr. Sevillo D. David, Jr., Executive Director, National Water Resources Board, The Philippines
Lance Gore, Principal Water Resources Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB) in South Asia Region
Gvantsa Sivsivadze, First Category Senior Specialist at Water Division Environment and Climate Change Department, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia
Accelerating Progress on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Asia- Pacific region
In 2021, the Global Water Partnership and UNEP-DHI Centre jointly developed a progress report on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the Asia-Pacific Region. This report is expected to provide the basis for further regional collaboration to take action on the critical next steps needed to work towards achieving full IWRM implementation by 2030. This is in line with the Yangon Declaration made by Leaders of the Asia-Pacific region at the Third Asia-Pacific Water Summit in 2017, which committed to achieving the water-related Sustainable Development Goals and targets, and to facilitating the implementation of IWRM to achieve water security for sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region.
The key results, findings and recommendations of the SDG 6.5.1 Progress Report in Asia-Pacific will be presented in a joint webinar organized in partnership with the Asia Pacific Water Forum on March 2nd 2022. Two countries, The Philippines and Georgia, will share their experiences in using the results and findings of IWRM monitoring and how they can be mainstreamed in government processes. At the end of session, panelist will discuss a “call for action” to encourage countries and those responsible for implementing IWRM to understand that urgent action is needed at all levels to work toward achieving full IWRM implementation by 2030 in the Asia-Pacific Region. The outcome of the discussion from the webinar is intended to feed into the 4th Asia Pacific Water Summit in April 2022.