Date & Time
22nd December 2020, 15:00 to 16:00 (JST)
The Speaker of the 5th APWF Webinar
Dr. Tom Panella, Chief-Water Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
Dr. Xavier Leflaive Team Leader, Resilience, Adaptation and Water, Environment Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
AWDO 2020 and Financing Water Security and the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific
The Asian Development Bank and Asia Pacific Water Forum released AWDO 2020 on 18 December 2020. AWDO 2020 provides a comprehensive national analysis of water security across Asia and the Pacific based on the five key dimensions of: 1- Rural Water Security, 2 – Economic Water Security, 3 – Urban Water Security, 4 – Environmental Water Security, and 5 – Water-Related Disaster Water Security. The Webinar will provide an overview of the findings and recommendations of the AWDO 2020 report as well as present the report “Financing water security for sustainable growth in the Asia – Pacific region” that was prepared by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a basis for the chapter on finance along with OECD’s chapter on governance that are new additions to AWDO 2020. The Webinar will also raise the issue of financing the water SDGs in Asia and the Pacific for discussion with the audience.