Asia Focus in Stockholm World Water Week 2019

Date: 2019-8-20

Asia Focus in Stockholm World Water Week 2019
Asia Pacific Water Forum (APWF) and its partners are to present the regional pathway from Yangon to Kumamoto City in advancing water security and sustainability at the Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2019. Themed as “Water for Society – Including All”, SWWW offers APWF and its partners a global platform to share the steps, achievements and remaining gaps to bridge as assessed by Asia Water Development Outlook (AWDO) and through four Asia Focus sessions:
1. Water cycle management;
2. Rural water and sanitation;
3. Governance and inclusive development; and
4. Finance.

In addition to these four sessions, a showcase event will familiarize the audience with the upcoming ADB’s flagship publication: Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020.

The focuses are in line with the Yangon Declaration: Pathway Forward, adopted by government leaders at the 3rd Asia Pacific Water Summit (APWS) in December 2017. Materiality, Connectivity and Scalability are three important dimensions that guide the debate and discussion. The review and outputs will contribute to the 4th APWS in Kumamoto City of Japan, October 19-20, 2020.

Water cycle management: towards water security in Asia and-Pacific

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019  14:00-15:30   Room: L9


UNESCO Scientific Bureau of Asia and the Pacific, Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICEWaRM), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Japan Sanitation Consortium, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia

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Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019  16:00-17:30   Room: L9


Asia-Pacific Water Forum, Global Water Institute (GWI)-UNSW and GWP Southeast Asia, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT), Japan Water Forum

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Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to address Asia’s water challenges

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019  09:00-10:30   Room: M6


APWF, Asian Development Bank, Global Water Partnership (GWP), International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHARM), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), UNHABITAT and Water Integrity Network (WIN)

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Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019  11:00-12:30   Room:M6


Asia Development Bank (ADB); Asia Pacific Water Forum (APWF); International Water Center (IWC) and Waterpreneurs; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD);; and Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

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Showcase: Water Security for all: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020

Thursday, 29 August, 2019   12:00 – 12:45   Room: M1 


Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF), Chulalongkorn University of Thailand, Organization for Economic and Development (OECD)

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