1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit, Beppu, Oita, Japan 2007

The 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit, under the theme “Water Security: Leadership and Commitment,” was held in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture in Japan. Targeting decision-makers in the region, the 1st APWS brought together top-level leaders from various sectors including industry, public, education, local organizations and media from 56 countries. It is deemed the first ever Water Summit to be convened in the world and was attended by more-high level dignitaries than any other water meetings then.




Outline


Theme

Water Security: Leadership and Commitment

Organizers

Asia-Pacific Water Forum
Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

Dates

December 3 and 4, 2007

Venue

Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan


Participants:

     » List of Summit Participants of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit (PDF, 57KB)


Key Outcome Documents

     » Policy Brief 2007 (PDF, 1.29MB)
     » Message from Beppu (PDF, 467KB)
     » Chair's Summary (PDF, 26KB)
     » Final Report of the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit


Related News

     » TERRAVIVA - A publication by IPS Asia-Pacific in cooperation with the AMIC Singapore




Programme Schedule


[Monday, 3 December 2007]


11:00-12:50 Opening Ceremony [Philharmonia Hall (B1F)]


opening_remarks

Opening Remarks by Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Chair of Steering Committee of 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit/ Former Prime Minister of Japan

Remarks by His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan

Greetings by Mr. Yasuo Fukuda

Greetings by Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan

Report from the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) by Prof. Tommy Koh, Chair of APWF Governing Council



Keynote Speech by His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Chairman of United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation Video Message by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

Keynote Speech by His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Chairman of United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation

Video Message by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

Memorial Speech by His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan Philharmonia Hall
Philharmonia Hall

Memorial Speech by His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince of Japan

Philharmonia Hall



13:00-15:00 Lunch [Reception Hall (2F)]


15:00-15:10 Election of Chair, Vice Chairs and Rapporteur / Adoption of Agenda [Int'l Conference Rm (3F)]

Elected Chair, Vice Chairs and Rapporteur
Chair
Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Chair of the Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

Vice Chair
H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President, Republic of Tajikistan
H.E. Mr. Anote Tong, President, Republic of Kiribati
H.E. Lyonpo Dr. Kinzang Dorji, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bhutan
Hon. Mr. Lim Kean Hor, Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology, Kingdom of Cambodia
Mr. Hu Siyi, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Water Resources, People's Republic of China

Rapporteur
Ms. Erna Witoelar, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
Mr. Ravi Narayanan, Vice-Chair of the Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Adopted Agenda
» Programme of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit


15:10-16:40 Speeches by the heads of government [Int'l Conference Rm (3F)]

Tajikistan Palau Kiribati

H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon
President, Republic of Tajikistan
» Address by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan


H.E. Mr. Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr
President, Republic of Palau

H.E. Mr. Anote Tong
President, Republic of Kiribati

Nauru Micronesia Niue

H.E. Mr. Ludwig Scotty
President, Republic of Nauru

H.E. Mr. Emanuel Mori
President, Federated States of Micronesia

Hon. Mr. Mititaiagimene Young Vivian
Prime Minister, Niue


Tuvalu Bhutan Kyrgyz

Hon. Mr. Apisai Ielemia
Prime Minister, Tuvalu

H.E. Lyonpo Dr. Kinzang Dorji
Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bhutan

H.E. Mr. Dosbol Nur ulu
Vice Prime Minister, Kyrgyz Republic


Concluding remarks of speeches by the heads of government

Mr.Matsuura

Mr.Koichiro Matsuura
Director-General of UNESCO



16:40-17:00 Coffee Break


17:00-18:30 Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region [Conf. Rm (1F)]


Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Himalayan Region

» Session Summary (PDF, 45KB)


17:00-18:30 CEOs Mandate for Action in Water [Rehearsal Rm (B2F)]


CEOs Mandate for Action in Water CEOs Mandate for Action in Water CEOs Mandate for Action in Water

» Session Summary (PDF, 36KB)


17:00-18:30 Monitoring of Investment and Results in Water [Meeting Rm2&3 (B1F)]

Monitoring of Investment and Results in Water

» Session Summary (PDF, 12KB)



18:45- Welcome Reception hosted by Oita Prefectural Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit [Reception Hall (2F)]





[Tuesday, 4 December 2007]



09:00-12:20 Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 [Conf. Rm (1F)]


Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008
Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008 Regional Launch of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS) 2008

Concrete Initiative
» World Sanitation Project Map (Water Web Projects on Google Map / Earth)


09:00-10:30 The Small Islands' Dialogue on Water and Climate [Conf. Rm (1F)]
» Session Summary (PDF95KB)


09:00-10:30 Commitment for Ensuring Water Security in the Aral Sea Basin - Cooperation versus Competition [Int'l Conf. Rm (3F)]
» Session Summary (PDF, 69KB)


10:30-10:50 Coffee Break


10:50-12:20 Water-related Disaster Management [Conf. Rm (1F)]
» Session Summary (PDF, 15KB)


10:50-12:20 Water for Development and Ecosystems [Int'l Conf. Rm (3F)]
» Session Summary (PDF, 13KB)
Concrete Initiative
» International organizations launch initiatives for sustainable water use in Asia Pacific


12:20-14:00 Lunch [Reception Hall (2F)]


14:00-15:30 Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development [Int'l Conf. Rm (3F)]


Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development Leadership for Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: Knowledge, Financing, and Capacity Development

Concrete Initiative
» Message from the Regional Consultation Meeting on Developing Knowledge and Lessons


14:00-15:30 Increasing Capacity for Local Actions [Conf. Rm (1F)]


Increasing Capacity for Local Actions Increasing Capacity for Local Actions Increasing Capacity for Local Actions



16:00-17:30 Closing Ceremony [Int'l Conf. Rm (3F)]

Reports from Sessions
Session Organizers

Presentation of Message from Beppu & Chair's Summary
Rapporteurs of the 1st Asia-Pacific Summit

Invitation to the 5th World Water Forum

From other regions (Africa, North & South America, Arabia and Europe)

Greetings by the Japanese Government
Mr. Tetsuzo Fuyushiba, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Government of Japan

Closing Remarks
Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Chair of Steering Committee of 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit/ Former Prime Minister of Japan


18:00- Farewell Cocktail and Dinner Party hosted by Chair of Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit [Convention Hall (B1F)& Reception Hall (2F)]




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