water weblog; Information from APWF: Dec. 2014

16th Governing Council Meeting of the APWF

1. Outline
Date19 November 2014, 9:00~16:00
VenueSamjung Hotel, Korea
OrganizerAsia-Pacific Water Forum(APWF),
(Host) Korea Water Forum
ParticipantsChair and Vice-chairs of the APWF Governing Council,
Representatives from the APWF lead organizations, sub-regional coordinators, members, the youth group and other regional agencies and civil society organizations (43 people)

2. Agenda
9:00-9:451. Greetings:
· Mr. Ravi Narayanan Chair (Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum)
· Dr. Jungmoo Lee (President of Korea Water Forum)
· Dr. Dae-su Eo (Regional Process Commission of the 7th World Water Forum)

2. Remarks & Presentation on the 7th World Water Forum
· Progress report of overall 7th World Water Forum presented by Mr. Yangjin Oh (Director, The national committee for the World Water Forum)
· Daegu, Logistical Overview presented by Mr. Youn-Gil Kim (Assistant Manager, Daegu Convention Bureau)
· Updates on the overall Regional Process presented by Ms. Sue-yong Kim (Manager, K-Water Institute)
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-12:00 3. Presentation and Discussion on the Regional Thematic Sessions and Sub-Regional Sessions
· Session Group1: Water and Cities :
UNESCO and the group members
· Session Group2: Green Growth :
K-Water, ESCAP and the group members
· Session Group3: Water and Food
FAO and the group members
· Session Group4: Water related Disasters :
ICHARM and the group members
· Session Group5: Integrated Water Resource Management :
NARBO and the group members
· Session Group6: Rural Water and Sanitation :
PLAN International and ADB
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 · Session Group7: Central Asia :
GWP CACENA and the group members
· Session Group8: Northeast Asia :
Korea Water Forum
· Session Group9: Final Asia-Pacific Session :
APWF Secretariat
14:00-14:15 Break
14:15-14:45 4. New Proposal for Asia-Pacific Regional Session (TBC)
· A proposal presented by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat
· A proposal presented by Dr. Sung Kim (Chair person, WMO RAⅡ(Asia) working group on Hydrological Services/ Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology)
14:45-15:00 5. The Asia-Pacific Regional Process
· Future schedule and relevant announcements presented by the APWF Secretariat for a reminder.
15:00-15:15 6. Progress updates on the ADB’s initiative
· Progress updates on the ADB’s initiative including the Asian Water Development Outlook, Asian Water Information System, and Asia 2050 Study
15:15-15:30 7. The 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
· Announcement of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Water Summit by the APWF Secretariat
15:30-16:30 8. Other matters (if any)
· Progress Report of the Science and Technology Process presented by Dr. Sangyoung Park (Executive Director of Korea Water Forum)
· Call for Partnership to strengthen the Asia-Pacific Citizen’s Forum presented by Dr. Yongdeok Cho (Executive Director of Korea Water Forum)
9. Closing
» Highlights (tbc)
* Official Web site of the 7th World Warter Forum http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/main/