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Asian Water Information System (AWIS) Consultation Workshop



1. Outline
Objectives(i) Examine the current status of access to water information in the region
(ii) Review on-going initiatives to improve water sector information collection, processing, storage and access
(iii) Develop time-bound targets and strategies to establish a demonstration of the AWIS
(iv) Identify a core-group of institutions and countries to lead development of a pilot demonstration of the AWIS by March 2015
Dates26-27 November 2013
VenueAsian Development Bank Headquarters (Auditorium Zone B), Manila, Philippines
OrganizerRegional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

2. Participants
ADB: RSID/RSDD, water resources divisions of the regional departments for Southeast Asia, Central West; consultants involved in conducting Country Water Assessments (CWAs)

Representatives of selected regional and international agencies involved in the collection and dissemination of data and information relevant to the water cycle and water resources management:
Arghyam Foundation, Asia Pacific Center for Water Security, Asia Pacific Water Forum, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Deltares, ESCAP, Global Water Partnership South Asia, Singapore PUB, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Public Works Research Institute, International Water Management Institute, APWF secretariat (Japan Water Forum), Korea Water Forum, K-water Institute, North China Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute, Social Development Process, Spanish Embassy, UN-HABITAT, World Resources Institute

3. Agenda
26 November 2013, Tuesday
TimeActivity
08:30-09:00Opening session – introductions, expectations, and processes
Address by Mr. Gil-Hong Kim, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, RSDD, ADB
09:00-10:00Asian Water information system – why, what and when
10:00-10:30Coffee break
10:30-12:00International experiences with data and information systems
13:30-14:30Informal working group sessions – technical and operational issues
14:30-15:30National perspectives on data, data access and sharing (including discussion)
15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-17:30Working group – what might be achieved by 2015

27 November 2013, Wednesday
TimeActivity
08:30-10:00Working groups – proposing a work plan, resource requirements and proposed partnerships
10:00-10:30Coffee break
10:30-11:30Next steps – who, how and when
11:30-12:00Closing

14th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum



1. Outline
Date & TimeMonday, 25 November, 9:30-16:00
VenueAsian Development Bank Headquarters (Auditorium Zone B), Manila, Philippines
OrganizerAsia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
ParticipantsChair and Vice-chairs of the APWF Governing Council,
Representatives from the APWF lead organizations, sub-regional coordinators, members and the youth group (30 people)

2. Agenda
ChairMr. Ravi Narayanan, Chair of the APWF Governing Council
9:30-16:301. Chairmanship of the Meeting
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Follow-up of new priority areas for APWF activities
· Asia Water Information System: ADB
· Water and Green Economy: ESCAP, UN-Habitat, UNESCO,
· Urban Water Management: UNESCO, UN-Habitat (1.17MB)
· Integrated Water Resource Management: NARBO (176KB)
· Water & Disasters: ICHARM (1.3MB)
· Mountains and Water Security: ICIMOD (17KB)
4. The Asian Water Development Outlook
· A proposal for the 3rd edition of the AWDO: Asia Pacific Center for Water Security (1.66MB)
5. The 7th World Water Forum (84KB)
· Updates on the 7th World Water Form preparation process:Korea Water Forum (2.27MB)
· Roadmap of APWF activities: APWF Secretariat (373KB)
6. Activities of the youth team
· Presentation by Korea Water Forum (4.12MB)
· Presentation on ASEAN Youth Roadmap for Water Security (2.5MB)
7. Other matters
· APWF’s history and future plans under the priority areas (315KB)
8. Closing of the session
» Highlights (tbc)

Preparatory Meeting of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit



I. Outline
Date&TimeTuesday, 19 March 2013, 9:30-16:00
VenueUnited Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Organizer Government of Thailand and Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
ParticipantsChairman of 2nd APWS Sub-Committee on Scope and Program, Representatives from the Thai National Organizing Committee of the 2nd APWS, Vice-Chair of the APWF Governing Council, Representatives from the APWF lead organizations and sub-regional coordinators (45 people)


II. Agenda
Co-Chairs: Dr. Apichart Anukularmphai, Chairman of 2nd APWS Sub-Committee on Scope and Program; and Mr. Ravi Narayanan, Vice Chair of the APWF Governing Council
9:30-16:001. Chairmanship of the Meeting
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. » Program of the 2nd APWS (8.6MB)
4. Progress of invitation process for the 2nd APWS
5. Logistics of the 2nd APWS
6. Chiang Mai Declaration
7. Outline of the Focus Area Sessions
(1) » Economic, Food and Water Security (FAO and ESCAP) (94 KB)
(2) » Urban Water Security (UN-HABITAT and PUB) (66 KB)
(3) Environmental Water Security (IUCN)
(4) » Household Water Security (ESCAP) (130 KB)
(5) » Water Risks and Resilience (ICHARM) (126 KB)
(6) » IWRM Process for a Water Secure World (UNESCO)
(7) Water-related Disasters Challenges (Thailand WFMC)
8. » Other activities during the 2nd APWS (3.2MB)
9. » Roadmap and new concrete initiatives (34KB)
10. Plan/schedule of the next meeting
11. Closing of the session
» Highlights (TBC)

11th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

I.Outline
Date&TimeThursday, 5 July 2012, 10:00-16:30
VenueLearning Oasis Room, PUB WaterHub, Singapore Address: 80 & 82 Toh Guan Road East
OrganizerAsia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
ParticipantsPresident of the AWPF, Chair and Vice-chairs of the APWF Governing Council, Representatives of the APWF lead organizations and sub-regional coordinators, APWF members, National Science Museum of Thailand, The Energy and Resources Institute, Mongolian Water Agency, others
(30 people)
II. Agenda
Chair: Prof. Tommy Koh, Chair of the APWF Governing Council
10:00-16:301. Chairmanship of the Meeting
2. Welcome Remarks by the President of the APWF
3. Adoption of the agenda
4. Update on the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit: APWF Secretariat
5. Asian Development Bank’s support for the APWF: ADB(84KB)
6. Report on the 6th World Water Forum
(1) Session report by target coordinators (5~10 minutes/ target)
(a) Household Water Security: Target 1.1 by ESCAP(292KB)
(b) Economic, Food and Water Security:
- Target 2.1 by FAO & ESCAP (364KB)
- Target 2.2 by UN Habitat (284KB)
(c) Urban Water Security: Target 3.1 by UN Habitat (160KB)
(d) IWRM Process for a Water Secure World: Target 5.1 by KWF (296KB)
(2) Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis and Commitment Session report: APWF Secretariat(452KB)
(3) Any other session and event report may be presented under this item.
7. The 7th World Water Forum in Korea in 2015: KWF (3.83MB)

8. Follow up of the APWF concrete initiatives
(1) Establishment of Asia-Pacific Water Museum: National Science Museum of Thailand(2.50MB)
(2) ADB’s recent activities and APWF video production: ADB(168KB)
(3) APWF Knowledge Hubs Secretariat Services: TERI(2.98MB)
(4) APWF Knowledge Hub for Sanitation: JWF (636KB)
(5) Singapore International Water Week : PUB Singapore

9. Other matters
10. Closing of the session


» Highlights(tbc)

10th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

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1. Outline
Date & TimeTuesday, 29 November 2011, 10:00-16:00
VenueLearning Oasis Room, PUB WaterHub, Singapore Address: 80 & 82 Toh Guan Road East
OrganizerAsia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
ParticipantsChair and Vice-chairs of the APWF Governing Council, Representatives of the APWF lead organizations and sub-regional coordinators, APWF members, Representatives of the Thai Government (34 people)


II. Agenda
Chair: Prof. Tommy Koh, Chair of the APWF Governing Council

10:00-16:001. Chairmanship of the Meeting
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Search Committee
4. Invitation process for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit

(a) Invitation Process for the 2nd APWS: Thai Government
5. Logistics of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
(a) Logistics of the 2nd APWS: Thai Government
6. Outline of the Focus Area Sessions
(a) Economic, Food and Water Security: FAO
(b) Urban Water Security:UN-HABITAT
(c) Household Water Security: ESCAP
(d) Water Risks and Resilience: ICHARM
(e) IWRM Process for a Water Secure World: UNESCO
7. Activities leading to the 6th World Water Forum
(a) Preparation for the 6th World Water Forum: APWF Secretariat
8. Discussion on agenda 4. to 7.
   (Lunch Break)
9. Documents for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
(1) APWF Completion Report for the Governing Council’s term 2006-2011
(2) Message from Bangkok
(a) Drafting Process for Message from Bangkok: APWF Secretariat
(3) Asian Water Development Outlook 2012
10. Follow up of the APWF concrete initiatives
(a) Singapore International Water Week 2012, Singapore, 1-5 July 2012: PUB
11. Other matters
12. Closing of the session

» Highlights (PDF, 32KB)

Asia-Pacific Regional Target Coordinators Meeting for the 6th World Water Forum

I. Outline
Date & Time9:30 – 16:00, September 20, 2011
VenueKorea UNESCO House, Seoul, Korea
OrganizerAsia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
HostKorea Water Forum
ParticipantsVice-chairs of the APWF Governing Council, Chair of Regional Process Commission, International Forum Committee, AP Target Solution Group (TSG) and APWF Secretariat Total 20 participants


II. Agenda » Agenda
Co-chairs: Mdm. Erna Witoelar and Mr. Ravi Narayanan, Vice Chairs of the APWF Governing Council

III. Program
9:30-9:40Opening
9:40-10:10» Presentation on the 6th World Water Forum by Dr. Eun-kyung Park, Chairman, Regional Process Commission, International Forum Committee
10: 10-10:20» Presentation on current status of the Asia-Pacific regional process for the 6th World Water Forum by the APWF Secretariat
10:20-12:00Presentation by TSGs (4x15 min.) and Q&A with TSGs (4x5 min.)
» Ms. Ermina Sakou, ESCAP
» Dr. Kulwant Singh, UN Habitat
» Ms. YoonJin Kim,, KWF
» Mr. Toshihiro Sonoda, UNESCO
13:00-13:30» Information on possible funding for TSG activities by the APWF Secretariat
13:30-13:45» Presentation on the 6th World Water Forum’s online “Platform of Solutions” by the APWF Secretariat
13:45-14:45» Presentation on the target-specific session at the 6th World Water Forum by the APWF Secretariat
15:15-15:30» Presentation on the next step toward the 6th World Water Forum by the APWF Secretariat
15:30-16:00Summary and Closing
» Highlights


Leader's Dialogue: Ensuring Water Security in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond

Eye on Asia, 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm

Date and Time: 23 August 2011, 16.00-17.30 (Warming-up Session at 15:50)

Venue: Room T4, Stockholmsmässan

Convener: Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) and Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Chair: Mr. Ravi Narayanan, CBE, Vice-Chair, APWF Governing Council and former Chief Executive of Water Aid, International Mentor of the Japan Water Forum (JWF)

Program
Welcome and IntroductionMr. Ravi Narayanan
PresentationProfessor Toshio Koike, Chair of the APWF Steering Committee on Water and Climate Change
Panel Dialogue Chair: Mr. Ravi Narayanan
Panelists:
   •Ms. Margaret Catley-Carlson, Patron of the Global Water Partnership (GWP)
   •Professor Toshio Koike, Chair of the APWF Steering Committee on Water and Climate Change(PDF, 72KB)
   •Professor Xiaoliu Yang, Executive Secretary of the Research Center for IRBM, Peking University
   •Mr. Stuart Orr, Manager, WWF International Freshwater Team, WWF International
   •Mr. Andre Dzikus, Chief, Water and Sanitation Section II, UN-Habitat Closing
 


Links:
» 1st Announcement for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit(PDF, 431KB)
» "Ministers for Water Security" Initiative in the Asia-Pacific Region (PDF, 38KB)

2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis Meeting for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit and the 6th World Water Forum


I. Outline
Date & Time9:00 – 13:00, 9th July 2011, Saturday
VenuePUB Water Hub, Singapore
Host-Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore
-Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
ParticipantsChair and vice-chair of the APWF Governing Council, Representatives of the lead organizations, sub-regional coordinators and their partner organizations, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Kingdom of Thailand (MNRE) and International Forum Committee(IFC) for the 6th World Water Forum, Total 30 participants

II. Agenda » Agenda (PDF, 43KB)
Co-chairs: Mdm. Erna Witoelar and Mr. Ravi Narayanan, Vice Chairs of the APWF Governing Council

III. Program
9:00-9:10Opening
9:10-9:20» Presentation by APWF Secretariat (PDF, 16KB)
9: 20-9:30» Presentation by the International Forum Committee on Update on the 6th World Water Forum (PDF, 838KB)
9:30-10:00» Presentation by UNESCO on IWRM Process for a Water Secure World (PDF, 747KB)
10:00-10:30» Presentation by UNESCAP on Household Water Security (69KB)
10:40-11:10» Presentation by UNHABITAT on Urban Water Security (1.0MB)
11:10-11:40» Presentation by FAO on Economic, Food and Water Security (292MB)
11:40-12:10» Presentation by ICHARM on Water Risks and Resilience (106KB)
12:10-12:30» Summary and Closing by APWF Secretariat and Chairs (21KB)
» Highlights (143KB)

9th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia Pacific Water Forum


I. Outline
Date&TimeFriday, 8 July 2011, 10:00-3:00
VenueLearning Oasis Room, PUB WaterHub, Singapore Address: 80 & 82 Toh Guan Road East
OrganizerAsia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
ParticipantsChair and Vice-chairs of the APWF Governing Council, Representatives of the lead organizations and sub-regional coordinators, APWF members, Representatives of the 6th World Water Forum (35people)

II. Agenda
Chair: Prof. Tommy Koh, Chair of the APWF Governing Council
10:00-13:001. Chairmanship of the Meeting
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Activities of the president of the APWF

(a)Report on the activities of the president of the APWF, Mr. Yoshiro Mori:APWF Secretariat
4. Search Committee
5. Final program of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
(a) Final program of the 2nd APWS: Thai Government
6. Draft session guideline for the Focus Area Sessions of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
(a) The draft session guideline for the Focus Area Sessions of the 2nd APWS: APWF Secretariat
7. Documents for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
(a) Proposed documents for the 2nd APWS: APWF Secretariat
(b) Draft Concept note for the 2 APWS: APWF Secretariat
(c) Asian Water Development Outlook 2011: ADB
(d) Draft outline of the APWF Completion Report for the Governing Council’s term 2006-2011: APWF Secretariat/ Lee KuanYew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
8. Discussion on agenda 5. to 7.
9. Activities leading to the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit and 6th World Water Forum
(a) Activities leading to the 2nd APWS: Thai Government and APWF Secretariat

10. 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis Meeting
(a) The agenda to be provided at the 2nd APRSM: APWF Secretariat

11. Follow up of the APWF concrete initiatives (Time permitting)
12. Other matters (Time permitting)
13. Closing of the session

           (lunch time)

» Highlights (PDF: 95KB)

8th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia Pacific Water Forum

I. Outline


Date&TimeMonday, 6 December 2010, 10:00-18:00
VenueLearning Oasis Room, PUB WaterHub, Singapore
Address: 80 & 82 Toh Guan Road East
Organizer Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF)
ParticipantsChair and vice-chair of the APWF Governing Council, Representatives of the lead organizations and sub-regional coordinators, APWF members (32 people)

» Highlights


Leader's Dialogue: New Policy Initiatives in Water Security in the Asia-Pacific region

Eye on Asia, 2010 World Water Week in Stockholm
Date and Time: Wednesday, 8th September 2010, 16.00-17.30
Venue: Stockholmsmässan Room T3
Convenor: Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) and National University of Singapore (NUS)


6th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia Pacific Water Forum

Chaired by the Chair of the Governing Council of the APWF, Prof. Tommy Koh
PUB WaterHub, Learning Oasis Room (Address: 80 & 82 Toh Guan Road East), Singapore
Monday, 30 November 2009

» Highlights (PDF, 40kB)


APWF events at the Stockholm World Water Week

IWRM at River Basin Level in Coping with Global Changes
Date & Time: Sunday, August 16, 2009, 17:45-18:45
Meeting Venue: " Room K24" of Stockholmsmässan
Organizer: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan (MLIT) & United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
» For the agenda of the meeting, please click here.


5th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia Pacific Water Forum

Chaired by the Chair of the Governing Council of the APWF, Prof. Tommy Koh
in Singapore on June 26, 2009

» Highlights (PDF, 49KB)