Achieving Water Security and Resilience in Asia Pacific: AWDO 2020


Achieving Water Security and Resilience in Asia Pacific: AWDO 2020

26 August 2020

08:00-08:45 Stockholm   |   14:00-14:45 Manila   |   16:00-16:45 Sydney

Adapting to the new normal, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has transformed the annual World Water Week (WWWeek) in Stockholm into a virtual conference, dubbed WWWeek at Home. Held on 24 to 28 August, the theme this year was “Water and Climate Change: Accelerating Action” with a focus on innovation, science, and actions needed to tackle one of the planet’s greatest threats. 

As in previous years, ADB participated in this year’s conference, organizing a session called, Achieving Water Security and Resilience in Asia Pacific: AWDO 2020. This follows a year of research, development, and consultations for the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020, including last year’s session at WWWeek 2019.  

AWDO 2020 is the fourth edition of this flagship publication from the ADB Water Sector Group, and it is set to be released soon.  

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Aug 2020 Welcome Remarks Keynote with main messages on AWDO history, partnerships, and AWDO 2020 Tom Panella, Chief of Water Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
26 Aug 2020 Presentation 1 Achieving Water Security and Resilience in Asia Pacific: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020
This presentation discussed theAWDO’s key dimensions (KD), focusing on respective KD-specific findings and associate policy recommendations
Tom Panella, Mark Pascoe, Dave Wiberg, Mike Bak, Xavier Leflaive, Maria Salvetti , P.S. Rao, Ravi Narayanan
26 Aug 2020 Discussion Q&A with participants Moderator: Ravi Narayanan, Chair of Governing Council, Asia-Pacific Water Forum
26 Aug 2020 Closing Closing Remarks Moderator


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