ADB Water and IWMI Webinar Series: Science and Innovation for a Water-Secure Future for All


ADB Water and IWMI Webinar Series: Science and Innovation for a Water-Secure Future for All

02 February 2021 to 16 March 2021

For its first webinar series in 2021, the ADB Water Sector Group partnered with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The first webinar series was a four-part series focusing on innovative approaches and tools that can contribute toward advancing water security and climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific.

Experts from IWMI shared different ways ADB developing member countries can strengthen resilience through tested water solutions, as well as discussed water accounting and how it can help in understanding and managing the water-food-energy (WFE) nexus. Irrigation asset management was also tackled, including presenting IWMI’s SAMS4i software package that helps manage key assets and assess spatial variability. Lastly, they zeroed in on the circular economy through case studies that demonstrate success.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
02 Feb 2021 2 February 2021 Centrality of Water in Climate Resilience
3:30–5:00 p.m. (GMT +8), Tuesday, Zoom Water security is central to climate resilience. Achieving water security can help society transition toward...
02 Feb 2021 16 February 2021 WEF Nexus, Water Productivity, and Water Accounting
3:30–5:00 p.m. (GMT +8), Tuesday, Zoom The water-food-energy (WEF) nexus and water accounting approaches are considered as two powerful tools that...
02 Feb 2021 2 March 2021 Sustainable Asset Management System for Irrigation
3:30–5:00 p.m. (GMT +8), Tuesday, Zoom Enhancing irrigation service delivery requires improved management of assets in irrigation systems since...
02 Feb 2021 16 March 2021 Circular Economy for Water Security
3:30–5:00 p.m. (GMT +8), Tuesday, Zoom Dwindling water availability, growing environmental concerns, complex health issues, and rethinking current...


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