Events

ADB at World Water Week 2019

25 August 2019 to 30 August 2019
Stockholm
Sweden

World Water Week (WWW) is the annual forum focused on transforming global water challenges. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) since 1991, it gathers over 3,300 people from more than 130 countries, representing influential, innovative, and dynamic organizations, leaders, and professionals working on policy, research, and other concrete solutions to water, environmental, and development challenges. The theme for each World Water Week often builds on the UN’s World Water Day theme. In 2019, the UN focused on “no-one left behind” as the theme for the 2019 World Water Day and World Water Development Report, in keeping with the fourth year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For the 2019 World Water Week, the theme is “Water for Society: Including All” and addressed the basic objective of this agenda to secure inclusive and sustainable development for all people in all countries. Water security underlies human and environmental security; while access to and use of water in adequate quantity and quality are fundamental to survival and prosperity.

ADB, which has long envisioned “Water for All”, has continuously been an active participant of World Water Week. In 2008, ADB began organizing Asia Day (previously Eye on Asia). This year, together with the Asia-Pacific Water Forum and Japan Water Forum, ADB organized five sessions under the Asia Focus Program, in addition to participating in other sessions convened with other partners, such as the session on youth and water security.​

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 Aug 2019 Youth Participating in Water Security: Examples from Asia and the Pacific Youth Participation in Water Security – Examples from South East Asia
This presentation gave an overview of ADB's Youth for Asia, and discussed youth engagement in various ADB projects and activities.
Vijay Padmanabhan, Minh Nguyen
27 Aug 2019 Youth Participating in Water Security: Examples from Asia and the Pacific Youth Engagement Strategy of GWP – Case Study from the Peoples's Republic of China
This presentation discussed the Global Water Partnership (GWP's) youth engagement strategy to advance water security, a number of key approaches...
Julienne Roux, Yunzhong Jiang
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Introduction Yumiko Asayama
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Water Cycle Management for the Sustainable Development Goals: Strengthening the SDG6 Knowledge Base Hans Dencker Thulstrup
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Shiga’s Efforts toward the Restoration and Conservation of Lake Biwa for a Sound Water Cycle Nobuhiko Miwa
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Striving for the Improvement of Wastewater Management to Achieve Good Water Cycle Management: Introduction of ‘Ho Chi Minh Water Environment Improvement Project’ and ‘AWaP’ Yoshiharu Imajima and Kazushi Hashimoto
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Water Solutions for Sustainable Development: Mobilizing Science, Systems Thinking, and Evidence-based Approaches Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Towards Inclusive Water Management: Taking Action for South Asia
This presentation discussed issues and lessons drawn from water management approaches in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.
Neil Lazarow
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Nature-Based Solutions for Water Cycle Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region Countries
This presentation gave an overview of RECONECT, which aims to contribute to European reference framework on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for...
Thanapon Piman
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Transboundary Water Management: Principles, Policies, and Politics Karlene Maywald
27 Aug 2019 Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs Introduction Yumiko Asayama
27 Aug 2019 Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs Support to the Grassroots Activities through Japan Water Forum Fund Sae Ishihara
27 Aug 2019 Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs Enhancing the Climate and Disaster Resilience of Vulnerable Rural Communities through Provision of Water Supply and Sanitation Avi Sarkar
27 Aug 2019 Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs Rural Water Security through Springs Rejuvenation: Progress through Partnerships in India Ravi Narayanan
27 Aug 2019 Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs Development of a Community-owned Groundwater Treatment Plant to Mitigate Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) in Galwaduwagama Village, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka Greg Leslie
27 Aug 2019 Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation: Pathways to the SDGs Precision Targeting in Delivering Safe Water And Sanitation Services: Water and Sanitation Household-based E-survey In Indonesia Fany Wedahuditama
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Introduction Yumiko Asayama
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges ESCAP’s Tools for Water Governance and Inclusive Development Aida Karazhanova
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Applying Integrity Tools for Water and Sanitation: Experiences from Bangladesh
This presentation discussed some insights from two Water Integrity Network projects: the Application of Annotated Water Integrity Scan (AWIS...
Binayak Das
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Enhancing Capacities of Water Utilities in the Mekong Region Avi Sarkar
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Linking Integrity Tools with Capacity Development in Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam
This presentation discussed the scope of integrity management, the process involved with the integrity management toolbox, and the gaps and ...
James Leten
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Multilevel Water Governance: Lessons Learned from Thailand
This presentation discussed Thailand's experience and lessons learned from mainstreaming water security strategy into the country's National...
Piyatida Ruangrassamee
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Water and Disaster Risk Management: Perspectives from Asia Yumiko Yasuda
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Creating Partnerships at all Levels for Water-Related Disaster Risk Reduction by Involving all
This presentation emphasized the importance of involving stakeholders in creating partnerships and developing networks at all levels (community...
Tetsuya Ikeda
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Making Blended Finance Work for Water and Sanitation
This presentation discussed the key findings from the OECD report on applying and scaling innovative blended finance approaches in the ...
Kathleen Dominique
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water A Case Study of the Philippine Water Revolving Fund (PWRF)
This presentation discussed a JICA case study on the application of blended finance in the Philippines through the Philippine Water Revolving...
Miha Matsubayashi
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Utility Creditworthiness and Alternative Lending Instruments: The Southeast Asian Experience
This presentation discussed ADB's work on enhancing the financial capacity of water utilities and fostering policy dialogue in Southeast Asia...
Vijay Padmanabhan
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Financing Water Supply in Rural Indonesia
This presentation discussed the work by Water.org on supporting household-oriented finance for the poor and building municipal water utility...
Rich Thorsten
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Bankable Water Solutions for Food and Beverage Companies in Myanmar
This presentation discussed WWF's experience in supporting bankable water solutions and water stewardship in Myanmar.
Keiron Brand
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Innovate4Water in Asia Pacific
This presentation discussed the International WaterCenter (IWC) and Waterpreneurs' experience in water and sanitation with a focus on innovative...
Mark Pascoe, Brieux Michoud
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 AWDO 2020: Approach and Progress
This presentation gave an overview of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) and what to expect in the AWDO's 2020 edition.
Silvia Cardascia
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 Water Governance in Asia
This presentation discussed the objectives and key principles of the Water Governance Survey carried out by OECD in support of the Asian Water...
Hakan Tropp
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 Investing in Water Security: A Focus on Finance for the AWDO 2020
This presentation discussed the economic case for water security, the drivers of water-related investment needs, and the respective role of ...
Hannah Leckie
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 Implementing the AWDO Framework to Mainstreaming Water Security Strategy into a National Water Strategy
This presentation discussed the work undertaken by Chulalongkorn University on water security in Thailand, and their experience from adapting...
Piyatida Ruangrassamee

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