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. This 2019, the UN is focusing 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 it addresses 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 is organizing five sessions under the Asia Focus Program. This is in addition to participating in other sessions convened with other partners, such as the session on youth and water security.

For more information on all WWW sessions ADB is participating in, please see attached brochure, as well as a dedicated brochure on the Asia Focus Program. You can also follow our sessions and updates through our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts, and this hashtag: #ADBWWW19.

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 Welcome and introduction Tom Panella
27 Aug 2019 Youth Participating in Water Security: Examples from Asia and the Pacific Youth Engagement Models in ADB Water Projects – Case Study: Cambodia Rural Supply and Sanitation Vijay Padmanabhan and Minh Nguyen
27 Aug 2019 Youth Participating in Water Security: Examples from Asia and the Pacific Youth Engagement Strategy of GWP: Case Study in the People’s Republic of China Julienne Roux and Yunzhong Jiang
27 Aug 2019 Youth Participating in Water Security: Examples from Asia and the Pacific Closing Remarks Tom Panella
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 Neil Lazarow
27 Aug 2019 Water Cycle Management: Towards Water Security in Asia and Pacific Natural-based Solutions for Water Cycle Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion Countries 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 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 of Water Utilities: Experiences from Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Viet Nam James Leten
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to Address Asia’s Water Challenges Multilevel Water Governance: Lessons Learnt from Thailand 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 Tetsuya Ikeda
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Introduction Tom Panella
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Blended Finance for Water-Related Investment Kathleen Dominique and Wiebke Barttz-Zuccala
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water The Philippines’ Water Revolving Fund Miha Matsubayashi
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Utility Creditworthiness and Alternative Lending Instruments: The Southeast Asia Experience Vijay Padmanabhan
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Rural and Small-Town Water and Sanitation Financing in Indonesia Rich Thorsten
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Bankable Water Solutions for Food and Beverage Companies in Myanmar Keiron Brand
28 Aug 2019 Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water Innovate 4 Water Forums in Asia and the Pacific Mark Pascoe and Brieux Michoud
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 Welcome and Introduction Tom Panella
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 The Five Key Dimensions of Water Security: AWDO 2020 Silvia Cardascia
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 Enabling Water Security: A Focus on Governance Hakan Tropp
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 Investing in Water Security: A Focus on Finance Hannah Leckie
29 Aug 2019 Showcase - Water Security for All: Asian Water Development Outlook 2020 AWDO as a Policy Tool: Thailand Case Study Piyatida Ruangrassamee

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