Asia water week 2013

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Date:
13-15 Mar 2013
Location:
Philippines (Manila)
Venue:
ADB headquarters

Background

ADB's Water Operational Plan 2011–2020, developed in consultation with a wide range of water stakeholders from the region, guides ADB's water operations to improve effectiveness and enhance the quality development outcomes. The Plan responds to the region’s multi-dimensional water crisis, including the complex issue of closing the gap in water supply and demand. Maintenance of good water quality, expanding and improving wastewater management and sanitation services, managing the water-food-energy nexus, and mitigating climate change impacts will be essential to sustain economic development and inclusive growth for the people of Asia and the Pacific region. The Plan’s impact will be water resources managed sustainably and water services delivered efficiently.

ADB is organizing Asia Water Week 2013 as a component of efforts to deepen and expand analytical work to advance inclusive policy reforms, and strengthen support to priority programs and projects. The analytical work will provide the basis for sustained public investment and increased mobilization of private sector investment and expertise.

With the theme “Securing Water for All”, Asia Water Week 2013 will cover crosscutting topics such as climate change, water-food-energy nexus, disaster management, civil society, financing, leveraging, private sector participation, governance, etc. It will also cover sub-sector specific discussions, i.e. water supply and sanitation, water resources and environment, agriculture/irrigation, regional and national focus groups; and technical presentations. The ADB Water Prize 2013 award will also be presented.

Objectives

The conference will enable participants, including clients, ADB staff and invited specialists, to exchange knowledge on water sector issues, technologies, and to identify clients’ emerging priorities. New water sector initiatives will be announced, water sector professionals and leaders recognized, and innovations in the water sector encouraged.


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Target audience

Around 400-500 participants, including representatives from DMC clients, development partners, academe, research organizations, NGO/CSO representatives, media, will be invited.

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Keywords

Themes:
Civil Society/NGOs, Climate Change, Environment, Health & Health Facilities, Public-private Partnerships, Governance, Economics of DRR, Water, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture
Countries:
Philippines
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