4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit “1 Year to Go Event” on 19 October!
The Asia-Pacific Water Forum and the City of Kumamoto will jointly hold the 4th APWS at Kumamoto-Jo Hall (opening in December 2019) on Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th of October, 2020.
Three events are scheduled over the next 12 months as a series of relay symposiums in anticipation of the 4th APWS.
The Kumamoto City Steering Committee and Japan Water Forum will co-host a kickoff event on the 19th, marking the one-year-to-go milestone.
The aim of this event is to heighten momentum and build anticipation for the success of the 4th APWS.
Time and Date: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday, 19 October (Doors open at 12:30 pm)
Venue: Room “Amakusa” on the 5th Floor at Hotel Nikko Kumamoto (2-1 Kamitori-cho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Japan)
Organizers: 4th APWS Kumamoto City Steering Committee and Japan Water Forum
Number of Participants: Approximately 200 people
Kumamoto City Website (Japanese only)
Opening Remarks: Mr. Kazufumi Onishi, Chair of the 4th APWS Kumamoto City Steering Committee, Mayor of Kumamoto City
Part 1: Keynote Lecture
-Theme: The Water Situation in the World and Significance of Holding an APWS
-Lecturer: Dr. Kotaro Takemura, Chair of Japan Water Forum
Part 2: Panel Discussion
-Theme: The Significance of Holding the 4th APWS in Kumamoto
-Coordinator: Prof. Tsutomu Ichikawa, Tokai University
Mr. Kazufumi Onishi, Mayor of Kumamoto City
Dr. Kotaro Takemura, Chair of Japan Water Forum
Ms. Ikumi Hara, Vice-chair of Kumamoto Environment Network
Mr. Yoshinori Oono, Standing Director of Higo Water and Greenery Protection Fund Charitable Foundation
Entertainment: Calligraphy Performance by the Hitsuyukan High School Calligraphy Club
Closing Speech: Mr. Kazufumi Onishi, Chair of the 4th APWS Kumamoto City Steering Committee, Mayor of Kumamoto City
|Special Guest: Kumamoto City Saving Water Promotion Character Sessui-chan|
|▼For Your Reference: Outline of the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit▼
Date: Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
Venue: Kumamoto-Jo Hall (Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, Japan)
Organizers: City of Kumamoto, Asia-Pacific Water Forum
Intended Participants: Heads of state and government, ministerial-level dignitaries from 49 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as high-level representatives from international organizations, development finance institutions, NGOs, private and academic sectors, etc.
Overarching Theme: Water for Sustainable Development -Best Practices and the Next Generation-
（Reported by Natsuko Uemura, Manager)