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  JWF makes policy recommendations and strives for their implementation in order to resolve global water issues. It also conducts research and studies in specific water-related challenges in afflicted areas.  
 

Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Water Security Council of Japan

Study and Research

Recommendations

Asia-Pacific Water Forum

 
Outline of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) was established as a new network to work in complete solidarity to identify and adopt solutions to water issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
It was initially proposed by the participants during the 4WWF Regional Preparatory Process and officially launched in September 2006.
The goal of the APWF is to contribute to sustainable water management in order to achieve the targets of the MDGs in Asia and the Pacific by capitalizing on the region's diversity and rich history of experience in dealing with water as a fundamental part of the human existence.

President
Mr. Yoshiro Mori, former Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Japan Water Forum

Governing Council

 

Chair

Mr. Ravi Narayanan, CBE, former CEO of WaterAid and International Mentor of the Japan Water Forum

Vice Chair

Ms. Changhua Wu, the Greater China Director of The Climate Group

Mr. Simon SC Tay, Chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs and Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore

 

Governing Council meeting in Singapore

A number of key institutions from the region have committed themselves to supporting the APWF as “lead organizations” responsible for identifying strategies and initiating actions to achieve progress under each of the Priority Themes and Key Result Areas (KRAs).
 

Member Organizations

 

Membership of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum is open to all organizations with an interest in water issues, and which accept the goal and objectives of the APWF.
See more details on the APWF Website

 

Activities

Preparatory Process of the Asia-Pacific Regional Process for the 7th World Water Forum

19 November 2014 16th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia‐Pacific Water Forum

24 October 2014 The Coordinator Meeting -The 7th Word Water Forum-

27-28 October 2014 The 53rd meeting of the World Water Council Board of Governors

6 June 2014 15th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia‐Pacific Water Forum

5 June 2014 The Asia-Pacific Regional Kick-off Meeting for the 7th World Water Forum



Recommendations

Mar 2012 6th World Water Forum Synthesis Report of the Asia‐Pacific Regional Process
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Mar 2009  Asia-Pacific Regional Document of the 5th World Water Forum
Download (1.49MB)

Download the Japanese translation (3.54MB)

Sep 2008  Call to G8 Leaders: Water Security Critical to Climate Change, Food Security, Health and Economic Growth
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Dec 2007  Message from Beppu
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Download the Japanese translation (111KB)

Dec 2007  APWF Policy Brief
Download (1.29MB)

Download the Japanese translation (1.08MB)

Mar 2006  Asia-Pacific Regional Document of the 4th World Water Forum
Download Part I: Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis (545KB)

Download Part II: Sub-regional Position Papers(993KB)

 

Asia-Pacific Water Summit

19-20 May 2013  2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit

3-4 Dec 2007  1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

 

Concrete Initiatives

- “Ministers for Water Security” Initiative in the Asia-Pacific

- Developing Knowledge and Lessons - Establishment of Network Of Knowledge Hubs
See Knowledge Hubs website

>> See all the initiatives

 

Preparatory Process of the 2nd APWS & Regional Process for the 6th World Water Forum

14 Jan 2013  Consultative Meeting on Organization of 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit

16 Mar 2012  Asia-Pacific Synthesis and Commitment Session at the 6th World Water Forum

23 Sep 2011  Asia-Pacific Regional Target Coordinators Meeting for the 6th World Water Forum

9 Jul 2011  2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis Meeting

8 Jul 2011  9th Governing Council Meeting of the APWF

16 Jun 2011 Briefing Session on the 2nd APWS

21-22 Apr 2011  1st Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis Meeting

6 Dec 2010  8th Governing Council Meeting of the APWF

14 Oct 0201  Kick-off Meeting for the 2nd APWS

 

Governing Council Meeting

24 February 2016 18th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia‐Pacific Water Forum

10 June 2015 17th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia‐Pacific Water Forum

19 November 2014 16th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia‐Pacific Water Forum

6 June 2014 15th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia‐Pacific Water Forum

25 Nov 2013  14th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

23 July 2013  13th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

2 Nov 2012  12th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

5 July 2012  11th Governing Council Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum

See all the GC meetings

 

Others

23-28 Aug 2015  Stockholm World Water Week 2015

31 Aug-5 Sep 2014  Stockholm World Water Week 2014

8-10 Oct 2013  Budapest Water Summit

1-6 Sep 2013  Stockholm World Water Week 2013

20 Feb 2013  Symposium on Framework Document on Water and Climate Change Adaptation in the Asia-Pacific Region

4 Jul 2011  South East Asia Water Ministers Forum (External Link: SIWW)

30 Nov - 2 Dec 2011  2010 Parliaments for Water in Asia

25 Jun 2010  Sanitation Knowledge Hub Seminar

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Water Security Council of Japan

Japan is putting its might towards tackling water security issues by creating the Water Security Council of Japan (WSCJ), which was established on January 30th, 2009. Thirty-eight members of the governing council comprising leaders from politics, business and academia assembled in response to a call by H.E. Mr. Yoshiro Mori, former Prime Minister of Japan; Mr. Fujio Mitarai, Chairman of the Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren); and Mr. Norihito Tambo, Professor Emeritus at Hokkaido University.

WSCJ is being established as an organization under the banners of political leadership, public participation, and full cooperation between public and private sectors. It intends to assist the activities of "Team Water Japan" (TWJ), through which private companies, academic experts, government ministries, local governments and civil society are to collaborate beyond sectoral boundaries for the resolution of domestic as well as global water issues.

Download the structure of the TWJ (56KB)

URL: http://www.waterforum.jp/twj/

Recommendations

Apr 2011  Urgent Recommendations to Japanese Society in the Wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
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Download the Japanese translation (324KB)

May 2010  Draft Recommendations to the Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee for Water Issues
Download (Japanese, 3.58MB)

 

Activities

2012
19 Dec 2012  PR Activities at Green Innovation EXPO 2012: Activities of Team Water Japan

19 Dec 2012  Water Security Council of Japan (WSCJ): Aiming at Realizing a Low-Carbon and Sustainable Water and Material Circulating Society

15 Oct 2012  Recommendation: Towards Low-Carbon and Sustainable Water and Material- Circulating Society

20 Jul 2012  Outcome Report of Rio+20 at 8th Meeting of the Japanese National Preparatory Committee for Rio+20

20 Jun 2012  Eleventh Meeting of the Committee on Basic Strategy

20 Jun 2012  Sixth Meeting of the Japanese National Preparatory Committee for Rio+20

22 May 2012  1st Consultation Meeting on the Outcome Document for Rio+20

18 Apr 2012  The Ad hoc committee on BOP Water Business Organize a Side-Event at 6th World Water Forum

19 Mar 2012  Publication of Team Water Japan Pamphlet

19 Mar 2012  Transmitting the Outcome of Team Water Japan at InterAqua 2012

1 Feb 2012  The Ad hoc committee on BOP Water Business Organize a Side-Event at 6th World Water Forum

2011
16-18 Nov 2011  INCHEM TOKYO2011 (Japanese contents)

17 Oct 2011  10th meeting of the Committee on Basic Strategy (Japanese contents)

6-7 Sep 2011  Business Forum at theIndia-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 (Japanese contents)

5-7 Jul  2011 Singapore International Water Week 2011 (Japanese contents)

2 Jun 2011  9th meeting of the Committee on Basic Strategy (Japanese contents)

8 Apr 2011  8th meeting of the Committee on Basic Strategy (Japanese contents)

18 Feb 2011  Nippon no MIzu Senryaku (Publication complied by the WSCJ) (Japanese contents)

18 Feb 2011  Symposium at the InterAqua 2011  (Japanese contents)

17 Feb 2011  7th meeting of the Committee on Basic Strategy (Japanese contents)

16 Feb 2011  Panel Exhibitions and Presentations by Action Teams at the InterAqua 2011 (Japanese contents)

See more information at the Team Water Japan website

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Studies and Researches

The Japan Water Forum conducts reglarly large scale researches about water and sanitation towards best practices and a water secure world. Contractors are governments (local ,ministries, national), private companies or NPOs.
 

Thematic study and research in fiscal year 2010

 

Climate Change / Water-related Disaster Management (contractor MLIT, Japan)

- Study on the adaptation to climate change in water resources management policy
- Study on the adaptation to climate change in overseas water resources management and water-related disaster management
- Study on the measures for increasing local disaster preparedness for extensive flooding
- Study on the overseas measures for reducing damages caused by flooding and river basin characteristics
- Study on the countermeasures for urban water problems in the Shonai-gawa River basin
- Study on the countermeasures for the Rokkaku-gawa River basin issues

 

Environment / Sanitation / Agriculture (contractor MLIT, Japan)

Study on the river environment management in collaboration with the local stakeholders
Study on the enhancement of collaboration among relevant organizations in sanitation sector
Study on the food regulation and overseas field irrigation

 

Study meeting in fiscal year 2011

 

Country-by-country study

13 May  Study Session on Water Situation in China: Towards the Establishment of a Water-Saving Society in China (Japanese contents)

4 Aug   Lecture on JICA’s model project for establishing a water-saving society in China

9 – 10 Sep  2nd Japan and Denmark Water Workshop

 

Thematic study

27 Aug  Seminar on Development of Eco-City Overseas

5 Sep  NoWNET Information Platform 2010

13 Dec  JWF Communication Lounge on Global Sanitation Problems

10  Feb  JWF Communication Lounge Premier on Global Water and Sanitation Problems

 

Others

20 Aug  Study on the water infrastructures in Tone-gawa River basin (Japanese contents)

16 - 17 Nov  International Conference in Transboundary Environmental Problems of Central Asia (Japanese contents)

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Recommendations

Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Mar 2009  Asia-Pacific Regional Document of the 5th World Water Forum
Download (1.49MB)

Download the Japanese translation (3.54MB)

Dec 2007  Message from Beppu
Download (467KB)

Download the Japanese translation (111KB)

Dec 2007  APWF Policy Brief
Download (1.29MB)

Download the Japanese translation (1.08MB)

 

Water Security Council of Japan

Apr 2011  Urgent Recommendations to Japanese Society in the Wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Download (465KB)

Download the Japanese translation (324KB)

 

Water and Disaster

Mar 2009   Action Plan on Water and Disaster
Download (1.49MB)

Download the Japanese translation (213KB)

 

Others

Mar 2006   Hashimoto Action Plan (External link to the UN SG’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation website)
Download (127KB)

Download the Japanese translation (190KB)

Dev 2004   Recommendation  on Integrated Water Resources Management and Water Efficiency Plan
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(642KB)

Download the Japanese translation (131KB)

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