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The 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit

1. Outline of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit

Meeting name 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit
Dates 19-20 May 2013
Theme Water Security and Water-related Disaster Challenges: Leadership and Commitment
Venue The International Convention and Exhibition Centre Commemorating His Majesty's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary, Chiang Mai, Thailand
http://www.cmice.co.th/en/index.php
Organizer Asia-Pacific Water Forum (Secretariat:Japan Water Forum)
Host country Kingdom of Thailand (Summit secretariat)
Participants Top-level policy and decision-makers beyond the water sector, such as heads of governments and ministers of finance and planning, as well as leaders from the private sector, local governments, civil society and media in the region ※ Invitation-only event

2. Outcome Documents

Chiang Mai Declaration
 » download (PDF:446KB)
Summary of Focus Area Sessions
 » download (PDF:320KB)
Completion Report on the Asia-Pacific Water Forum Governing Council: 2006-2013」
 » dowmload (PDF:1.1MB)

3. Program

Monday, 19 May 2013
09:30-09:55 Plenary Session
- Welcome Remarks: H.E. Dr. Plodprasop Suraswadi, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
- Keynote Address: H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan
- Address: Dr. Gabor Baranyai, Special Envoy of the President of Hungary
10:10-10:55 Plenary Session
- Opening Remarks: Prof. Tommy Koh, Chair of the Governing Council of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
- Video Presentation on Regional Water Situation by the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
- Speeches by Representatives from Lead Organizations of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
  PUB, FAO, ICHARM, IUCN, UNESCO, UN-HABITAT
10:55-12:55 Focus Area Sessions
- Economic, Food and Water Security
- Urban Water Security
- Environmental Water Security
- Water-related Disaster Challenges: Thailand’s Experience
13:00-13:30 APWF Governing Council Transition Ceremony
hosted by Mr. Yoshiro Mori, President of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
14:00-16:00 Focus Area Sessions
- Household Water Security
- Water Risks and Resilience
- IWRM Process for a Water Secure World
18:30- IWRM Process for a Water Secure World
Tuesday, 20 May 2013
09:00-12:00 Visiting Exhibitions and Group Photo Session for Leaders

Plenary Session
Leader’s Forum(Water Security and Water-related Disaster Challenges: Leadership and Commitment)

- Opening Remarks: H.E. Mr. Preecha Rengsomboonsuk, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Kingdom of Thailand
- Introductory Remarks and Summary of Technical Worksops and Focus Area Sessions: H.E. Dr. Plodprasop Suraswadi, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
- Opening Remarks and Keynote Address on “Disaster and Response: Thailand’s Action and Commitment to Water and Flood Management for the Future”: H.E. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
- Statements by Heads of State/Heads of Government
- Keynote Address: Mr. Vuk Jeremić, President of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
- Address on Water Security: Mr. Yoshiro Mori, President of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum
- Statement: Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific
- Statement: Mr. Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank
12:00-14:00 Luncheon hosted by. H.E. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
14:00-15:00 Plenary Session
Leader’s Forum (Water Security and Water-related Disaster Challenges: Leadership and Commitment)
- Statements by Heads of Delegation

Closing Ceremony
- Presentation of Chiang Mai Declaration and Concluding Remarks: H.E. Mr. Preecha Rengsomboonsuk, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Kingdom of Thailand
15:00-15:20 Press Conference

4. Program Highlights

19 May 2013 Plenary Session 09:30-09:55

  • President of Tajikistan
    Emomali Rahmon
    » Keynote Address (PDF:137KB)

  • Special Envoy of the President of Hungary
    Gabor Baranyai
    » Address (PDF:70KB)

19 May 2013 Focus Area Sessions

  • Focus Area Session 1
    Economic, Food and Water Security
    Date & Time: 19 May, 2013, 10:55-12:55
    Organizers: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)、UN Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
    » Program (tbc)
  • Focus Area Session 2
    Urban Water Security
    Date & Time: 19 May 2013, 10:55-12:55
    Organizers: The United Nations Human settlements Programme (UNHABITAT)、Public Utilities Board Singapore (PUB)
    » Program (tbc)
  • Focus Area Session 3
    Environmental Water Security
    Date & Time: 19 May 2013, 10:55-12:55
    Organizer: The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
    » Program (tbc)
  • Focus Area Session 4
    Household Water Security
    Date & Time: 19 May 2013, 14:00-16:00
    Organizer: UN Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
    » Program (tbc)
  • Focus Area Session 5
    Water Risks and Resilience
    Date & Time: 19 May 2013, 14:00-16:00 Organizer: The International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM)
    » Program (tbc)
  • Focus Area Session 6
    IWRM Process for a Water-Secure World
    Date & Time: 19 May 2013, 14:00-16:00
    Organizer: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
    » Program (tbc)
  • Focus Area Session 7
    Water-related Disasters: Thailand’s Experience
    Date & Time: 19 May 2013, 10:55-12:55
    Organizer: Government of Thailand
    » Program (tbc)

20 May 2013 Plenary Session (Leader's Forum) 09:00-12:00

  • » Opening Remarks (PDF:32KB)
    Prime Minister of Thailand
    Yingluck Shinawatra

  • Sultan and Prime Minister of Brunei
    Hassanal Bolkiah

  • President of Fiji
    Epeli Nailatikau

  • President of Georgia
    Mikheil Saakashvili

  • » Statement (PDF:20KB)
    Prime Minister of Bangladesh
    Sheikh Hasina

  • » Statement (PDF:37KB)
    Prime Minister of Republic of Korea
    Jung Hong-won

  • Prime Minister of Laos
    Thongsing Thammavong

  • » Statement (PDF:1.1MB)
    Prime Minister of Niue
    Toke Tufukia Talagi

  • » Statement (PDF:1.7MB)
    Prime Minister of Vanuatu
    Moana Carcasses Kalosil

19 & 20 May 2013 Addresses by the Asia-Pacific Water Forum Representatives

5. Other Summit-related Events

1. Technical Workshop 16-18 May 2013
» Program (PDF:56KB)
» Download documents (External link)
» Report on the Technical Workshop “Sustainable Sanitation: Solutions for Realizing Universal Access by 2025 in Asia & the Pacific” (Organized by Japan Water Forum, UNESCAP and UNHABITAT)
2. Exhibition and Poster Session 14-20 May 2013
» Report on the Japan Water Forum Technical Booth

6. Japan’s efforts during the Summit

» List of Japan-related programs (Japanese only) (PDF:100KB)

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