Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s water issues and related concerns of international development.
The SWWW 2019 will take place 25-30 August at the Tele2 Arena, Stockholm Sweden.
In accordance with the SWWW 2019’s theme “Water for society – including all”, the JWF, as the Secretariat of the APWF will co-organize the following 4 Asia Focus Sessions with the APWF members, etc.
In additions, the JWF will organize the session which focused on the roles of private sectors to water-related disasters. It will be organized for the NoWNET to organize a session in SWWW for the first time in 11 years.
◆Asia Focus in Stockholm World Water Week 2019
Asia Pacific Water Forum (APWF) and its partners are to present the regional pathway from Yangon to Kumamoto City in advancing water security and sustainability at the Stockholm World Water Week (SIWW) 2019. Themed as “Water for Society – Including All”, SIWW offers APWF and its partners a global platform to share the steps, achievements and remaining gaps to bridge as assessed by Asia Water Development Outlook (AWDO) and through four Asia Focus sessions:
1. Water cycle management;
2. Rural water and sanitation;
3. Governance and inclusive development; and
The focuses are in line with the Yangon Declaration: Pathway Forward, adopted by government leaders at the 3rd Asia Pacific Water Summit (APWS) in December 2017. Materiality, Connectivity and Scalability are three important dimensions that guide the debate and discussion. The review and outputs will contribute to the 4th APWS in Kumamoto City of Japan, October 19-20, 2020.
|Session title||Water Cycle Management: towards water security in Asia and Pacific|
|Day / Time||Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019 14:00-15:30|
|Co-conveners||APWF, UNESCO Jakarta, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Japan Sanitation Consortium, ICEWaRM, CSIRO, SEI Asia|
|Session title||Inclusive Asia-Pacific Rural Water and Sanitation :Pathways to the SDGs|
|Day / Time||Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019 16:00-17:30|
|Co-conveners||APWF, JWF, Global Water Institute (UNSW Australia), UNHABITAT|
|Session title||Asia Focus: Strengthening Governance to address Asia’s Water Challenges|
|Day / Time||Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 09:00-10:30|
|Co-conveners||APWF, ADB, GWPO, UNHABITAT, ICHARM, SIWI, Water Integrity Network (WIN)|
|Session title||Asia Focus: Inclusive Financing for Water|
|Day / Time||Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 11:00-12:30|
|Co-conveners||ADB, APWF, International Water Center (IWC)/Waterpreneurs, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Water.org, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), JICA|
◆The Session which will be led by NoWNET＊
NoWNET is a network consisting of country-level water partnerships in the developed countries for sharing knowledge and promoting good water management practices.
＊NoWNET was jointly initiated by World Water Council (WWC), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Steering Committee of the 3rd World Water Forum, Japan. Its members are currently GWP, WWC, Danish Water Forum (DWF), Japan Water Forum (JWF), Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), Swedish Water House (SWH), Korea Water Forum (KWF), French Water Partnership (FWP), Finnish Water Forum (FWF), Portuguese Water Partnership (PWP), and Swiss Water Partnership (SWP). JWF has maintained a role as the secretariat ever since its launch.
|Session title||Private Companies’ Roles Towards Water-Resilient Society, No-One-Is-Left-Behind|
|Day / Time||Thursday: 29 August, 9:00-10:30|
|Co-conveners||NoWNET, Internationa Lake Environment Commiteee (ILEC)|
(Reported by Yumiko Asayama, Manager)