Stockholm World Water Week 2022 will be organized from 23rd August to 1st September. Online sessions will be held from 23 -25 August, and on-site sessions will be held from 28th August to 1st September.
This year’s theme is “Seeing the Unseen The Value of Water”:
It discusses in terms of the following three scopes:
・The value of water for people and development
・The financial and economic value of water
・The value of water for nature and climate
The Japan Water Forum, as the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF), will organize the following four sessions. (Finance, Water Cycle Management, Asian Water Development Outlook Data Management, and Governance).
In addition, as the Northan Water Partnership (NoWNET), the Japan Water Forum will host a session focusing on nature-based solutions.
Asia Focus: Valuing Water infrastructure investment for water-related SDGs
23rd August 8:30 – 9:50 CEST (Japan time15:30 – 16:50）
Conveners: Asian Development Bank, APWF, International WaterCentre
It discusses financing for water-related SDGs to mobilize public resources and augment opportunities for private investment in Asia and the Pacific. It presents means and tools to plan and decide on investments by valuing assets and showcasing financing mechanisms to leverage development and public funds to crowd-in commercial finance.
(２) Water Cycle Management
Water: Key to a Resilient and Sustainable Asia-Pacific
23rd August 13:00-14:20 CEST (Japan time 20:00 – 21:20)
Conveners: APWF, UNESCO Scientific Beaureau Asia and Pacific (UNESCO Jakarta), International Water Management Institute (IWMI）, Japan Sanitation Consortium, Korea Water Forum
It explores the connecting role of water as underpinning sustainable human development, climate resilience, and ecosystem health in Asia and the Pacific through diverse case studies from across the region.
(３) Asian Water Development Outlook: Data Management
Water Security Data: going beyond collection to making impact
24th August 7:00-8:20 CEST （Japan Time14;00～15:20）
Conveners: ADB, APWF, IWC, Daltares
・Examine the approach to developing water security indicators for the region and making them accessible for analysis and decision-making for wider use by governments, civic society, and researchers.
・Introduce regional case studies where the AWDO methodology has been successfully applied in local contexts by using the data to influence decision-making.
・Discuss the challenges of taking such assessments to the next stage of facilitating their uptake to influence governance and policy.
(4) Governance for climate resilience
Asia Focus End-to-End Approach for valuing Water on Climate Actions
25th August：8:30 – 9:50 CEST （Japan time15:30 – 16:50）
Conveners: APWF、ADB, Global Water Partnership (GWP), ICHARM
Sharing good practices in Asia and the Pacific, it discusses the ways to enhance understanding of valuing water and better managing water resources through the end-to-end approaches with the interactions of science & technology, good governance, and finance.
2. NoWNET Session
NBS for Climate Action with Sound Watershed Management
25th August 13:00 – 14:20 CEST （Japan time 20:00 – 21:20）
Conveners: NoWNET Country partnership
Danish Water Forum, Finnish Water Forum, French Water Partnership, Netherlands Water Partnership, Swedish Water House, Swiss Water Partnership, Japan Water Forum, Korea Water Forum
This session discusses the value of NBS to mitigate water-related disasters sharing lessons learned from NBS projects in urban and rural areas focusing on watershed-level from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It will examine how we can overcome trade-off challenges and scale-up using technologies, governance, and financing arrangements.
（Reporter: Yumiko Asayama, Chief manager, Japan Water Forum (International affairs)）