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JWF at the UN 2023 Water Conference

On March 22-24, 2023, the UN 2023 Water Conference will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Japan Water Forum will co-organize side events the inside the UN Head Quarter of the UN Water Conference 2023 with its partner organizations.

JWF-related Side Events at the inside of the UN Head Quarter of the UN Water Conference 2023

Pathway Forward: Water-resilient, Sustainable, and Inclusive in Asia and the Pacific

Date and time: 22 March 2023, 13:15 – 14:30
Location: Room Trusteeship UN HQ Inside

Representatives from Asia and the Pacific present how to put water at the core of a quality-oriented society through policy, investment, and partnership decisions to strengthen climate resilience and socio-economic security.

Lead Organization: Japan
Partner organizations: Tajikistan Government; The secretariat of the Headquarters for Water Cycle Policy of the Cabinet Secretariat (Japan); The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); UNESCO Representative to the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea; UN-HABITAT; Asian Development Bank (ADB); Japan Water Forum c/o Asia-Pacific Water Forum Secretariat; Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea; Global Water Partnership (GWP) South Asia, GWP South Asia; International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

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Accelerating Women’s Inclusion in Water

22 March 2023 14:00 -15:15 Side Event Room B
Side Event Room B, UNHQ

Discuss opportunities for enhancing women’s watersecurity, and representation and leadership in water, as acritical means on advancing action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Lead Organization: Asian Development Bank
Partner Organizations: National Water and Sanitation Agency (Brazil), Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (Philippines), Asian Development Bank, Australian Water Partnership, Asia Pacific Water Forum, Deltares, Global Water Partnership, International Water Management Institute, Northwestern University, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Sanitation and Water For All, Public Utilities Board Singapore (TBC), Stockholm International Water Institute, University of Technology Sydney, Water Environment Federation, World Health Organization United Nations Children’s Fund, UN-Water, United National Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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Source-to-Sea Collaboration: A Game Changer for the Whole Water Cycle

Date and time: 23 Mar 2023, 17:00 – 18:15 EST
Conference Room 8, UNHQ

This side event to the UN 2023 Water Conference will explore how source-to-sea management can be used to achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals. We will learn from case studies worldwide where this approach has been applied in practice, showcasing lessons learned and success stories as well as barriers faced and how these have been overcome.

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Promoting Private-Public Partnerships – a vehicle towards fulfilling SDG 6 and climate Actions

Date and time: 24 March 2023 (Fri), 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (75 mins)
Location: Side Event Room C at UN Headquarters

The governments in Europe, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, are taking the lead among the first to address the challenges by collaborating with their private sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote adaptation and resilience measures from the impacts of climate change and disasters by mainstreaming the policies and measures through water cycle management from source to sea. To explore the necessary triple or even quadruple helix structures as a vehicle towards achieving SDG 6, and the global targets, this side event will discuss Private-Public Partnerships for climate change mitigation and NBS through sound water cycle management by sharing good practices, lessons, and commitment in Europe, Japan, and Korea.

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Date and time: 24 March 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Location: trusteeship Chamber Room, UNHQ,

This side event is particularly timely, in that it will be taking place during the first United Nations-wide conference on water in 46 years. The conference has been convened to review progress at the halfway mark towards the goals of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development, which was adopted in 2018 to avert a global water crisis. At the time, it was estimated that there could be a 40% shortfall in freshwater resources by 2030. Five years on, all indicators point to the world being off track in implementing its water agenda to 2030. 


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Youth session
Local Action, Global Impact: Creating Intergenerational Partnerships for Sustainable Water Management

Date and time: 24 March 2023 (Fri), 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (75 mins)
Location: Side Event Room C at UN Headquarters

The session aims at proposing meaningful youth engagement to resolve water-related issues through sharing youth-led projects across the world. The session involves a wide range of organizations including a multi-lateral development bank, a government ministry, a government organization, an international NGO, an international water platform, youth platform. Based on ongoing activities, the session will explore further initiatives led by youth groups and discuss how to strengthen intergenerational partnerships to support these initiatives.

Lead organization:Water Security Council of Japan
Co-organizers (Alphabetical Order): Asian Development Bank, Children and Youth International, Global Water Partnership, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Water Forum, Kumamoto City, Water Cooperation Association Com aqua

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Japan Reception Party -Water Sustainability for the Future-

Date and time : Friday, March 24, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Location : Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017 United States

This reception has already reached its maximum number of participants.

The Japan Water Forum (JWF) and the Youth Water Forum will organize the side event, Japan Reception Party -Water Sustainability for the Future- on Friday, 24 March 5pm-7pm at Japan Society. The event will provide a broad range of guests in public and private sectors (not limited to water community alone) with an opportunity to interact with multiple stakeholders and have a better understanding of our Water Action Agenda that are below-mentioned different initiatives and actions including youth’s efforts, to invite more stakeholders to join the journey towards realizing a quality-oriented society and enhance cooperation and collaboration while they enjoy Japanese water and food culture there. It will follow the outcomes of the five interactive dialogues including Water for Cooperation, and Water Action Decade.

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(Reported by Yumiko Asayama, Chief Manager, Japan Water Forum)

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