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1 From Mexico to Istanbul – Water Security: Leadership and Commitment– ODA Hideaki Secretariat of 1 st Asia-Pacific Water Summit Japan Water Forum

2 Structure of A-P Water Forum and Summit Japan Water Forum (JWF) Asia-Pacific Water Forum ( APWF ) Steering Committee Chair: Yoshiro Mori Governing Council Chair: Tommy Koh Vice Chair: Erna Witoelar Ravi Narayana 1 st Asia-Pacific Water Summit Secretariat of APWF Secretariat of 1 st Asia-Pacific Water Summit Very “Simple” and “Flexible” Body to facilitate its activities

3 History of APWF, From Mexico to Istanbul March st World Water Forum (Marrakech, Morocco) March nd World Water Forum (The Hague, The Netherlands) March rd World Water Forum (Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, Japan) April 2004 Establishment of the Japan Water Forum PP preparing “Regional Report” on A-P Region March th World Water Forum (Mexico City, Mexico) March 21, 2006 in Mexico Announcement of the Establishment of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum as regional network September 27, 2006 in Manira Launching of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (JWF as Secretariat) December 3-4, 2007 in Beppu, Oita 1 st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

4 To create the opportunity for the leaders of the region to recognize the significance of water issues for achieving MDGs WHY? Objectives of the Asia-Pacific Water Summit human securitysocial and economic development Water is not just the issue of one particular sector, such as environment, agriculture, industry or the aid issue. But it is the fundamental issue related to the human security and social and economic development of the nations. Therefore, the strong leadership of the national leaders are essential.

5 Outline of the 1 st APWS Date: December 3 rd and 4 th, Number of Delegations: 231 people from 36 countries and regions Heads of country: 10 heads of States/Governments Ministerial level participants: 32 people -Leaders from various fields: 140 people (70 people from abroad) of the 1 st APWS Empowering local authorities Promoting partnership approaches Providing resources for capacity development

6 Priority ThemesTargets A.Water Financing (Asian Development Bank) To increase targeted investments for water and sanitation infrastructure and for human resources development B. Water-related Disaster Management (ICHARM) To drastically reduce the vulnerability of human populations to water-related disasters C. Water for Development & Ecosystems (IUCN / FAO) To conserve and restore land- water interfaces for the improvement of water productivity Outline: APWF’s Priority Themes

7 Key Result Areas Main Activities 1.Developing Knowledge and Lessons (Singapore PUB/UNESCO)  Building a network of water knowledge hubs  Coordinating capacity development programs  Providing guidance on water policies 2.Increasing Local Capacity (Streams of Knowledge/ UN-Habitat)  Supporting peer learning (including cities/mayors)  Empowering civil society, gender and youth  Fostering (sub) regional cooperation 3.Increasing Public Outreach (Asian Development Bank)  Developing regional water advocacy  Supporting in-country water awareness programs  Presenting regional awards for excellence 4.Monitoring Investments and Results (UNESCAP)  Monitoring public and private investments  Monitoring reforms and trends  Monitoring MDG achievement 5.Supporting Forum and Summit (Japan Water Forum)  Maintaining an interactive website  Supporting the APWF Governing Council  Organizing the Asia-Pacific Water Summits Outline: APWF’s Key Result Areas (KRA)

8 H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon President, Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Tommy Esang Remengesau Jr President, Republic of Palau H.E. Mr. Anote Tong President, Republic of Kiribati H.E. Mr. Ludwig Scotty President, Republic of Nauru H.E. Mr. Emanuel Mori Premier, Federated States of Micronesia Hon. Mr. Mititaiagimene Young Vivian Prime Minister, Niue Hon. Mr. Apisai Ielemia Prime Minister, Tuvalu H.E. Lyonpo Dr. Kinzang Dorji Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bhutan H.E. Mr. Dosbol Nur ulu Vice Prime Minister, Kyrgyz Republic Participation of 10 Heads Why so many Heads of Sate for the APWS? Because concept of “APWF” and “APWS” was born in the preparatory process from Kyoto to Mexico. And that all the concerned person has endeavored from Mexico to Istanbul to succeed in organizing the first APWS in Japan. It means that it is realized by all concerned-people in this Region. It was “ our Summit”.

9 Key Outcome Documents Message from Beppu Chair’s Summary 1 st APWS Recommendations (plan) Final Report (plan) Japan Water Forum (JWF) Asia-Pacific Water Forum ( APWF ) Steering Committee Chair: Yoshiro Mori Governing Council Chair: Tommy Koh Vice Chair: Erna Witoelar Ravi Narayana 1 st Asia-Pacific Water Summit APWF Secretariat 1 st Asia Pacific Water Summit Secretariat APWF Policy Brief (Key Messages & Policy Recommendation)

10 Recognise the people’s right to safe drinking water and basic sanitation as a basic human right and a fundamental aspect of human security; Reduce by half the number of people who do not have access to safe drinking water by 2015 and aim to reduce that number to zero by 2025; Reduce by half number of people who do not have access to basic sanitation in our region by 2015 and aim to reduce that number to zero by 2025, through the adoption of new and innovative sanitation systems that are not as water reliant as current methods; message from Beppu Message from Beppu

11 Accord the highest priority to water and sanitation in our economic and development plans and agendas and to increase substantially our allocation of resources to the water and sanitation sectors. Improve governance, efficiency, transparency and equity in all aspects related to the management of water, particularly as it impacts on poor communities. We recognise that while women are particularly vulnerable, they are also resilient and entrepreneurial, hence, should be empowered in all water-related activities. message from Beppu Message from Beppu

12 Take urgent and effective action to prevent and reduce the risks of flood, drought and other water- related disasters and to bring timely relief and assistance to their victims; Support the region’s vulnerable small island states in their efforts to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of climate change; Exhort the Bali Conference to take into account the Relationship between water and climate change, such as the melting of snowcaps and glaciers in the Himalayas and rising sea levels, which are already having an impact on some countries in the region; message from Beppu Message from Beppu


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