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ASEAN Water Dialogue Conference: AWDC 2013 25-27 September 2013 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM 16-17 June 2014, Siem.

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1 ASEAN Water Dialogue Conference: AWDC September 2013 Bangkok, Thailand Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM June 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

2 AWDC Sep Funded by Govt. of Thailand - Attended by 10 AMS and representatives from ESCAP, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, UNISDR-Asia, UNESCO, FAO-RAP, ADB, IUCN, KWF, AIT, IWMI, AusAID, SEAYEN, etc. - Approx. 500 attendants - With half-day Excursion Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM June 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

3 Objectives and Goals: - Providing and open forum to discuss national and regional water security interests, and regional water security interests, mandates, critical issues, implementation mandates, critical issues, implementation challenges in ASEAN context challenges in ASEAN context - Realization of a clear leadership and commitment by AMS while spearheading a commitment by AMS while spearheading a wider Asia-Pacific Regional efforts to address wider Asia-Pacific Regional efforts to address critical water-related issues in the region critical water-related issues in the region AWDC Sep 2013 Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM June 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

4 Specific Agenda: - Identify issues and problems in promoting water security while protecting water resources water security while protecting water resources - Recommend ways and means to address implementation challenges and enhance cooperation challenges and enhance cooperation - Engage ASEAN youth and students in sustainable water management management - Raise awareness on the growing water-related problems - Encourage participation by international partners in cooperation projects and initiatives cooperation projects and initiatives AWDC Sep 2013 Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM June 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

5 Discussion covered: - Water Supply, Hygiene and Sanitation - Water for Ensuring Food Security - Green Economy Practices under Water Stress Water Stress - Water Risk and Resilience: Ecosystem Services Ecosystem Services - Water Risk and Resilience: Water-related Hazards Water-related Hazards AWDC Sep 2013 Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM June 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

6 Recommendations: - Raise the profile of water security on the political and developmental agendas of national governments in ASEAN developmental agendas of national governments in ASEAN - Encourage investment in and increase collaboration on water management technologies and governance management technologies and governance - Harmonize global and regional initiatives that pertain to water - Include water in regional security policy and cooperation - Promote ASEAN youth engagement in water security efforts and enhance youth capacity and enhance youth capacity - Address the emerging water crisis through a post-2012 climate agreement climate agreement AWDC Sep 2013 Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM June 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia

7 For presentations, country reports, and photos, please go to: The Meeting may wish to note the above information Thank you AWDC Sep 2013 Thailand Information Paper 14 th Meeting of AWGWRM June 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia


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