The 2th Asian International Water Week took place in Indonesia from 14 to 16 March, with the theme of “Providing sustainable, clean and adequate water for all”. Government departments, universities and scientific research institutions, representatives of water conservancy related industry, international organizations and special guests from Asian countries attended the meeting.
IWHR participated water week related activities and hosted two branches including “Climate change and Water conservancy infrastructure” and “Water balance and Micro-network application from the perspective of water, energy, food link” under the topic of “Water and climate change”. Mr. Wang, vice president of our institute and co chairman of the Special Committee on “Water and climate change” of the Asian Water Council, president over the branch. Experts of our institute made a report at the branch and participated in expert discussion.
Experts from China, the United States, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and Thailand discussed the interaction between water resources and water conservancy infrastructure in the context of climate change. The branch of “water balance and micro-network application from the perspective of water, energy, food link” gathered experts from China, the United States, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia and the World Bank to share the relevant application of water, energy, food link and provide new insights for water balance. In addition, as a member of the expert group, our experts also participated in the branch of “managing risks and uncertainties” and “natural disasters and climate changes”, and shared a series of measures in flood risks management, flood control and disaster reduction in China during the discussion session.
Focusing on the hot water issues in Asia and the sustainable development goals of the United Nations, this water week includes board of directors, the opening ceremony, the Asia water statement, the Ministerial Conference, two plenary meetings, 24 branches, the water project forum, 8 special branches, the closing ceremony, industry exhibitions, technology visits, etc.
Asia International Water Week is the flagship activity of the Asian Water Council, which is committed to providing a regional water platform for multi stakeholder participation to solve water problems in Asia. Since its launch in 2017, the Asian International Water Week has been jointly organized by Asian Water Council and relevant institutions of the host country. It is held every three years, usually the year before the World Water Forum. It promotes and promotes the achievements of Asian water governance through forums, seminars, round tables, exhibitions and other forms, and reports at the World Water Forum to raise Asian water affairs to the global water agenda.