World Water Week: Eye on Asia

Event | 28 August - 2 September 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

Background

World Water Week in Stockholm provides an annual platform to discuss global water issues. It is organized by Stockholm International Water Institute, and this year, the theme is “Water for Sustainable Growth.”

"Eye on Asia," convened by ADB since 2008 as part of the Stockholm World Water Week, highlights current and emerging issues and challenges in the region's water sector, along with efforts of governments and development agencies to address them. Eye on Asia 2016 focuses on the theme “Innovating for a Water Secure Asia.” This year, the Eye on Asia sessions will be held over two mornings on 30-31 August.

Sessions

1. Securing Asia’s Water Future
9:00 a.m., 30 August 2016
The session will launch the Asia Water Development Outlook 2016, sharing outcomes of quantitative research undertaken on the 5 key dimensions of water security in the Asia and the Pacific region. It will deliver key messages and recommendations for policy makers on how to improve their country’s water security.
Co-Convenors: ADB, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), REACH Program (Oxford University), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), and Asia Pacific Center for Water Security (APCWS), Tsinghua University, Beijing

2. Powering Up the Region – Balancing Water and Energy Use in Asia
11:00 a.m., 30 August 2016
This session will present efforts to quantify the links between energy and water productivity, their interconnectivity with SDGs and how energy auditing can be mainstreamed in operations.
Co-Convenors: ADB, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

3. Hungry Asia - Growing More Food with Less Water
9:00 a.m., 31 August 2016
This session will engage participants in active discussions to demonstrate innovative approaches to growing more food with less water.
Co-Convenors: ADB, IWMI, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

4. Operationalizing Green Cities - Technologies and their Benefits
11:00 a.m., 31 August 2016
The session will share insights to raise awareness on water-energy-food related challenges in urban development, highlight climate change impacts, and present innovative solutions (technology and financing options) from the region to improve water security in cities and ensure sustainable urban development.
Co-Convenors: ADB, International Water Centre, Water Sensitive Cities Cooperative Research Center (WSC CRC)

Social media coverage

Updates will also be posted on the ADB Water for All Facebook page and on Twitter @ADBWater.

Follow the conversation with ADB’s Youth delegation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, follow @YouthForAsia, and the hashtags #eyeonasia #AWDO #WWWeek.