Managing Water Scarcity in the Asia-Pacific region

Webinar | Thursday 18 May 2023 | 4-6pm AEST / 1-3pm ICT

In this webinar, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Australian Water Partnership AWP will launch a new publication on Managing Water Scarcity in the Asia-Pacific region.

The publication provides a policymakers summary outlining the dynamics and management of water scarcity across the Asia-Pacific. The webinar will introduce key findings on water scarcity risks and recommendations for improved water scarcity management in an open conversation between authors and Mekong government officials.

Water scarcity management practices across ten countries – including several in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), particularly Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam – have been analysed drawing policy, regulatory and planning lessons on what has worked, and what needs to be improved to mitigate the risks of water scarcity for a water-secure and resilient Asia-Pacific.

The publication, along with other diagnostic activities, have provided a foundation for the next stage of the Water Scarcity Program led by FAO in partnership with Australia through AWP. The Water Scarcity Program is working with national governments in developing ‘Water Scarcity Action Plans’ and ‘National Water Accounting and Allocation Roadmaps’. These will guide future water accounting and allocation practices in the Asia-Pacific region.

Register for the webinar here

Speakers include:

  • Ms Louise Whiting, FAO
  • Mr John Dore, DFAT
  • Dr Amy Fallon, AMPERES
  • Mr Simon Tilleard, Alluvium
  • Mr Ngo Manh Ha, Department of Water Resources Management, Vietnam
  • Representative from Office of National Water Resources, Thailand
  • Representative from Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Cambodia
  • Representative from Directorate of Water Resources, Indonesia
  • Ms Katharine Cross, AWP
  • Dr Paradis Someth, eWater Group

The webinar will provide simultaneous translation in Khmer, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese.

The publication will be available for download from the AWP Publications page on 18 May.

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Webinar | Thursday 18 May 2023 | 4-6pm AEST / 1-3pm ICT In this webinar, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the Australian Water Partnership AWP will launch a new publication on Managing Water Scarcity in the Asia-Pacific region. The publication provides a policymakers summary outlining the dynamics and management […]

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