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The 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit

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  1. : International Network for Water and Ecosystem in Paddy Fields INWEPF The 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit Introduction and Proposal The 4th Steering Meeting of INWEPF Bangkok, Thailand, July 6, 2007

  2. www.spmwater-asiapacific.net E-mail meeting hosted by Japan Committee & WG2 Inwepf@nm.maff.go.jp Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  3. Background of Asia-Pacific Water Summit 2003 3rd World Water Forum 2004 2005 2006 4th World Water Forum 2007 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit 2008 2009 5th World Water Forum Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  4. Outline of 1st Asia-Pacific water Summit Date: December 3rd and 4th, 2007 Venue: Beppu Convention Center in Oita prefecture, Japan Organizer: Asia-Pacific Water Forum & Steering Committee of the 1st Asia Pacific Water Summit Expected participants: Leaders of the Countries of Asia and the Pacific Stakeholder Representatives Venue: Beppu Convention Center, Oita Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  5. Draft Program 3 Dec. Mon. 4 Dec. Tue. AM Opening AM • Plenary 1 • Keynote Speech by head of Govt • (Water Champion Panel) Sessions Memorial Speech PM • Plenary 1 • Keynote Speech by head of Govt • (Water Champion Panel) PM Priority Thematic Meeting Theme A Theme B Theme C Sessions Closing Welcome Reception Farewell Cooktail 12/1-12/5 Open Event (A series of events in Japan) Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  6. Theme of 1st Asia-Pacific water Summit Overall Theme Water Security: Leadership and Commitment Priority Theme • Water Financing • Water related Disaster Management • Water for Development and Ecosystem Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  7. Priority Theme CWater for Development and Ecosystem Lead Organization FAO, IUCN (World Conservation Union) Topics to be covered • Food security and strategic water supply • Recognition of multiple roles of irrigation systems • Irrigation modernization and IWRM • Environmental flow approaches and IWRM • Watershed degradation and river restoration • Integrating development and ecosystem issues into IWRM Need of input from paddy farming countries Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  8. Water Fora and INWEPF 2003 3rd World Water Forum Ministerial Meeting on Water for Food and Agriculture 2004 Establish of INWEPF 1st Meeting (Japan) 2005 2nd Meeting (Korea) 2006 4th World Water Forum 3rd Meeting (Malaysia) 2007 Workshop (Korea) 4th Meeting (Thailand) 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit 2008 5th Meeting 2009 5th World Water Forum Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  9. Water Fora and INWEPF 2003 3rd World Water Forum Ministerial Meeting on Water for Food and Agriculture 2004 Establish of INWEPF 1st Meeting (Japan) 2005 2nd Meeting (Korea) 2006 4th World Water Forum INWEPF ICID Joint Session 3rd Meeting (Malaysia) 2007 Workshop (Korea) 4th Meeting (Thailand) 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit 2008 5th Meeting 2009 5th World Water Forum Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  10. Contribution to WWF4 from INWEPF Message from INWEPF 2003 3rd World Water Forum Ministerial Meeting on Water for Food and Agriculture 2004 2005 Paragraph 2-4 (Awareness) 2006 4th World Water Forum INWEPF ICID Joint Session 2007 Paragraph 5 (Recommendations) 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit 2008 2009 5th World Water Forum Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  11. Contribution to WWF4 from INWEPF Message from INWEPF • Paragraph 5 : Recommendation • Themultiple use, roles, values, services and other aspects of agricultural water in paddy farming regions should be recognized, evaluated and incorporated into water resources development plans and management strategies. • Thetraditional wisdom and experiences of local communities and the value of their participation in water planning and management should be fully acknowledged. • It should be recognized that governmental assistance(e.g. policy, legal, financial, and capacity building and educational services) is important and often necessary for adequate investment, modernization and management of rice water systems, in order to achieve food security, to alleviate poverty and to conserve ecosystems. Paragraph 5 (Recommendations) Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  12. Contribution to WWF4 from INWEPF Message from INWEPF Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  13. Contribution to 1st APWS from INWEPF Message to 1st APWS from INWEPF • Based on Message to WWF4 • Specific issue in Asia Pacific Region • Updated concept of INWEPF after WWF4 • Reflect to outcome documents of APWS Discussion • E-mail meeting among members (hosted by Japan Committee) In the Future... • Input to WWF5 Turkey, March 2009 Contribution to the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Forum

  14. Thank you!