Asia Water Week 2013


ADB is organizing Asia Water Week 2013 to deepen and expand analytical work in Asia’s water sector to advance inclusive policy reforms and strengthen support to priority programs and projects. The analytical work will provide the basis for sustained public investment and increased mobilization of private sector investment and expertise.

Asia Water Week 2013 has for its overarching theme “Securing Water for All”. The conference will cover crosscutting topics such as climate change, water-food-energy nexus, and disaster management as well as sub-sector specific discussions, including water supply and sanitation, water resources and environment, and agriculture and irrigation. The ADB Water Prize 2013 award will also be presented.


The conference will enable participants, including clients, ADB staff and invited specialists, to exchange knowledge on water sector issues, technologies, and to identify clients’ emerging priorities. New water sector initiatives will be announced, water sector professionals and leaders recognized, and innovations in the water sector encouraged.

Thematic areas

  • Aspects of water security will be examined through three thematic areas:

  • Basin Water Management – involvesriver basin institutions, capacity development, benchmarking, and stakeholder participation processes. Asia Water Week will provide a forum for exchanging knowledge and experiences in improving the planning, conservation, development, and management of water, forest, land, and aquatic resources in the context of increasing water security in river basins.

  • Urban Water Services – includeswater supply and sanitation, wastewater management, and flood risk management. Asia Water Week will focus on the key challenges facing the sector in the provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater management services. Urban flood management, a perennial and growing problem, also needs to be addressed.

  • Rural Water Services – encompass irrigation, drainage, flood management, and water supply and sanitation services to rural communities. Asia Water Week will discuss ways to revitalize irrigation services to support market-oriented and diversified farms and to increase access to water supply and improved sanitation services for healthy and vibrant rural communities.


The conference is open to representatives of ADB members, development partners, academe, research organizations, NGO/CSO representatives, private sector partners, and the media. To register, please complete the form below. There is no registration fee; however only registered participants will be able to join the sessions. All participants will be responsible for their travel expenses, accommodations, and other costs related to their participation. Limited funding is available on a case-by-case basis for participants from ADB members. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email, including details on travel to Manila, Philippines, and hotel accommodations, on or before 15 February. A separate email confirming ADB sponsorship will be sent to successful participants by 15 February.

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