Connect with us

Environment

AIDF and UN ESCAP to hold Water Security Summit in KL in April 2014

Water security is under threat and has become a rapidly growing concern and a crucial requirement for sustainable development in Asia Pacific

Published

on

AIDF are working towards their goal off supporting the drive towards positive outcomes in the future of water security and sanitation through the provision of a leading platform for collaboration between stakeholders to further raise awareness of the dangers that Asia Pacific are dealing with.

This year’s innovative and enlightening two day summit will commence at the Putrajaya International Conference Centre, based near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 23rd & 24th April 2014, bringing public attention to the escalating issues regarding water and resources management, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity to the forefront of agendas in a cumulative and engaged environment.

Water Security Summit in KL in April 2014

AIDF and UN ESCAP to hold Water Security Summit in KL in April 2014

AIDF have developed the agenda and speaker panel in consultation with key organisations, such as UNEP, ADB, Thai Red Cross, CIPS, UN Habitat, World Bank, IOM, FAO, UNESCO and regional governments’ representatives.

This years Keynote Speaker panel will include: Rae Kwon Chung – UN ESCAP, Amnat Barlee – The Thai Red Cross Society, Dr. John Dore – AUSAID, Jack Sim – WTO, Trevor Davies – KPMG and Vinod Thomas – ADB.

Water security is under threat and has become a rapidly growing concern and a crucial requirement for sustainable development in Asia Pacific.

The increasing damaging affects of floods, droughts, urbanisation, and uncontrolled toxins being released into natural water sources, ground water extraction and climate change impacts have raised both awareness and alarm across the region to the public.

The ever expanding population requires more natural resources for basic necessities such as drinking, hygiene and farming. Existing water planning and management have proven to be inadequate in relation to society’s escalating demands for water.

Conflicting demands on water resources for various uses make integrated water resources management and sustainability essential to enable constant provision of secure water services. Satisfying growing industrial water requirements, achieving water based energy objectives, improving agricultural water productivity and protecting water quality are just a few of the growing challenges that Asia Pacific are currently facing.

Social, economic, and political consequences of water shortages are real, as are the effects of water-related disasters intensified by climate change.

As a result AIDF have organised Industry leaders, Government ministers, UN members, NGO representatives and delegates from private sector companies focused on aid, sustainability and development within the water sector to address the impact of water related disasters, sustainable water management, sanitation, conflicts in water resources and related agricultural irrigation systems and much more.

For more information about the event please visit http://water-asia.aidforum.org.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Environment

Climate Change Could Force 49 Million People to Migrate in East Asia and the Pacific

Out-migration hotspots in agricultural areas of central Thailand and Myanmar coincide with areas expected to see declines in both water availability and crop productivity

Published

on

The World Bank’s updated Groundswell report released today finds that climate change, an increasingly potent driver of migration, could force 216 million people across six world regions to move within their countries by 2050.

(more…)
Continue Reading

Companies

Thailand BOI Approves Measures to Support Carbon Reduction

greenhouse gas emission as well as an enhanced scheme for electric vehicles and measures to mitigate Covid-19 impacts and support local vaccine development

Published

on

logomain

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) approved incentives to encourage companies to reduce greenhouse gas emission as well as an enhanced scheme for electric vehicles and measures to mitigate Covid-19 impacts and support local vaccine development, Ms Duangjai Asawachintachit, Secretary General of the BOI, announced today.

(more…)
Continue Reading