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Chiang Mai to host Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Focusing on Water Security and Water-Related Disaster Challenges

Governor Tanin announces the upcoming Asia Pacific Water Forum, the first convention to be held at the newly completed Convention Center from May 14-20.

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Chiang Mai will host the 2nd Asia – Pacific Water Forum from May 14-20, 2013 at the newly opened International Convention and Exhibition Center Commemorating His Majesty’s 7th Cycle Birthday, Chiang Mai Governor Tanin Subhasaen announced on April 30.
Governor Tanin was joined by Jakkrit Srivari, Deputy Director-General of Department of Information, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sarawut Srisakul, Director of Pingnakorn Development Agency (Public Organization), Pol. Lt. Gen. Suthep Dejraksa, Commander of Police Region 5 and Tranthip Thongngamkham, Director of PRD Region 3 to make the announcement.
Thailand will host this meeting that will see leaders of 9 countries in the Asia Pacific Region attending alongside ministers, management leaders from organizations and private sector executives, and water experts from across the region.
The world and, especially, the Asia-Pacific region has experienced continued climatechange along with extreme weather events on epic dimensions. It is with these pressing events and issues in mind that the 2nd APWS has been organized and the focus is on the theme “Water Security and Water-Related Disaster Challenges: Leadership and Commitment”. Discussion on water related disaster challenges and three policy priorities for water security will be discussed specifically; Development, Shock and Resilience, and Human Well-Being.
Thailand has the major goal of presenting Royal initiatives as the best practices for sustainable water resource management, promoting active dialogue among regional leaders on water-related policy priorities and commitments, and facilitating more effective regional cooperation in water security and water-related disaster challenges in Asia and the Pacific. The Summit will provide Asia-pacific leaders and stakeholders from all sectors, as well as from the international community, and opportunity to jointly discuss water-related issues and challenges with concrete solutions.
The 2nd APWS events are expected to engage Heads of State and Governments from the Asia-Pacific region, water-related ministers, delegates from all APW member international/regional organizations, representatives of relevant national and local governmental agencies, concerned leaders from the private sector, and representatives o civil society, including students and youth.

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Chiang Mai to host Asia-Pacific Water Forum