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.
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
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.