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Core Activities

  Regional Workshop on Water and Climate Change Adaptation
  Twinning Program (2) - Training Course Held in Japan
  NARBO's 5th IWRM Training: Keys for Success

Members Initiative

  ADB and JWA agreed to strengthen alliance for water security in river basin

Announcement

  Introduction of NARBO New Members from Viet Nam

From Secretariat

  Submission deadline of Member's Annual Report 2008

Core Activities

Regional Workshop on Developing Partnerships for Water and Climate Change Adaptation (Workshop Proceedings) 1-5 December 2008 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Lee Jin, Malaysia Water Partnership

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S1. Background and Workshop Objectives

The Asia Pacific Water Forum (APWF) (www.apwf.org) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nonpolitical network formed in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainable water management by championing best practices, boosting investments, building capacity, and enhancing cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

As part of its approach to achieve its mission a number of key institutional partners of the APWF has agreed to take the lead to identify strategies and initiate actions to achieve progress under 3 Priority Themes and 5 Key Result Areas (KRAs). (>>See more)


Twinning Program (2) - Training Course Held in Japan

Dr. Doan Thi Tuyet Nga, Department of Water Resources, MARD

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We were very lucky to be selected by Vietnam Water Resource Department for a training course held in Japan in the human resource-exchange programme by NARBO Vietnam and its Japanese counterpart. Nearly one month of the training course has led to our unexpected comparison between what Japan has done and what Vietnam has done in terms of water source management, which is undeniably different. (>>See more)


NARBO's 5th IWRM Training: Keys for Success

Tadashige Kawasaki, ADBI

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NARBO secretariat conducted the 5th IWRM Training in Hoi An, Viet Nam from 18th to 25th of February with support of the Vu Gia Thu Bon (VGTB) river basin organization, people's committee of Quang Nam province, Da Nang City, and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Twenty-four participants from six countries participated in this training program.
In holding this training, we consulted with the Technical Advisory Committee member about its concept, and conducted the preliminary meeting at the venue in November 2008. (>>See more)

Members Initiative

ADB and JWA agreed to strengthen alliance for water security in river basin

Michio Ota, JWA

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Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, the President of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Mr. Toshiki Aoyama, the President of Japan Water Agency (JWA) singed Letter of Intent (LOI) on 12 January 2009, at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Dr. Mochammad Amron, Chairperson of NARBO, First Advisor to Minister of Public Works, Indonesia, and Mr. K. W. Ivan de Silva, Vice Chairperson of NARBO, Director General Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka, witnessed the signing of the LOI, titled 'The Letter of Intent for Collaboration to Improve Water Security in River Basins through the Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO)'. (>>See more)

Announcement


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NARBO Member Organization Map [PDF]

NARBO New RBO Members from Viet Nam

NARBO secretariat is pleased to announce (A) Ca River Basin Management Council, Vietnam and (B) Cau River Basin Planning Subcommittee, Vietnam to be new NARBO member organizations as RBOs in accordance with the NARBO Charter Article 4.1 (1)(a). (>>See more (A) (B))

gogogoNARBO Member Organization Map including new members are now available. (>>See the map)

From the secretariat

NARBO Activity Plan

Year Activity Contents Date Venue
July 2009 The 3rd Thematic Workshop on Water-Related Disaster and Its Management in Asian Countries July 2009 (tentative) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Feb
2010
The 4th NARBO General Meeting February 2010 TBD

Submission deadline of Member's Annual Report 2008

The final deadline for the submission of the NARBO member's Annual Report 2008 is March 31. Every RBO member has an obligation to submit the report according to NARBO Charter.

The Secretariat has prepared the simple form of the annual report 2008 on NARBO website. Please kindly find the format from the website and submit the annual report no later than March 31.

NARBO Newsletter is produced by the Narbo Secretariat to provide current information about NARBO activities to readers who are interested in IWRM issues specifically in Monsoon ASIA.
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