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Insight

  Special Topic; Coming NARBO IWRM Training will be announced soon!

NEWS

  BBWS Brantas has joined NARBO!
   "Regional Launch Workshop of the Center for River Basin Organizations and Management (CRBOM)"
  Report of the 2nd Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
  IRTCES Silver Jubilee Celebration and International Advanced Training Workshop on IRBM
  Twinning Program between JWA and MASL- 2009

Announcement

  Annual Report 2008 has been issued!

From Secretariat

  New Comer

Insight

Special Topic; Coming NARBO IWRM Training will be announced soon!

NARBO secretariat is now preparing for the details of the 6th NARBO IWRM Training.
Tasashige Kawasaki, NARBO Secretariat, Asian Development Bank Institute


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NARBO Secretariat is now actively preparting for the coming IWRM Training. The 6th NARBO IWRM Training is now planned to be held in November. Based on the evaluation of the 5th training at the Technical Advisary Committee held on June 25, 2009, at PUB, Singapore, preparation work for the training is now undertakedn within NARBO Secretariat and details of the training will be announced soon.

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NEWS

BBWS Brantas has joined NARBO!

We are very pleased to inform all the NARBO colleagues new member. The new our colleague is Balai Besar Wilayah Sungai (BBWS) Brantas. BBWS Brantas was esrablished by Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia ( in Indonesian) and expect to improve the knowledge especially for the employee through NARBO activities. 600 staff members manage Brantas river basin by such means as planning and implementation of IWRM including utilization, operation and maintenance of water resources in Brantas river basin.(>>See more)


"Regional Launch Workshop of the Center for River Basin Organizations and Management (CRBOM)"

By Isnugroho, Executive Director of CRBOM and
Fahmi Hidayat, Deputy Director of Training and Dissemination of CRBOM


The Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) launched its network of regional water knowledge hubs in 2008 to improve water security in the Asia-Pacific region by generating and sharing knowledge in more than a dozen water knowledge domains. Called KnowledgeHubs, the network has 13 confirmed regional hubs to date, among them Indonesia’s Center for River Basin Organizations and Management (CRBOM). (>>See more)

Report of the 2nd Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Tasashige Kawasaki, NARBO Secretariat, Asian Development Bank Institute

The Network of Asian River Basin Organizations (NARBO) is keen to improve the quality and credibility of its annual training program on integrated water resources management (IWRM) to the level of a prestigious regional flagship program. At NARBO’s 3rd General Meeting at Indonesia in 2008, NARBO agreed to establish the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) which will review and advise NARBO's leadership and secretariat in revamping the training program, based on experience gained by NARBO over the past four years and taking into account approaches and experiences by other training providers. (>>See more)


IRTCES Silver Jubilee Celebration and International Advanced Training Workshop on IRBM

NARBO/JWA held a session on IWRM Guidelines at River Basin Level in the workshop
Koichi TAKANO, NARBO Secretariat, Japan Water Agency

The International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES) held Silver Jubilee Celebration and Seminar on Integrated River Basin Management under Global Climate Change, on July 29, 2009, in Beijing, PR China. It also held International Advanced Training Workshop on Integrated River Basin Management from July 27 to August 3, 2009. IRTCES was jointly set up by the Government of PR China and UNESCO in 1984 and is UNESCO water-related Category II center, and it is a NARBO member (as Inter Regional Knowledge Partner). IRTCES Silver Jubilee Ceremony was held with tne presense of Mr. Chen Lei, Minister of Water Resources of PR China and Mr. W. R. Erderen, Assistant Director General of UNESCO (IRTCES website). In the Seminar on Integrated River Basin Management, 4 keynote lectures were provided. Mr. Erderen was also a lecturer and introduced 'IWRM Guideline at River Basin Level' in his lecture. He also mentioned that the Guideline project was conducted with support from NARBO. International Advanced Training Workshop on Integrated River Basin Management was held as a back to back event of IRTCES Silver Jubilee Celebration. 52 participants (includes 28 international participants) attended both the Siver Jubilee Celebration and International Advanced Training Workshop. Japan Water Agency (JWA), as a NARBO Secretariat, dispatched 4 experts to held a session on IWRM Guidelines at River Level in the Training Workshop.(>>See more)


Twinning Program between JWA and MASL- 2009

Brief Report on Twinning Program
Chandrapala W.A, Mahawelli Authority of Sri Lanka

Twinning Program is one of the key activity of the NARBO action plan. To implement this program, an Agreement and MOU were signed between Japan Water Agency (JWA) and Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka (MASL) in April 2008, to exchange of personnel for the Twinning Program. The main objective of this program is to share the experiences, especially in the Water Resources Management sector and good practices etc. between two countries. Also, for sharing experience between both parties, to develop best integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) practice. To develop good relationship between Sri Lanka NARBO and JWA is also one of the purposes of this program. We feel that, this kind of program gave us ample opportunity to share experiences in very friendly and simple manner. (>>See more)

Announcement


Annual Report 2008 has been issued!

We are very pleased to inform you that NARBO Annual Report 2008 has been published with NARBO’s activities and member’s report in mainly year of 2008.
We would like to express our deepest appreciation for your cooperation and help in compilation of the NARBO Annual Report 2008.

The Annual Report is available on NARBO website

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From the secretariat

New comer

NARBO secretariat is glad to introduce new secretariat staff, Yoshihiro Yamashita and Tatsuo Kunieda. They are staff of JWA and they would like to keep close relationship with NARBO members more than ever. (>>See more)

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