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TOPICS for NARBO 26th News Letter

REPORT

The “International Peer Reviewer Training and Certification” in Solo, Indonesia

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NARBO held a session on IWRM in Regional Process in the 7th World Water Forum

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Report of the Sixth Meeting of High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 UN Headquarters, New York, U.S.A -> ->Link to the event on the top page

 

Report of the Second UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters November 18th, 2015 The UN Headquarters, New York, U.S.A

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  Report

The “International Peer Reviewer Training and Certification” in Solo, Indonesia
By Koichiro Omoto, Asian Development Bank Institute

   ADBI, as the one of NARBO secretariat, organized the “International Peer Reviewer Training and Certification” with Center for River Basin Organization and Management (CRBOM) on 27-29 October in Solo, Indonesia. This mainly aims at: ⅰ) disseminating the knowledge about implementing River Basin Organization (RBO) Performance Benchmarking, ⅱ) improving awareness and benefits of RBO Performance Benchmarking in implementing IWRM and ⅲ ) increasing the number of Peer Reviewer of RBO Performance Benchmarking with knowledge of international standards by using RBO performance indicator....

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NARBO held a session on IWRM in Regional Process in the 7th World Water Forum
By koichirou OMOTO,NARBO secretariat

   It is widely known that with recent rapid increasing demand from agricultural, urban, and industrial sector, water distribution have been a crucial theme. In addition, water related disasters caused by typhoons and droughts have been occurring quite often. Moreover, fresh water supply, sanitation and environment of which waste water management and water quality management are typical examples, are also problems to be solved at river basin level in Asia and the Pacific. During this decade, each River Basin Organization has tackled with these issues.…

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Report of the Sixth Meeting of High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 UN Headquarters, New York, U.S.A
by Tadashige KAWASAKI,NARBO secretariat

   The High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) has contributed to promoting awareness of the urgency and importance of adaptation to the impacts on water-related disasters caused by climate change and other global changes through discussions, publications and dissemination of position papers. Chairperson of NARBO is one of the members of HELP and has contributed to the discussion based on the experience of Asia and NARBO. As one of the achievements, special edition of “Water Policy” was launched at the 7th World Water Forum in April, 2015 in Korea, and we can see NARBO’s contribution as ‘A tale of three cities: water disaster policy responses in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Metro Manila’. (http://wp.iwaponline.com/content/17/S1) ...

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Report of the Second UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters November 18th, 2015 The UN Headquarters, New York, U.S.A
by Tadashige KAWASAKI,NARBO secretariat

   The 1st Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters was held in March, 2013 and contributed to promote understanding the necessity of international discussion on water and disasters and to recognize water and disasters as one of the most important and pressing issues to be urgently addressed among the highest levels and the international community. This September, 17 goals with 169 targets were approved as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and we can see some targets on disasters in SDGs. International discussions to achieve the goals and targets have just started. It was high time to accelerate our efforts to share our experiences and lessons learned, strengthen regional coordination and collaboration and make progress towards creating a better-prepared and resilient society ...

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   From the secretariat

Your articles are welcome
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   NARBO Newsletter aims to be a tool for sharing good practices, lessons learned from practice and IWRM-related activities, etc. Therefore, we highly welcome articles from you, about good practices, lessons from practice, activities relevant to IWRM. In addition, the article such as topic providing, and fresh voice, etc is also very welcomed. The articles you will contribute to NARBO Secretariat will be put in newsletters to share experience and lessons and so on.

 

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