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Newsletter 37th Issue 27 December, 2021

1. News

1. The NARBO webinar was held on 17th December, 2021.

The spread of COVID-19 around the world has reduced opportunities for information exchange between organizations and training, which was the original goal of NARBO's establishment. To overcome such a situation, we have held an online seminar aimed at uplifting members' enthusiasm in the form of a NARBO Webinar on December 17, 2021.
The webinar took the theme of “Challenges of River Basin Management in the New Normal era: The Pandemic is not over yet, Flood Control Must Go on”. The focus of the discussion is “Climate Change” and “Sustainability” which are still the main issues for river basin organizations until now. More than our expectation, that more than 280 people from 10 NARBO member countries joined the webinar.
In the event, the opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Ir. M. Basuki Hadimuljono, M.Sc. Minister for Public Works and Public Housing and former chairman of NARBO. Then, keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Ir. Imam Santoso, M.Sc., the CEO of Perum Jasa Tirta II who is also the current chairman of NARBO.
In the presentation session, the speakers were Professor Dr. Orlando F. Balderama of Isabela State University in the Philippines, Principal Researcher Dr. Younghyun Cho from K-water in Korea, Deputy Director General Dr. Kido from the Japan Water Agency in Japan, each gave a dazzling presentation.
In addition, Mr. Ravi Narayanan, Chair of the Asia Pacific Water Forum informed about the 4th APWS which will be held in Kumamoto from 23 to 24 April 2022, and closed by information of the next NARBO Webinar was delivered by Mr. Nobuyuki Ichihara from the NARBO Secretariat.

Opening remarks by Minister, Dr. Basuki Hadimulijono, M. Sc

Opening remarks by NARBO chairperson, Dr. Imam Santoso, M. Sc

Contents Remarks(Host/ Presenter) Presentation material
Opening Remarks
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Dr. Ir. M. Basuki Hadimuljono, MSc. Minister for Public Works and Housing (PUPR), of Indonesia/ Former NARBO Chairperson  
Welcome Remarks and
Keynote Speech
Dr. Ir. Imam Santoso,. MSc.NARBO Chairperson /CEO of Perum Jasa Tirta II, Indonesia  
Photo Session    
Integrated Flood and Sediment Management in Cagayan River Basin towards Development of Action Framework Professor Dr. Orlando F. Balderama College of Engineering, Isabela State University,The Philippines

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Application of GPM IMERG satellite-based precipitation products for flood runoff simulation in a dam watershed Dr. Younghyun Cho Principal Researcher,K-Water Research Institute,Korea

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Achievements of advanced flood control of JWA dams during a recent large-scale typhoon Dr. Kentaro Kido Deputy Director General, Water Resources Engineering Department of Japan Water Agency, Japan(JWA)

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General Discussions Moderator/ Dr. Ismail Widadi, MSc. PUPR/ Head of BBWS Cimanuk Cisanggarung Mr. Michitaro Nakai, JWA  
Information on the 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit, in April 2022 Ravi Narayanan Chair of Asia Pacific Water Forum

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Introduction of the next Webinar Mr. Nobuyuki ICHIHARA Vice Secretary General of NARBO /Director International Affairs Division, JWA, Japan

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Closing Remarks Dr. Ir. Imam Santoso, MSc.
NARBO Chairperson
/CEO of Perum Jasa Tirta II


The webinar provides useful and informative presentations focusing on recent flooding and associated sediment management, runoff analysis, and dam operations.
In addition, through the monitor screen, we had the opportunity to see the familiar faces of our NARBO comrades in a nostalgic atmosphere, and enjoy a reunion-like atmosphere, seeing everyone's happy side throughout the session. We are delighted to be able to host this webinar successfully in this pandemic era.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to all participants and related parties who have collaborated with us for this webinar.
The 2nd NARBO webinar will be scheduled for February or March 2022. We will notify you of the fixed date as soon as the details are decided. We look forward to your participation. We also welcome positive suggestions for content or agendas

Photo session (Thank you for your participation)

2. The 4th Asia Pacific Water Summit will be held on 23th – 24th April, 2022

The 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS), which was postponed due to COVID-19, will be held on 23th to 24th April, 2022 in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. This summit meeting will also be accessible online.

We are looking forward to your participation to this event. We wish the success of the summit as well as your safety and health.

Kumamoto 2022 –APWS
By secretariat of NARBO

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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