Water security movement catalyzed by inaugural Asia-Pacific ministerial forum in Singapore

June 26, 2010
SINGAPORE, June 26, 2010 -- The first-ever Asia-Pacific Water Ministers' Forum brings together influential public sector leaders for a constructive and informative dialogue session...

SINGAPORE, June 26, 2010 -- Building on the global momentum of initiating concrete action to address water security issues, the first-ever Asia-Pacific Water Ministers' Forum brings together influential public sector leaders for a constructive and informative dialogue session chaired by Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Prof Tommy Koh during the Singapore International Water Week.

The Forum, themed "Water Security - Good Governance and Sustainable Solutions," leverages Asia-Pacific's diversity and rich history in managing water concerns to champion policies and solutions for maximum water security. This is in line with the "Ministers for Water Security" initiative presented by the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) at the fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul last year.

Organised by Singapore's Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources and PUB Singapore, in close cooperation with APWF, the Forum provides a timely platform for water leaders to exchange best water governance practices and to discuss concrete steps in addressing challenges in bringing sustainable water solutions to their communities.

Highlights of the Forum include addresses from His Excellency Mohd Nasheed, President of Maldives and Mr Yoshiro Mori, President of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum. The forum will also feature a Ministerial Roundtable from which a summary document will be presented at t

About Singapore International Water Week
The Singapore International Water Week is the global platform for water solutions. It brings policymakers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners together to address challenges, showcase technologies, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements in the water world. Comprising the Water Leaders Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo and Business Forums, it culminates in the presentation of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize, a prestigious international award to recognise outstanding contributions in solving global water issues. The third Singapore International Water Week will be held from 28 June 28 to 2 July 2010. The theme is Sustainable Cities - Clean and Affordable Water. For more information, log onto www.siww.com.sg.


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