UN-Water Regional Expert Consultation on Water Security

9 Nov 2015 to 10 Nov 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

The UN-Water Regional Expert Consultation on Water Security is being conducted under the aegis of the UN-Water Water Security Task Force (http://www.unwater.org/activities/task-forces/water-security/en/) and will elicit water related leverage points for implementation of the 2030 sustainable development agenda and SDGs. The outcomes of the meeting are also expected to feed into an Expert Consultation on “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific” that will be held in parallel; you are also cordially invited to attend the plenary sessions of that consultation.

The meeting will identify water security issues in the regional context and leverage the sustainable pathways for implementation of the post-2015 water-related internationally agreed goals. The meeting would elicit the benefits of the multi-sectorial approach, engaging different partners and leveraging institutional, regulatory, and financial and environment benefits. A specific emphasis will be on mainstreaming issues pertaining to water-resilient and sustainable cities, utilizing efficient water infrastructure. The meeting will define recommendations and report to the Expert Consultation on the 2030 Agenda for SD in Asia-Pacific on additional research areas, capacity development needs, replication of best practice.

The meeting will adopt an open discussion modality, in which each session will include the moderated panel discussions. The discussions will aim to produce specific and targeted recommendations and findings; rapporteurs for each session will be responsible for documenting these outputs that are meant to focus on policy solutions and highlighting good practices.

The meeting outcomes will also feed into the discussions on the process and scope for the development of the Asia-Pacific regional roadmap for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD. Recommendations will be formulated for inclusion and reporting at the 4th ESCAP Committee on Environment and Development (11-13 November 2013).