Case Studies on Water and Green Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Case Studies on Water and Green Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Date: 
Monday, February 23, 2015
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

Water is vital to human lives, as well as fundamental to all development issues. Asia and the Pacific are facing serious challenges both in terms of the quantity and quality of water in sustaining its long term economic growth prospects and achieving sustainable development.

In addition to the challenges related with quantity and quality, water related disasters alsopose serious challenges for the region’s economic growth where the Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world where almost 2 million people were killed in disasters between 1970 and 2011, representing 75 per cent of all disaster fatalities globally Green growth is a new paradigm to sustain economic growth by investing in eco-system and natural resources including water.

Green growth attempts to transform the way our economy produces and consumes by restructuring the visible and invisible structures of the economy. Water is a critical component of the visible structures of our economy and a natural capital.

A workshop co-organized by ESCA P and K-water, on “Water and Green Growth” was held on Feb 23rd- 25th 2015, in which case studies were presented by participants from ESCA P member
countries. This publication on the said case studies was distributed at the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu and Gyeongju, Republic of South Korea, 12-17 April 2015.

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