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E-Newsletter: Vol. 20

1. The 1st Asia - Pacific Water Summit, December 3 - 4, 2007, Oita, Japan

The first Asia - Pacific Water Summit will be held in Oita Prefecture, Japan, on December 3 and 4, 2007. The Government of Japan will support the summit with cabinet approval. The Summit shall be organized by the Asia-Pacific Water Forum and the Steering Committee of the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit consisting of eminent persons from Japan and other countries in the region.

The first Summit will focus on the three priority themes which were identified in the regional document for the 4th World Water Forum as the first important steps towards progress:
Water Financing, Water-related Disaster Management, and Water for Development and Ecosystems.

(extracted by Asia-Pacific Water Forum Website)

For more information, please visit Asia-Pacific Water Forum Website

2. Contribution to The 1st Asia - Pacific Water Summit

As written in the 1st article, the first Asia - Pacific Water Summit will be held on December 3 and 4, 2007. We, INWEPF should contribute to the summit as one of networks in Asia concerning to water issue. As the very beginning, INWEPF Japan committee request subscribers of this newsletter to send your voice; what to be delivered from INWEPF to the Summit.

Following the 4th World Water Forum in 2006, we can start from "The Message from INWEPF to WWF4" which is prepared in the special session of the 2nd INWEPF Steering Meeting in Korea, and approved in the INWEPF ICID joint session in WWF4.

Please refer to the message at http://www.maff.go.jp/e/nousin/kaigai/inwepf/i_news/pdf/4th_message.pdf(PDF:27KB) and provide us your comment.

(source: Japan Committee)

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