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The 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul

The INWEPF 5th Steering Meeting and Workshop was successfully held in Bali, Indonesia from the 13th to the 15th November 2008. INWEPF Indonesian committee hosted these events. The theme for this meeting and workshop is " Efficient and sustainable Water Use to Address Poverty and Food Security ". A total of about 70 participants from member countries attended.

Convening of a session on multiple uses and functions of water services (session 2.4.1)

Date : March 18th (Wednesday), 14:30-19:00
Venue : Carpark Aynalikavak 1 Hall
Convener : INWEPF, FAO
Theme : Water multi-tasking: how to obtain more benefits per drop from multiple uses and functions
Content : Shown on the attached session situation document

Outline : Mr. Watanabe, the secretary general of INWEPF Japanese committee, introduced the session outline and Mr. Lee Haeng Woo explained multiple functions of water management in paddy fields. "Message from the INWEPF to the 5th World Water Forum" was conveyed through them (the message file is attached(PDF:40KB)).
Dr. Yamaoka, the associate professor of the University of Tokyo, made a presentation of "Monetary Assessment on Multiple functions of Irrigation Water for Paddy Fields in Asian Monsoon region" , which is under consideration at the Working group 3 of INWEPF.

About 120 audiences participated in it, and had a vigorous exchange of views among them. The session ended on high note.
Besides, at a Panel Discussion in a session on the governance implication of adopting a multiple use approach (session 2.4.2), Dato' Mohd Azahari bin Ghazalli (INWEPF Malaysian committee) made remark on the importance of multiple functions of Agricultural water.

Additionally, in session 2.4.3 for summarizing session 2.4.1 and 2.4.2, Dr. Nakamura, the technical advisor of the Japanese Institute of Irrigation and Drainage, announced the overview of the session 2.4.1.

Participation in Water EXPO

Date : March 16th - 22nd
Summary : We offered the poster and photographic information on recycling of water and multiple functions of agricultural water under the theme of "Paddy field farming in Japan and other Asian Monsoon region".

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