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Book Launch - Asian Water Development Outlook 2020


Date: December 18, 2020
Time: 12.30 – 2.00 PM (IST)

Asia has achieved impressive growth in economic and social welfare during the last decades. Good water management and human capital development remain vital to support economic growth and increase overall social well-being in Asia and the Pacific, especially with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

However, despite the region’s achievements, 1.5 billion people living in rural areas and 0.6 billion in urban areas still lack adequate water supply and sanitation. Of the 49 Asian Development Bank (ADB) members from Asia and the Pacific, 27 face serious water constraints on economic development, and 18 are yet to sufficiently protect their inhabitants against water-related disasters.

The launch of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 will share the current water security status in Asia and the Pacific, including main findings and recommendations on water governance and finance as well as application of the AWDO framework in policy development and water management. AWDO 2020 is the fourth edition of this ADB flagship publication series that began in 2007.

ADB Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Bambang Susantono will kick-off the virtual launch with his welcome remarks, followed by keynote speeches from ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa and high-level representatives of AWDO partner organizations. A video and presentation by the AWDO 2020 team will facilitate and frame the succeeding discussion.


Last Updated: 28-01-2021 09:59 AM Updated By: Admin

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