News and Activities

Below are news articles on GWP Southeast Asia as well as news items on activities of its country water partnership and partners.
/ Southeast Asia

Evaluation of causes of a massive land subsidence and ef-fectiveness of measures to control of them in Jakarta and other cities

Jakarta, 27 November 2018 -- A discussion to evaluate the cause of land subsidence in Jakarta was held in the Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Indonesia premises. Several experts from various technical background were presented their findings. The discussion divided into 3 session, namely: to understand the factors behind the caused of land subsidence, to understand the effects of land subsidence, and mitigation efforts. keywords: Jakarta, Land subsidence, groundwater extraction
/ Southeast Asia

Town-Watching Training of Trainers (TOT) - Malaysia Country Water Partnership

Jakarta, 06 November 2018 -- Town-Watching Training of Trainers (TOT) Training Workshop on Flood Preparation - Community Safety Map During the Flood was successfully organized by Malaysia Country Water Partnership and the Global Environment Center on 31 October 2018 in Melaka. -- Keywords: community empowerment, flood risk management, training of trainer, Malaysia Country Water Partnership, IWRM
/ Southeast Asia

Experts Discussion on the Role of Regulation for The Right to Water in Indonesia

Jakarta, 29 October 2018 -- Following the success of the 1st the multi-stakeholder position paper on the human well-being theme for the Water Resources Law Draft of the Republic of Indonesia that has been accepted by the parliament, another workshop focus more on sanitation infrastructure was held to receive feedback and comments from the water and sanitation experts.
/ Global, Southeast Asia

Regional Shared Vision Planning & Collaborative Modelling Training and Workshop for the Mekong River Basin

Vientiane, 24 October 2018 -- The Mekong River Commission (MRC), Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia (GWP SEA), and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) successfully organized a regional shared vision and collaborative modelling workshop for the Mekong River Basin. Keywords: transboundary river basin, Mekong River Basin, multi-stakeholders platform, regional shared vision planning, collaborative modelling, IWRM, participation, team building, decision support system.
/ Southeast Asia

2018 Pre Steering Committee Meeting

Vientiane, 22 October 2018 -- A pre Steering Commitee Meeting was held in the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat on 22 October 2018 to discuss several important agenda for the upcoming event in the Q4. Involving 13 participants that represent the Country Water Partnership's Chair, GWP SEA Chairman and the Secretariat, as well as GWPO representatives, this event was back to back with the Regional Shared Vision Planning & Collaborative Modelling Training and Workshop which also held in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
/ Southeast Asia

GWP SEA in Action Initial Development of Collaboration Between GWP Southeast Asia and Lancang-Mekong Water Cooperation Centre (LMWRCC)

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism was proposed by Chinese Primer Likeqiang ni the 17th China-ASEAN Leaders’ meeting held in November of 2015, which aims to strengthen all-round and friendly cooperation among China and Mekong countries and promote regional overall development. The First Lancang-Mekong (LMC) Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Jinghong, Yunnan Province of China in November of 2015 formally announced the establishment of the LMC Mechanism.

GWP SEA in Action: Regional Consultation on UN Water Regional Coordination with a Focus on SDG 6

United Nations Water (UN-Water) coordinates the efforts of United Nations entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. The UN Regional Commissions are mandated to provide recommendations from all regions for a more efficient model for regional level coordination of UN-Water activities, in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development and with a focus on SDG6.
/ Southeast Asia

SDGs WEEK: Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia's Significant Contribution in Networking Session.  27 November – 1 December 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

Asia and the Pacific has made impressive progress towards achieving several sustainable development goals including poverty alleviation, education and economic growth. At the same time, the region needs to accelerate concerted efforts across all sectors to achieve the SDGs by 2030. In the face of transboundary challenges such as climate change and natural disasters, energy security and connectivity, ecosystem degradation on land and in our oceans, and promoting sustainable equitable trade, regional cooperation can support and complement the effectiveness of national mechanisms and be a link between global goals and country level commitments.