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The 6th World Water Forum official session
“Water Environment Partnership for Sustainable Future”

The session was aimed to share the experience of WEPA as unique partnership program and also discuss how to promote sustainable water environment management in Asia and its implications to other parts of the world. From the active discussion, a commitment to maintain the efforts for better water environment and an importance of WEPA which provides knowledge and experience sharing platform was reaffirmed. Experiences of the partner countries with WEPA such as that of Lao PDR have also been shared. Furthermore, the session was an occasion to launch the WEPA Outlook on Water Environment in Asia 2012.

Date& Time Wednesday, 14 March, 2012, 13:15 - 14:15
Venue Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level), Marseille, France


Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

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Chaired by Prof. Mitsumasa Okada, Open University of Japan, Chairperson of WEPA Advisory Committee
13:15 Opening Address
Mr. Osami Sagisaka, Director General, Environment Management Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
13:20 Introduction of the WEPA Outlook on Water Environment Management in Asia 2012
Ms. Yatsuka Kataoka, Director, Freshwater Sub-group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
13:25 The Water Environment Management in Asia and Implications to the Other Parts of the World
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Dr. Motoyuki Suzuki, Chair of Central Environment Council, Japan
13:40 Messages from WEPA Partner Countries
Mr. Komany Souphasay, Acting Director, Nam Ngum River Basin Committee
Secretariat, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR
13:45 World Water Forum: WEPA as a Solution
Dr. Sarantuyaa Zandaryaa, Programme Specialist, IHP, Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO
13:50 Comments from the Floor
14:10 Chairperson's remarks
14:15 Closure