Integrated Water Security Open Program Regional Workshop

BACKGROUND

The critical aspect of Integrated water resources management (IWRM) has been to provide guidance on how to manage water in an integrated manner as the water is the key driver of economic and social development, Thus, it is imperative that water issues are not considered in isolation.

However, our experience in the past 20 years has shown that implementing IWRM principles is very challenging. To date, large number of stakeholders are still managing water in silos, resulting in duplication and conflict between actions. Thus, difficult to perceive the need for investment and to develop action plans at different levels of government.

According to SDG 6.5.1 IWRM monitoring results in Asia-Pacific, it is projected that by only relying on a business-as-usual approach, most countries are not likely to reach the 2030 target. Thus, accelerating the implementation of IWRM, with cross-sectoral coordination to increase and ensure a more efficient use of financing and sustainable and equitable outcomes, must now be the focus. To address sectoral and fragmented management of water resources, coordination gaps, and persisting difficulties in inclusive participation, one of the suggested action is by developing a shared open platform that allows for regular updates on IWRM actions, accessible by all (GWP and UNEP-DHI, 2021).

The absence of an instrument or platform that enables us to snapshot the present situation, or allowing engagement and coordination mechanism that promote actions and investments alignment, is considered as the main problem in implementing IWRM to achieve a water secure world by 2030.

 

OBJECTIVES

The regional workshop aims to:

  • Introduce Integrated Water Security Open Program
  • Seek inputs to further improve the design of Action Mapping and Alignment Platform (Component 1)
  • Seek support from stakeholders in registering their actions in Action Mapping and Alignment Platform of Open Program
  • Mobilize resources
  • Seek endorsement and or expression of interest (EoI) from governments

WHEN:

Wednesday, 14 September 2022 14.00 - 16.30 Jakarta

 

EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  1. Integrated Water Security Open Program are properly introduced to all water security stakeholders
  2. Inputs to improve the Action mapping and Alignment Platform are obtained
  3. At least 50 organizations willing to sign up and register their actions after the workshop
  4. Potential support from stakeholders in the form of In-kind and in-cash resources are identified
  5. At least 1 country submit expression of interest to utilize open program for IWRM journey


TARGET AUDIENCE/ PARTICIPANTS

  1. National, regional, and international Civil Society Organizations at grassroot / district / city / national / regional level with mandate on water security or water-related mission
  2. Government representatives from ministry of planning, ministry of finance, and water-related ministries/agencies/bodies
  3. Donors with mandate on water security or water-related mission
  4. National and regional forums and associations with mandate on water security or water-related mission
  5. Private entities with mandate on water security or water-related mission
  6. Universities and research institutes with research focus on water security or water-related mission
  7. Youth groups with mandate on water security or water-related mission
  8. Staff from Regional Economic Commissions and River Basin Organisations with mandate to work on transboundary waters.
  9. Mass media organizations with mandate on water security or water-related mission