The forum was opened by The Secretary General, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia and followed by keynote speaker speech from UNESCAP. Five other speakers from government institutions and research centres also presented their ideas related to climate change resilience in agricultural water demand management, climate resilience adaptation strategies in water related planning, climate change resilience in flood management, and status of climate change resilience.
In the Forum, Malaysian Water Partnership engaged key stakeholders in land and water sectors from public, private, academia and NGOs to support the development of the National Adaptation Responses to climate change. This activity also created national level awareness on climate change and importance of climate resilience among the stakeholders. The main recommendations of this forum are organized under four themes. They are flood management, water and people, water and agriculture, and water and development.