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ADB launches the Asian Water Development Outlook 2013

More than 75% of the countries in Asia and the Pacific are experiencing a serious lack of water security, with many of them facing an imminent water crisis unless immediate steps are taken to improve management of water resources. (ADB 2013)

“While the Asia-Pacific region has become an economic powerhouse, it is alarming that no developing country in the region can be considered ‘water-secure’,” said Bindu Lohani, ADB’s Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development.

The Asian Water Development Outlook 2013 has been developed in collaboration between a small number of Asia Pacific Water Forum Regional Knowledge Hubs, including the Knowledge Hub for Healthy Rivers and Aquatic Ecosystems, hosted by the International WaterCentre.

Dr Eva Abal, of IWC and The University of Queensland, was the lead author of two of the five key dimension areas - Key Dimension 3, Urban Water Security, and Key Dimension 4, Environmental Water Security. 

Fiona Chandler, IWC's Program Manager, is in Manila this week to discuss the need to build water leadership capacity to better achieve integrated water management and to engage in debate on implementing Integrated Water Resources Management in Asia and the Pacific.  

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