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Summit Organization Committees

National Organizing Committee

The National Organizing Committee of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, sets the policy and direction of the 2nd APWS and invites the Asia-Pacific Water Forum to jointly develop the agenda and invitation lists. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand is the secretariat of the National Organizing Committee. The Chair of the National Organizing Committee appointed sub-committees to ensure smooth preparation and execution of the Summit and related events:

  1. Sub-committee on Operations and Logistics (chaired by the Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment);
  2. Sub-committee on Scope and Program (chaired by Dr. Apichart Anukularmphai);
  3. Sub-committee on Security and Traffic Control (chaired by the Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police);
  4. Sub-committee on Protocol and Facilitation (chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Protocol);
  5. Sub-committee on Public Relations (chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Information); and,
  6. Sub-committee on Joint Secretariat (chaired by the Deputy Permanent-Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment).

The 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit has been organized in close collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Water Forum through meetings of the APWF Governing Council chaired by Mr. Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large of Singapore. For more information on APWF governance, please visit

Regional and International Partner Organizations

The Focus Area Sessions are supported by APWF Lead Organizations and partner organizations in collaboration with the APWF sub-regional coordinators. (The names of organizations are listed alphabetically.)

APWF Lead Organizations

Asian Development Bank Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management
International Union for Conservation of Nature Japan Water Forum PUB, Singapore’s national water agency
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization United Nations Human Settlements Programme

APWF sub-regional coordinators

Executive Committee for International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS) Global Water Partnership-Central Asia and Caucasus Global Water Partnership-South Asia
Global Water Partnership-Southeast Asia Korea Water Forum Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Partner Organizations for Focus Area Session

(more partners will be added later)

Network of Asian River Basin Organizations

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