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Global Water Conference 2017

16 – 17 August 2017, Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, Myanmar

Theme: “Towards Sustainable Water Security in Southeast Asia: Directions, Strategies, Solutions”

Water resources in Southeast Asia are under strain from rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. The situation is made worse by water-related disasters, climate change and poor governance. In order to increase access to clean and safe water, implementation of a comprehensive water catchments management policy, backed by strong anti-pollution enforcement measures, sound management of water infrastructure, reinforcement on public education and engagement, programmes in reducing NRW, appropriate pricing of water, and last but not least development of new technologies are among importance measures.

The 2nd edition of Global Water Conference 2017 in Yangon held in conjunction with the Myanmar Sustainable Energy and Water Resources Management Week is set to provide an interactive platform for broad range of country and technical experts to converge and exchange ideas and yield useful lessons for policy-makers, business people, practitioners, NGOs and academia from the water and sanitation sectors; discuss on strategies and most applicable solutions in lifting the water and sanitation sectors in the region with specific focus on Myanmar.

This summit is also designed to bridge collaboration and facilitate investment in the water and sanitation sectors in Southeast Asia.

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