Partner Session

Mainstreaming Water Resilience in Asia and the Pacific
– ADB’s ARe yoU Water Resilient Initiative


Date and time (ICT) To be decided by the organizers
Partner Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Associate partner(s)

Mainstreaming Water Resilience in Asia and the Pacific – ADB’s ARe yoU Water Resilient Initiative

  1. To discuss with experts and partners on current challenges of water resilience in the Asia and the Pacific region
  2. To discuss how the ‘Asia and the Pacific Water Resilience Hub’ can provide solutions through innovative tools, trainings, and knowledge products

Water is the primary medium through which we feel the effects of climate change. Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster affected region in the world and is home to more than 40% of the globe’s calamities and 84% of the people they affect.
Due to climate change and sea level rise, the frequency and magnitude of natural hazards and their impact are likely to increase during the coming decades, with unprecedent effects on country economies, the environment, and livelihood of people. Focusing on resilient water management has become extremely urgent and central to climate adaptation.

To tackle these issues, ADB Water Sector Group (WSG) has set up the RUWR: aRe yoU Water Resilient?” initiative. As part of this initiative, ADB WSG has launched the “Asia and the Pacific Water Resilience Hub”, a unique platform on its kind for the Asia and Pacific region. It brings together water experts, policy makers, resource managers, and water implementers to collectively address water resilience in the region to enable countries and water entities better weather and prepare for natural hazards, climate change, water insecurity, and social and economic crises.




Dr. Bindu Lohani
Ms. Penny Dutton
Mr. Tjitte Nauta
Dr. Sera Young


Ms. Neeta Pokhrel
Prof. Mukand S Babel
Dr. Roshan Raj Shrestha
Prof. Meera Mehta

Mode of delivery Hybrid
Contact person
Mr. Dennis Von Custodio