Partner Session

Integrated water resources management
with wise reservoir operation


Date and time (ICT) To be decided by the organizers
Partner The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)
Associate partner(s) Royal Irrigation Department (RID)

National University of Laos (NUOL)

Title Integrated water resources management with wise reservoir operation
Objective(s) 1.   To exchange the science knowledge related to the IWM, the dam operation, and

2.   To discuss how to implement this kind of knowledge to the policy and society

Abstract As the global population grows, so does the demand for water, which depletes natural resources and damages the environment in many places. Solutions include protecting carbon sinks such as oceans and wetlands, adopting climate-smart agricultural techniques, and increasing the safe reuse of wastewater.

In 2015, United Nations Member States adopted the historic 2030 Agenda, setting universal and transformative goals and targets, and committing to working tirelessly for their full implementation. The 2030 Agenda fully commits Member States to IWRM and transboundary cooperation over shared water resources as Target 6.5 of SDGs. There is no universal approach to implementing IWRM, and each country must develop its own pathway based on political social, environmental and economic circumstances.

Mode of delivery TBD
Contact person Mr. Masashi Kiguchi