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Regional Workshop on Developing Partnerships for Water and Climate Change Adaptation.
Regional Workshop on Developing Partnerships for Water and Climate Change Adaptation. Climate change is expected to have a major impact on Asia's water resources. Water resources managers of river basin organizations face the challenge of incorporating the impacts of climate variability and climate change on hydrological responses into decision-making process.
Regional Workshop on Developing Partnerships for Water and Climate Change Adaptation.
Regional Workshop on Developing Partnerships for Water and Climate Change Adaptation. Climate change is expected to have a major impact on Asia's water resources. Water resources managers of river basin organizations face the challenge of incorporating the impacts of climate variability and climate change on hydrological responses into decision-making process.

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Draft, Nov 28, 20081
Opening Remarks by Japan Water Agency
9:15-9:30December 1, 2008
[Compliment]
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, all distinguished participants.I’m Juichi Kamimura, Director General of Water Resources EngineeringDepartment, Japan Water Agency.First of all, I would like to celebrate holding this important event led byRegional Water Knowledge Hubs initiated by Asia Pacific Water Forum. I wouldlike to express my warmest thanks to all of you, especially the host organization,National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia.It’s a great honor for me to have a chance to make an opening address of theRegional Workshop on Developing Partnerships for Water and Climate ChangeAdaptation on behalf of Japan Water Agency and NARBO Secretariat.
[Japan Water Agency]
Japan Water Agency was transferred from Water Resources DevelopmentPublic Corporation in October 2003.Water Resources Development Public Corporation, the predecessor ofJapan Water Agency, was established in 1962 to supply raw water for domestic,industrial and agricultural use to improve the social and economic situation inJapan. It has produced numerous achievements by means of construction ofmulti-purpose dams and canals, development of lakes, operation andmanagement of the completed facilities in Japan.Water Resources Development Public Corporation was governmentalorganization, but the current Japan Water Agency increases its independencethan before.As a result, we have set up Water Resources Engineering Department in2005 and put together our technical expertise which we have built for more than40 years. Through this new department, we have provided our technicalexpertise actively with not only national sectors but also international ones.
 
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[NARBO]
At the 3
rd
World Water Forum in March 2003 in Kyoto, Japan, AsianDevelopment Bank(ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute(ADBI) , and WaterResources Development Public Corporation of Japan (at that time)recognized the need for networking and capacity building in the implementationof IWRM and decided to collaborate in launching a Network of Asian RiverBasin Organizations (NARBO).NARBO was formally established in February 2004 and the headquarters ofthe Secretariat is in Japan Water Agency. Japan Water Agency has played anactive role in implementing NARBO activities such as thematic workshop,IWRM training, etc. in cooperation with ADB and ADBI.Now, its Chairperson is Dr. Amron from First Advisor to Minister of PublicWorks, Indonesia and its Vice-Chairperson is Mr. Ivan de Silva from MahaveliAuthority of Sri Lanka.
[IWRM]
IWRM, namely integrated water resources management, has beenrecognized as an effective method to develop and manage water resources andan effective process to challenge issues on water and sanitation, but mostcountries are still considerable challengers in implementing IWRM as shown at16
th
Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development in UnitedNations.The situation in implementing IWRM varies from country to country atpresent. Some differences between developed and developing countries, anddifferences in climate conditions have caused this situation. For example, thesepictures show scenes in Mongolia, which I visited last month. The climate in thiscountry is much different from the one here in Malaysia.The purpose of our activities is to make the world peace and improve thepeople’s living on this planet earth intending sustainability considering thedescendant of us.Meanwhile, we should recognize our circumstances are always changing.These changes might have social, economical or natural aspects.Implementation style of IWRM varies from past to future as well as fromplace to place according to the needs at the time such as urbanization,industrialization, etc., but I believe a basic concept of IWRM is almost common
 
Draft, Nov 28, 20083in the world.Therefore, it is very important to disseminate our experiences in Japan asone of the advanced cases and exchange the experiences in differentcountries.
[Climate Change]
Meanwhile, global climate change has influenced IWRM in recent years. Inthe future, it is assumed that sea level will rise due to increase of ice melting inglacial areas and Antarctica, and due to expansion of sea water itself; andtyphoon intensity, fluctuation of annual precipitation and occurrence frequencyof flood and drought will increase due to increased evapotranspiration; and aterm and volume of snow melting will decrease due to decrease of snowaccumulation.We all can recognize that these phenomena will obviously make a seriousimpact on water resources management including flood disaster and droughtmanagement, and recently we have already experienced similar cases.For example, in 2005, one of the dam reservoirs managed by Japan WaterAgency was dried up due to a heavy drought and thus the water use in the areawas seriously damaged, but a huge typhoon suddenly hit the area and got thereservoir filled with water in one day due to a heavy rainfall.In another example, mountainous area in Japan has much snowfall in winterand the melted water in spring is very important for irrigation and domesticwater use, but it seems that fluctuation of snowfall has become large recently.This topic will be presented tomorrow afternoon.These cases have made our water resources management morecomplicated and we have considered the way how we can adapt the change.We need to share information on these phenomena and take both structuraland non-structural measures to adapt this climate change.Especially, the field of meteorology is significant to prospect future, tomonitor the tendency of the change, and to improve the accuracy of weatherforecasting as one of the non-structural measures.In that sense, I expect future activities by National Hydraulic ResearchInstitute of Malaysia as a Regional Water knowledge Hub on Climate Change inSoutheast Asia.

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