The 5th ASEM Seminar on Urban Water Management took online (GMT +8 Beijing time) on 17 November.

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The 5th ASEM Seminar on Urban Water Management was organized in order to implement the United Nations Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and China’s National Plan on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to better serve the sustainable development of water resources among ASEM member countries by promoting science and technology innovation exchanges and cooperation in ecology and environment.


The aim of the Seminar is to establish an international multi-stakeholder forum and network on sustainable water management from an Asian and European perspective, providing opportunities to discuss the challenges and best practices, exchange experiences, and seek solutions.

The goal of the seminar is to show how water connects all of us, highlighting that water awareness is essential for societal actors, and the potential to shift the scientific, industrial, business, and individual responsibility at micro and macro levels toward sustainability. To turn scientific ideas into real solutions, the seminar aims to raise awareness of negative environmental, social, and economic trends and to show that these negative changes, which are threatening the future of humanity, can still be reversed. It focuses on practical responses that can address the sustainability challenges we face. A key goal of the Seminar will be to develop recommendations and action plans designed to support collaborative efforts among the stakeholders who play a role in the path from sustainability concepts to implementing sustainable practices.


Plenary Session 1: Sustainable Development of Water Management

Plenary Session 2: Technology Innovation in the Water Sector

Plenary Session 3: Cooperation and capacity building

Additional Information

Please download the files under the Documents section.


This event is being organized by ASEMWater, a regional organization specializing in science and technology cooperation.

Last update: 16 January 2023