World Water Week is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute every year. It has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991.
Since 2008, ADB has been organizing Eye on Asia, a day-long series of activities for World Water Week that highlights issues and challenges in the region’s water sector, along with efforts of governments and development agencies to address them.
This year, Eye on Asia will focus on sustainable food security in Asia and the Pacific. It will explore practical issues in water management driven by increasing food demand and the impacts of changing income, diet, and rapid urbanization within broad social, economic, and environment objectives essential for economic, food, water, and energy security. Discussions will cover:
- Impacts of climate change on food production systems and the reciprocal effects of changes in food production systems on climate, including sources of uncertainty and coping strategies
- Tools and technologies for precision irrigation and the role of the off-farm value chain in reducing harvest and post-harvest losses
- Basin scale planning, water allocation, and flood risk management incorporating environmental sustainability concerns