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January 12, 2017: Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI) Session for the 9th GEOSS Asia Pacific Symposium in Tokyo, Japan

The 9th Global Earth Observation System of Sytems (GEOSS) Asia Pacific Symposium was convented on January 11-13, 2017 in Tokyo Japan, under the theme of "Earth Observations Supporting the Implementation of the SDGs in the Asia Pacific Region." The sectional meeting of the Asian Water Cycle Initiative (AWCI), co-chaired by Prof. Shahbaz Khan, the director of UNESCO Regional Science Bureau, Dr. Ali Chavoshian, the director of RCUWM, Iran, and Prof. Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo and the executive Director of ICHARM was held on January 12, and had fruitful discussions toward the input for the Tokyo Statement 2017.


1. Opening GEOSS/AWCI Breakout Session
 - Prof. Toshio Koike, ICHARM/The University of Tokyo

2. Economic Effect of Water-related Disaster Risk Reduction
 - Prof. Naoyuki Yoshino, ADBI/Keio University

3. Observation, Data Integration and Information Dissemination
 - Prof. Toshio Koike, ICHARM/The University of Tokyo
 - Prof. Shahbaz Khan, UNESCO
 - Earth Observation Research Center, JAXA
 - Dr. Qinhuo Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences
 - Prof. Toshio Koike, ICHARM/The University of Tokyo
 - Dr. Takahiro Sayama, Kyoto University, Dr. Yusuke Yamazaki and Mr. Yoichi Iwami, ICHARM
 - Dr. Akiyuki Kawasaki, The University of Tokyo

4. Floods
 - Dr. Mamoru Miyamoto, ICHARM
 - Indonesia, Mr. Marjuki, BMKG
 - Malaysia, Mr. Md Khairi bin Selamat, Department of Irrigation and Drainage
 - Myanmar, Ms. Tin Yi, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
 - Pakistan 1, Mr. Hazrat Mir, PMD
 - Pakistan 2, Dr. Bashir Ahmad, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
 - Pakistan 3, Prof. Shahbaz Khan, UNESCO
 - Philippines 1, Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, Department of Public Works and Highways
 - Philippines 2, Dr. Flaviana D. Hilario, PAGASA
 - Philippines 3, Dr. Anthony C. Sales, CESO III, Department of Science and Technology Reion XI
 - Sri Lanka 1, Mr. Lalith Chandrapala, Department of Meteorology
 - Sri Lanka 2, Mr. Seenithamby Mohanarajah, Department of Irrigation
 - Sri Lanka 3, Prof. Srikantha Herath, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development

5. Droughts
 - Dr. Ali Chavoshia, RCUWM
 - Ms. Kelly Hayden, ESCAP
 - Ms. Kelly Hayden, ESCAP

6. Collaboration with Development Organizations
 - Mr. Toshihiro Sonoda, GFDRR

7. Discussion towards Promoting Inter-linkages
 - Prof. Tohio Koike, ICHARM/The University of Tokyo

*Link to the 9th GEOSS AP symposium


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