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Stakeholders participating in a SWIM Workshop

Environmental Prize awarded to ICLEI Southeast Asia’s Water Campaign

July 13, 2006

ICLEI Southeast Asia’s (SEA) pioneering work on Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Governance (SWIM) pilot-tested in Baguio City, Philippines will receive the Incentive Prize of the APFED Awards for Good Practices. In behalf of the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED), Prof. Akio Morishima, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) personally congratulated the Secretariat.


The APFED Awards for Good Practices are given to organizations that have made outstanding achievements in promoting socially-equitable and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific Region. The awards programme likewise aims to continually update the APFED Database for knowledge sharing on sustainable development in the region. Prize winners will be presented in August 2006. Incentive Prize winners will be given US2,000 each for replication activities (e.g. workshop, publications, etc.) of their Good Practices .


Collective water actions of local governments underpin ICLEI’s Water Campaign to protect water as a global good. The SWIM Activity, co-funded by the Asian Development Bank, ushered Baguio City, an ICLEI Member, into enacting a water reform agenda that is a shift from sectoral to integrated water governance. Through a series of multi-stakeholder dialogues of over 900 stakeholders from September 2005 to August 2005, Baguio City Mayor Braulio Yaranon signed /Executive Order No. 04, Series of 2005 /adopting the implementation framework and integrated mechanism for the operationalization and institutionalization of Sustainable Water -- Integrated Management and Governance (SWIM) for Baguio City. A codification of national and local laws, an inventory of initiatives, and a mapping of mandates related to water served as springboard for the integrated local water agenda and investment priorities.


For more information, please visit www.iclei.org/sea

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