The EastWest Institute and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will host a roundtable discussion titled "The Water-Energy Nexus in Southeast Asia and the Pacific: Promoting Regional Stability and Economic Security" on Monday, June 24, 2013, 12:30-2:00 p.m. at EWI’s New York Office. Stephen Groff, ADB’s Vice President for Southeast and East Asia Operations, will kick-off the discussion.

The Asia-Pacific region is the global leader in clean energy development, but there is much more that can be done to raise the level of clean energy deployment. The win-win of the water-energy nexus is that saving energy saves water, and vice versa. Lessons can be learned from existing best practice in the water and energy sectors as a jumping off point for a discussion on strategies that also consider cross-sectoral and trans-boundary impacts.

The main objective of the event is to provide a space for engaging discussion on policy and institutional mechanisms to address the inter-related energy and water resource challenges, including their geopolitical implications in Asia and the Pacific.

A light lunch will be served.

For more information, please contact Alex Schulman at communications@ewi.info.