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Asia-Pacific leaders vow a doubling of water security investment

Summit commits to 'safe and affordable' water, sanitation for all by 2025

Dignitaries view the resolution adopted Tuesday at the third Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Yangon, Myanmar.

YANGON -- Asia-Pacific leaders made a move against flooding in the region at a summit here Tuesday, committing to double investment in infrastructure related to water security as climate change exacerbates the threat to the region.

The roughly 600 attendees, who included government representatives from 24 countries as well as the private sector, issued the Yangon Declaration on the second and final day of the third Asia-Pacific Water Summit. The first was held in Japan in 2007, and the second in Thailand in 2013.

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