4th World Water Forum

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The World Water Forum is an initiative of the World Water Council that has the aim of raising the awareness on water issues all over the world. As the main international event on water, it seeks to enable multi-stakeholder participation and dialogue to influence water policy making at a global level, thus assuring better living standards for people all over the world and a more responsible social behavior towards water issues in-line with the pursuit of sustainable development.

The 4th World Water Forum was held in Mexico City, from March 16th to 22nd, 2006. It is organized by the National Water Commission of Mexico and the World Water Council.

Contents

Objectives

Among the objectives of the 4th World Water Forum were:

a) To actively promote the participation of all stakeholders during the Preparatory Process and the Forum itself.

b) To reinforce the conviction that local actors facing main water management and implementation challenges.

c) To actively seek to remove the barriers obstructing local action.

d) A regional scheme will be used throughout the Preparatory Process in order to foster regional debate geared at addressing regional challenges to later yield regional and global commitments.

Guiding Principles

The World Water Forum has already been established as an open, multi-stakeholder participatory process, which builds on the knowledge, experience and input of the global water community. The other complementary guiding principles that were the foundations of the joint efforts of all the organizations involved in the preparation of the 4th World Water Forum, were:

a) The Forum will privilege the value of local knowledge and experience as a key factor in the success of water policy-making.

b) The Forum should produce concrete and policy oriented outputs aimed at supporting local action on a worldwide scale.

c) Water problems are complex and cross-cutting and thus the Forum will seek to enable dialogue between policy sectors and stakeholders.

Main Results

See Main results of the 4th World Water Forum

Further Readings - References - Links

4th World Water Forum - Synthesis Report

4th World Water Forum - Final Report


Source(s)

The 4th World Water Forum


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