Together we make water a global priority henk sterk sep 1

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  • 1. TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY
  • 2. A worldwide network with wide-ranging competencies and interests that facilitates important water policy dialogues and motivates actions THE COUNCIL TODAY TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY
  • 3. OUR WORLD RIGHT NOW • Water and sanitation crisis and progress • Food, energy, urbanization, finances, development • Need for collaboration, understanding, solutions and commitments TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY SECURING WATER SECURES THE FUTURE FOR THE GENERATIONS TO COME
  • 4. OUR AMBITION TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY  EXPLORE  DISCUSS  BRING TOGETHER Identify future challenges Help policy makers understand Provide a platform for the water community
  • 5. Catalyzing collective action during and in between each World Water Forum Bringing people together through active hydro-politics Exploring new ideas and concepts FOCUS FOR 2013-2015 TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY
  • 6. A BIT MORE DETAIL TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY The World Water Forum
  • 7. Preparation of the 7th World Water Forum Regional Process • Close collaboration between WWC and GWP in the preparation of the 7th Forum Regional Process; • The GWP 13 Sub-regional Networks (Regional Water Partnerships) will be key partners in most regions (Asia, Africa, LAC, Mediterranean); • In terms of thematic focus, IWRM has scored 2nd on the priority list of the WWF7 Kick-off meeting, with climate change and storage (1st), cities and urban development, disasters management and green growth. Therefore, • GWP’s multi-stakeholder network and focus on IWRM, organized at sub-regional and country level, will play a major role in the preparation of the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu, Republic of Korea (2015).
  • 8. Preparation of the 7th World Water Forum Regional Process Under the leadership of the 7th Forum Regional Commission co-chaired by Mr. Koh and Mr. Jønch Clausen. The Regional Commission is currently working on the identification of regional and sub-regional coordinators for regional units in Africa, Asia- Pacific, Americas, Europe, Mediterranean and others. Main characteristics of the Regional Process • Aims strong coherence with the other Forum Processes: political, thematic, science & technology; • Seeks strong focus at sub-regional level, linking sub-regional issues to the overall thematic and science & technology themes; • Gives high importance to multi-stakeholder involvement.
  • 9. You should join us. ONE MORE THING… TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY
  • 10. THANK YOU wwc@worldwatercouncil.org