World Water Forum 2012

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Presentation on the 6th World Water Forum (WWF) at the 7th High Level Session Ministerial Forum of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) by Patrick Lavarde, DG ONEMA,
WWF6 IFC governor, Vice-Chair of the thematic process commission.

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World Water Forum 2012

  1. 1. 6 th World Water Forum 12-17 March 2012, Marseille, France Patrick Lavarde, DG ONEMA WWF6 IFC governor Vice-Chair of the thematic process commission Pointe-à-Pitre, 6th October 2011
  2. 2. The World Water Forum 2006 Mexico City, Mexico 2003 Kyoto, Japan 1997 Marrakech, Morocco 2009 Istanbul, Turkey 2000 The Hague, Netherlands 2012 Marseille France <ul><li>The world’s largest event on water </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring all stakeholders together to debate questions related to water and its management and to share best practices in an open and constructive platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formulate concrete proposals to encourage action and solutions at all levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure strong and lasting political commitment for water </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. A Forum for dialogue on water Solutions are first and foremost of a political nature and must be found by reinforcing dialogue between: Governments Parliamentarians Local Authorities Inter-governmental Organisations/United Nations NGOs/Civil Society/ Users Public and Private Companies Professionals/Scientists/ Experts
  4. 4. Thematic Process: mobilize stakeholders to bring about shared targets, solutions and strong commitments Regional Process : mobilize regional partners to implement and strengthen action in the world’s large regions Political Process: mobilize key actors to make water a top priority in local, national and global political agendas (ministerial, parliamentarians, local/regional authorities) Grassroots and Citizenship Process : mobilize youth and civil society to raise awareness on a critical mass scale The Four Preparation Processes
  5. 5. 15 Core Groups leading the 12 priorities and 3 conditions for success *** 100 global Targets + 60 regional Targets = 160 Targets and Solutions Groups The WWF6 Thematic Framework Prevent and respond to water-related risks and crises
  6. 6. A preparation process for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Time-bound (SMART) priorities and targets <ul><li>A process based on concrete goals and targets achieved by solutions and commitments </li></ul><ul><li>160 SMART targets </li></ul><ul><li>The preparation of the Forum, as well as the programme and the desired outcomes, are based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The definition, selection or promotion of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>realistic & sustainable solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-stakeholder discussions and participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions and commitments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong political mobilisation </li></ul></ul>COMMITMENTS
  7. 7. The 6th Forum Week at a glance Provisional programme. > Please visit our website for the regular updates of our programme : www.worldwaterforum 6 .org
  8. 8. Map of the 6th World Water Forum Political Process Parliamentarian VIP/High Level Meeting Ministerial Local/Regional Authorities Trialogues (4) High Level Roundtables (10) High Level Panels (3-4) “ Hard Talks” (3) Political Process Input
  9. 9. Ministerial Process <ul><li>Goal of producing a Ministerial Declaration that is based on the Thematic Framework of the 6th World Water Forum and other major international meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a link with the Rio+20 process to raise the profile of water </li></ul><ul><li>Two Preparatory Committee Meetings (PrepComs) at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5-6 December 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2-3 February 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation of International Organizations, Major Groups and Thematic and Regional Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs </li></ul>
  10. 10. High Level Roundtables <ul><li>10 Roundtables </li></ul><ul><li>Convened by one or more National Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Other high level representatives to participate: Local/Regional Authorities, Parliamentarians, NGOs, private sector, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary list of Roundtable topics (10 will be chosen through a survey of national governments) : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. Implementation of the Right to Water and Sanitation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. Financing Infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Towards Global Water Governance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water for Development in Africa </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5. Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6. Water, Food, Energy Nexus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7. Transboundary Waters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8. Green Economy/Growth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>9. Water and Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10. Water and Humanitarian Response </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wastewater Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water-related Disasters </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Parliamentarian Process <ul><li>Strengthen the sharing of information and knowledge on the elaboration, the passing of and control of parliamentary budgets concerning water; </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate legal and political cooperation on legislation and national regulations connected to water, utilizing the “Water Legislation Helpdesk”; </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize Parliaments and their elected officials to ensure the follow-up of commitments ; </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the dialogue between the Ministerial, Parliamentary and Local levels to reinforce the coherence between water policies. </li></ul><ul><li>The Parliamentarian Process launched in Strasbourg on 10 June is lead by the World Water Council </li></ul>
  12. 12. Local/Regional Authorities Process <ul><li>The launch of the Local/Regional Authorities Process took place in Lyon (France) on 30-31 May 2011 ; </li></ul><ul><li>More than 250 participants reaffirmed the fundamental role of local/regional authorities in the provision of water and sanitation services and water resources management; </li></ul><ul><li>The implementation of the Istanbul Water Consensus will increase of the number of signatories along with the adoption of L/RA priorities and an adapted strategy for achieving them based on concrete actions ; </li></ul><ul><li>13 “Champion” cities will play a catalyzing role on specific themes. </li></ul><ul><li>The L/R Authorities Process is lead by the World Water Council </li></ul>
  13. 13. Trialogues <ul><li>4 Regional Trialogues (one for each region of the Forum) </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction between Ministers, Parliamentarians and Local/Regional Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Based on targets/solutions chosen by the Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion on how the different levels of government work with one another and “scaling out” and “scaling up” </li></ul>
  14. 14. 9 Ways to Contribute to the 6th World Water Forum <ul><li>1. For elected officials, joint the Political Process </li></ul><ul><li>2. Contribute with a solution and commit to help address the global water challenges </li></ul><ul><li>3. Join a World Water Forum working group </li></ul><ul><li>4. Join our networks initiatives of major groups </li></ul><ul><li>5. Propose an associated project </li></ul><ul><li>6. Come and participate at the Forum sessions </li></ul><ul><li>7. Organise a Forum side event or conference </li></ul><ul><li>8. Participate at the Water Expo with a pavilion or a booth </li></ul><ul><li>9. And… Apply to the Water Prizes ! </li></ul>Registration is now open!
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention worldwaterforum6.org

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