Together we make water a global priority henk sterk sep 1

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Together we make water a global priority henk sterk sep 1

  1. 1. TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. A BIT MORE DETAIL TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY The World Water Forum
  7. 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. 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. 9. You should join us. ONE MORE THING… TOGETHER WE MAKE WATER A GLOBAL PRIORITY
  10. 10. THANK YOU wwc@worldwatercouncil.org

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