The 6th World Water Forum - The world's largest meeting around water
12.03.2012 - 17.03.2012 Marseille, France
Every three years since 1997, the World Water Forum mobilises creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water. It gathers all stakeholders around today’s local, regional and global issues that cannot be undertaken without all stakeholders into a common framework of goals and concrete targets to reach.
The goal of the 6th World Water Forum is to tackle the challenges our world is facing and to bring water high on all political agendas. There will be no sustainable development while the water issues remain unsolved. Everywhere on the planet, for all and everyone, the Right to Water (recognised by 189 states at the UN one year ago) must be guaranteed and implemented.
This is our first priority. But in total, our thematic process commission has developed 12 priorities to work as well as 3 conditions of success. Our regional process commission has also defined priorities and targets for Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and 2 cross continental regions.
• 140 ministerial delegations
• More than 180 countries represented
• Over 800 speakers
• 25 000 participants expected
• Over 400 hours of discussions and debates
• Over 250 sessions and panels and about 100 Grassroots & Citizenship events
• Regional Trialogues organised among Ministers, Parliamentarians and Local/ Regional Authorities.
• High Level Roundtables
One week of discussions, hot debates, solutions and best practice sharing in order to achieve concrete solutions and commitments for the cause of water.
The Forum is open to all who want to contribute and participate in the resolution of global water challenges!