6th World Water Forum in Marseille

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Coinciding with the celebration of the World Water Day 2012, the 6thWorld Water Forum’ took place in Marseille (France) from 12 until 17 March. More than 250 sessions discussed questions concerning water and aim to increase the global commitment have been celebrated, plus political meetings where ministers and parliamentarians from all around the world shared knowledge, research and practical solutions.

Alongside the event, international agreements have been launched such as an agreement on ground water in Arab region.

The conclusions for this ‘6thWorld Water Forum’ highlight the importance of implementing more integrative solutions regarding water policies, the need to integrate all water related issues and to establish exchange mechanisms between scientists and managers in order to reinforce an environmentally secure water management both in local and global levels. Thus the enforcement of existing regulations is seen as an important step to promote the universal access to water and sanitation.

The ‘World Water Forum’ is an international platform for debates, discussions and exchanges about the water resource, being celebrated every three years since 1997 with the aim to share competences, experiences and resources and to promote a common framework and today’s local and global issues to guarantee a sustainable water management and development.

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More Information: World Water Forum.

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