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Water Library

After the 5th World Water Forum held in March, 2009, we have prepared publications such as the Final Report, the Evaluation Report and the Global Water Framework which were distributed as hard copies and published on our website. We have established a “Water Library” using all these data and launched the websites

2010 World Water Day

Dear water friends, 

It has been a busy and fruitful year for us since the 5th World Water Forum was held in Istanbul last March. During this time, besides the preparation activities for the founding of the Turkish Water Institute and the upcoming 2011 Istanbul Water Forum, the 5th World Water Forum Secretariat have been working on a number of outcome documents and we are pleased to announce that these documents are now available on-line on our website. You can access these reports in the Publications and Reports section of our library and folow up on other developments on our website.

Hereby, we would also like to celebrate the UN World Water Day 2010. Last year’s theme was “Transboundary Waters”, which was ranked amongst the hottest topics during the 5th World Water Forum. We hope that this year’s theme “Clean Water for a Healthy World” will also generate fruitful discussions that will help raising a global awareness on the importance of water quality.

Until the next Forum, we sincerely hope that the synergy created during the 5th World Water Forum will continue to trigger sustainable solutions and concrete actions in line with the Forum’s key messages and commitments to address global water issues.

We look forward to meeting you all in Istanbul in 2011 and during the next World Water Forum in 2012 in Marseilles.


The outcomes of the 5th World Water Forum were shared during a side event organized at the Stockholm World Water Week 2009

The World Water Council and the 5th World Water Forum Secretariat jointly organized a side event at the Stockholm World Water Week 2009. Titled as “The 5th World Water Forum and Beyond”, the side event aimed at sharing the main outcomes and key consensus areas of the Forum, as well as officially presenting its outcome documents, namely the Final Report, the Evaluation Report, the Global Water Framework and the Glimpses from the Synthesis Report, which is currently in progress and is due for publication before the end of the year. more...

World Water Forum: the world's largest water event

33,058 participants took part in the 5th World Water Forum, from March 16th to 22nd in Istanbul, making it the world’s biggest ever water-related event. Much more than the size of the event, the number of recommendations, proposals, commitments and initiatives made throughout the preparatory process and during the week make this Forum a long-lasting highpoint in the international development calendar.

Forum in Figures

33,058 participants from 192 countries took part in the Forum: 

  • 9 Heads of States/Governments and princes met for the Heads of State Summit
  • 85 Ministers
  • 14 high level representatives from Intergovernmental Organizations
  • 250 parliamentarians and 200 local authorities including 59 Mayors
  • 135 children from 21 countries gathered for the 3rd Children's World Water Forum
  • More than 200 young people attended the Youth Forum
  • The Forum was followed by 1,027 accredited journalists
  • 2671 Water Fair visitors and 6269 Water Expo visitors

Focus On: Online Forum Resources

CMS-Content Management

5th World Water Forum came to an end after hundreds of hours of discussions, debate, consensus, and agreement on a number of key water-related issues. The effects of the Forum in Istanbul will be felt for some time to come, and the follow-up work is already gathering pace.

You can find all the latest updates of the digital Forum documents, photos and press releases in the CMS.




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