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6th World Water Forum
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Political Process

The political component of the 5th World Water Forum was well attended by representatives from all over the world, including:

  • 9 Heads of States/Governments and 3 International Organization Directors/Secretary Generals have met for the Heads of State Summit
  • 84 Ministers and 19 Vice Ministers
  • 14 high level representatives from Intergovernmental Organizations
  • 250 parliamentarians and 200 local authorities including 59 Mayors

The Political Process documents which were endorsed during the Forum can be found in the CMS.

photo by Leila Mead

Background Information

The Political Process of the Forum aimed to bring together politicians and elected officials from all over the world, not only those responsible for water, environment, agriculture or energy policies, but also for finance or other domains, in order to create understanding for the urgency of positive and pro-active policies on water-related issues.

Based on the experience developed further during the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico, the Political Process of the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul involved three interconnected political groups, namely national governments, local authorities and elected parliamentarians, as well as a limited number of Heads of State, who were invited for a Heads of State Summit.

The process was, as much as possible, directly related to and fed by the thematic and regional frameworks and processes of the Forum. Political groups were requested to provide their perspectives on key issues and prepare a series of recommendations and commitments for action. The process was therefore rooted in local and regional realities: the regional activities conducted during the two years prior to the Forum involved as much as possible local political representatives who were requested to provide action-oriented contributions to the process.


World Water 2008 Videos

Local Authorities Process