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6th World Water Forum
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Programme Committee


The Programme Committee is responsible for defining and supervising the programme preparation including,

  1. A multi-stakeholder programme, with a broad set of participant-led activities, including a programme component with formal sessions/content;
  2. A limited number of key substantive programmatic initiatives (3-5) that are developed over a 2-year period by the co-organisers, leading up to the Forum and culminating in debate and policy recommendations at the Forum (open sessions and ministerial conference).

Beyond its role in supervising the programme preparation, the Programme Committee has two goals:

  • To ensure ownership by the water community and especially the members of the  Council of the Forum thematic process. It is in this respect important for this committee to involve in its discussions (and probably in some of its meetings) the key organisations that can contribute to the global agenda on water. 
  • To ensure that the themes of the Forum are appealing and exciting to all three major groups of stakeholders which the Forum tries to bring together, i.e., the water community, the political representatives and decision-makers and the users and beneficiaries (civil society), in addition to the media.



Paul Reiter
Committee on Science & Technology

Necati Ağıralioğlu
Istanbul Technical University
Division of Hydraulics


Patrick Cairo
United Water

Ahmet Mete Saatci
Marmara University
Environmental Engineering Department

Khungeka Njobe
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Ibrahim Gurer
Gazi University
Department of Civil Engineering


Bertrand Charrier
Green Cross International


Dogan Altinbilek
International Hydropower Association

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