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World Water Day 2008 - Istanbul

March 21-22 2008: Local Authorities Political Process Kick-off

The World Water Day 2008 celebration in Istanbul was a 3-day event, celebrated together with World Forestry Day and World Meteorology Day.

As part of the celebrations, the Hon. Mr. Kadir TOPBAŞ, Mayor of Istanbul, hosted a number of high-level speakers and mayors from around the world on March 22 for an opening ceremony and a series of mayoral panel discussions for the Political Process for Local Authorities Kick-off Meeting. The participating delegates exchanged experiences on the major issues that concern their cities and regions and made their contribution to shaping the main outcome of the Local Authorities political process of the 5th World Water Forum - the Istanbul Urban Water Consensus.

The WWC, Turkish General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works and the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality organized the event, with coordination, conceptual and thematic support from the 5th World Water Forum Secretariat.

Consult the programme. Consult the press release

High-level presence: the Minister of Environment and Forests of Turkey, the Mayor of Istanbul, and other guests celebrate World Water Day 2008 in Istanbul


Site of the World Water Day Celebration, Harbiye Military Museum is located in downtown Istanbul and is within walking distance to many local attractions. A leisurely walk to the shore of Bosphorus takes about 15 min.


Harbiye Askeri Müzesi
Harbiye, Şişli / İstanbul
Tel : 0 212 2332720  
Fax:  0 212 2968618 




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