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3rd World Water Forum: March 16-23, 2003
Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, Japan

 

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Highlights from Wednesday, 19 March

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On Wednesday, delegates to the 3rd World Water Forum (3WWF) continued to meet in numerous sessions on the Issues, Topics, Major Groups, and Regional Day. In Kyoto, participants heard the closing of Water and Governance, and Floods and the opening of Agriculture, Food and Water, and Water and Poverty. In Osaka, Water and Cities, Water and Information, and Groundwater closed, as did the dialogue on Public Private Partnership. The Regional Day was on the Americas.
The Senior Official's Meeting of the Ministerial Conference opened with a plenary in the morning, and continued throughout the day in a closed session to discuss the draft Ministerial Declaration and other inputs for the Ministerial Conference beginning on Saturday, 21 March.

NGO Press Conference: Ohta Katsuyuti, NGO Association for Public Works Reveiw, Japan, Jose Uliana Camilo, Brazilian Movement of Dam-Affected People, Patrick McCully, International Rivers Network, US, Rejendra Singh, Tarun Bharat Singh, India, and his Translator, and Joan Calring, Cordillera People's Alliance, the Phillipines


Senior Officials begin negotiations on the draft Ministerial Declaration

Water And Governance: From Principle To Action: Using Best Practices In Water Law To Promote Peace, Sustainable Development And Poverty Alleviation
Patricia Wouters, University of Dundee, chaired the session

Water and Poverty: Opening Plenary

Agriculture: Opening Plenary
Dato' Ir Hj. Keizrul bin Abdullah, ICID, and Ian Johnson, World Bank

Agriculture: Water: Source and Food Security
Halidu Yusuf, Nigerian Federal Ministry of Water Resources (left), and Peter Torrekens, FAO, Reto Florin, FAO, and Nicola Stolfi, Italian Agricultural Confederation (right)
Mona El-Kady, Egyptian National Water Research Center (right)

Water Pricing: Issues and Options
Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, WWC, Rajiv Gupta, Government of Gujarat, India, and chair of the session, and Aysegul Kibaroglu, Turkey

Flood Mitigation (17 March)

The Role of Water in the Eradication of Hunger

Optimization of Human Development for th eWater Sector in the Palestinian Territories and the Middle East

Urban Floods Risk Mitigation
Václav Báca, Vltava River Basin Authority

Water Resource Management: the Australian Experience
Press Conference: Dammed Rivers, Dammed Lives: Why the World Water Council will not solve the world's water problems
Ohta Katsuyuti, NGO Association for Public Works Reveiw, Japan, Jose Uliana Camilo, Brazilian Movement of Dam-Affected People, Patrick McCully, International Rivers Network, US, Rejendra Singh, Tarun Bharat Singh, India, and his Translator, and Joan Calring, Cordillera People's Alliance, the Phillipines

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