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

 

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SUMMARY

  Highlights from Thursday, 20 March

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Participants to the 3rd World Water Forum (3WWF) continued to meet on Thursday in several sessions of dialogue in Kyoto and Shiga. The introductory ceremony of the 3rd World Water Forum in Shiga took place in the morning, opening two days of 3rd World Water Forum in that city. In Kyoto, dialogues concluded on Agriculture, Food and Water, and Water and Poverty. Water, Education and Capacity Building, and Financing Water Infrastructure opened. Dams and Sustainable Development also commenced. In Shiga, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Basin Management, and Water for Peace opened, and a Children's World Water Forum began.
Delegates to the Ministerial Conference continued deliberations in the Senior Official's Meeting, discussing the revised draft Ministerial Declaration.

Photo: Mikhail Gorbachev, Green Cross International (GCI), and Andras Szöllösi-Nagy, UNESCO during a press conference


Shiga Day Opening Ceremony
Ryutaro Hashimoto, National Steering Committee of 3rd World Water Forum
Mikhail Gorbachev, Green Cross International (GCI)
Princess Takamado of Japan (left)
Yoshitsugu Kunimatsu, Governor of Shiga Prefecture, said that future generations should inherit "mother Lake Biwa" undamaged.
René Coulomb, World Water Council

Water and Peace: Opening Plenary
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society, Mikhail Gorbachev, Green Cross International (GCI), and Bertrand Charrier, GCI
Andras Szöllösi-Nagy, UNESCO (left) and Gorbachev (left)

Opening Plenary: Integrated Water Resources Management And Basin Management
Margaret Catley-Carlson, Global Water Partnership (left), and Ronnie Kasrils, South African Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry

From Potential Conflict To Cooperation Potential: Water For Peace

Childrens World Water Forum

Press Conference with Mikhail Gorbachev

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Homepage of the 3rd World Water Forum

                         
The Agenda

Water Expo


Theme List

The Ministerial Conference

The World Water Council


The UN Works for Freshwater

Official site of the International Year of Freshwater

2nd World Water Forum

1st World Water Forum

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