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

 

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  Highlights from Friday, 21 March

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Participants to the 3rd World Water Forum 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: Protestors during the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure


World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure
This session, organized by the WWC and the Forum Secretariat, was chaired
Margaret Catley-Carlson, GWP (fourth from left) and aimed to introduce a report by the World Panel on Financing Water Infrastructure entitled "Financing Water for All"
Panel Chair Michel Camdessus, former IMF Fund Managing Director
Ronnie Kasrils, South African Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, Tadao Chino, Asian Development Bank, and Agnes van Ardenne-van der Hoeven, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation
Protesters on the stage in the Plenary Hall and a participant in the Panel on Financing holds up a "Lie Meter" during the address of Camdessus (right)
Several participants opposed the Report's focus on the role of the private sector, privatization and its emphasis on "profit over people."
Oda Hideaki, Secretary-General of the 3rd World Water Forum, walks across the stage in front of the protesters in the Plenary Hall

Dialogue between Forum Participants and Ministers
Storing Water for Sustainable Development
André Bergeret, International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), and Luis Berga, ICOLD

"Water Voice" Messenger Prize Award Ceremony presented by the Secretariat of the 3rd World Water Forum

Transboundary Agreements on Water Resources-Experiences and Best Practices: Sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
Timo Kotkasaari, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Sirkka Hautojarvi, Ministry of the Environment, Erkki Hollo, Private Law Institute of the University of Helsinki, and Kari Kinnunen, The Lapland Regional Environment Centre

Wrap Up for Agriculture, Food and Water (Thursday, 20 March)
Louise Fresco, FAO, chaired the session

Press Conference: Community Water Initiative, UNDP
Alvaro Umana, UNDP, and Misako Knoon, Goodwill Ambassador, Actress and Author

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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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