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

 

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Highlights from Monday, 17 March

Thematic sessions began today on Water, Food and Environment and Water, Nature and Environment. Sessions continued on Water and Climate; Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene and Water Pollution; and Water and Cultural Diversity.The African Regional Day also held various sessions today, and the Gender and Water Alliance also had a special Gender in Court Session.

Nane Annan addresses the Closing Plenary on Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene and Water Pollution (above) and Richard Jolly, Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) (right)


Gender and Water Alliance: Gender in Court

Water and Cultural Diversity: Water Management and Cultural Heritage
Kenzo Tozi (Chair), Masami Kobayashi (Japan), Takayuki Okubo (Japan), Kamya Ramachandran (India), Ly Vanna (Cambodia), Fekri Hassan (UK), Tolga Erogan (Turkey)
Participants ask questions of the panelists during the discussion session
Kamya Ramachandran discussed Sacred Sapces for Water: Temple Tanks of South India

Opening Plenary: Water, Nature and Environment
Director-General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Delmar Blasco
Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene and Water Pollution: Wrap Up Session

Water and Climate: Change! Adapting Water Management to Climate Change
A.T.M. Shamsul Huda, Chair, Brett Orlando, IUCN, Peter Sillett, Thames Water, Jean Etienne Klimpt, Hydro-Quebec, Peter Kerssens, The Netherlands Water Parntership, Wolfgang Kron, Munich RE, Max Campos, Regional Committee for Water Resources, and Shrikant Limaye, Groundwater Institute

Water and Climate: Wrap Up Plenary
Brett Orlando, IUCN, and William Cosgrove, International Secretariat of the Dialogue on Water and Climate

Water and Cultural Diversity: Indigenous World Views and Spirituality
Masanori Tyooka, Ainu, Japan, Jim Wharton, Aboriginal, Australian, Ester Camac, Chair, Association Ixacavaa of Development and Indigenous Information, Costa Rica, and David Groenfeldt, Discussant, Center for Respectof Life and Environment

Water and Cultural Diversity: Indigenous Vision and Rights: a New Perspective for Better Water Management
Joji Carino, Co-Chair, Tebtebba Foundation, and Santos Augusto Norato, Guatemala (left), and (right) Tshepo Khumbane, South Africa
Tshepo Khumbane, with Issyad AG Kato, Niger

Water, Nature and Environment: Environmental Flows: Resources for the Future and Ensuring Benefits for Downstream Ecosystems and Users
 
Washington Muyatoba, River Basin Management, Tanzania, Angela Arthington, CCISR, Australia, and Jamie Pittock, WWF
John Scanlon, IUCN (left) and the panel (left to right) Torkil Jonch Clausen, Denmark, Mikiyasu, Nakayama, Tokyo University, Pech Sokhem, Mekong River Commission, Cambodia, Washington Muyatoba, River Basin Management, Tanzania, Angela Arthington, CCISR, Australia, and Jamie Pittock, WWF

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Official site of the International Year of Freshwater

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