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

 

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Highlights from Tuesday, 18 March

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The Joint Ceremony of Osaka Day and Water and Cities of the 3rd World Water Forum was held in Osaka. Dialogues opened in Osaka on Water and Cities, Water and Information, Groundwater, and Public Private Partnerships. Participants at the Forum sessions in Kyoto heard presentations and wrap-up plenaries on Water, Nature and Environment, Water, Food and Environment, and Water and Transport. The Youth World Water Forum was held, and the Regional Day addressed the Americas.

Photo: Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITATA and Asian Development Bank President Tadao Chino signed a memorandum of understanding on the Asian Cities Partnership, which will bring millions of dollars to Asian cities to support the achievement of the water and sanitation-related Millenium Development Goals


Joint Opening Ceremony of Osaka Day and Water in Cities
The 3rd WWF in Osaka opened with a traditional drum and puppet performance
Rytaro Hashimoto, Chairman of National Steering Committee of the 3rd WWF, Former Prime Minister of Japan
Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President of the World Water Council (left)
Fusae Ohta, President of Osaka Committee of the 3rd WWF, Governor of Osaka Prefectures, and Fidel V. Ramos, Former President of the Republic of the Philippines

Water and Cities: Opening Plenary
Nane Annan, Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITATA and Asian Development Bank President Tadao Chino  
Groundwater: Opening Plenary

Water and Cities: Water in Asian Cities

Virgilio Rivera, Manila Water Company Inc., the Philippines, and W.D. Ailapperuma, Ministry of Housing and Plantation Infrastructure, Sri Lanka

Water and Cities: Dynamic Solutions for Meeting the Urban Water Challenge

Public-Private Partnerships: Opening Plenary
Youth World Water Forum

Water and Governance

Water and Information: Opening Plenary

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The Agenda

Water Expo


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The Ministerial Conference

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The UN Works for Freshwater

Official site of the International Year of Freshwater

2nd World Water Forum

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