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Title5th World Water Forum : bridging divides for water, Istanbul 2009 : ministerial processes. Istanbul water guide
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsIstanbul, TR5th World, TR, TMinistry o
Pagination28 p.
Date Published2009-08-01
PublisherWorld Water Council
Place PublishedMarseille, France
Keywordscapacity building, climate, education, financing, government organizations, legislation, millennium development goals, policies, sanitation, sdipol, water resources conservation, water resources management, water supply

The goal of the Istanbul Water Guide is to go beyond the Ministerial Declarations of the past World Water Fora which have been important contributions in laying down the world’s priorities concerning water resources and services. Yet, water-related problems still persist, and are even becoming more significant as a result of global changes affecting, in particular, the economy, the demography and the state of natural resources. There is thus a need to accelerate action by all actors to make progress towards creating a water-safe environment for the world’s citizens. The Guide aims to create an agenda for action by national governments in partnership with stakeholders to address the critical areas of water resources management, governance and finance. It represents recommendations from experts from throughout the world and is not intended to be a binding document for governments. The two major objectives of the Guide are to help and guide governments to adjust their priorities and actions plans according to the difficulties they face; and to inform relevant intergovernmental processes of the results of the 5th World Water Forum Ministerial Process.

NotesIncludes references
Custom 1202.3, 302.3


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