Madrid, Spain, ABIM (30/6/2023) – The Indonesian government as the host of the 10th World Water Forum in Bali together with the World Water Council (WWC) have prepared a series of meeting forums leading up to the main event. The Forum consists of 3 main processes: Political, Regional, and Thematic.
This was conveyed by Expert Staff of the Minister of PUPR for Technology, Industry and Environment Endra S. Atmawidjaja as Deputy Chair of the Secretariat of the tenth WWF National Committee in the Discussion of the 21st Meeting of The High-level Experts and Leaders Panel (HELP) on Water and Disasters in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday (6/27).
“These three processes will coordinate various action-oriented efforts/real solutions through prioritized political and regional agendas, as well as identified main themes, to achieve the goal of water as a means to common prosperity,” Endra, the Ministry of PUPR’s spokesman, explained.
The political forum discussing policies will begin in August 2023 at the 1st Senior Official Meeting, which will be followed by the 2nd Senior Official/High-level Official Meetings on the agenda of the 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on 12 – 13 October 2023.
Endra added, in the near future there will be a river area management level meeting. This forum will be coordinated by the International Network of Basin Organizations/INBO, where the Government of Indonesia will sign the agreement with INBO at the 3rd International Conference on Water and Climate in Fes, Morocco in early July 2023.
“As for the regional forum, it will be divided into five major regions, including the Mediterranean, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Africa for the thematic forums, which will raise six sub-themes namely Water Security and Prosperity, Water for Humans and Nature, Disaster Risk Reduction Management, Diplomacy. as well as Water and Government Cooperation, Sustainable Financing of Water Management, and Innovation and Knowledge,” Endra said.
The 10th World Water Forum in Bali will consist of at least 166 sessions to accommodate political, regional and thematic processes. “We really appreciate it when HELP can support in realizing the Bandung Spirit Summit Special Session and also in establishing World Lake Day (Word Lake Day) as a UN General Assembly resolution,” Endra said.
The Indonesian government believes that the Spirit of the Asia-Africa Conference in Bandung (Bandung Spirit) is still very relevant to embracing diverse interests in finding solutions to various water-related issues. (ABIM)