The Forum that will take place in Marseille from March 12th to 17, 2012
"Every three years since 1997, the World Water Council, with a host country and city, organises a forum that mobilises creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water.
The five World Water Forums organised since 1997 have placed water on the international politicalagenda. They have undoubtedly contributed to a global awareness of the water issues. The Forum must be perceived first of all as a tri-annual process initiated as soon as a host country and a host city have been selected and prepared by a series of preparatory processes which combine thematic, regional and political activities. These processes mobilise thousands of water stakeholders from 5 continents over a three year period and culminate in the Forum week. However this week is not an end in itself: it represents simply an important milestone in a continuous process combining dialogue, action and monitoring of the results.
With a unifying and open-minded spirit, the World Water Forum strives to open its activities to thetire water stakeholders of the professional community, water users, political arena and of the civil
society. The World Water Council, the host city and the host country promote interactions and
partnerships at all geographic scales and between all actors."
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