A conference to prepare for the “parliamentarian process” of the 5th World Water Forum, jointly organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and the World Water Council, is to take place at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Thursday 6 November.
On this occasion, members of the parliaments of around 30 Council of Europe member states and non-member states will be sharing their legislative experience relating to the adaptation of water management to global changes (including climate change), decentralisation policies, the right to water and sanitation, and transboundary water basins. Experts and representatives of NGOs and water companies will also take part in the discussions.
The main aim of this preparatory conference is to start work on the parliamentarians' contribution to the political process of the 5th World Water Forum, an event scheduled to take place in Istanbul from 16 to 22 March 2009, under the aegis of the Turkish Government and the World Water Council.
- Conference programme
PACE Communication Unit: Nathalie Bargellini,
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