15th October, 2011
The world’s largest meeting focusing on water takes place in France in March next year.
The 6th World Water Forum, co-organized by the French Government, the City of Marseilles and the World Water Council, will be held in Marseille, France in March 2012.
This is according to the organizers of this forum. They were briefing participants at this year’s Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene in Mumbai India.
The World Water Forum takes place every after three years. It is meant to mobilize creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favor of water.
The 6th World Water Forum intends to mobilize the entire water community and also “out of the water box” especially on strategic issues related to food, health and energy. To achieve this, it will facilitate an open dialogue with all stakeholders, with a special focus on citizens and civil society.
About 25,000 visitors are expected from all countries of the world. The forum will last 5 days from 12th to 17th March and will include political, thematic, regional and local agendas.
Nearly 1 billion people suffer needlessly without access to safe, clean water worldwide.