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<< Back to: ICLEI e-News | issue 18, February 2009

Members of the Task Force that met in Paris on 5 and 6 February 2009 to provide input on the Istanbul Water Consensus and the program of the Local and Regional Authorities Days.

Final call to register for World Water Forum in Istanbul, 16 to 22 March 2009

27-02-09
A special programdedicated to Mayors and other high-level representatives of local and regional authorities will be offered at the Fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul providing a forum to put local perspectives on current water issues into focus.

Programme

On Wednesday, 18 March, the program will include three topical sessions on
  • good water governance,
  • local risks of climate change,
  • sanitation and urbanisation
On Thursday, 19 March, representatives of local and regional authorities are invited to take part in
  • a dialogue with parliamentarians on issues of water as a human right and on the link between decentralisation and effective water management;
  • a General Assembly of Local and Regional Authorities for the endorsement of the Istanbul Water Consensus and a debate on decentralised cooperation.
Highlight on Thursday, 20 March, will be the ‘trialogue’ between local and regional authorities, parliamentarians and representatives of ministries.

Further details on the program will soon be available on ICLEI’s website.

Registration

The World Water Forum’s website includes a special place for the registration of local and regional Authorities: www.localauthorities.worldwaterforum5.org.

ICLEI members can receive their login details for the on-line registration by writing to water@iclei.org.

Mayors or other high-level representatives of cities and regions leading a delegation to attend the World Water Forum will be exempted from the registration fee.

Processing their registration through the on-line system, Mayors from least developed countries can apply for financial assistance to cover part of their costs for participation.

Organisers of the Local and Regional Authorities Days
City of Istanbul, World Water Council, UCLG – United Cities and Local Governments, and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

For more information on the Fifth World Water Forum see also www.worldwaterforum5.org


Contact at ICLEI: water@iclei.org

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