Water is a vital component that supports life . Yet, as of 2022, a staggering 703 million people worldwide still lacked proper access to this essential resource.
The World Bank emphasizes that the scarcity of clean water has the potential to hinder societal productivity and exacerbate disparities, giving rise to social conflicts. Therefore, it is imperative that this issues becomes a central focus, particularly for stakeholders.
In order to confront the diverse challenges within the water sector, the global community needs to mobilize the necessary resources and capabilities including the effective collaborations among stakeholders namely the governments, businesses, and communities.
In line with this objective, the Indonesian Government in collaboration with the World Water Council is set to co-host the 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting (SCM) in Nusa Dua, Bali, on October 12-13th, 2023. This event is a continuation of the Kick-Off Meeting which was held on the 15-16th of February.
This event serves as a crucial platform for stakeholders in the water sector to participate in the three forum processes (political, Thematic, Regional) in order to outline further actions for the upcoming 10th World Water Forum.
The objectives and expected outcomes of the 2nd SCM are include:
- Developing political, thematic, and regional forums with in-depth discussions within each working group.
- Making interlinkages between themes, regions, and three processes.
- Planning further actions and designing final deliverables for the Forum week.
- Designing follow-up actions after the Forum.
Collaborations among stakeholders are essential for mobilizing the resources and capabilities required to tackle the challenges in the water sector. This collaborative endeavors will be further elaborated through the political processes in the upcoming 2nd Stakeholder Consultation Meeting (SCM).
The 2nd SCM marks a significant milestone in the journey towards the success of the 10th World Water Forum. let us join forces and work together towards a sustainable water future. For further information, please visit www.worldwaterforum.org.