Vice Chairman of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) of the 10th World Water Forum Basuki Seeks SIWI’s Active Participation in the 10th World Water Forum
Stockholm - Vice Chairman of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) of the 10th World Water Forum Basuki Hadimuljono invited the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to play an active role at the 10th World Water Forum scheduled in Bali next year.
"The Indonesian government would like to invite SIWI to actively participate in the upcoming 10th World Water Forum in a working group as well as an exhibitor in Fair and Expo," Hadimuljono stated.
The vice chairman stated that SIWI's commitment to support the implementation of the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Program, initiated by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) through conducting capacity-building activities and various water and sanitation projects, aligns with Indonesia's needs.
"In accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Indonesia aims to provide clean water access to its entire population by 2024 and facilitate 90 percent of its population to access sanitation facilities, including access to piped clean water," he remarked.
He then expressed optimism that SIWI would be able to support Indonesia in achieving its objectives by sharing their expertise and experiences.
The vice chairman also invited the Sweden-based institute to expand the number of its representative offices in various regions, including Southeast Asia. Currently, SIWI has been operating representative offices in Amman, Jordan and Pretoria, South Africa.
"I wish SIWI a successful World Water Week 2023. We hope that SIWI will open representative offices in Southeast Asia by placing focus on climate change adaptation programs that can help countries in the region," he remarked.
Meanwhile, Executive Director of SIWI Karin Gardes, said that the institute has the Stockholm Water Prize Program which aims to present awards to people and parties who have made extraordinary water-related achievements.
"We offer programs to enhance the quality of expertise and governance in water management by focusing on the development of infrastructure and technology for handling water crises. It should be noted that transparent and transboundary measures are required to deal with water-related issues," she noted.
She affirmed that SIWI has a mechanism that can be implemented to connect cross-cutting issues, such as pollution and social matters.
National Organizing Committee of the 10th World Water Forum