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World Water Forum 6: Time for Solutions

posted 6 Jul 2012, 01:30 by RCN Uganda   [ updated 6 Jul 2012, 01:30 ]
The goal of the 6th World Water Forum (WWF) is to tackle the challenges our world is facing and to bring water high on all political agendas. There will be no sustainable development while the water issues remain unsolved. Everywhere on the planet, for all and everyone, the Right to Water (recognized by 189 states at the UN one year ago) must be guaranteed and implemented. The WWF creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water. It gathers all stakeholders around today’s local, regional and global issues that cannot be undertaken without all stakeholders into a common framework of goals and concrete targets to reach.

Follow the forum News as it happens
Various participants are representing Uganda such as the Uganda Water and sanitation NGO Network, the Triple-s project among others. They have published daily updates:

WASH Sector in crisis? Solutions exist
Marseille 13 March ‐ Civil Society organisations at the World Water Forum have described the
WASH sector as one in crisis citing the 2.2 million people who die every year from water and
sanitation related causes. Another 300 million people are exposed every year, to WASH‐related challenges arising from natural and man‐made disasters – earthquakes, floods, drought, and armed conflict among others.
By Lydia Mirembe, IRC/Triple‐S Uganda

Global CSO leaders speak out
The UWASNET Executive Director Doren Kabasindi Wandera has called a upon global leaders to ensure women's rights are observed if the right to Water and Sanitation should become a global reality.