Dear water friends,
It has been a busy and fruitful year for us since the 5th World Water Forum was held in Istanbul last March. During this time, besides the preparation activities for the founding of the Turkish Water Institute and the upcoming 2011 Istanbul Water Forum, the 5th World Water Forum Secretariat have been working on a number of outcome documents and we are pleased to announce that these documents are now available on-line on our website. You can access these reports in the Publications and Reports section of our library and folow up on other developments on our website.
Hereby, we would also like to celebrate the UN World Water Day 2010. Last year’s theme was “Transboundary Waters”, which was ranked amongst the hottest topics during the 5th World Water Forum. We hope that this year’s theme “Clean Water for a Healthy World” will also generate fruitful discussions that will help raising a global awareness on the importance of water quality.
Until the next Forum, we sincerely hope that the synergy created during the 5th World Water Forum will continue to trigger sustainable solutions and concrete actions in line with the Forum’s key messages and commitments to address global water issues.
We look forward to meeting you all in Istanbul in 2011 and during the next World Water Forum in 2012 in Marseilles.