Seven regional sessions took place during the 5th World Water Forum from 17 March to 19 March 2009, highlighting a broad range of region-specific issues.
The regional discussions emphasized the need to enhance transboundary cooperation on water resource management, and to build adaptive capacities of institutions in each region to manage emerging challenges, particularly those related to climate change. The regional processes also mobilised local actors who defined the priority issues of their regions and prepared a specific report which was presented in a dedicated session. The 7 regions were: Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, MENA/Arab countries, Mediterranean, In/around Turkey.
The Regional documents which were endorsed during the Forum can be found in the CMS.