Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, Japan - March 2003
The 3rd World Water Forum took the debate a step further also within the context of the new commitments of meeting the goals set forth at the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in New York (2000), the International Freshwater Conference in Bonn (2001) and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002). The large number of participants ensured that a variety of stakeholders and opinions were represented aiming at accepting differences and .nding a common way forward.
- 24,000 participants
- 1000 journalists
- 130 ministers