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5th World Water Forum Brings The Black Sea Countries Together For Water

İstanbul, 8-9 November 2008- The lastest edition of the ‘In and around Turkey’ regional process preparatory meetings in the run-up to the 5th World Water Forum is being held over 8-9 November in Istanbul’s Marmara Hotel. Under the theme of “Protecting and Managing Water Resources Considering Humanitarian and Environmental Needs; Financial Issues”. Download the full press release.

Nations Gather to Debate Global Action Plan on Water Issues

Geneva, 5 December 2008- More than 190 delegates representing ministries from 81 nations will gather at the UN offices in Geneva on 4-5 December to debate strategies about how to adapt to global changes that affect water management. Download the full press release

International Govermental Experts Gather to develop a ‘Ministerial Agenda’ for Water

11 September 2008 - The First Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) Meeting of the Ministerial Process of the 5th World Water Forum that begins at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris lays the groundwork for Ministerial Conference in Istanbul, March 16-22, 2009. Download the full press release



Turkish Republic Prime Minister's Water Prize will be Given For The First Time at the 5th World Water Forum

İstanbul, 8 September 2008- Turkish and foreign media have been informed in detail in Istanbul, "Su Ada" (Water Island) about the 5th World Water Forum which will take place on March 16-22, 2009 as Istanbul will become the capital of water during that week. It was announced that Turkish Republic Prime Minister’s Water Prize would be given for the first time during the Forum. Download the full press release



International Mayors Gather in Istanbul for Pressing Water Issues

Istanbul, 20 March 2008 - For World Water Day 2008, Mayors from around the world are gathering in Istanbul to discuss the most pressing water issues of their cities, as a dress rehearsal for the 5th World Water Forum, to be held in March 2009 in Istanbul.

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'Bridging Divides for Water'

Istanbul, Turkey, 19 March 2007 – Dwindling continued lack of water services and dwindling water resources worldwide has brought together over 300 water professionals and decision makers to launch the preparations of the 5th World Water Forum to be held in Istanbul in March 2009. During 2 years, politicians, youth and professionals will be working to contribute to “Bridging Divides for Water”, the overarching theme of the 5th World Water Forum.

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