Second Regional Preparatory Meeting of the 5th World Water Forum
MANAGING AND PROTECTING WATER RESOURCES AND THEIR SUPPLY SYSTEMS TO MEET HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL NEEDS
Within the framework of the 5th World Water Forum regional process, more than 150 people from 6 countries gathered on 16-17 April in Sarajevo to address issues in their respective countries relating to one of the Forum themes: “Managing and Protecting Water Resources and Their Supply Systems to Meet Human and Environmental Needs”.
The two-day workshop meeting was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Turkey and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Presentations relating to water issues in the Balkan were made by representatives from Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.
Morning presentations were followed by roundtable meetings to provide an opportunity for the participants to express the issues they encounter in the different countries. These inputs, along with the inputs from other regions, will feed into the political outcomes of the Forum as well as provide substance for the regional session that will be held during the Forum.