MINISTERIAL PROCESS: “Ministerial Statement and Istanbul Water Guide”
168 ministerial delegates from around the world took part in the Ministerial Conference, which, through a negotiated multi-stakeholder process, resulted in a "Ministerial Statement" and "the Istanbul Water Guide", a list of 140 recommendations for concrete action to be implemented to improve water security and water management at all levels. To prepare this list of recommendations, a synthesis of about 30 international declarations was prepared and extensively discussed with representatives of more than 100 governments, as well as with international organisations and major group representatives. 8 Ministerial Roundtables were also organized on this occasion in order to share experience and exchange knowledge.
The Ministerial Process documents which were endorsed during the Forum can be found in the CMS.