According to World Weather Attribution (WWA), starting from late 2020, the drought situation in the Horn of Africa countries-specifically Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan-has deteriorated to the most severe levels observed in the last four decades.
On the other hand, UN-Water has revealed a staggering 134 percent increase in global flood disasters from 2000 to 2020. Notably, countries like China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan have been experiencing heightened vulnerability to flooding in recent times.
The water crisis extends beyond national and regional boundaries; it requires collective global awareness. It is imperative that diverse stakeholders come together and collaborate effectively to discover tangible and innovative solutions to tackle this issue.
2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting
The Indonesian Government, in collaboration with thw World Water Council, is once again co-hosting the 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on October 12-13, 2023. This forum will bring together global stakeholders to discuss several critical issues that will be addressed at the 10th World Water Forum in 2024. This also serves as continuation of the Kick-Off Meeting of the 10th WWF in February 2023.
The topics of discussions during 2nd SCM will include integrated water infrastructure and management, sanitation, water hygiene, international water financing architecture, and Indonesia's preparedness as host country of the 10th World Water Forum.
Distinguished speakers at the meeting will consist of Loïc Fauchon, President of World Water Council; Yoonjin Kim, Director of the 10th World Water Forum Asia Pasific; Thomas Panella from the Natural Capital and Climate Team; along with Basuki Hadimuljono, Vice Chairman of the National Organizing Committe (NOC) / Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, and representatives from the NOC.
Collaboration Creates Solution
Effective collaboration among governments, businesses, and communities is paramount to mobilize the necessary resources and capabilities required to confront the diverse challenges within the water sector.
The realization of such collaborative endeavors hinges upon political processes among stakeholders through the forthcoming 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on October 12-13, 2023. This meeting serves as a crucial moment to achieve "Water for Shared Prosperity," as envisioned in the framework of the 10th World Water Forum.
The 2nd SCM meeting marks a momentous stride towards the success of the 10th World Water Forum. Let's unite; collaborate and take action for shared prosperity! Please visit www.worldwaterforum.org for more information.