PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Urban Poverty and Water

Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:30

THEME

People

ROOM

Room 36

DESCRIPTION

[[SS-TP-04] SPECIAL SESSION

Rapidly growing cities face the challenge of unequal access to water and sanitation where vulnerable groups in particular women and Youth suffer the most. Urban upgrading of precarious settlements demands specific approaches and urban design standards, aiming at the universalization of essential services and rehabilitation of all neighborhoods. Solutions for these matters require, simultaneously: establishing new governance arrangements, with multisectoral models – sanitation, housing, social and environmental development and water security; as well as developing a legal framework for intervening in these settlements, using land-tenure regularization tools and avoiding unnecessary evictions. The main objective of this session is to raise awareness about the major gap in providing water and sanitation services to all, and to share key succesful experiences in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It will be organized jointly with the People Thematic Process and the Citizens process, and will bring together Senior Officials from major Organizations with representatives of Local Governments, Utilities, NGOs and Community Groups. it is expected that this session will complement the ones organized within the Urban Thematic process by highlighting the dimension of poverty and access to services for all that are currently not dealt with, as well as clearly show its crucial contribution to poverty alleviation. It is expected that the session will contribute to the following outcomes: a) act as a call for action if universal access to Water and Services for all and SDGs 6.1 and 6.2 have to be reached by 2030; b) propose key messages to the Plitical Process and major donor communities; c) foment partnerships that could continue the efforts generated during the World Water Forum into actions Groups.

Session Participants:
Francois Brikké
Alice Bouman-Dentener
Ravi Narayanan
Catharina de Albuquerque
Dinesh Suna
Aparecido HOJAIJ
Mukta Akter
Asha Abdulrahman
Kamal Mhamadi
Oswar Mulenga
Jaime Holguin
Shruti Mehta
Thomas Van Waeyenberge
Iman AbdEl Al