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SPECIAL SESSION - Water Security and SDGs

Monday - 14:30 - 16:00


Thematic Process


Room 24



Water-related international organizations like the World Water Council have played an important role in creating the dialogue and communication platform of World Water Forum and solving global water security issues, and topics about water security are drawing attention from the international community at international water events. The Ministerial Declaration of the 7th World Water Forum called for sound governance of water resources on all levels, encouraged public participation, and asked for better infrastructure and management system to effectively address water security challenges. The Budapest Water Summit 2016 jointly organized and the World Water Council adopted the Budapest Statement 2016, which stated that water resource must be included in relevant policies of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also stressed that all countries should intensify political and technical cooperation, coordinate with each other in making water policies in areas such as economy, energy, climate change, health, food and bio-diversity, and strongly guarantee water conservancy investment and financing, so as to better realize global water security. 
The water security and SDG session stands ready to conduct multi-level and multi-field exchange and cooperation in the field of water resources. China is willing to work with other countries to identiy challenges, take measures, realize water-related goals set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development facing water security. It is committed to establishing a new pattern of global water governance that is green, circular, economical, efficient and safe, to enhance the wellbeing of the mankind.

  • Liu Zhiguang, Director General of the Ministry of Water Resources of China
  • Loïc Fauchon, Honorary President of the World Water Council
  • Zhou Xuewen, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Water Resources of China
  • Christianne Dias Ferreira – President of the National Water Agency of Brazil
  • Guy Fradin, World Water Council
  • Jerome Delli-Priscoli, President of GWP Tech Commission
  • Charafat Afailal - Minister Delegate in Charge of Environment of Morocco
  • Andras Szollosi-Nagy - Advisor to the President of Hungary
  • Oyun Sanjaasuren - Chair of GWP and Former President of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP
  • Eric Tardieu – Director-General of the International Office for Water
  • Hai Jin – Director of International Economic & Technical Exchange and Cooperation Center, MWR of China
  • Olli-Matti Verta– Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Forest of Finland
  • Cecilia Tortajada - National University of Singapore