The World Water Council and the government of Senegal are holding the 9th World Water Forum in Diamniadio (Dakar) from 21st to 26th March. Under the theme ‘Water Security for Peace and Development’, this forum is the largest gathering of the water sector worldwide around Sustainable Development Goal 6 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
The event brings together governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector and civil society organizations. Its objective is to determine the actions, commitments and projects necessary to ensure water availability, responsible water management and sanitation for all.
The meeting, which was to be held in 2021 and was postponed due to COVID-19, will focus on four pillars: security and sanitation, water for rural development, cooperation and means, and tools, ranging from management and governance to financing.
“Today only about forty countries in the world have ‘right to water’ written in their constitution, it is unacceptable and has to change”, says Loïc Fauchon, president of the World Water Council.