V World Water Forum

The Department of Sustainable Development is being prominently featured at the 5th World Water Forum being held in Istanbul, Turkey. The Department is being represented by its Director, Cletus I. Springer and Chief of its Integrated Water Resources Management Program Jorge Rucks.


On Tuesday March 17th, both officials participated in the Americas Region Session - Mr. Rucks as Rapporteur of the Opening session and Mr. Springer as Chair of the second session at which case studies from the 5 regions of the Americas were presented. The Guarani Aquifer Project being executed by DSD was featured in the session.


On wednesday March 18th Mr Rucks participated in a side event organized by UNESCO at which a side publication authored by Enrique Bello, Jorge Rucks and Cletus Springer was presented. The publication forms part of the Third World Water Report WWD-3 which was launched at the Forum.


On Friday March 20, Jorge Rucks will present the OAS' experiences in managing transboundary water projects, while Mr Springer will participate in a panel discussion organized by the Water Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.


The World Water forum is the premiere global event dealing with water-related issues. Over 2000 participants from over 150 countries are attending the event.  A variety of events throughout the week aim to focus on just one overarching theme: “Bridging Divides for Water”. Forum Programme Book


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