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Water is key to every human activity. The way in which water is used plays a critical role in the achievement of sustainable development together with economic growth, social justice and the protection of the environment. These achievements requires strong capacities and good governance structures and mechanisms, as well as the ability to share experiences, practices and knowledge. Any action should consider long-term sustainability.
The 8th World Water Forum will host focused discussions on these cross-cutting subjects – capacity, governance, sharing and sustainability – in order to identify the main hindrances and actions required to overcome difficulties that are common to the 6 core themes (climate, people, development, urban, ecosystems and financing).
You can contribute to the debate by commenting on the following set of questions:CAPACITY (June 12 to July 2) - 3 weeks:
- How can education and capacity building for water be enhanced to assist in sustainable development?
- In relation to sustainable development, what opportunities do new technologies offer for the improvement of water monitoring? What about for information communication technology (ICT) and decision/policy making?
- How do international cooperation initiatives enhance water capacity development for sustainable development?