High level figures open the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille imploring participants for concrete solutions and actions to the world’s water issues. French Prime Minister calls for creation of an international water organisation. more
Prime minister in Marseille
Marseille 2012: addressing the challenge of water for all
Focus on 3 keystone engagementsFocus sur 3 engagements phare
Access to water and its sustainable development are challenges central to all public policies: health, environmental protection, food security, education, energy, economic development, town and country planning, etc. This reality is particularly important for developing and emerging countries...
The World water forum is organised every three years for water stakeholders to discuss water
issues, share experiences and plan for the future. The 6th forum will be the moment to decide on
realistic solutions to meet the major challenges facing water worldwide. These solutions, proposed
by the entire international community, will be presented at the forum in order to obtain solid
commitments for their effective implementation, taking into account financial, social and
Issues include good governance and the performance of public water and sanitation services, river restoration, green growth and the promotion of ecosystem services, climate change, links between science and water policy, etc. Using its experience and know‐how, Onema, the central organisation in France for water and aquatic environments, has participated in preparing solutions and will take part in the official sessions and the side events organised during this full week of meetings dedicated to water issues.
Onema in full stride at Marseille, 6th World Water Forum: PRESS RELEASE
For the first time, the National observatory on public water and sanitation services, created and managed by Onema, the National agency for water and aquatic environments, with support from State services, will present nation‐wide data on the organisation, asset management, prices and performance of water and sanitation services in France.