10th World Water Forum - Water for Shared Prosperity

The largest international gathering of water stakeholders, held every three years, the 10th World Water Forum - 'Water for Shared Prosperity' - will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 18 – 25 May, as the culmination of a multi-annual political, thematic and regional preparatory process.

As the only global intergovernmental organisation solely focused on water, GWP will contribute to various strategic components of the Forum, to support tangible and integrated progress towards achieving GWP’s vision of a water secure world.

Led by GWP’s new Executive Secretary and CEO, Alan AtKisson, GWP’s carefully selected delegation of global and regional representatives, augmented by several members of GWP’s global Steering Committee, will contribute to the Forum through several high-level panels, thematic and regional sessions, as well as a number of side-events and bilateral conversations with key water stakeholders present in Bali.

Highlighting its integrated agenda, the GWP delegation will touch upon relevant themes of water allocations, water scarcity, financing and smart water management for climate resilience, transboundary water management for promoting peace, drought and early warning systems, among others. It will do so by sharing impact stories surfaced from its network of 3500 partners over the world, which will be further highlighted in sessions on the regional processes, to which GWP has contributed significantly and/or led in South-East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Central America, as well as in the African continent. 

GWP Participation Highlights

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  • 20 May, 13.00-14.30: High-Level Panel: Status of Early Warning for All (EW4All) Initiative

    About: This session underscores the critical role of Early Warning Systems in the sustainable management of water resources, ensuring access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and ultimately promoting peace, prosperity, and sustainability on a global scale.

    GWP’s speaker: Alan AtKisson, GWP Executive Secretary & CEO

    Session convenors: HELP Secretariat, Asia-Pacific Water Forum, Asia Water Council, ADB, and ICHARM

    Join session: TBC

  • 20 May, 14.50-16.20: Creating water justice by incorporating human rights and environmental rights for sustainable practices related to improve water supply

    About: The session delves into the critical role of fair water allocation and water rights determination in resolving water conflicts and fostering harmonious coexistence among stakeholders for sustainable development.

    GWP’s speakers: Jinjun YOU, GWP China Programme Officer | Yangwen JIA, GWP China Reg Coordinator | Alan AtKisson, GWP Executive Secretary & CEO | Fany Wedahuditama, Regional Coordinator GWP Southeast Asia

    Session convenors: GWP China, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, and China Institute of Water Resources & Hydropower Research (IWHR)

    Join session: BNDCC 1, Mezzanine floor, Room 3 (Kintamani)

  •  20 May, 14.50-16:20: Parliamentarian Segment (Plenary I, II, & III)

    About: The Parliamentary Meeting will form a crucial part of the political process at the Forum. Parliamentarians from around the world will have the opportunity to promote legislation to address water scarcity, enhance parliamentary cooperation and diplomacy on expanding access to safe water, and mobilize action on water for global security and prosperity.

    GWP’s speaker: Jiang Yunzhong, GWP China Seretary General

    Session convenor: Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

    Join sessions: BNDCC 2, ground floor, Pecatu 3-5
  • 21 May, 10.20-11.50: Special Session on Mobilising Political Commitment for Accelerating Climate Resilient Water Investments in Africa

    About: This session presents the findings of the High-Level Panel Report (Africa’s Rising Investment Tide) and Investment Action Plan by the Continental Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP). Further, it showcases examples of investment opportunities, programmes and projects from AU Member States, and discusses synergies and complimentary linkages between pan-African initiatives in supporting Member States in mobilising climate finance and innovative sources.

    GWP’s speaker: TBC

    Session convenors: African Union Commission and the International High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa

    Join session: BNDCC 1, Mezzanine floor, Kintamani 7

  • 22 May 2024, 14.50 – 16.20: RP Sub-regional Southeast Asia Synthesis Session: Resilient and Sustainable Water Scarcity Management in Southeast Asia

    About: The session highlights the need for coordinated actions to ensure water security and sustainability in Southeast Asia’s agricultural sector, emphasizing the importance of innovative and scalable solutions.

    GWP’s speaker: Fany Wedahuditama, Regional Coordinator Global Water Partnership Southeast Asia

    Session convenors: GWP Southeast Asia, KOMEC, BAPPENAS, MPWH, FAO, ADB, and SEI

    Join session: Kintamani 6, Theatre

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