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9th World Water Forum

Senegal and the World Water Council have decided to postpone the 9th World Water Forum scheduled in Dakar, from 2021 to March 21-26, 2022.

The postponement was decided in light of the evolution of the global Covid-19 pandemic, which has slowed down the Forum preparatory process and strained organizations into rescheduling introductory events, and in order to guarantee the best sanitary conditions for stakeholders.

As a reminder, this next Forum, placed under the theme "Water Security for Peace and Development", will be the first to be held in sub-Saharan Africa. It will provide a platform for professionals and decision-makers to respond to the priority of accelerating and expanding access to water and sanitation for all. In an era marked by Covid-19, the Forum will also help build a resilient world where water is a central element that serves the basic needs of humankind and the planet.

This exceptional mobilization will be punctuated in 2021 by numerous preparatory events on all continents to position water at the center of political decisions.

Senegal and the World Water Council are entirely committed, together with their partners, to ensure the Forum of Dakar - including its Heads of State summit - is held and responds to political priorities for the preservation and management of this major, yet threatened, resource.

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published on 2020/11/15 07:00:00 GMT+1 last modified 2020-11-13T18:13:28+01:00