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Regions United/FOGAR played a special role during this Conference. In partnership with the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development nrg4SD, member of Regions United-FOGAR, it organized, as part of the 3rd International Conference, a Session of Regions and Federated States.
This Session, entitled ""Towards better water governance: the solutions of the regional actors", provided an opportunity for Regions, Federated States and sub-national governments from the five continents to present, each one from its specific characteristics, the prospective actions of planning and management of water resources implemented in their territories. We think that one of the strengths of regional governments is to be able to offer mid and long-term strategic visions while acting as close to citizens as possible. Through the mobilization of our networks, this session of Regions and Federated States brought a specific contribution to the debate, namely the illustration of the added value of the territorial approach and the multilevel governance.
In the framework of the Forum, local and regional political representatives were also able to discuss and present the solutions implemented, as well as to create new partnerships and to participate in regional trialogues that brought together national parliamentarians and ministers. In this respect, the articulation with national and international policies – including United Nations programs – was crucial.
You will find all relevant information about the process of Local and Regional Authorities on the website of the 6th World Water Forum: http://www.worldwaterforum6.org/en/commissions/political/.
If you wish to attend the Regions United/FOGAR and nrg4SD Session of Regions, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com.
A Call for Papers will shortly be sent and will soon be available in the websites of Regions United/FOGAR and nrg4SD.
It is still possible to enrich the compendium of good practices of regions in the field of water management - of which you will find a preliminary version in our website - through the Call for Contributions available in Regions United /FOGAR and nrg4SD websites.
We remain at your disposal for any further information in the following e-mail adresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
In the framework of the World Water Forum's 3rd Conference of LRAs, Regions
United-FOGAR proposed some amendments to the Istanbul Water Consensus of Local
and Regional Authorities, which were accepted.
-> Proposals for amendments to the Istanbul Water Consensus of Local and Regional Authorities, by the Organisation of Regions United FOGAR
Water has been
identified as one of the nine priorities for Rio +20. The World Water Council
is charged by the United Nations to organize the contribution to Rio +20 on
this topic. For the preparation of this contribution, you will find following the:
-> Common positions on water and sanitation of the two networks ORU-FOGAR and nrg4SD (in French only).
In the framework of the Session
co-organized by the Regions United /FOGAR and nrg4SD "Towards better water governance:
solutions from regional actors," a call for contributions was launched among
member networks . This compendium of best practices is now available (provisional
-> Subnational experiences of water management:_ Compilation of best practices
-> Minutes of the World Water Forum