"Like G20 Indonesia, we want exact measures after the WWF is running. Every program pursued, every issue being discussed, there must be concrete measures that we can follow up on," he said during a coordination meeting on the preparations for the WWF here on Friday.
The coordination meeting was led by Pandjaitan as chair of the 10th WWF National Committee. Public Works and Public Housing Minister and the leader of the national committee, Basuki Hadimuljono; Deputy Minister of Health Dante Saksono Harbuwono; and Head of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency Dwikorita Karnawati, also joined the meeting.
The meeting discussed necessities ranging from logistics, transportation, delegation accreditation, safety and security, to the publication of activities.
"This water issue is very important currently for the global community and Indonesia. For the first time, too, Indonesia is hosting this forum. This will be a good step for Indonesia and the global community to inform of the importance of water for everyone's welfare," he emphasized.
He said he expected the results of water management on the Citarum River in West Java and Lake Batur in Bali to be showcased at the event.
He also appealed to committee members to maintain solidarity in organizing the international event.
"Indonesia's appointment as the host was not an easy process, and now, we have this opportunity. Let's coordinate everything as best as possible," he said.
The 10th WWF, which will be held from May 18 to 24, 2024, will be themed
“Water for Shared Prosperity.”
According to Hadimuljono, the discussions at the 10th WWF will cover six topics and are expected to lead to actual measures that ensure the use of water for global community welfare.
The six topics are water for humans and nature, water security and prosperity, disaster risk reduction and management, cooperation and hydro-diplomacy, water and innovative finance, and knowledge and technologies.
"We need to follow up the six sub-topics at the 10th WWF properly. We will present these six sub-topics at the kick-off meeting of the 10th World Water Forum, which will be held on February 15 and 16, 2023, in Jakarta. There is a target of 1 thousand people participating, and until now, there have been a total of 672 people who have registered. We expect that the kick-off meeting later can be a good start for the 10th WWF," the minister elaborated.
The World Water Forum is an event held every three years by the World Water Council, the Global Water Partnership, and the host country.
Indonesia was chosen to host the 10th WWF after 30 out of 36 countries included in the board of governors of the World Water Council voted in its favor.The event will serve as an important forum for all stakeholders in the water sector on a global scale.
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