The 10th WWF, themed "Water for Shared Prosperity," is being held in Bali on May 18-25, 2024. President Joko Widodo officially opened the WWF series on Monday (May 20).
Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA) - Declaration on "Water for Shared Prosperity" was adopted at a ministerial meeting co-chaired by Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono during the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) in Bali, Tuesday.

"The declaration covers the issue of the right to access safe drinking water and sanitation, the importance of inclusive coordination and collaboration, as well as strengthening integrated water resource management policies," Basuki remarked.

Indonesia's several proposals for water development, such as the establishment of a Center of Excellence for water and climate security, the designation of World Lakes Day through a UN resolution, and mainstreaming water management issues for developing countries on small islands are also adopted in the declaration.

In addition, the 10th WWF concrete action compendium, which is an inseparable part of the declaration, was also adopted.

According to Basuki, the compendium includes 113 projects in the water and sanitation sector, with a total value of US$9.4 billion.

He also remarked that the declaration was adopted after being approved by all participating countries and by accommodating inputs regarding the implementation of the results of the forum in future, as submitted during the ministerial meeting by the Republic of Congo.

The proposal from Congo highlights the important role of water as the basis of the "Blue Economy" that unlocks potential human development through the benefits derived from marine and water resources and prevents vulnerable populations from being marginalized.

The Republic of the Congo also proposes emphasizing efforts to encourage innovation and access to new financial instruments in order to strengthen the transition to sustainable development, as well as the development of projects related to the water economy to strengthen sustainable water management.

Basuki therefore expressed gratitude for the participation and inputs from the delegates of the 10th WWF that can enrich the ministerial declaration and its compendium.

The 10th WWF, themed "Water for Shared Prosperity," is being held in Bali on May 18-25, 2024. President Joko Widodo officially opened the WWF series on Monday (May 20).

A total of 244 water-related discussion sessions at the 10th WWF are expected to provide concrete results regarding global water management.

At the ministerial meeting on Monday, a series of statements were delivered by various participating countries, such as Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Saudi Arabia, China, Finland, and Brunei Darussalam.

In addition, representatives from international organizations, namely UNESCO, UNDRR, and UNDP, were given the opportunity to present their views on water issues.

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