Jakarta (ANTARA) - Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning Minister and Head of the National Land Agency Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono affirmed that every human being has the responsibility to manage water in order to maintain it for the future.

"Every human being has a role to manage water, so that it can be passed on to the next generation," the minister remarked at the Local and Regional Government Forum during the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) here on Wednesday.

According to Yudhoyono, people must play a role in ensuring the availability of water, food, and energy in the future.

Yudhoyono was one of the speakers at the 10th WWF's Local and Regional Government Forum held in Bali on Wednesday (May 22).

He highlighted that discussions at the forum were focused on global water issues and opportunities, access to clean water, and sustainability.

"Water must be prioritized for shared prosperity," he remarked.

He emphasized that all citizens of the world deserve to have good access to water.

"There should be no inequality in access. There are those who enjoy abundant clean water, but there are people who find it difficult to get drinking water," he stated.

Minister Yudhoyono also underscored the need to look for long-term solutions related to sustainability.

Meanwhile, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian, who was also one of the speakers at the Local and Regional Government Forum, discussed the role of local governments and their contributions in water management.

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