World Water Forum: the world's largest water event
The World Water Forum is the main water-related event in the world, aimed at putting water firmly on the international agenda. A stepping stone towards global collaboration on water problems, the Forum offers the water community and policy-and-decision-makers from all over the world the unique opportunity to come together to create links, debate and attempts to find solutions to achieve water security. It is organised every three year by the World Water Council, in collaboration with the host country.
The 5th World Water Forum will be a first in many ways for the venue. First of all, this is the very first time that a World Water Forum will be held in a place so close to water. The Golden Horn thus provides a waterway venue for the Forum, while dividing the two conference centres on either side. The Galata Bridge will literally "bridge this divide" between both sides. Secondly, it is the first time that the Congress and Cultural Centre at Sütlüce and the Feshane facility on the other side of the Golden Horn will be used for such a big international event.
The 5th World Water Forum will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 22 March 2009.