4th World Water Forum, Mexico, 2006

New initiatives and special events

Initiatives

  • The 2nd edition of the UN World Water Development Report (WWDR) was launched. More information.

  • The new UN Water Actions and Networking Database was presented. More information.

  • Ministers from the Asia-Pacific region established the Asia-Pacific Water Forum. More information.

  • Transparency International launched Water Integrity Network. More information.
  • The WWC announced the launch of the "Water for Schools" initiative aiming to provide access to water for 1,000 schools in 10 countries and create training schools for high-level technicians.

  • Two major reports were released by the WWC and its partners: The right to water: from concept to implementation and the report of the Task Force on Financing Water for All, Enhancing access to finance for local governments and financing water for agriculture.

Special Events

  • The 2nd King Hassan II Great World Water Prize was awarded to Torkil Jonch-Clausen, from Denmark. More information.


  • The laureate of the 1st Kyoto World Water Grand Prize was the NGO Gran Vikas, from India. More information.

  • The 1st Water and Film Encounter

King Hassan II Great World Water Prize candidatures are open

This prestigious Prize (US$ 100,000) is awarded to an institution, organization, individual or group of individuals in honor of their outstanding achievements in any aspects of water resources. 

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