3d World Water Forum, Kyoto, March 2003

3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, 2003
A Forum with a Difference

The 3rd World Water Forum took the debate a step further also within the context of the new commitments of meeting the goals set forth at the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in New York (2000), the International Freshwater Conference in Bonn (2001) and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002). The large number of participants ensured that a variety of stakeholders and opinions were represented aiming at accepting differences and finding a common way forward.

Main publications

Final Report of the 3d World Water Forum

Published by: Secretariat of the 3rd World Water Forum
Date: 2003
Pages: 275
Availability: On-line version available in English (PDF, 10 MB). Hard copy with Cd-Rom available from the World Water Council Headquarters.

Summary: This document is the complete report of the 3rd World Water Forum featuring facts and figures, speeches, Forum statement and commitments, Ministerial Declaration, thematic and regional statements, results of competitions and contests, reports and publications, list of Forum participants, etc.

Analysis of the 3rd World Water Forum

Published by: World Water Council, Secretariat of the 3rd World Water Forum
Date: 2004
Pages: 40
ISBN: 92-95017-07-2
Availability: On-line version available here (PDF, 956 KB). Hard copy available in English from the World Water Council Headquarters.
Summary: This document was jointly prepared by the WWC and the Secretariat of the 3rd World Water Forum. It features the outcomes of the Forum as well as a reflexion on future perspectives.


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3d World Water Forum

Key facts & figures

  • 24,000 participants
  • 1000 journalists
  • 130 ministers
  • 351 sessions
  • 33 themes and 5 regions

Publications & Reports