Mexico 2006

    Mexico 2006

    4th World Water Forum, Mexico 2006

    "Local Actions for a Global Challenge"


    The 4th World Water Forum came to an end on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006, on World Water Day, in Mexico City, after seven days of debates and exchanges. Close to 20,000 people from throughout the world participated in 206 working sessions where a total of 552 local actions were presented.

    Participants included official representatives and delegates from 140 countries out of which 120 mayors and 150 legislators, 1395 journalists experts, NGOs, companies, civil society representatives were involved. The Ministerial Conference brought together 78 Ministers.


    • Synthesis Process

    The World Water Forum is the largest multi-stakeholder process of the water community. It involves directly several thousands of stakeholders representing a great variety of situations, cultures, perspectives, responsibilities.

    For the 4th World Water Forum, a synthesis process of the Forum was developed and implemented in three phases:  


    • Main publications


    Summary of the Fourth World Water Forum

    Coordinated by: Daniel Zimmer and Cesar Herrera

    Edited by: Paul Van Hofwegen and Polioptro Martinez Austria 

    Editorial Supervisors: Charles Baubion, Colin Herron and Jaime Collado

    Published by: World Water Council and the Secretariat of the 4th World Water Forum

    Date: Août 2006

    Pages: 131

    ISBN: 968-817-780-6

    Availability: On-line version available in English and in Spanish 


    Summary: The World Water Council and the Secretariat of the 4th World Water Forum co-produced this Synthesis of the 4th World Water Forum in order to provide Forum participants and the international water community with the main messages, lessons learnt, and key recommendations presented in all the events that comprised the Forum.


    Final Report of the 4th World Water Forum

    Published by: World Water Council and the Secretariat of the 4th World Water Forum

    Date: August 2006

    Pages: 258

    ISBN: 968-817-782-2

    Availability: On-line version available in English (PDF, 19.5 MB).


    Summary: All the Forum’s components are presented in this compilation, which includes detailed descriptions of every session presented, summaries of each day’s outcomes, a review of activities in which various groups were involved, a presentation of the Water Fair and Expo, all punctuated by many attractive photos of participants and events.

    • New initiatives

    The Forum represents a unique opportunity to foster the world’s attention on water related issues. During an entire week, participants take the advantage of it to launch new initiatives and organize special events. To see a list of these, please click here.