The Ninth Session of the WUF to be held from 7 to 13 February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be the first session to focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted in Habitat III.
In the New Urban Agenda, participating States request the report of the implementation of the Agenda to incorporate, to the extent possible, the inputs of multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and academia and to build on existing platforms such as the World Urban Forum.
WUF9 will be an instrumental mechanism to substantively feed into the inputs for the first report of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The Forum will also contribute to global mobilization towards advocating for the common vision on sustainable urban development in advancing on the achievement of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Why is the New Urban Agenda important for water operators?
Sustainable urbanization and water management are closely interlinked and interdependent. In light of global urbanization trends, cities are increasingly presenting themselves as the new stage for addressing critical water management issues. As the New Urban Agenda will inform urban strategies at national and local levels around the world for the 20 years to come, many in the water sector have been concerned to ensure that the agenda benefits from a water perspective.
How to get involved?
GWOPA/UN-Habitat invites our partners to submit applications for organizing side events, training events, networking events or participation in the WUF9 exhibition.
This is an opportunity to showcase your WOPs and share concrete examples of how the partnerships have contributed to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda by:
“Equip(ping) public water and sanitation utilities with the capacity to implement sustainable water management systems, sustainable maintenance of urban infrastructure services, (…and promoting) the universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water, and adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all.” (120, NUA)
Submit your application now!
Deadline 24th November 2017