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The growing concentration of people in cities influences water consumption, quality and availability. A substantial part of urban populations lives in areas without proper infrastructure and water services. Coping with this reality requires strong capacities and good governance structures and mechanisms, as well as the ability to share experiences, practices and knowledge. Any action should consider long-term sustainability.
The 8th World Water Forum will host focused discussions on these cross-cutting subjects – capacity, governance, sharing and sustainability – in order to identify the main hindrances and actions required to overcome difficulties that are common to the 6 core themes (climate, people, development, urban, ecosystems and financing).
The 8th World Water Forum will have the question of water in cities as one of its central themes, focusing on integrated urban water and waste management. In order to reach that, three topics have been set to comprise the debate questions under Urban. The following topics should split into Thematic Sessions and other debate stages during the 8th World Water Forum in 2018:
Considering the above topics about Urban:
Your feedback is going to support the organisation instances of the Forum in the definition of Thematic Sessions and other opportunities for debate during the event.