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News Update: some more information is given in this article on the World Water Forum where Water4All will be active during this week of May.


The World Water Forum punctuates the international calendar every three years as one of the largest gatherings of water-related multi-stakeholders. The main theme of Forum in Bali is “Water for shared prosperity” and it is expected to be attended by 30.000 participants from 172 countries and will consist of various programs such as official sessions, high level panels, thematic sessions, side events, youth space, fair & expo and technical field trips. 

The Bali WWF is structured in a Thematic Process, a Political Process and a Regional Process.

  • The Thematic Process seek to share best practices and experiences, advocate for themes and topics, develop cooperative methods and partnerships on thematic solutions, influence the policy-making process, and commit to action with customised solutions to local and global water challenges.
  • The Political Process provides the opportunity for discussion amongst and with elected officials at all levels (Head of States, Ministers, parliamentarian, Local Authorities, and Basin authorities). The Political Process will be structured in twelve High-Level Panels in which Political delegations, Ministers, Head of States, water resources Managers will develop political agendas to discuss and find solutions.
  • The Regional Process provides perspectives on water from all regions based on local needs. The Fair and Expo will provide a space for all stakeholders to showcase their contributions. 

The Bali WWF will be a fundamental occasion for meeting National Delegations and International Organizations with which to discuss about common plans, programs of activities, development of Memorandum of Understanding.

Water4All co-chairing sessions

Water4All will play a relevant role in the Bali WWF. We will co-chair two of the thematic sessions, belonging to the theme #6 “Knowledge and Innovation”:

  • Methods and tools for measuring and improving Smart Water Management Capabilities (T6A3)
    • Methodologies and tools for comparing and developing capacities and instruments for Smart Water Management. This session will explore how to learn from others and draw lessons in terms of human capacity, technical aspects, financial development, governance.
  • Boosting data sharing and governance (6D2)
    • Efficient water resources management requires a data-driven approach that involves generating, integrating, processing, interpreting and using data. Such data are produced by different institutions and organizations, each following its own procedures. It is essential to establish frameworks for cooperation and data sharing.

Water4All co-hosting the "water information systems" panel

This High-Level Panel will be co-hosted together with UNESCO:

  • Water information systems (HLP8): Implementing ethical organizational structures and sustainable financing for the various data production/management/exploitation processes including sex-disaggregated water data and promoting stakeholder engagement and data sharing opportunities at various levels for enhancing water information systems.

Water4All at the Forum's exhibition with a booth

Water4All will also be present in the Forum’s exhibition. The stand rented on this occasion will allow showcasing some of Water4All’s activities, the holding of several side-events, and the organisation of meetings with potential partners, including national and regional delegations, other initiatives and organisations e.g. World Bank, UNESCO.


Water4All partnership will be present on a booth at the next edition of the World Water Forum (WWF) in Bali (Indonesia) from May 18 to 25.

The forum will bring together stakeholders from various geographical and sectoral backgrounds to raise the importance of water in the political agenda. It will provide a platform for the exchange of views, information and knowledge on current issues and information related to global water. Water4All is following the development process as it is a significant event to the scientific water community. 

Water4All has participated in the second stakeholders' consultation meeting to prepare the May 2024 Forum.

Other news

The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.