The Grassroots & Citizenship Process

Involving citizens in the Forum

The World Water Forum’s legitimacy results from the very large involvement of all water stakeholders: political decision-makers, water users and beneficiaries, civil society organisations, water experts and practitioners. These water stakeholders must continuously strive to involve a larger array of economic, social and cultural actors, since water is not an end in itself but a tool for the development of our societies and of our livelihoods.

The 6th World Water Forum ambitions therefore to involve all local stakeholders, and in particular water consumers and water users. To this end a new Commission, the Grassroots and citizenship Commission was created and is commissioned to ensure the rooting of the 6th World Water Forum in the local, national, regional and international realities and to contribute to citizen’s solutions in favour of water.

To achieve this mobilisation, the Commission intends first of all to implement communication and awareness-raising events. These events will be either organised directly by the International Forum Committee or encouraged and supported after validation by the Grassroots and citizenship Commission. A labelling charter of these events was developed for this purpose before 31 December 2011.

It is also envisaged to integrate diverse activities and perspectives in the various Forum processes and in particular to structure the contributions to the Forum aiming to identify solutions for water through a Children’s Forum, a Youth Forum, the Water and Citizen’s house, the Water and Film Encounters, learning centres…

Join one of our network initiatives

You can also join one of our Grassroots & Citizenship networks:

  • Youth, from children to young professionals
  • Non-profit and non-governmental (NGOs) organisations

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