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A safe water supply remains a challenge in many parts of the world and disparities in urban and rural sanitation coverage remain daunting. Water provision remains key to making progress on many of the Millennium Development Goals. The 6th World Water Forum aims to tackle the challenges our world is facing by mobilising creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water.
The Forum will be held from 12th to 17th March 2012 in Marseille, France. Over 180 countries will be represented and more than 800 speakers will lead discussions and debates around 12 key priorities and targets. These include improving access to integrated sanitation services for all and harmonising water and energy. A number of prizes will also be awarded during the event to reward positive actions in the domain of water and to raise public awareness for global water issues.
Through a week of discussions, hot debates, solutions and best practice sharing the World Water Forum hopes to achieve concrete solutions and commitments for the cause of water.