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Local and regional authorities Conference
Towards a roadmap for implementation at the 7th World Water Forum

The 7th World Water Forum from is the largest and main international meeting on water management and sanitation, held every three years and gathering central governments and ministers, local and regional authorities, policy makers and operators.
 
Following the last Forum held in Marseille in 2012 focusing on solutions, the 7th Forum will take place in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 17 April 2015.
Implementation of the Istanbul Water Consensus
 An Implementation Strategy for Sustainable Water and Sanitation will be endorsed as political declaration of the Forum. Building on the foundation provided by the Istanbul Water Consensus, the commitment of local and regional authorities will be indispensable in scaling up progress in sustainable water management. The draft implementation strategy will be shared soon to receive inputs from members. 
  Local and Regional Authorities Conference Days: Gyeongju, 13-14 April  
The Local and Regional Authorities Conference form part of the political process of Local Authorities to the Forum. It is designed for local and regional governments to share their experience, solutions and achievements in addressing water issues. Focusing on the implementation of the Istanbul Water Consensus, the conference will explore how the action plans and tools can be utilized more effectively.

It will also highlight the importance of sustainable water management led by local governments in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as multi-level water governance and financing for better water and sanitation service. 
Registration and sponsorship
To register to the Local and Regional Authorities Conference, please fill in the attached registration form and send back to localregional@worldwaterforum7.org, m.boussraoui@uclg.org and jb.buffet@uclg.org.
Please note that Mayors and one assistant per Mayor are fee waved. The other members of the delegation will need to cover their own registration fees.
 > Presentation Document 
 > Registration Form 
Venue, accommodation and transport
While the 7th World Water Forum will take place in Daegu, the Local and Regional Authorities Conference will take place in Gyeongju.
The major arrival point from abroad in Korea is the Seoul-Incheon International Airport (Séoul-Incheon) as there is no international airport neither in Daegu nor in Gyeongju. Participants arriving at this airport can take either domestic airline or Korea Train Express to get to Gyeongju. Train is highly recommended.
More information can be found on
www.worldwaterforum7.org
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