The World Water Council announced the Thematic Framework of the 7th World Water Forum by the International Steering Committee, focusing on a water secure future, and highlighting water security, responsible development and sustainability. The Thematic Framework will provide the basis for the preparatory process for the 7th World Water Forum, which will take place in March 2015, in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea.
The framework identifies 16 themes under the four categories. Water integrity issues identified by the Water Integrity Forum are relevant to a number of the adopted themes, in particular the themes infrastructure for sustainable water resource management and services; water for food; water for energy; water and cities; green growth, water stewardship and industry; specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound (SMART) implementation of integrated water resources management (IWRM); effective governance, enhanced political decisions, stakeholder participation and technical information; water cultures, justices and equity; and enhancing education and capacity building.
Further details on subthemes and issues will be decided during the next preparatory meeting 27-28th February 2014.