As a triennial event held one year prior to each World Water Forum, the 4th Istanbul International Water Forum (IIWF) will aim to provide important inputs to the 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018. The Forum will be devoted to the impacts of the latest regional political setting on water issues. Within the wider context of 'Water & Peace,' the 4th IIWF will discuss the subjects of urban water management, relief actions, legal aspects and reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific focus on the refugee issue. The Forum will feature four thematic sessions that will discuss water relief actions, challenges of urban water management and meeting the SDGs in turbulent times, including a Plenary Session on 'Water for Peace'. A Special Session will also be held on the practices of water and sanitation provision to Syrians in Turkey. Istanbul International Water Forum is the flagship event of Turkish Water Institute (SUEN).
dates: 10-11 May 2017
location: Istanbul, Turkey
contact: Turkish Water Institute (SUEN)
phone: 0216 325 49 92/
fax: 0216 428 09 92