President Joko Widodo Receives World Water Council Delegation at Merdeka Palace

Jakarta – President Joko Widodo received the President of the World Water Council, Loic Fauchon, and his delegation at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday, 15 February. During the meeting, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, among other things, emphasized six topics of the 10th World Water Forum in Bali in 2024. One of which is water for human and nature.

“The President has just received us, the World Water Council, and the National Organizing Committee for the 10th World Water Forum in Bali in 2024. He mentioned six topics to be discussed at the World Water Forum later, including ‘water for human and nature’,” said Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono in his statement after accompanying the President in a meeting.

According to Minister Basuki, this topic has become a concern because according to the President, currently, the world is facing global water crises. Therefore, he hoped the 10th World Water Forum in Bali will produce several concrete recommendations.

“He sees that we are currently facing global water crises. For this reason, he hopes that the 10th World Water Forum will not only be a regular conference but produce concrete recommendations for action,” said Minister Basuki.

Furthermore, Minister Basuki said that the entire Board of Governors of the World Water Council, consisting of 56 people and more than 1,400 participants, will attend the kick-off meeting on 15—16 February.

“Hopefully, the kick-off meeting will run well and can mobilize all parties. The aim is to mobilize, drive all stakeholders in the water sector to be more aware of problems in water resources management,” added Minister Basuki.

Meanwhile, the President of the World Water Council, Loic Fauchon, expressed his appreciation for the support of President Joko Widodo and all stakeholders in Indonesia in the water sector. He also invited all parties to be prepared for the 10th World Water Forum in Bali.

“We have to prepare for the next World Water Forum, which will be held in Bali next year, and try to provide new solutions, new responses that will allow us to increase access to water for billions of people,” he said.

Also accompanying the President in the meeting were Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar. (Natalia)

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