Bali has been chosen as host for the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) in 2024.
The decision to select Bali as the 2024 venue was taken at the 9th World Water Council Governor’s Board held in Dakar, Senegal, on 19 March 2022.
Announced on the website of the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs (Deplu) on 20 March 2022, Bali won out over Rome, Italy, in the final selection process as host for the 10th World Water Forum in a vote that required a simple majority or a minimum 19 votes from the 36 voting selectors. Bali received 30 votes to win the competition.
As reported by Beritabali.com, The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says Bali’s selection for the 10th World Water Forum reflects the international community’s faith in Indonesia’s commitment and leadership role in water resource management.
Access to clean air and sanitation are critical elements in Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to Deplu, Indonesia has consistently endeavored to contribute to the achievement of Global SDGs, including sanitation and access to clean water goals.
The 10th WWF in 2024 has adopted the theme “Water for Shared Prosperity,” reflecting a very relevant requirement given the current global situation. The supply of clean water remains a complex challenge in many countries worldwide.
Indonesia is the first Southeast Asian nation chosen to host the WWF. The hosting of the prestigious global event is seen as strengthening Indonesia’s role in the management of sustainable water resources.
The World Water Forum (WWF) is the leading global summit on sustainable clean water accessibility. A World Water Council (WWC) initiative, WWF is held once every three years. The first WWF was held in 1997.
The successful bid for the 10th WWF was a joint undertaking by the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), the Ministry of Tourism and the Creative Economy, and the Provincial Government of Bali.