4th WWF documents
Pacific Preparation for the 4th World Water Forum

The regional consultation in preparation for the 3rd World Water Forum (3WWF) in 2003 resulted in a strategic framework for the region to address small island countries water and sanitation issues, this being the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management (Pacific RAP).

Regional, national and local action programmes have since been developed and are in various stages of implementation. The Japan Water Forum (JWF) that arose from the Japanese 3WWF Secretariat has approached SOPAC to assist in drafting and finalizing the Pacific sub-regional part of the Regional Position Paper for Asia and the Pacific, which is to be presented at the 4th World Water Forum (4WWF) 16-22 March 2006 in Mexico.

The offer by the JWF allows the Pacific region's stakeholders in water and sanitation to reflect on the strategic developments and achievements over the past 3 years and provides an excellent opportunity to review the implementation of the Pacific Regional Action Plan.
Opportunities to provide input to the Pacific position paper will be possible through various regional water and wastewater consultations and meetings in the remaining period up to Mexico.
The Science, Technology and Research network (STAR) Water Working Group, held in association with SOPAC's Annual Session, will provide a first opportunity to provide this input and will be organized on September 26, 2005 at the Kitano Hotel in Apia, Samoa, in collaboration with the JWF and the Pacific Water Association (PWA). Other meetings where input will be solicited include:
All members of the Pacific Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Water Management are invited to provide comments on the draft position paper and make recommendations on the Pacific contributions in Mexico.
The draft position paper is intended as a starting point for discussion and it should be noted that it currently contains several "spaces" that require input from countries on the amount of progress that is being seen in the water and sanitation sector at the national and local level, and the future needs and perspectives

4WWF Pacific Progress on Water & Sanitation Final Report
SOPAC 2004, Suva Fiji Islands

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Pacific Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Water Management
ADB and SOPAC (2002), Suva Fiji Islands

Proceedings of the Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries
Singatoka, Fiji Islands 29th July - 3rd August 2002

Pacific Regional Wasterwater Policy Statement and Framework for Action
10 - 15 October 2001, Majuro, Marshall Islands

Pacific Type II on Sustainable Water Management
SOPAC 2002, Suva Fiji Islands

Water in Small Island Countries Session Statement
2003, Kyoto Japan

Water in Small Island Countires Portfolio of Water Actions
2003, Kyoto Japan

Joint Caribbean Pacific Programme for Action on Water and Climate
2003, Kyoto Japan

Minutes 1st Steering Committee Meeting Pacific Water Type II

SOPAC 2004, Suva Fiji Islands

Pacific Type II Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Water Management Progress Report
SOPAC 2004, Suva Fiji Islands

Recommendations Oceania 3WWF Follow-up Meeting

2004, Wellington New Zealand

Pacific Dialogue on Water and Climate Synthesis Report
SOPAC 2003, Fiji Islands

An Overview of Integrated Water Resources Management in Pacific Island Countries

SOPAC 2004, Suva Fiji Islands

Overview of the State of Implementation of Water, Sanitation and Human Settlements Actions in the Pacific
27 - 28 October 2003, Bangkok Thailand

Pacific Cooperation Plan - Preliminary Sector Analysis for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
SOPAC 2004, Suva Fiji Islands

Pacific Brief for Secretary General CSD13 Report on Water and Sanitation
SOPAC 2005, Suva Fiji Islands

Pacific Wastewater Policy and Framework for Action

Pacific Position Paper 4th World Water Forum
SOPAC 2006,Suva Fiji Islands

Asia Pacific Water Summit Beppu Declaration
APWF, 2007,Beppu

Asia Pacific Water Forum Policy Brief

APWF, 2007,Beppu

Japan Water Forum

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Marc Overmars
Pacific Islands Applied Geosciences Commission (SOPAC)
Private Mail Bag, GPO
Suva, Fiji
Tel: +679 3381377
Fax: +679 3370040
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