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MILANKOVITCH ANNIVERSARY UNESCO SYMPOSIUM WATER MANAGEMENT IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES AS IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER GLOBAL CHANGES, LESSONS FROM PALEOCLIMATE, AND REGIONAL ISSUES
BELGRADE STATEMENT OF WATER SECTOR SUSTAINABILITY
SUMMARY OF THE DELIBERATIONS
NOTICE: THE SUMMARY STATEMENT OF THE CONFERENCE PAST CLIMATE: A LESSON FOR THE FUTURE. REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE ASPECTS WILL BE SUBSEQUENTLY POSTED ON THE WEBSITE.
The idea to have a conference on water management in transition countries was sparked by the expressed need to achieve water management objectives at different levels throughout the world, as well as the need to assist transition countries to resolve their issues in the field of water.
On a global scale, although UNICEF stated in its 2012 report that a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on drinking water has been achieved—that in 2010 89.1% of the global population was able to use improved drinking water sources (the actual goal was 88%), a large number of people in the world still have no access to healthy drinking water and many die from waterborne diseases. The situation in the sanitation (wastewater evacuation and treatment) segment is considerably worse; the MDG for improving basic sanitation (75%) is still far from being met (63%).
The Conference demonstrated a large disparity between two major drivers: availability of renewable water resources and economic strength.
The meeting expressed the need for a thorough understanding of the relationship between the water sector and other sectors and the necessity to show that the water sector is not only a prerequisite for growth and development, but is also a major driver of the development in other sectors.
Whenever a major change in the scope of activities is envisaged, appropriate plans need to be developed and the system of governance duly adapted to the set objectives.
It is clear that often the entire system of water governance in a given area (country) needs to be adapted accordingly.