Visit To Indonesia For 10th World Water Forum

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Assistant Minister for the Public Service

Assistant Minister Patrick Gorman will represent Australia at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia from 19-21 May.

The forum will discuss opportunities and challenges in managing water resources under host Indonesia’s theme of ‘Water for Shared Prosperity’. This includes ensuring equitable and enduring access to water and sanitation services in the face of climate change (and changing weather patterns).

The forum brings together heads of state, ministers, local authorities, universities, think tanks, NGOs and private sector representatives.

Discussions in Bali will cover policy matters of high importance to Australians including water security, disaster risk reduction and management, and innovation.

Assistant Minister Gorman will share Australia’s unique experiences with water resource management in a changing climate and discuss insights with international partners.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister Patrick Gorman:

“I would like to thank President Widodo and the Government of Indonesia for hosting the 10th World Water Forum and for their leadership on this important issue.”

“As the world’s driest inhabited continent, Australia understands the significant impacts climate change and population growth are having on our water resources and aquatic ecosystems.”

“I look forward to representing Australia at this important event and to demonstrating our commitment to the conservation, protection and sustainable use of water resources.”

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