The EU Water Initiative, EUWI, is an international political initiative and uses a partnership approach, bringing together national governments, donors, water industry, NGOs and other water actors. The EUWI was launched at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development and is working to reinforce political commitment to water and sanitation, and to create a strong and integrated framework for EU action. It comprises 4 regional components: Africa, Eastern Europe Caucasus and Central Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean and two thematic components of Research and Finance.
The annual EUWI Multi-stakeholder Forum has the objective to present and discuss the results achieved within the different components, exchange experiences and gather participants’ inputs for further development of EUWI activities. The 2013 Forum will focus on using the multi-stakeholder dialogue to contribute to the development of the water component in on-going post 2015 and Rio processes. Presentations and discussions will address in particular the potential work within the water-energy-food security nexus.