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On the occasion of the Sixth World Water Forum, scheduled in Marseille (France) from 12 to 17 March, the Pontifical Council has drawn the support of the Holy See, entitled WATER, AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT FOR LIFE, which has as its subtitle Designing sustainable solutions.

The text recalls how - despite some progress - adequate acccess to  drinking water is not yet guaranteed in about a half of the world's population, and hopes for better water management by actors who are called to act according to sobriety, responsibility and solidarity.

The World Water Forum, organized each and every three years by the World Water Council, gather representatives of private entities, state agencies and organizations working on water-related issues.

The Holy See delegation will be composed by three members of the Pontifical Council Staff.