The event, organized by the World Water Council, will gather 800 speakers from around the world as well as 25,000 attendees to discuss, debate, and attend presentations regarding, well, water. :) To be more specific the purpose of the forum is to:
…tackle the challenges our world is facing and to bring water high on all political agendas. There will be no sustainable development while the water issues remain unsolved. Everywhere on the planet, for all and everyone, the Right to Water (recognised by 189 states at the UN one year ago) must be guaranteed and implemented.
Both Prince Willem-Alexander and Prince Albert II will give speeches during the World Water Forum’s opening day on March 12, 2012. Two days later Prince Albert II will return to Monaco to participate in a side event (hence connected with the World Water Forum):
…in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Blue Plan, Veolia Environnement, International Office for Water and Unitar. The work undertaken by the Mediterranean Water Think Tank will be presented on this occasion.
The 6th Annual World Water Forum begins on March 12 – 17, 2012. For more information about this event please Click here.
In other Monaco related news, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene is currently in Melbourne, Australia. The princess attended a private gala dinner on March 9, 2012, hosted by Lady Mayoress Emma Page Campbell, at the Melbourne Town Hall in honor of Princess Charlene’s visit to lovely Australia.
Tomorrow, the princess along with Mr. John Kelly (nephew of the late Princess Grace) and Ms. Kristina Haugland from the Philadelphia Museum of Art will officially open the exhibition, Grace Kelly: Style Icon, at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
For more information about this exhibition please click here.
Sources: RVD, Palais Princier de Monaco WWF, and the Herald Sun.
Photos courtesy of Palais Princier de Monaco and Het Koninklijk Huis