The First International Forum Rules of Water, Rules of Life (ROW), organized under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency 2017, is an annual event on water as a multi-faceted phenomenon and key element of sustainable development.
ROW programme focuses on two main crucial aspects related to water: urban water governance and gender-related aspects of water.
The conference, promoted by Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, benefited from the scientific support of OECD Water Governance Programme and UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme.
The Forum aims at providing a platform to encourage multisectoral and multidimensional debate and exchanges of experience among representatives of academic community, lawmakers, regulators, private sector experts, international organizations, and governmental bodies. It will attempt to foster the discussion on the translation of existing water-related principles into practice taking into account the context of 2030 Agenda with the special attention to the Goal No.6 in water, Goal No.11 dedicated on the resilient cities and to the Goal No.5 on gender equality and women empowerment.
In addition, the year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of The Dublin Principles as the milestones of water law. Accordingly, the Forum will be an excellent occasion to review their implementation, the level of their integration into the 2030 Agenda, as well as to share lessons learned and to disseminate actionable policy recommendations for both international and local stakeholders together with Forum's scientific partners.
The International Organization for Migration, represented by Eva Mach, participated to a thematic panel on “Moving beyond inequalities: leaving no one behind”.