10th World Water Forum Bali Street Carnival Promotes the importance of the Oceans through Art Performances

This week it got quite colorful in the Streets of Bali as the Bali Street Carnival went under way. The event was part of the 10th World Water Forum. “The dances in this cultural parade were created especially for the 10th World Water Forum. With the theme “Samudra Cipta Peradaban”, the Bali Street Carnival is an effort to promote the importance of the oceans and the parades symbolize the glorification of the sea as the source of universal prosperity and the origin of civilization,” said Bali Street Carnival senior coordinator Kadek Wahyu Dita. (Ni Komang Erviani/Ayu Sulistyowati)

After the opening ceremony at the International Convention center (BICC) Nusa Dua, there were a number of high level meetings of heads of state followed with a series of panel discussion, and political and thematic specific forums.

The Representative of the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani underscored the parliament’s commitment and readiness to support all water resilience agendas. Water issues will be the priority of the Indonesian parliament and parliamentary diplomacy.

“This forum serves as an opportunity to show Indonesia’s commitment to maintaining and managing water for prosperity to the world,” Puan said at the opening of the Parliamentary Meeting on the occasion of the 10th World Water Forum at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) on Monday, 20 May.

The Parliamentary Meeting of the 10th World Water Forum adopted the theme “Mobilizing Parliamentary Action on Water for Shared Prosperity.” Through this theme, members of parliaments across the globe will have the opportunity to take action to overcome the water crisis and scarcity.

According to Puan Maharani, several substantive issues will be discussed at the global parliamentary meeting. One of these is water as the key to achieving sustainable development, considering the water issue is part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.

Furthermore, the meeting will also discuss innovative practices for inclusive and equitable water access; water as the core of climate action and water diplomacy; cooperation; and science for peace. The Forum’s six subthemes are water security and prosperity; water for humans and nature; disaster risk reduction and management; governance, cooperation, and hydro-diplomacy; sustainable water finance; and knowledge and innovation.

Water is one of the most important resources for the future. We as the team at the Coral Farm run a sustainable Aquaculture Enterprise that highly depends on the health of our Water systems. We are happy to see that such an important summit held here at our doorsteps. The 10th World Water Forum will shed light on the opportunities and challenges we face when addressing environmental pressing issues, and is continuing with events and meetings until May 25th.

A baby sea turtle was released during the Balinese Water Purification Ceremony as part of the 10th World Water Forum 2024 at Kura-Kura Bali, Denpasar, Bali, on Saturday (18/5/2024). Media Center of World Water Forum/Aprillio Akbar/nym/ratih. *** Local Caption *** Seekor tukik dilepasliarkan dalam acara Balinese Water Purification Ceremony rangkaian World Water Forum ke-10 2024 di Kura-Kura Bali, Denpasar, Bali, Sabtu (18/5/2024). Media Center World Water Forum/Aprillio Akbar/nym.