5th World Water Forum - Istanbul, Turkey
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The 5th World Water Forum (WWF) takes place in Istanbul, Turkey 16-22 March 2009. Organized by the World Water Council, the Forum defines itslef as "the main water-related event in the world, aimed at putting water firmly on the international agenda". However, NGOs and other social movements claim the WWF is dominated by state administrations and private companies that have previously pushed for privatization of water and have thus organized a series of parallell events.

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