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The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world's major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the population of the planet.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) considers water availability as a key for socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, human health and well-being.   During the KSA G20 Presidency, KSA water team prepared Water Policy Paper titled:  Fostering Sustainable and Resilient Water Management Globally and conducted the first G20 Dialogue on Water meeting.

The G20 2020 Leaders' Declaration included, for the first time, a full paragraph on water stated   "We acknowledge that affordable, reliable, and safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services are essential for human life and that access to clean water is critical to overcome the pandemic. We welcome the G20 Dialogue on Water as a basis to share best practices and promote innovation, and new technologies, on a voluntary basis, that will foster sustainable, resilient, and integrated water management". This platform constitutes the main tool for sharing the outcomes of the water dialogue between the G20 Countries and the world at large.

 

The Communiqué G20 Agriculture and Water Ministers included a complete section called: Fostering Sustainable and Resilient Water Management. The Ministers   appreciated the valuable work of the G20 Dialogue on Water, including the Best Practices Roadmap for a digital platform of countries' best practices and experiences related to sustainable and resilient water management. Furthermore, the Ministers encouraged considering the continuation of this work, on a voluntary and non-binding basis and within the mandate of the G20, under future presidencies.