Press information on the Butterfly Effect activities at the 6th World Water Forum

The Butterfly Effect is a coalition of international NGOs, which advocates effective local solutions that have a sustainable impact on water and sanitation.  Made up of over 90 civil society organisations, NGOs, networks and womens’ organisations, we are an open movement that’s growing fast.

We are staging three important media opportunities during the 6th World Water Forum 6 in Marseille:
·         Press Conference: Launch of the Butterfly Effect Messages Diverse and inspiring representatives from all over the world will share our key calls for decision-makers and tell you how we have the solutions to address the issues. 15.00 on 12 March at the Butterfly Effect Exhibition Space, Hall 3 stand 3.119
·         Photo Opportunity: The World Walks for Water.  Immediately after the press conference, our members will stage our very own walk for water.   The World Walks for Water and Sanitation is a global event demanding action to address the world’s largest crisis. This is an excellent photo opportunity for the press.

·         Butterfly Effect official sessions:
Session 1: Solutions from civil society: Inspiring change through a human rights based approach; BE members will encourage discussion on how human rights standards and principles are contributing to equitable and sustainable solutions on the ground. Tuesday, 13 March, 11-13, Venue: PC 8 - Callelongue, Palais des Congrès
Session 2:
Occupy the 6th World Water Forum: Building inclusive human rights-based water and sanitation governance and management from the bottom-up!
Thursday, 15 March, 11-13, Venue: PC 8 - Callelongue, Palais des Congrès

Some 900 million people have no access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. The Butterfly Effect is advocating effective local solutions that have a sustainable impact on access to water and sanitation in developing countries worldwide.
We have identified several key issues that urgently need to be addressed in order to effectively and progressively realize the human right to water and sanitation for all.
Our solutions are based on human rights principles and communities’ experience, and relate to policies, projects, information campaigns and empowering stakeholders. Crucially, these solutions are local, sustainable, adaptable, innovative, equitable, accountable and people-orientated.
We invite you to come and hear our messages. We will inspire you and demonstrate how civil society holds constructive solutions on how to tackle key challenges related to water and sanitation. 
Interviews with spokespeople available on all messages on request. Contact us!

Find out about all the sessions organised by members, ongoing updates, photographs and videos:

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