«Clean water is the key to sustainable development»
Greeting from the Governor of the Irkutsk Region
On behalf of the organizers of the Third Baikal International Ecological Water Forum - the Government of the Irkutsk Region and on my own behalf, I am pleased to announce the start of active preparations for the event, which will again unite representatives from various countries of the world and regions of Russia.
The motto of the Third Forum was determined at the closing plenary meeting of the Second Forum. Participants supported our initiative and endorsed the proposed motto: “Clean water is the key to sustainable development”. We have to fill this concept with deep content and real tasks aimed at finding effective solutions, technologies and projects for the conservation of Lake Baikal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I want to emphasize that this year we will discuss the key topics of the Forum through the prism of the national project “Ecology” - one of the national projects in 12 areas of strategic development established by Decree of the President of Russia No. 204 of May 7, 2018 “On National Goals and Strategic Objectives development of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2024 ".
A number of discussions will be held at the Forum’s venues, they are devoted to important topics identified within the framework of such federal projects as “Preservation of Lake Baikal”, “Comprehensive System for Management of Solid Municipal Waste”, “Clean Water”, “Conservation of Biological Diversity and Development of Ecological tourism. "
Increased attention will be paid to the activities that will be held in the framework of our main project - “ECO-Generation” (Ecology. Culture. Education). As the experience of the two previous forums has shown, teaching the younger generation the responsibility to nature is an extremely crucial topic and designed for not just one year, but many.
By tradition, in the closing of the Forum will be held the awarding of the winners of the technological competition, in which domestic and foreign leading companies will take part, offering the best technological solutions for use in Lake Baikal and the Baikal natural territory.
I am convinced that the wide representation of the Third Baikal International Ecological Water Forum, a rich working agenda, the relevance of the activities of the participants will bring consolidation of the efforts of the authorities, business and public organizations in preserving one of the main freshwater source of the planet.
See you on the Baikal land in September 2019!
Governor of Irkutsk region
THIRD BAIKAL INTERNATIONAL ECOLOGICAL WATER FORUM
Is held from 19 - 20 September in Irkutsk
This year, the Third Baikal International Ecological Water Forum will be held in a responsible period for the country - at present, the Government of the Russian Federation is implementing 12 national projects in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 204 of May 7, 2018 “On the national goals and strategic objectives of the Russian Federation for the period until 2024 ". The project “Ecology” is one of the most important, providing for the implementation of a set of measures, in particular - the rehabilitation of fresh water sources, including Lake Baikal.
As the organizer of the Third Baikal International Ecological Water Forum, the Government of the Irkutsk Region will focus on the effectiveness of the implementation of the national project “Ecology”, the ideas of which will form the basis of the business program, exhibition exposition and competition program.
The forum will be held under the motto “Clean Water - the key to Sustainable Development” and will promote constructive dialogue among participants and the formation of mutually beneficial partnerships in addressing pressing issues of preserving Lake Baikal and sustainable development of the Baikal natural territory.
The main objectives of the Forum are to draw the attention of the authorities, the public and business to the close interdependence of the ecological quality of the aquatic environment and public health. Raising the priority status of preservation and development of lakes and lake regions in the political agenda of the countries participating in the Forum, promoting the integration of lake regions. Expansion of business ties and public-private partnership in environmental projects, the flow of investment into the region.
The business program includes plenary sessions, thematic sections, discussion and presentation platforms. Topics of the national project “Ecology”: “Preservation of Lake Baikal”, “Integrated Solid Municipal Waste Management System”, “Clean Water”, “Preservation of Biological Diversity and Development of Ecological Tourism”, “From Ecological Education and Education of Young People to Ecological Culture population” will be the main leitmotif of the discussions.
The project “ECO-Generation” (Ecology. Culture. Education), initiated by the organizers at the first Forum, will be further developed. Its participants will again be representatives of the younger generation - from schoolchildren to students. An extensive educational and cultural program is provided for them, the main purpose of which is to cultivate a responsible attitude to nature.
By tradition, the Forum will take stock of two competitions - the International Technology Competition and the Educational and Educational Projects Competition. Award winners will be held during the event.
Within the framework of the Forum, an exhibition exposition will be organized, which will provide companies with unique opportunities to present innovative solutions, projects, equipment within the exhibition sections to the target audience, as well as to communicate directly with government officials, scientific and public organizations, international specialized organizations, and heads of Russian and foreign businesses structures.
The participants will also enjoy a rich cultural program: excursions with visits to the places of interest of Irkutsk, performances by creative groups, familiarity with the national traditions of the peoples of the Baikal region.
The Forum will be attended by representatives of federal and regional executive authorities, the State Duma, the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation, representatives of federal and regional executive authorities of the Russian Federation, reputable public and leading educational organizations, leaders of Russian and foreign business structures, scientists and experts of international level ecology, teachers, students and schoolchildren.