Following the June 2007 seminar organised by AFD and Groupe URD on the emergency-development nexus, this seminar aims to translate the main orientations adopted by choosing the theme of water and sanitation and bringing together the main actors in the field concerned by this issue.

The conclusions of this seminar contributed to the preparation of the documents presented in conjunction with the French Water Partnership at the World Water Forum in Istanbul in March 2009.

The proceedings are disseminated through a publication in the Savoirs communs series, which provides a detailed account of all the debates.