20 years ago, who thought water was a global priority? We did.World Water Council welcomes High Level Panel on WaterJoin the #ClimateIsWater initiativeCouncil elects Board of Governors for 2016-2018President Braga to serve a second termCatalyzing action for water at the CoP21

20 years ago, who thought water was a global priority? We did.

The idea of forming a ‘world water council’ to unite efforts in global water management was first proposed in 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Dublin and at the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Over the next few years, there was much discussion and debate to establish the vision, objectives and scope of activities for such an organization. This culminated with the creation of the World Water Council, which was registered in Marseille in June of 1996. This year, ...


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World Water Council welcomes High Level Panel on Water

Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2016 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank have announced today their intention to form a new panel to mobilize urgent action towards the sustainable development goal for water and sanitation (SDG6) and related targets. 


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Join the #ClimateIsWater initiative

To elevate water in the climate debate at the political level during this important event and for years to come, the World Water Council, together with over a dozen members of the international water community, is launching an initiative to communicate with a single voice that our future relies on effectively addressing the relationship between water and climate: #ClimateIsWater. WWC calls its members to learn more about the initiative and to join by sharing your events and actions.

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Council elects Board of Governors for 2016-2018

The 7th General Assembly of the World Water Council has elected the Council’s Board of Governors (link to list of new board) that will serve a three-year mandate until 2018. The elections took place during the triennial General Assembly of WWC Members in Marseille, France where over 250 persons from 40 countries have gathered.


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President Braga elected to serve a second term

Benedito Braga has been elected to serve his second term as President of the World Water Council, on the occasion of the Council’s triennial General Assembly, which is taking place in Marseille, France. 


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Catalyzing action for water at the CoP21

On 9th November, the President of the World Water Council, Benedito Braga met Ségolène Royal, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.  


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20 years ago, who thought water was a global priority? We did.

20 years ago, who thought water was a global priority? We did.

The idea of forming a ‘world water council’ to unite efforts in global water management was first proposed in 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Dublin and at the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Over the next few years, there was much discussion and debate to establish the vision, objectives and scope of activities for such an organization. This culminated with the creation of the World Water Council, which was registered in Marseille in June of 1996. This year,...


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World Water Council welcomes High Level Panel on Water

World Water Council welcomes High Level Panel on Water

Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2016 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank have announced today their intention to form a new panel to mobilize urgent action towards the sustainable development goal for water and sanitation (SDG6) and related targets.


Read article

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Climate and water converge at CoP21

Climate and water converge at CoP21

At the 21st Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP21), the World Water Council, together with over a dozen members of the international water community, came together through the #ClimateIsWater initiative, to elevate recognition for water and climate at the political level.


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World Water Forum

The World Water Council's major event is the World Water Forum. Learn more about the Forum and how every three years it brings together stakeholders from all over the world to address international water issues:

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