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.
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.
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.
7th General Assembly
On 13 and 14 November the World Water Council is holding its 7th General Assembly in Marseille, France, to elect its Board of Governors and adopt the Council’s work program, general policies and strategies for the coming period.
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.
FT Water Summit: Vital role of business and finance community in achieving water security
On October 27, the inaugural Financial Times Water Summit was held in London, United Kingdom. The World Water Council is a founding partner of this event, alongside the Financial Times. The one day conference was chaired by Pilita Clark, environment correspondent at the Financial Times, and gathered more than 180 participants from the business, financial, and water community.
Is hydropower an emerging opportunity for water security?
Writing in Hydropower and Dams World atlas 2015 President Braga argues that global hydropower potential is significantly underexploited. As the energy mix shifts towards reduced carbon emissions a huge opportunity for the hydro-power sector is opening. To grasp this opportunity we need more investment, multi-purpose infrastructure, and new ways to engage all users in genuine shared responsibility for our precious water resources.
Read article (Hydropower & Dams, World Atlas & Industry Guide, 2015, published by Aqua-Media International Ltd, UK.)