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,...
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.
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.