8th World Water Forum 2nd Stakeholder Meeting
On 26 and 27 April, the World Water Council and the Secretariat of the 8th World Water Forum are convening the 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting, an international event expected to gather more than 700 participants to debate on the Forum’s central and transversal themes with a view to shaping its preliminary program. The meeting takes place one year before the Forum which will be held 18-23 March 2018 in Brasília.
Inaugural Meeting of the OECD-WWC-Netherlands Roundtable on Financing Water
The World Water Council together with the OECD and the Netherlands organized the inaugural meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water in Paris.
Implementation Roadmaps: third report released
Marseille, 12 April 2017 - The World Water Council, in collaboration with Korea Water Forum and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea have just released the third edition of the Progress Report on Implementation Roadmaps, exactly two years since the 7th World Water Forum took place in April 2015.
World Water Council elects the City of Dakar and country of Senegal as hosts of 2021 Forum.
On Saturday 26 November in Marseille, France, the World Water Council elected the capital city of Dakar and the country of Senegal to host the 9th World Water Forum in 2021.
Fruitful 8th Forum discussions convened in Marseille
Marseille, 24 November 2016 - The 8th World Water Forum International Steering Committee (ISC) and Commissions held a series of meetings this week at the World Water Council headquarters in Marseille to continue the preparatory process of the Forum.
Water security for greater social justice
World Water Council President Benedito Braga participated in an international workshop focused on the Human Right to Water and held at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City on 23 February. Speaking during the seminar “Geopolitics of water: the impact of climate change in water systems. Conflicts and perspectives”, President Braga focused his message on the absolute necessity of building water security to overcome the challenges brought by a changing climate to ensure peace worldwide.
#ClimateIsWater: Hydrating the Climate Negotiations
Water and climate change are interconnected yet this obvious link has been for a long time ignored in international climate summits. The #ClimateIsWater initiative, coordinated by the World Water Council federates members of the water community to speak with one voice, with the aim to reach out to the climate stakeholders for better consideration of water issues within the Climate Agenda. If you think water deserves more from climate negotiations, join #ClimateIsWater!