What is the General Assembly?
The General Assembly, organised at least every three years, decides on the future strategy and workplan of the World Water Council, and elects its Board of Governors for the next 3-year period.
Ordinary General Assembly
The Ordinary General Assembly is called at least every three years. During the OGA, Governors are elected, past accounts and the triennial provisional budget are approved and the triennial strategy and workplan are adopted.
In accordance with the World Water Council’s Constitution, the Ordinary General Assembly may make decisions only if at least one half of the active members of the Council are present or represented through proxies. This quorum will be considered at the beginning of the meeting.
Within the Ordinary General Assembly, resolutions are made by a simple majority of all voting members.
Extraordinary General Assembly
The Extraordinary General Assembly is called whenever it is necessary to vote changes in the Constitution.
In accordance with our Constitution, the Extraordinary General Assembly may make decision only if at least three quarters of the active members of the Council are present or represented through proxies. This quorum will be considered at the beginning of the meeting.
Within the Extraordinary General Assembly, resolutions will be taken by a qualified majority.
Meeting of Caucuses
Members are invited to meet with the other members of their college during caucus meetings the evening before the General Assembly. Originally intended to finalise the slate of candidates by college, the caucus meetings will also be the occasion for members to meet their peers and discuss issues that are relevant to their own stakeholder group.