news : New steps in WWC marathon to overcome world’s water challenges

    Three major topics, dozens of concrete proposals

    Marseille, France, 11 September 2019 - Through the presence of its President Loic Fauchon, the World Water Council has continued its worldwide engagement to raise political awareness on emerging water issues. For two weeks, the Council President carried the Voice of Water to major international and regional gatherings and met high-level politicians and decision-makers from around the world to push for higher consideration of water challenges in the global agenda. 



    It was in the same venue as the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu, Republic of South Korea, that, today, the 4th Korea International Water Week (KIWW) provided an opportunity to review the important progress that has been made on the international water agenda since 2015. Carrying the theme “Sustainable Water Management for Humans and Nature”, WWC President Loïc Fauchon applauded the organizers for bringing into the spotlight the need for this essential balance. 

    news : Too much money… And nothing for water!?

    There are large pools of capital for investments that could be used for ambitious water projects. It’s up to political leaders to be bold and embrace practical responses. We, all of us, want to show them the way.

    23 August 2019, Stockholm, Sweden – “A strong signal of commitment needs to come from all levels of political governance to set the tone and increase financing flows for water resources security and management.” This is the message World Water Council President Loic Fauchon will share with leaders of the water community and decisionmakers during World Water Week.

    news : Senegal and the United-States: new stages in the World Water Council’s political Marathon

    “So that water does not remain a lower priority, let us mobilize everyone so that no one is left behind.” This is the meaning of the true marathon undertaken by Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council and his team over the past three weeks. No less than 14 ministers were met face-to-face in Africa, particularly in Niamey, Ouagadougou and Dakar.





    news : Water security for world security

    World Water Council President Loic Fauchon revealed the Council’s four overarching priorities for the coming years at UNESCO’s International Water Conference “Leveraging Intersectorality for Sustainable Water Security and Peace”.

    The priorities are complementary to the Council’s triennial strategy and will steer the organization’s activities throughout the next two years.

    news : World Water Council in Washington DC

    On April 4, President Loïc Fauchon and Honorary President Benedito Braga were received by Mrs. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. They discussed the need to approach water financing inter-sectorally, ensuring that investment provides multiple benefits not only for water and sanitation delivery, but also for nutrition, electricity, health and education. They also discussed the important role of good governance and pricing reform in the water sector.