news : Aral Sea and Central Asia: The need for innovative approaches and strengthened cooperation.

    This week, President Braga attended two major events in Uzbekistan. Firstly, the Central Asian International Environmental Forum on “Strengthening the Cooperation in the field of Environmental and Sustainable Development in Central Asia” which was organised by the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia. During this Forum, President Braga presented a Welcome Speech which reflected the importance of cooperation as a linchpin to sustainable development. 

    news : The World Water Council Congratulates Hometown Marseille and IUCN Partnership for Playing Central Role in Environment’s Future Ahead of 2020 Conference

    The World Water Council and its Honorary President, Loïc Fauchon, welcome the agreement signed by the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) last month. The agreement designates the municipality of Marseille, a founding member of the World Water Council, as the host of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2020.

    news : Winner of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize awarded during 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia

    During the closing ceremony of the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, the Japan Water Forum and the World Water Council had the pleasure of awarding the 5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize to Charité Chrétienne pour Personnes en Détresse (CCPD - Christian Charity for People in Distress), a grassroots organization from Togo. 

    news : FAO and WWC release white paper on water accounting for agriculture

    On the occasion of the 8th World Water Forum, the World Water Council and FAO have released the White Paper Water Accounting For Water Governance And Sustainable Development and its accompanying policy brief. These documents are outputs of the World Water Council Member initiative led by FAO with UNESCO-IHE, UNESCO-WWAP, IWMI, ICID and DWFI. 

    news : International Conference unites Local and Regional Authorities to determine future of cities and water

    How cities will prepare for the future was the pressing question at the forefront of the International Conference of Local and Regional Authorities for Water. The conference, held  21-22 March during the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, brought together hundreds of local and regional governments to share their experience, achievements and solutions in relation to water issues.

    news : International High Level Panel on Water announces outcomes to alert the world to the severity of global water issues

    The High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) has released their outcomes report on water issues following two years of deliberations. The Panel, co-convened by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim, highlight the reality that 2.5 billion people worldwide already live in water-scarce regions.