Following an analytical workshop held with the WWC staff in Marseille and a first note discussed by the Board of Governors during its meeting in Dakar in June, a zero draft of the WWC future triennial strategy was disseminated to members for comments.
"The Korea International Water Week is well placed to become a long-term development platform for Asian countries by establishing Korea as a key player providing scientific and technical solutions", declared the President of the World Water Council, Benedito Braga, at the opening ceremony of the 2018 edition, which was held from 12 to 15 of September 2018. Focusing on the theme ‘Water Partnership for Sustainable Development’, the event aimed at designing concrete and feasible implementation of solutions.
The World Water Council co-convened two sessions on 27 and 29 August on the topic of financing water infrastructure during this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm. Indeed, in his opening statement during Wednesday’s event, the President of Hungary, Janos Ader, called for immediate action to triple the funds available for water-related investments, as “we have much less time than we assumed.”
The World Water Week in Stockholm proved to be very fruitful this year for the World Water Council. In addition to the activities related to the Council’s financing work, the Council also co-convened two events on climate change and a very interactive showcase event on the outcomes of the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia and the preparation of the Dakar 2021 World Water Forum.
On 17 July, 2018, the World Water Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil co-convened a side event on the outcomes of the 8th World Water Forum during the UN’s 2018 High Level Political Forum in New York. The President of the World Water Council, Prof. Benedito Braga, gave the opening remarks together with Ms.