The 2 year count-down to the 7th World Water Forum will be marked on 14-15 May, 2013 in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea. This preparatory event is a milestone for each of the Forums. 400 participants are expected to take part in the two-day gathering including water-related government officials, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, public and private enterprises, networks and scholars. They will autonomously determine the agendas that will be discussed for the next 2 years and the way forward. More information:
The World Water Council selected the city of Brasilia and the country of Brazil to welcome the 8th World Water Forum in 2018, during its 51st Board of Governors meeting organized on 25-26 February in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process and ended with a vote today 26 February 2014.
The vote is conditional upon the signature of an agreement between the World Water Council and the Government of Brazil, so as to specify the terms of their agreement.
The 9th World Urban Forum,held from 7 to 13 February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will serve as an important milestone in the preparatory process of the Local and Regional Authorities Process of the 8th World Water Forum. More specifically, two sessions, coordinated by the World Water Council and the Undersecretary for Federative Affairs of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, will be organized on the 8 and 9 of February.
Brasilia, Brazil, 27 June 2016 - "We are here together in record numbers today to highlight the importance of sharing water in the presence of representatives from across the world – from political leaders, to representatives of academia, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and business. And also the young leaders of tomorrow," announces Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council, at the opening ceremony of the 8th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting on Monday 27 June.