news : 7th World Water Forum Kick-off

    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:

    news : Countdown to 7th World Water Forum starts ticking

    Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 14 May 2013 - “The 7th World Water Forum will bridge the solutions of the last Forum to their implementation and will have high in the agenda the issue of Science and Technology to stop the water suffering” World Water Council President Ben Braga said yesterday morning at the 7th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting. Also opening this two-day event were distinguished guests Mr. Seoung-hwan Suh, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Bum-il Kim, Mayor of Daegu, Mr.

    news : 8th World Water Forum 2018 to be hosted by Brasilia, Brazil

    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.  

    news : Increasing local mobilization for water at the 9th World Urban Forum

    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. 

    news : World Water Council elects the City of Dakar and country of Senegal as hosts of 2021 Forum.

    On Saturday 26 November in Marseille, France, the World Water Council elected the capital city of Dakar and the country of Senegal to host the 9th World Water Forum in 2021. 
     
    The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process. The candidature of Dakar was unanimously approved by vote conducted during the 60th meeting of the Board of Governors.
     
    The 9th World Water Forum theme will be “Water Security for Peace and Development.”
     

    news : 8th World Water Forum preparations get underway

    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.