The World Water Council at the World Water Week in Stockholm
From 28 August to 2 September, the World Water Council will actively participate in the World Water Week in Stockholm through the organization of four events. This year’s World Water Week organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is articulated around the theme of “Water for Sustainable Growth.”
African Ministers call for action on water and climate
Over 600 participants attended the international conference on “Water Security for Climate Justice” in Rabat, Morocco on 11 and 12 July, co-organized by the Government of Morocco, the Government of France and the World Water Council. Announced at CoP21 last year, the conference aimed to raise political awareness for water within climate change discussions. “Water security needs to be considered in order to moderate the injustice of climate change impacts” stated Honorary President of the World Water Council Loic Fauchon in his keynote speech.
Hace 20 años, quien pensó que el agua era una prioridad global? Nosotros.
La idea de formar un ‘consejo mundial del agua’ para unir esfuerzos en la gestión global del agua fue propuesto por primera vez en 1992 durante la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo en Dublín y en la primera Cumbre de la Tierra en Río de Janeiro. Durante los siguientes años, hubo mucha deliberación y debate para establecer la visión, los objetivos y el alcance de las actividades de dicha organización...
Singapore Water Week: Council promotes sustainable urban water management
This year the World Water Council is actively engaged in Singapore International Water Week. World Water Council President Benedito Braga is contributing to many sessions including the Water Leaders Summit and the ASEAN plus Three Water Ministers Forum.
Preparations in Brasilia
As a precursor to the 8th World Water Forum Kick-off Meeting, the International Steering Committee convened for its second meeting on Thursday, 23 June in Brasilia. It was also the occasion for the World Water Council’s Board of Governors to come together for its second meeting of the year. The Board was welcomed by the Governor of Brasilia, Senator Rodrigo Rollemberg...
Water Security for Climate Justice towards CoP22
As part of the push to place water at the heart of COP22, France, the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council are co-hosting the International Conference on Water and Climate under the overarching theme of “Water Security for Climate Justice.” To be held in Rabat, Morocco, 11–12 July, the conference will raise political awareness for the importance of water in tackling and adapting to climate change. A ministerial roundtable will be organized to give African states an opportunity to share their perspectives on water and climate issues specific to the continent.
WWC President assembles with Brazilian Senators in Brasilia
On the occasion of the 8th World Water Forum kick off meeting, which took place from 27 to 29 June in Brasilia, Brazil, World Water Council President Benedito Braga and Governors met Brazilian Senators to discuss Forum matters.
Súmate a la iniciativa #ClimateIsWater
Con el fin de elevar el tema del agua en el debate climático al nivel de la política, durante este importante evento y en los próximos años, el Consejo Mundial del Agua, junto con más de una docena de integrantes de la comunidad internacional del agua, lanzan una iniciativa para comunicar a una única voz que nuestro futuro depende de el abordar con eficacia la relación entre el agua y el clima: #ClimateIsWater. El WWC hace un llamamiento a sus miembros a conocer más acerca de esta iniciativa y unirse compartiendo sus eventos y acciones.
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.