Preparations in BrasiliaOne click to progress on Implementation Roadmaps20 years ago, who thought water was a global priority? We did.Join the #ClimateIsWater initiative

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...


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One click to progress on Implementation Roadmaps

Commitments are all very well but it’s action that counts. And action is what’s needed to deal with water challenges. Thanks to the 7th World Water Forum’s Implementation Roadmaps housed on the online Action Monitoring System, members can continually track progress on any of the 16 themes that figured in the 7th World Water Forum. 


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20 years ago, who thought water was a global priority? We did.

The idea of forming a ‘world water council’ to unite efforts in global water management was first proposed in 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Dublin and at the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Over the next few years, there was much discussion and debate to establish the vision, objectives and scope of activities for such an organization. This culminated with the creation of the World Water Council, which was registered in Marseille in June of 1996. This year, ...


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Join the #ClimateIsWater initiative

To elevate water in the climate debate at the political level during this important event and for years to come, the World Water Council, together with over a dozen members of the international water community, is launching an initiative to communicate with a single voice that our future relies on effectively addressing the relationship between water and climate: #ClimateIsWater. WWC calls its members to learn more about the initiative and to join by sharing your events and actions.

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Preparations in Brasilia

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...


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Sharing ideas on sharing water

Sharing ideas on sharing water

Brazil’s visionary theme of ‘Sharing Water’ for the 8th World Water Forum embodies its commitment to finding the best ways to use and conserve water. The Forum in Brazil, the first to be held in the southern hemisphere, will be hugely significant, not only for Brazil, but for the whole of South America, and Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries. Indeed, the blue-green logo that has been adopted for the 8th World Water Forum combines many of these aspects, including the number 8, a water...


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Newly appointed members of High Level Panel on Water ready to start work

Newly appointed members of High Level Panel on Water ready to start work

The World Water Council is one of the organizations that provided impetus to the creation of the Heads of State Panel on Water, launched in January at the World Economic Forum in Davos and continues to be closely associated with its work. On 21 April, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the appointment of ten members and two special advisors to the Panel. The announcement, at the UN General Assembly High Level Thematic Debate on...


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