World Water Council calls on all governments to prioritize global water security
Water insecurity costs the global economy US$500 billion annually. In observance of World Water Day, the World Water Council (WWC) calls on all governments to prioritize water security as an essential ingredient for social and economic development in all sectors.
Water security for greater social justice
World Water Council President Benedito Braga participated in an international workshop focused on the Human Right to Water and held at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City on 23 February. Speaking during the seminar “Geopolitics of water: the impact of climate change in water systems. Conflicts and perspectives”, President Braga focused his message on the absolute necessity of building water security to overcome the challenges brought by a changing climate to ensure peace worldwide.
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.
Fruitful 8th Forum discussions convened in Marseille
Marseille, 24 November 2016 - The 8th World Water Forum International Steering Committee (ISC) and Commissions held a series of meetings this week at the World Water Council headquarters in Marseille to continue the preparatory process of the Forum.
Actions for a water-secure world
Budapest, 2 December 2016 – The Budapest Water Summit 2016 ended on Wednesday after three days of High Level Panels and Forums and months of international consultative processes. During a special ceremony, participants presented the Budapest Water Summit Messages and Policy Recommendations which lay out the concrete directions and guidelines needed to ensure the successful implementation of the Agenda 2030 and its water-related goals.
#ClimateIsWater: Hydrating the Climate Negotiations
Water and climate change are interconnected yet this obvious link has been for a long time ignored in international climate summits. The #ClimateIsWater initiative, coordinated by the World Water Council federates members of the water community to speak with one voice, with the aim to reach out to the climate stakeholders for better consideration of water issues within the Climate Agenda. If you think water deserves more from climate negotiations, join #ClimateIsWater!
World Water Council presents Water Action Day outcomes at CoP22
The World Water Council, through its Honorary President Loïc Fauchon, was pleased to be able to report on the outcomes of the first Action Day for Water in the history of the CoPs at the High-level Event on Accelerating Climate Action held on the eve of the closing ceremony of CoP22.
Bringing together water and climate at COP22
The World Water Council is actively engaged at the COP22 which kicked-off on the 7th of November and continues through until 18 November. In particular, the Council has worked closely over the past year with the French and Moroccan CoP Presidencies and other partners to facilitate the organization of the first official UNFCCC Global Climate Action Day for Water on 9 November in Marrakech. The collaborative action of members of the global water community has enabled CoP22 to become a landmark in the history of the UN Climate Conference, making water much more visible within the climate debate. Click below to read more about World Water Council activities at the COP22.
20th Anniversary Celebrations with the City of Marseille
The World Water Council Board of Governors and members were welcomed yesterday by Jean-Claude Gaudin, Mayor of Marseille and Governor of the World Water Council, for their final meeting of the year.