One click to progress on Implementation RoadmapsWorld Water Council celebrates World Water Day in 2016World Water Council welcomes High Level Panel on Water20 years ago, who thought water was a global priority? We did.Join the #ClimateIsWater initiative

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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World Water Council celebrates World Water Day in 2016

This year’s World Water Day on the theme of “water and jobs” provides the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the main conclusions of World Water Council’s program on Water and Green Growth, conducted with the Government of the Republic of Korea from 2010 to 2015. This cooperation led to the launch of its final report at the 7th World Water Forum in April of last year.  


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World Water Council welcomes High Level Panel on Water

Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2016 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank have announced today their intention to form a new panel to mobilize urgent action towards the sustainable development goal for water and sanitation (SDG6) and related targets. 


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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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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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8th World Water Forum: Steering Committee meets in Brasilia

8th World Water Forum: Steering Committee meets in Brasilia

Members of the 8th World Water Forum International Steering Committee (ISC) met for the first time in Brasilia on 2 and 3 May to discuss general orientations for the organization of the 8th World Water Forum to be held in Brazil in 2018. The meeting was opened by Rodrigo Rollemberg, Governor of the Federal District of Brasila and President Benedito Braga, co-chairs of the ISC.


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