Water security on the agenda of the FT water summit
Water is now higher on the public agenda than at any time in a generation. To capitalize on this raised visibility the World Water Council will be the founding partner of the inaugural Financial Times Water Summit. This summit will bring together the financial community as well as large corporates and political leaders to focus on collaborative ways in which companies around the world are working with the broader water community to deal with scarcity and enable growth. The FT Water Summit will take place at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London on 27 October.
Council reports on major outcomes of the Forum
The Council has just published a report which includes successful outcomes of the 7th World Water Forum. From the ministerial declaration to the sessions on Sustainable Development Goals, this document provides insight on some of the major steps forward that were made possible through the 7th Forum. Download the document with the link below.
Ten Major Outcomes
Council’s Forum related publications
The World Water Council launched a series of publications during the 7th World Water Forum jointly written with leading international organizations and addressing topics on financing infrastructure, food security, green growth ant IWRM.
Action Monitoring System (AMS)
The purpose of the Action Monitoring System interactive platform is to register and monitor the Global Water Community’s progress towards the achievement of the Implementation Roadmaps emanating from the 7th World Water Forum. Drawing on the outcomes of the 6th Forum (Marseille, 2012), the AMS is articulated around the 7th Forum’s 16 Thematic areas which will evolve over the next three years on the way to the 8th Forum (Brasilia, 2018).
7th World Water Forum most successful Forum ever
The 7th World Water Forum brought together over 40,000 visitors from 168 countries which comprised 9 heads of State, 80 government ministers and 100 official national governments delegations. Entitled ‘Water for our Future’, the 7th edition of the world’s largest event on water issues was heralded by participants as the most politically impactful ever.
World Water Council: An International Multi-Stakeholder Platform for a Water Secure World
The World Water Council was established in 1996 in response to increasing concern from the global community about world water issues. Its mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all its dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis.