What is the General Assembly?
The General Assembly, organised at least every three years, decides on the future Strategies and workplan of the World Water Council, and elect its Board of Governors.
Ordinary General Assembly
The Ordinary General Assembly is called at least every three years. During OGA, governors are elected, past accounts and triennial provisional budget are approved, triennial strategies and workplan are adopted.
In accordance with the World Water Council’s Constitution, the Ordinary General Assembly may make decisions only if at least one half of the active members of the Council are present or represented through proxies. This quorum will be considered at the beginning of the meeting.
Within the Ordinary General Assembly, resolutions will be made by a simple majority of all voting members.
Extraordinary General Assembly
The Extraordinary General Assembly is called whenever it is necessary to vote changes in the Constitution.
In accordance with our Constitution, the Extraordinary General Assembly may make decision only if at least three quarters of the active members of the Council are present or represented through proxies. This quorum will be considered at the beginning of the meeting.
Within the Extraordinary General Assembly, resolutions will be taken by a qualified majority. For the definition of the modes of decision please see below.
Meeting of Caucuses
Members are invited to meet with the other members of their college during caucus meetings. Originally intended to finalise the slate of candidates by college, the caucus meetings will also be the occasion for members to meet their peers and discuss issues that are relevant to their own stakeholder group.