Membership & Governance

The Council's first asset lies in its members, their credibility, experience and commitment.
The Council currently unites some 300 active members from more than 50 countries. They are the heart of the Council as they have an important role both in its governance and in its activities.

Governance

Members constitute the ultimate authority of the World Water Council.

Through the General Assembly, they decide and vote on its future orientation, budget and activities. All Council members enjoy the same rights and benefits; in particular each active member holds one vote.

Between two General Assemblies, members are represented by 36 Governors, who oversee the general operations of the Council. To ensure a balanced representation of the various stakeholders within the governing body of the Council, members are classified into five different colleges. Each college is guaranteed with a minimum number of four seats on the Board of Governors.

Our next General Assembly will be held mid-November 2015.

Colleges

To ensure a balanced representation of the various stakeholders within the governing bodies of the Council, members are classified into five different colleges. Each college is guaranteed with a minimum number of four seats on the Board of Governors.

  • College 1: Intergovernmental institutions
  • College 2: Governments and government authorities
  • College 3: Enterprises and facilities
  • College 4: Civil society organisations and water user associations
  • College 5: Professional associations and academic institutions

Become a member

Be part of the global platform for water - Join a network of stakeholders from all
sectors, regions & disciplines with a common goal: multiplying solutions for water.

Find out more on the WWC membership application procedure.