INTERVIEW OF M. LOIC FAUCHON, PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD WATER COUNCIL AT CHATHAM HOUSE, LONDON
It was a huge privilege for the World Water Council to have opened the debate on "Water, the new oil" at the conference organized by the very prestigious and confidential Institution of Chatham House.
So, what is Chatham House? This institution was born in the aftermath of World War I, through the American-British will to establish an institute of foreign affairs whose main mission would be to study all international problems and avoid new wars.
The mission of Chatham House today remains essentially the same: help governments and civil society in general to build a sustainable world of peace, justice and prosperity.
In 2017 Chatham House was named the Think Tank of the Year by the University of Pennsylvania's “Annual Global Go to Think Tank” and has been at the top of the rankings ever since. This makes Chatham House a reference Think-Tank for leading political, economic and global opinion leaders.
It is for this purpose that President Loic Fauchon responded to the question from members of the institute "Is water the new oil?"
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It was a great opportunity for the World Water Council to shed light and analysis on the general situation of water and access to water in the world and to recall the commitment of the World Water Council through the voice of its members to participate fully and actively in the dialogues necessary for water to be today and tomorrow a source of peace and cohesion between nations.
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