news : Loïc Fauchon on the “The Water Diplomat”, looking forward to the 2021 World Water Forum in Dakar

    Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews for “The Water Diplomat”. Significance of the first World Water Forum in sub-Saharan Africa, its four particular priorities, concept of “Water for Humanity; Water for Nature”, the need for a new relationship between “urban” and rural” water considerations, and the new “Five Fingers Alliance” approach are among the many topics of this interview.

     

    news : In Uganda the World Water Council federates African water operators around the 9th Forum

    Kampala – Uganda, 24 February 2020 : “Until March 2021, Africa is the Capital Water. Let’s seize this opportunity so that the intelligence of Africa can be expressed loud and clear. (…) Let's take the path from Kampala to Dakar together.” Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council (WWC), opened the Symposium of the 20th African Water Association (AfWA) International Congress with a call for participation in the 9th World Water Forum.

    news : Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council, carries the voice of water in the Argentinian daily La Nación

    On February 15, 2020, Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council, takes part in the column "Living with less water. Another challenge for the world" in the Argentinian daily La Nación. Among the distinguished guests, he carries the voice of water by alerting on the current challenges and required  responses.

    news : In Belgium, the World Water Council engages with politicians and water technicians

    "Everyone is entitled to have access to quality drinking water in sufficient quantity to meet its requirements for food, domestic needs and healthcare", were the words of Walloon Minister for the Environment, Nature, of Forest, Rurality and Animal Welfare, Céline Tellier, as she welcomed the 71st meeting of the Board of Governors of the World Water Council, in Liège, on 5 February 2020.

    agenda : AfWA 2020 Congress

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    Kampala - Uganda
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    The African Water Association (AfWA)

    The overall theme of AfWA ICE 2020 is “New Breaking new grounds to accelerate access to water and sanitation for all in Africa”. This theme is particularly relevant to the water and sanitation sector in Africa. The congress will solution and innovation focused and organized according to the following six tracks: Water Management Sanitation Management Capacity Building Financing Research and Innovation Governance and Regulation In 2020, AfWA will be celebrating 40 years of existence on the water and sanitation sector in Africa. A number of activities are planned and the highlights of the...

    news : Financing Water in Asia

    On 26 – 27 November 2019, the World Water Council participated in the 5th meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water in Manila, Philippines, which was hosted by the Asian Development Bank. With more than 100 people in attendance, this second regional meeting of the Roundtable was focused on the Asian region. 

    WWC Bureau member, Mrs. Qiuchi Shi, from the Ministry of Water Resources of China, gave opening remarks on behalf of the World Water Council. She reiterated the dedication of the Council to propose solutions for water financing issues.

    agenda : CoP25

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    Madrid, Spain
    Organizer
    UNFCCC (UN Climate Change)

    Climate change increases the intensity and frequency of natural disasters and water-related extreme events. Addressing water issues is key to adapting to climate change and reducing the negative impacts of water-related disasters. But water is also critical for successful climate change mitigation. During the UNFCCC COP25in Madrid this December, the World Water Council will be actively involved, together with key partners, in highlighting the essential role of water as a crucial resource to achieve and implement the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. The World Water Council will be co...

    news : Toilets: still a luxury for many

    Today is World Toilet Day. It’s not a joke.

    Around the world, 4.2 billion people – more than twice the global population – live without safely managed sanitation (1). 

    Access to sanitation is a human right and part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This means that by 2030, open defecation must end, and everyone must have access to toilets, for improved dignity and living conditions.

    news : Cairo Water Week: World Water Council takes on role of whistleblower, solution provider and mediator

    WWC announces promotion of International Observatory on Unconventional Water and Energy Resources 

    In Cairo, Loic Fauchon and the World Water Council restate publicly their availability for hydrodiplomacy efforts and announce the creation of an International Observatory on Unconventional Water and Energy Resources.