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

    Madrid, Spain
    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.

    news : Marrakesh International Summit on Water Security: WWC calls for dignity and trust

    Marrakesh, Morocco, 1 October 2019 – “Very often, water suffers bad treatment. Why is this? All of you here know!” World Water Council President Loïc Fauchon said at the Opening Ceremony of the International Summit on Water Security, in the presence of 300 participants from 65 countries. 

    “Because demography is growing and the world’s population is more and more concentrated within cities, especially megacities with its trail of poverty and frightening pollution,” he continued. 

    news : New steps in WWC marathon to overcome world’s water challenges

    Three major topics, dozens of concrete proposals

    Marseille, France, 11 September 2019 - Through the presence of its President Loic Fauchon, the World Water Council has continued its worldwide engagement to raise political awareness on emerging water issues. For two weeks, the Council President carried the Voice of Water to major international and regional gatherings and met high-level politicians and decision-makers from around the world to push for higher consideration of water challenges in the global agenda. 



    It was in the same venue as the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu, Republic of South Korea, that, today, the 4th Korea International Water Week (KIWW) provided an opportunity to review the important progress that has been made on the international water agenda since 2015. Carrying the theme “Sustainable Water Management for Humans and Nature”, WWC President Loïc Fauchon applauded the organizers for bringing into the spotlight the need for this essential balance.