Water scenarios for the future

    08 February 2013

    The World Water Council has engaged in an important initiative that reviews and looks at the future of our water resources. Last week, President Ben Braga participated at the launch of the “World Water Scenarios” in Laxenburg, Austria in presence of almost 70 water experts and officials. This innovative initiative, for which the Council is one of the founding partners, seeks to create a number of different scenarios to create clearer visibility on the future of water resources by 2050 and the related policy decisions that would be required for each. Pavel Kabat, Director and CEO of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Erwin Kubesch from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria both welcomed the participants to IIASA’s headquarters before giving the floor to the four other initiating partners: Hans d’Orville of UNESCO, Ying-Jin Oh of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of Korea, President Braga and Glen Daigger, President of the International Water Association. The meeting provided participants from a range of sectors with the opportunity to express ideas related to the proposed model for activities and options so as to refine the directions and impact of its outcomes, some of which are expected to be presented at the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, in Daegu Gyeongbuk, Korea. Read more: