Caption: András Szöllősi-Nagy, World Water Council Governor, Co-Chair of the International Programme Committee and President of the Drafting Group of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 presents the BWS Messages, 30 November 2016 ©Budapest Water Summit 2016
    More than 30 World Water Council Governors and members participated in the Summit, which was organized by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council, under the patronage of János Áder, President of Hungary. The Summit included several high-level events, a Women’s Forum, strongly supported by the Council, and a special session to launch the Council’s Youth program. 
    The Budapest Water Summit 2016 was one of the first global conferences to discuss the progress regarding the Sustainable Development Goals since they were adopted in 2015 and to contribute to setting out tasks for the following 15 years. The event took place on the road from the 7th to the 8th World Water Forum, and its outcomes will serve as an important milestone in the preparation of the Forum in Brasilia.
    The Summit was also the opportunity for the High-Level Panel on Water to meet and review progress since its Call for Action last September. Amongst other topics, the meeting focused on the challenge of financing the world’s water infrastructure needs, including on water infrastructure and investment. It concluded with a

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    On Saturday 26 November in Marseille, France, the World Water Council elected the capital city of Dakar and the country of Senegal to host the 9th World Water Forum in 2021. 
    The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process. The candidature of Dakar was unanimously approved by vote conducted during the 60th meeting of the Board of Governors.
    The 9th World Water Forum theme will be “Water Security for Peace and Development.”
    “I am glad to see the World Water Forum coming back to Africa after the very first Forum in Marrakesh in 1997. The 2021 edition will be a first in the sub-Saharan region, where collective and innovative solutions to water and sanitation challenges are greatly needed,” stated the President of the World Water Council, Benedito Braga.
    The vote authorized the President to enter negotiations with the Senegalese Government towards an agreement between the World Water Council and the hosts of the 9th Forum.
    In the meantime, the next World Water Forum, being held for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere, is planned for spring 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil, under its central theme “Sharing Water.” @wwaterforum8
    The World Water Forum is the world’s largest water event, gathering every three years more than 20,000 participants: international organizations, political leaders, parliamentarians and mayors, representatives of civil society, water professionals and scientists. 

    World Water Council elects the City of Dakar and country of Senegal as hosts of 2021 Forum.

    On Saturday 26 November in Marseille, France, the World Water Council elected the capital city of Dakar and the country of Senegal ...