Earlier this month, the World Water Council reached out to the 7th World Water Forum Implementation Roadmap Champions in order to provide strong inputs, on behalf of the water community, to the preparatory process of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which will be held from 10 to 19 July 2017. Catalyzing the strong determination of the global water community to implement collective actions on priority water-related issues, the Roadmaps and DGIC Champions benefit from a strategic and comprehensive vision relative to various water related issu
This year’s World Water Day on the theme of “water and jobs” provides the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the main conclusions of World Water Council’s program on Water and Green Growth, conducted with the Government of the Republic of Korea from 2010 to 2015. This cooperation led to the launch of its final report at the 7th World Water Forum in April of last year.
The idea of forming a ‘world water council’ to unite efforts in global water management was first proposed in 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Dublin and at the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Over the next few years, there was much discussion and debate to establish the vision, objectives and scope of activities for such an organization. This culminated with the creation of the World Water Council, which was registered in Marseille in June of 1996. This year, 2016, the World Water Council is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Davos, Switzerland, 21 January 2016 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the World Bank have announced today their intention to form a new panel to mobilize urgent action towards the sustainable development goal for water and sanitation (SDG6) and related targets. The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2016 and comes days after WEF’s Global Risk Report 2016 lists water as the number one global risk of highest concern in the next ten years, and fifth year in a row as a top three global risk of highest impact.
2015年11月14日，在法国马赛召开的世界水理事会第七次全体会员大会上，贝内迪托·布拉加再次竞选主席并获得连任。15日上午，布拉加主席在讲话中说，“很荣幸再次获得理事会的信任，我愿与理事会成员紧密合作，共同使水成为全球和地区的重点关注。但是，我们还有很长的路要走，特别是要将水问题纳入全球气候议程的核心。我们要让全球的领导者们认识到气候问题即水问题，水问题即气候问题。我非常期待继续带领理事会完成这一重要的使命。” 世界水理事会第七次会员大会上，还选举产生了新一届董事会成员，他们将协助布拉加主席在未来三年执行理事会最新通过的关于水安全、适应性及可持续性方面的决策。 来自40个国家的逾250名与会者参加了此次大会。
在世界水理事会第七次全体会员大会上，选举产生了新一届董事会，任期至2018年。三年一次的世界水理事会全体会员大会在法国马赛召开，来自全球40个国家的逾250人参加了会议。 新一届董事会将在未来三年内协助贝内迪托·布拉加主席完成在第七次全体会员大会上通过的水理事会关于水安全、适应性、可持续性等方面的战略。 世界水理事会董事会由来自理事会5个会员类别的35家会员机构组成：
The World Water Council has announced it is founding partner for the first edition the Financial Times Water Summit. The event will take place in London on 27 October and will bring together the financial community as well as large corporates and political leaders, to focus on collaborative ways in which companies around the world are working with the broader water community to deal with scarcity and enable growth.