World Water Forum

World Water Council

The World Water Council is an international multi stakeholder platform. Its stated mission is "to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management, and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on earth."

Every third year the World Water Council organizes the World Water Forum in close collaboration with the authorities of the hosting country. The Forum is the largest international event in the field of water. The next World Water Forum will take place in Istanbul in 2009.

The World Water Council is financed primarily through membership fees and additional support is provided by the host City of Marseilles. Specific projects and programs are financed through donations and grants from governments, international organizations, and NGO's.

It is headquartered in Marseilles, France and it was founded in 1996.

Location Year
Istanbul 2009
Mexico 2006
Kyoto 2003
The Hague 2000
Marrakech 1997

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