World Water Council looks to tackle water issues as they prepare for 8th World Water Forum

09-03-2018

In order to address the global challenge of water security, the World Water Council is producing an in-depth publication, titled Global Water Security: Lessons Learnt and Long-Term Implications, where cohesive solutions can be found.

In the publication, diverse perspectives, challenges, as well as alternatives in the world of water have been brought together by the World Water Council and the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China in a collaboration by ten authors, all of whom present what water security means in their city, country, or region.

The book brings together ways of dealing with issues related to water security, such as those affecting Indonesia, India, South Africa, as well as the world at large, highlighting the relationship between the water sector and various other sectors, and helping to establish a improved understanding of the crucial significance of adequate water resources and their management as an essential cross-cutting vector of socio-economic development.

Another report, Increasing Financial Flows for Urban Sanitation, highlights solutions and policy recommendations to encourage sanitation and adequate funding. Based on a series of case studies on cities impacted by urban sanitation problems and informed by examples such as Nairobi, Kenya, Dakar City, Senegal, and Bogotá, Columbia, among others, it highlights the plight of eight other different cities’ lack of funding to ensure adequate sanitation.

In addition, the World Water Council is preparing for the upcoming 8th World Water Forum, where this work will be profiled. An international meeting point where water-related challenges are discussed and where solutions for overcoming them are found.

Set to take place from the 18th to the 23rd of March 2018, the event will be hosted by Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil under the overarching theme of Sharing Water in light of water’s role in uniting communities and tearing barriers down.

Founded by the World Water Council, the World Water Forum places water firmly at the heart of global development.

During the 8th World Water Forum, tens of thousands of water sector experts, decision makers, businesses, and civil society will attend what has become the largest water-related event in the world.