The World Water Council is an international multi-stakeholder platform organization whose mission is to on critical water issues at all levels, mobilize action including the highest decision-making level, by engaging people in debate challenging and conventional thinking. The Council focuses on the political dimensions of water security, adaptation and sustainability.
The World Water Council works towards increasing the awareness of high-level decision makers on water issues. It seeks to position water at the top of the global political agenda and to produce worldwide policies to help authorities develop and manage water resources, and encourage efficient water use. The Council endeavors to reach the whole political sphere: national governments, parliamentarians and local authorities, as well as United Nations bodie.
The World Water Council catalyzes collective action during and in between each World Water Forum – the world's largest event on water. Organized every three years with a host country, the Forum provides a unique platform where the water community and key decision makers can collaborate and make long-term progress on global water challenges. The Forum brings together participants from all levels and areas, including politics, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector.
The World Water Council represents thousands of people from over 300 organizations in more than 50 countries. Together they form a unique network involving different sectors, regions, disciplines and professional fields with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Through collaborative efforts, members commit to advancing the water agenda. Their skills, experience and involvement help solve the complex water-related challenges found all over the world. Members help build the Council's strategy and shape its programs by taking an active part in its various working bodies.