Every three years since 1997, the World Water Council (WWC) holds the largest international gathering on water; the World Water Forum (WWF), with influential stakeholders attending from over 170 nations. This year will be the 7th conference, taking place from 12th-17th April in Daegu & Gyeongbuk, South Korea.
The WWF aims to mobilise creativity, innovation and knowledge surrounding water. The Forum serves as a stepping-stone towards global collaboration on water challenges; it is a unique multi-stakeholder platform where the water community and the policy and decision makers from all regions of the world can work together to find joint solutions. The WWC, an international organisation consisting of water-related organizations, governments and international organizations was founded in 1996 to provide a forum for global water issues.
Water is one of the most basic elements for life. In all corners of the globe, shortages of water and sanitation persist. Consequently, nations throughout the world have started to secure clean and safe water resources while protecting their citizens against water-related disasters. International organisations are also developing water-related issues and discussions. Now, water issues are not matters of a single region or nation, but matters that require global solidarity and joint counter-measures.
Tackling water challenges has become a global topic for the 21st century. Water issues have been political issues in many nations, while interested parties have strived to find solutions to address global water challenges.
At the end of the event, a comprehensive search engine of all the reports, presentations and documents related to the Forum sessions and events can be accessed.