Created in 1996, the Council is the founder of the World Water Forum and catalyzes collective action during and in between each Forum.
The World Water Council focuses on the political dimensions of water security, adaptation and sustainability and 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 bodies.
The World Water Council brings together more than 350 organizationsfrom some 50 countries. Together, they form a unique network involving different sectors, regions, disciplines and professional ﬁelds with varied expertise and interests.
With its members and other stakeholders, the Council explores areas where it sees the potential to increase the visibility of water. Their skills, experience and involvement help solve the complex water challenges around the world.