The President of the World Water Council Addresses Water Leaders at the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)
The Water Leaders Summit is a pillar event of SIWW and consolidates the insights, perspectives, and expertise of top international water leaders in a single global arena. The Summit brings government, international organizations, and industry players together with the common goal of addressing global challenges through policy-making and thought leadership.
Meet the World Water Council at the 2014 Water Leaders Summit:
> “Water Challenges and Solutions in the Asia-Pacific: Perspective and contribution to the 7th World Water Forum” workshop – 3:00 PM, room 3111. The session will provide the latest information on the preparation of the 7th World Water Forum. Presentations by water experts from various organizations will be given, with emphasis on specific water challenges such as the water-food-energy nexus, agricultural water, and water equity. A panel discussion will follow with particular attention on how the 7th World Water Forum can be fully utilized to contribute to solving water issues in Asia and beyond.
> World Water Council President Benedito Braga hosts a breakfast table for Water Leaders – 3 June 2014 – 8:15 AM, room Jasmine 3801A.
> Water Leaders Roundtable “Water for All: Solutions for a Better Future” – 3 June 2014 – 9:30 AM, room Jasmine 3801A – with World Water Council President Benedito Braga.
> “Towards Water and Green Growth for Asia-Pacific region” side event – 2:00 PM, room 3911 – with World Water Council President Benedito Braga, and Vice-President Dogan Altinbilek.
Mr. Braga will open the session convened by the Council, K-water and the 7th World Water Forum National Committee. Speakers will focus on sharing case studies where green growth policies have been successfully implemented around the world and on sharing the lessons learned.
About the World Water Council
The World Water Council is an international organization that aims at promoting awareness, building political commitment and triggering action on critical water issues by bringing people together, through active hydro-politics, and serving as linkage between stakeholders and decision-makers.
The World Water Council, which has its headquarters in Marseille, France, was created in 1996. It brings together around 300 member organizations from more than 50 different countries.
It represents a multi-stakeholder water community including representatives from intergovernmental organizations, national governments, the business sector, NGOs and water users associations, and academia.
Every three years, the World Water Council organizes the World Water Forum in close collaboration with the authorities of the host country. More than 20,000 stakeholders and decision makers from over 140 countries attended the latest edition, in a joint effort to build strong political commitment. The Council maintains an on-going commitment to ensure the success of each edition of the Forum. www.worldwatercouncil.org>
More information on these events at worldwatercouncil.org/events
Detailed program available at www.siww.com.sg