World Water Forum

Click here to visit the 6th World Water Forum - Marseille, France 2012

The World Water Forum came out of The World Water Council, which was established in 1996 in reaction to the every increasing concern from the global community about world water issues. The Forum is organized every three years in close collaboration with the authorities of the hosting country and is the largest international event in the field of water. It primarily serves four main purposes:

  • To raise the importance of water on the political agenda
  • To support the deepening of discussions towards the solution of international water issues in the 21st century
  • To formulate concrete proposals and bring their importance to the world's attention
  • To generate political commitment


Over the years, the Forum has led the movement from the World Water Vision, a unique prospective exercise on the future state of global water resources whose results were presented at the 2nd Forum, to the establishment of concrete actions and commitments derived from the 3rd Forum.

Click here to visit the 5th World Water Forum - Instanbul, Turkey 2009

Click here to visit the 4th World Water Forum - Mexico 2006

Click here to visit the 3rd World Water Forum