Every three years, the World Water Forum mobilizes creativity, innovation, and know-how around water. Serving as a stepping-stone towards global collaboration on water challenges, the Forum is a unique multistakeholder platform where the water community and the policy and decision makers from all regions of the world can work together to find joint solutions. It is the largest international event which seeks to advance the cause of water.
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 organizations are also developing water-related issues and discussions. Now, water issues are not matters of a single region or nation, but matters that requires 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 (governments, the academic world, private organizations and interest groups) have strived to find solutions to address global water challenges. Indeed, the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization consisting of water-related organizations, governments and international organizations was founded in 1996 to provide a forum for global water issues.