Committed to access to water and sanitation, the Fondation Chirac, member of the French Water Partnership, joins the World Water Council. It was stablished in 1996 in response to increasing concern from the global community about world water issues. Its mission is to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient management and use of water in all its dimensions and on an environmentally sustainable basis. The WWC has been granted special consultative status by UNESCO and ECOSOC.
Every three years the World Water Council organises the World Water Forum with 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
Few key facts on water in the world: