Benedito Braga. Picture: World Water Council.
During the general assembly of the World Water Council in Marseille on the 14th of November the Brasilian Benedito Braga has been elected to serve his second term as president of the World Water Council. Braga said he would focus in this second term on climate change. “We need world leaders to realize that climate is water, and water is climate. I very much look forward to continuing to leading the council in this important work.”
The 7th General Assembly also elected the Board of Governors who will support President Braga over the next three years to implement the Council’s newly adopted strategy focused on water security, adaptation and sustainability.
Europe in World Water Council
The Board of Governors is representing five council colleges consisting of Intergovernmental institutions (1), Governments and Governmental Authorities (2), Enterprises and Facilities (3), Civil Society and Water Users Associations (4), Professional Associations and Academics (5). Among the 35 new governors there are eight representatives from Europe, and they are mainly French.
The World Water Council has its headquarters in Marseille. Over 250 persons from 40 countries gathered there this weekend. Braga and his new team will be organizing the 8th World Water Forum in 2018 which will be held in the city of Brasilia in Brazil.