The 66th meeting of the World Water Council’s (WWC) Board was held in Marseille, France on November 29, 2018. The activities of the Council for the period 2015-2018, the results of the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil and the preparation for the 9th World Water Forum to be held in Senegal in 2021 was discussed at the meeting.
Also on November 30, 2018, the 8th General Assembly of the WWC started to work. Azerbaijan is also represented at the event attended by more than 300 delegates from more than 40. During the two-day event, the Council's strategy, the course of action for the next three years, financial statements and organizational issues were discussed. Elections for the Board membership for the next three years were held within the framework of the Assembly. The candidacy of 65 state, private and scientific organizations worldwide were nominated in the elections. Azersu OJSC gained a large majority in the elections held between state and government organizations. Chairman of Azersu OJSC Gorkhmaz Huseynov was elected a member and Deputy Director of the “Sukanal” Scientific- Research and Design Institute Farda Imanov an alternative member of the Board.
The Azerbaijani delegation held meetings with the representatives of the organizations representing Turkey, the US, China, Republic of Korea, India, Japan, Morocco, Brazil and other countries within the framework of the assembly and exchanged views. Issues on arranging events held by the International Water Resources Association in Azerbaijan were also debated during the meeting held with this prestigious organization’s administration.
It should be noted that membership and representation in the WWC’s Board of Directors are important in determining global water issues, strategic goals and participation in decision-making. This status allows you to take advantage of the experience of developed countries and advanced companies in the world and gain access to new technologies more easily.
Note that the WWC was established in 1996 to solve global water problems. 450 members from more than 50 countries are represented in the organization headquartered in Marseille, France. Azersu OJSC, which became a member of the WWC since 2013, was represented on the Board of Directors in 2015-2018.
The WWC is an international platform for connecting international agencies, government bodies, science centers and non-governmental organizations connected with water. The organization operates in protection of water resources and integrated management, providing the population with continuous, durable and quality drinking water, ensuring food security, sustainability of hydro energy resources and addressing multidimensional sanitation problems.