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The 59th World Water Council Board of Governors’ Meeting

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The 59th World Water Council (WWC) Board of Governors’ Meeting was held on 24-25th June 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil followed by the Kick-off Meeting of the 8th World Water Forum. The Board was welcomed by the Governor of Brasilia, Senator Rodrigo Rollemberg, a representative of the 8th Forum host city. Discussions focused on the updates from Task Forces, preparation of the 8th World Water Forum, selection process for the 9th Forum and WWC’s position in key international events.

Mr. Kunihiro Moriyasu, Deputy Secretary General of JWF was approved as a new governor of WWC for JWF at this meeting. The JWF was also approved to join the Task Force, “Cities: At the Heart of Growth”.

The next Board of Governors’ meeting will be held in Marseille, France in November 2016.

Having been established in 1996, the WWC will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. The joint anniversary celebration of the WWC together with Asia-Pacific Water Forum (10 years) will be held on 12th July 2016 on the occasion of the Singapore International Water Week.

The JWF continues to work for resolving water issues through the policy recommendations for both Japan and abroad.

1. Date and Venue

Date 24-25th,  June, 2016
Venue Centro de Eventos e Convenções Brasil 21

2. Agenda

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Welcoming Remarks
  3. Attendance and Governors
    3.a Record of Attendance and Proxies
    3.b Replacement of Governors and Alternates
  4. Provisional Agenda
  5. Minutes of the 58th BoG Meeting
  6. Membership
  7. Finances
  8. WWC Activity Report
    8.a News and Activities
    8.b Updates from Task Forces
    8.c Governance Commission
  9. World Water Forum Matters
    9.a Implementation Roadmaps and Action Monitoring System
    9.b Update on 8th World Water Forum
    9.c Brainstorm on Kick-Off meeting
    9.d Selection process for the 9th World Water Forum
  1. Positioning WWC in International Events
    10.a Singapore International Water Week
    10.b International Conference on Water and Climate
    10.c World Water Week in Stockholm
    10.d Budapest Water Summit
  1. World Water Council 20th Anniversary Celebration
  2. Board of Governors 60
  3. Any Other Business


(Reported by Shigenori Asai, Deputy Director)

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