World Water Forum – we will be there . . . will you?


From 12-17 March 25,000 people will descend upon the southern French city of Marseille to attend the 6th World Water Forum (WWF), to tackle global water challenges and raise the profile of water issues on the global political agenda. In line with its strategic vision, WSSCC’s goals at the World Water Forum are to keep sanitation and hygiene for poor and marginalized people firmly on the agenda to contribute to identifying solutions and ensuring post 2015 MDG targets include access to sustainable water supply, sanitation and hygiene for all people.  WSSCC is also seeking the expertise of its Members, who will be present at the Forum to help give WSSCC a stronger voice!

At this major event, WSSCC will galvanise actions towards achieving sustainable sanitation and hygiene for all, as well as the human right to water and sanitation , together with its key partners Plan International, the International Water Association and others.

WSSCC will also co-convene a session, in response to calls by the international community to strengthen effective public awareness-raising professional networks in the water and sanitation sector through targeted campaigns on water issues, as well as improved geographical coverage and quality of information, amongst other initiatives by 2015, in conjunction with UNESCO-IHE and other partners.

WSSCC partner, DevInfo will deliver a  training on monitoring for equity at a dedicated side event during the Forum. During this event, WSSCC will launch a new resource product, which encapsulates a series of training modules, multimedia resources, as well as a number of additional resources in the form of a DVD-Rom*, following the Global Forum on Sanitation and Hygiene – for the benefit of the wider sector. 

We invite those of our Members attending the WWF, who would like to lend their expertise and/or help facilitate WSSCC-associated events to get in touch with us (WSSCC is in particular looking for contributions from individuals with particular expertise in behaviour change at scale in WASH or other health and social development field, as well as menstrual hygiene management). Should you wish to participate or find out additional information about our involvement in WWF, please contact Ms. Tatiana Fedotova on,

For those interested, the WWF is currently inviting contributions for solutions for key water-related challenges from sector professionals until 24 January 2012. For more information click here

*The DVD Rom will also accompany the release of WSSCC’s forthcoming post-Global Forum publication which will be available shortly. Should you be interested in receiving a copy and the 2011 Annual Report please click here.