In September 2023, Envirocentrum was accepted as an advanced cluster member of the World Water Council. Currently, it is the only representative from Slovakia in this international organization dedicated to all water-related topics.
The World Water Council is an international organisation founded in 1996 and based in Marseille. It has more than 250 members from 5 continents.
Its main objective is to create an international community that convinces decision-makers that water is a political priority for the sustainable and equitable development of the planet. It focuses its activities around 3 main areas:
- Mobilizing political action and hydrodiplomacy
- Supporting water security and water safety
- Organizing the World Water Forum
The World Water Forum has become the largest international event on water.
WWC members are classified into five categories:
- Intergovernmental organizations: UNO agencies, intergovernmental institutions, international financial institutions, development banks.
- Governments and governmental organizations: government agencies, ministries, local and regional authorities, municipalities, territorial authorities, parliamentary associations, national development agencies.
- Commercial organisations: companies and public utilities, including state-owned enterprises.
- Civil society organisations: foundations, charities, NGOs and environmental associations, consumer associations.
- Professional and academic organisations: professional federations, universities, schools, research and training centres.
The objectives of the Envirocentre within its membership of the WWC are:
- to contribute to international water policy and hydrodiplomacy,
- transfer of information and experience to national water policy,
- creating a platform for domestic hydrodiplomacy,
- facilitate international cooperation between WWC members and domestic organisations
- organising the National Water Conference