Council Elects New Board to Ensure Water SecurityMarseille, France, 19 November 2012 – The World Water Council today announced that its members have elected a new Board of Governors. The Board will oversee and guide the Council’s work for the coming three years.
The elections took place during the triennial General Assembly for which 240 participants had gathered in Marseille, France. Through majority rule voting, the members elected the 36 Governors from 64 candidatures and the Governors unanimously appointed Benedito Braga to serve as President of the World Water Council. The new President thanked the members for electing him and congratulated the previous Board and its President, Loic Fauchon, for the important advances made on water issues. “This mandate will be characterized by continuity with change and innovation,” Mr. Braga said before appointing the Vice President, Mr. Dogan Altinbilek, from the Turkish Contractors Association and the Bureau representing the Chinese Government, UNESCO-IHE, World Wildlife