Former Heads of Government: World Needs Water Leadership

May 31, 2011

For immediate release
31 May 2011

Former heads of government from around the world today agreed at a meeting in Canada to establish a new panel to help fill a serious void in leadership related to global water issues.

Saying that “international water leadership is virtually nonexistent,” the retired leaders say the panel will work to elevate the issue’s political prominence in an effort to avert a looming “water crisis.”

The 20 members of the InterAction Council attending this year’s three-day annual meeting in Quebec City, include former US President Bill Clinton, former Mexican President Vicente Fox and former prime ministers Yasuo Fukuda (Japan) and Gro Brundtland (Norway).  Co-chairing the meeting: former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and former Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky.

To read the full press release click here

To read the Final Communique from the 29th AGM click here

To read the Draft Chairman s report on Water click here