Saudi Arabia has submitted an official bid to host the 11th World Water Forum in 2027 in Riyadh.
The submission affirms Saudi Arabia's commitment to sustainable water resource management and enhancing the quality of life. It reflects the country's efforts in addressing regional and global water challenges, showcasing its dedication to achieving sustainable development goals.
Despite being among the globe's most water-scarce countries, the Kingdom has applied to host the forum due to its advanced infrastructure, complemented by comprehensive regulations and legislation governing the water sector.
Recently, Saudi Arabia adopted the National Water Strategy and enacted the Water Law to regulate and protect water sources, ensure their sustainability and management, regulate their affairs, and support access to clean and affordable water. The updated Water Law promotes increased private sector involvement in various activities. The law enhances access to clean and safe water for all individuals. It also emphasizes water management with sustainable methods aligned with the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
The World Water Council organizes the Forum every three years with a host country. The Forum provides a unique platform where the water community and key decision-makers can collaborate and make long-term progress on global water challenges.