From its inception the World Water Council has understood the dimensions of the world water crisis. The Council realized that a first step towards solving this crisis is the development of a shared vision on world water for the long term. The Long Term Vision for Water, Life, and Environment in the 21st Century -- or World Water Vision, for short -- was introduced during the World Water Council's first World Water Forum in Marrakech, Morocco, in 1997. The Marrakech Declaration gave the Council the mandate to develop such a Vision. Planning and preparation went at full speed in 1997 and 1998. By the summer of 1998 preparation of the Vision commenced in earnest.
This Report is the culmination of the Vision development exercise.