W12 aims to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change and the role all cities and citizens and find and encourage solutions to survival in a water scarce world.

W12 Framework

The W12 Congress will begin by assessing the issue of water crisis by partnering with six expert teams from the Cities Facing Escalating Water Crises two-day event focusing on politics, economics, technical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and civil society. These task teams aim to aggregate knowledge within and across thematic areas, sharing best practices from different geographies, which will then flow into the W12 Congress, ultimately developing the W12 Framework. 

The W12 Framework Working Group, a group of task teams conveners who are experts in the water industry, will create the W12 Framework. This Framework will be a useful and solutions-oriented report, synthesizing key takeaways from the W12 conference and providing suggestions for specific next steps.