Cities. Water. Solutions.

W12 Framework and Protocol

The W12 Protocol is a UNESCO-endorsed peer-to-peer tool that is an essential resource for city leaders on water security, helping them to make effective decisions on water management that meet immediate needs and challenges, to gather solutions or best practices and share them globally, and to rethink how water relates to urban development and resilience over the long term.

The W12 Framework precedes the W12 Protocol. It is a document that introduces and frames our approach to the W12 Protocol and provides sample material. The W12 Framework is now available to download here.

The W12 Protocol will be released at the inaugural W12 Congress, likely to be held in February 2021.

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