Guadalajara in Mexico, which is already slated to stage swimming's FINA World Championships in 2017, has further enhanced its reputation as an aquatics city, by landing hosting rights to the junior world championships in diving, synchronised swimming and open water swimming in 2016.
The decision was taken by FINA, the international governing body for aquatic sports, at its annual bureau meeting in Cancun, also in Mexico, where a range of age grade and Olympic Games qualification events for 2015 and 2016 were awarded.
As well as the three events in 2016, Guadalajara will also host the the World Women’s Junior Water Polo Championships in 2015.
Also in 2015, the Super Final of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League will be staged in Italy, with the cities of Bergamo or Rome in contention.
It will be the third time that Italy has held the annual event, following Florence in 2011 and Genoa in 2008.
This year's Super Final takes places in Dubai in June.
Budva in Montenegro and Auckland in New Zealand will, respectively, host the Men's and Women's Youth Water Polo Championships in 2016.
FINA also announced that Florence in Italy (men) and an as yet unknown city in the Netherlands (women) will stage the water polo qualification tournament for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Also in Cancun, the FINA Bureau approved the application of Haiti as the 204th member association.