A Year to the 8th World Water Forum (Ministry of Environment - Brazil)
This year, March had a special meaning for Brazilians: besides celebrations of World Water Day and the 20th anniversary of the Lei das Águas [Water Law], it marked the start of the one-year countdown to the 8th World Water Forum, 18--23 March 2018 in Brasilia. On the theme of Sharing Water, the Forum will, for the first time, take place in the Southern Hemisphere, in Brazil -- a country that has 12% of the world´s freshwater resources.
2nd Stakeholders´ Consultation Meeting open for registration
On 26 and 27 April, at Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães [Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center], Brasilia, the World Water Forum´s 2nd Stakeholders´ Consultation Meeting will take place. This preparatory meeting will promote debate on the central and cross-cutting themes to be discussed in the Forum, with a view to defining the event´s preliminary content. Pre-registration on the
is open until April; confirmation will be sent by email, as availability is limited.
"Your Voice" participants can vote for topics to be discussed at 8th World Water Forum
For the past two months, people from around the world were invited to join lively online discussions using the
platform, in the first of three rounds of debates that will feed into to the 8th World Water Forum program. 90 issues were identified for which participants are now invited to vote at
. Votes are open until 23 April.
About the World Water Forum
The arrangements for the World Water Forum are decided by the International Steering Committee (ISC), the Forum´s highest decision-making authority. The ISC is composed of 24 members, 12 of whom are nominated by the World Water Council, and 12 by the National Organizing Committee. There are five organizing Commissions: Thematic Process, Regional Process, Political Process, Citizen´s Forum, and Sustainability Focus Group -- an innovation of the Brazilian edition.
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