From March 18th to 23rd, Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, will host the 8th World Water Forum (WWF). Organized by the World Water Council, the World Water Forum is the largest global event on the subject and takes place every three years.
Founded in 1996, the World Water Council, with its permanent headquarters in the city of Marseille, France, brings together nearly 400 institutions related to water issues in approximately 70 countries. The organization has members from governments, civil society, academy, private sector, business and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), forming a significant range of institutions.
Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.
WWF is organized in conjunction with its respective host country and city. To date, there have been seven editions of the event in seven countries on four continents: Africa, America, Asia and Europe. In 2014, Brazils ’candidature was successful, and Brasilia was selected as the host city for the event, which was the first time the event is held in the Southern Hemisphere.
Bluevision at the Citizen Village
The World Water Forum is committed to contribute to the dialogue of the decision-making process on water at the global level, focused in the rational and sustainable use of this resource. This year, the agenda is divided into the following areas: Business Meeting, Political Process, Thematic Process, Regional Process, Sustainability Forum Group [SFG], Citizens Forum and Side Events. The activities will take place at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center, with nearly 200 sessions and debates
The event also has the Citizen Village, a free open space for the public located outside Brasilia’s National Stadium, Mané Garrincha, the public is more than welcome to take part in educational, cultural, interactive, sensory and dialogue-building activities aimed to improve the use of water from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of the Forum.. The idea is to bring the Brazilian society together and make them to be part of this important discussion on water resources.
Since the event is held in Citizen’s Village, just at the entrance on the left. You can find a selection of contents from our website and our video manifesto, and also an interactive table where you can answer a quiz, testing your bluevision and receiving a gift.
Come visit us!
What? 8th World Water Forum
When? From March 18 a 23
Where? Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center and Mané Garrincha National Stadium – Brasília (Brazil)
How much? Free entry
Learn more: http://www.worldwaterforum8.org/
Content published in March 18, 2018