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The World Water Forum is the world's biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water. 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".
The Ministerial Declaration of the 8th World Water Forum entitled "Urgent call for decisive action on the water" was approved this Tuesday (20), during the session at Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center in Brasília. The document is the result of discussions between Ministers and heads of delegations from more than 100 countries.
The Declaration recognizes that all countries need to take urgent action to address the challenges related to water and sanitation, establishing some actions considered top priorities. The document also points out that the partnerships formed during the 8th Forum are essential to implement the Declaration.






See the Previous Forums : 

7th World Water Forum - April, 12-17, 2015 - Daegu & Gyeongju (South Korea)
6th World Water Forum - 12-17 March 2012, Marseille (FRANCE)
5th World Water Forum - 16-22 Mar. 2009 - Istanbul (Turquie/Turkey)
IV World Water Forum - Mexico City (MEXICO) - From 16 to 22 March 2006
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Thematic Sessions on basin management and Climate adaptation



    Session 1.b.1: How climate change affects water users: the need for cross-sectoral approaches (Tuesday 20th March, 14:30-16:00, Room 30) Programme
    Session 1.b.2: Innovative financial mechanisms for adaptation to climate change (Tuesday 20th March, 16:30-18:00, Room 30) Programme
    Session 1.b.3: Do not reinvent the wheel: Many non-regret adaptation measures are already available (Wednesday 21st March, 9:00-10:30, Room 30) Programme

    Thematic closing Session on Climate (22 March 2:30-4:00 Room 30) Programme



    Session 5.a.1: Balancing water needs for human beings and nature (Monday 19th March, 16:30-18:00, Room 29) Programme
    Session 5.a.2: River basin revitalization for supporting water quantity and quality and human well-being (Tuesday 20th March, 9:00-10:30, Room 29) Programme


    Session 6.b.3: Exploring synergies between water-related SDGs and the UNFCCC Adaptation Agenda (Wednesday 21st March, 11:00-12:30, Room 25)


    Session 8.a.1: Information and training for decision makers (Monday 19th March, 16:30-18:00, Room 24)


    Session 9.b.1: For efficient transboundary basin organizations (Tuesday 20th March, 14:30-16:00, Room 28) Programme
    Session 9.b.2: Monitoring, assessment, data and knowledge sharing in transboundary basins (Tuesday 20th March, 16:30-18:00, Room 28) Programme
    Session 9.b.3: Successful negotiation and implementation of transboundary cooperation agreements (Wednesday 21st March, 9:00-10:30, Room 28) Programme


    Strengthening citizens participation in Basin Management  (Wednesday 21st March, 9h00-12h30 Room 18) Programme
    Data and tools for water management and decision-making (Wednesday 21st March 14h30-16h00 Room 36) Programme


Sessions on Citizens Forum



Session training and capacity building - Invitation

  • Session 8.a.1 : Information and training for decision makers Programme
  • Session 8.a.2: Education and training on water are not costs but investments Programme
  • Session 8.a.3: Wanted Skilled Labour: The urgency to develop water training Programme


Mediterranean session coordinator


Session 9.b.2 CG coordinator 


Panelist  at the REGIONAL session 4. Urban

 @Arena 4


Panelist  at  the SPECIAL SESSION 


High – level Panel on Transboundary Basin Management (20 March, 13:30-16:00, Pavillon Senegal) Programme


All theThematic Process Sessions




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