8th World Water Forum 2018

8th World Water Forum 2018
 

18 – 23 March 2018, Brasilia, Brazil

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council.

The main theme of this 8th edition will be “Sharing Water”.

Therefore, it focuses on the issues related to the sharing of water benefits, encouraging the exchange of solutions and good practices and, in a wider context, the cooperation between countries and institutions as to the various aspects that compose the world water agenda.

The themes and topics selected for this Forum edition are intimately related to the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda and the results of the 7th World Water Forum.

The Themes

1. Climate – Water security and climate change (SDG links: SDG 13, SDG 11.5, COP 21-22, Sendai DRR Summit)

  1. Managing risk and uncertainty for resilience and disaster preparedness – IR 1.3
  2. Water and adaptation to climate change
  3. Water and climate change mitigation
  4. Climate science and water management: the communication between science and decision/policy making

2. People – Water, sanitation and health (SDG links: Water targets 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.B and SDG’s 1 and 3)

  1. Enough safe water for all – IR 1.1
  2. Integrated sanitation for all – IR 1.2
  3. Water and public health

3. Development – Water for sustainable development (SDG links: Water target 6.4 and SDG’s 2, 7, 8, 11 and 12)

  1. Water for Food – IR 2.1
  2. Water for Energy – IR 2.2
  3. Inclusive and sustainable growth, water stewardship and industry – IR 3.1
  4. Efficient use of surface water and groundwater – urban and rural
  5. Infrastructure for sustainable water resource management and services – IR 1.4

4. Urban – Integrated urban water and waste management (SDG links: Water target 6.3 and SDG’s 11 and 14, HABITAT 3)

  1. Water and cities – IR 2.3
  2. The circular economy – reduce, reuse, recycle
  3. Treatment and reuse technologies

5. Ecosystems – Water quality, ecosystem livelihoods and biodiversity (SDG links: Water targets 6.3, 6.6 and SDG 15)

  1. Managing and restoring ecosystems for water services and biodiversity – IR 3.2
  2. Natural and engineered hydrological systems
  3. Water and land use
  4. Ensuring water quality from ridge to reef – IR 3.3

6. Finance – Financing for water security (SDG link: SDG’s 6 and 17)

  1. Economics and financing for innovative investments – IR 4.1
  2. Financing implementation of water-related SDGs and adaptation to climate change
  3. Finance for sustainable development – supporting water-friendly business

WFEO Associate CONFEA (Federal Council of Engineering, Architecture & Agronomics), is involved in the above sixth theme “Finance – Financing for water security” by its contribution in the sub-theme “Economics and financing for innovative investments – IR 4.1″.

 

For more information:

  WWF8 website

  World Water Council website

  WWF8 announcement

  CONFEA website

  UN SDGs website

 

Venue:

Ulisses Guimarães Convention Center


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Brasilia National Stadium


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