8th World Water Forum 2018

18 March 2018

dws-events-wwf8-closing-cermony-wwf7-770px-1The 8th World Water Forum will be hosted by Brasilia, Brazil in 2018. The World Water Forum is the largest water event to gather over 35,000 people from multi-stakeholder backgrounds for six days of high-quality sessions, intense debates and informative workshops. The theme will be Sharing water.

Date: 18-23 March 2018 
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Organiser: World Water Council

Every three years since 1997, the World Water Forum, organised by the World Water Council, is one of the main international platforms for discussions about water.

The next forum takes place in Brasilia, Brazil from 18 till 23 March 2018 and has the theme: Sharing water.

Water at the heart of the future
The 7th World Water Forum, entitled Water for our Future, took place in Daegu, South Korea in April 2015. The forum brought together over 30,000 visitors from 168 countries which comprised 9 heads of State, 80 government ministers and 100 official national governments delegations.

All of the participants engaged in dialogue and debated putting water at the heart of our future.

During the week, the water community and decision-makers agreed that investing in water must be a top priority for the political agenda in the next decade.

Ambitious roadmap
To guide this action, an ambitious roadmap was formalized to pave the way for the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil.

The World Water Council, the Republic of Korea and Brazil will ensure the continuation of the roadmap.

The legacy of the 7th World Water Forum includes:
● Moving from solutions to implementation
● Bridging the platform of science & technology to water issues
● Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Dutch contribution
The Dutch water sector will be present at the forum to address climate change, urbanisation, finance and nature based solutions.

Meet the Dutch water sector in the Netherlands Pavilion at the EXPO or during various sessions. This website will keep you updated on these Dutch contributions.

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