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The World Water Forum was held from 19 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia.
The Ministerial Declaration of the 8th World Water Forum entitled "An 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.


It is time to take stock of the situation... Feedback from the 8th World Water Forum of Brasilia






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

Paper of Monica A. Altamirano

Paper of Jean-François Donzier

    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

Paper of Marc-André Demers

    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)

Paper of Edouard Boinet


THEME 8 CAPACITY: - Invitation

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

Paper of Edouard Boinet (INWTC)


  • Session 8.a.2: Education and training on water are not costs but investments Programme

Paper of Carlos Hiroo Saito (University of Brasilia)

Paper of Claude Toutant - Training is an investment


  • Session 8.a.3: Wanted Skilled Labour: The urgency to develop water training Programme

Paper of Claude Toutant - Develop Water Training : an urgency





Informação e Capacitação de Tomadores de Decisão nos processos de gestão dos recursos hídricos

Noticias Rede Brasil





    Session 9.b.1: Managing water across sectors and borders: Institutional frameworks and approaches for efficient transboundary basin organizations (Tuesday 20th March, 14:30-16:00, Room 28) Programme

Paper of Schulte - Wülwer - Leidig

Paper of Jean-François Donzier

    Session 9.b.2: Monitoring, assessment, data and knowledge sharing in transboundary basins (Tuesday 20th March, 16:30-18:00, Room 28) Programme

Paper of Franck Chow-Toun

Paper of Jean-Luc François, Selma Cherchali, Philippe Escudier

Paper of Robert Argent

Paper of Dinara Ziganshina

    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

Paper of Patrick Lecante  - Presentation

Paper of Adriana Petcu (Romanian Ministry of Waters and Forests)

Key note by Jean-François Donzier

Paper of Jean-François Donzier



Noticias Rede Brasil

Newsletter - 25 de março de 2018


Data and tools for water management and decision-making (Wednesday 21st March 14h30-16h00 Room 36) Programme

Paper of Youssef Filali-Mekanassi

Paper of Jean-François Donzier

Paper of Robert Argent

Paper of Sonja Koepp

Paper of Paul Haener - Handbook on Water Information Systems

Paper of Eric Mino - Mediterranea Water Knowledge Platform



Sessions on Citizens Forum


Paper of Patrick Lecante  - Presentation

Paper of Adriana Petcu (Romanian Ministry of Waters and Forests)



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


Other Communications

Regional Process on European Cities : why waste Water and Energy ? : INCOVER Project overview / Eric Tardieu

Session 8.b.2 : Preparing Policies that Release the S&T Potential to (better) solve Water crisis / Eric Tardieu

Session 8.b.2 : Education and Training on Water are not Costs but Investments / Eric Tardieu

Special Session on Climate : Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWaC) / Eric Tardieu

Special Session DGIC - From Daegu to Brasilia / Edouard Boinet (INWTC) 


International Cooperation of French Water Agencies improving the integrated management of Water Resources

Paper of Ivo Mello (Basin Committee of Rio Ibicui)


IR 4.3 Cooperation for Reducing Conflict & Improving Transboundary Water Management

Paper of Jean-François Donzier