8th World Water Forum News
Issue #2 March 19, 2018

Inside the Forum

Credit: Agência Brasil/Marcello Casal Jr.

Sporting events mobilize local population around water issues

On Sunday, March 18, the Esplanade of Ministries and on the edge of Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge were taken over by sports activities and entertainment geared to water. The programming was part of the 8th World Water Forum, in an effort to draw the audience's attention to discuss the need to preserve and share water resources.

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Agriculture and water are highlights of the Citizen Forum

The Citizen Forum has prepared a range of events to meet the demands identified throughout the mobilization process. On Monday (19), in addition to various activities that take place at the Citizen Village, which will open at 02:00 pm, there will be two Conversation Circles about agriculture.

Cine Brasília receives Green Film Festival

This week, Cine Brasilia will host the Green Film Festival, one of the attractions of the World Water Forum. The program will feature free screenings of environmentally themed movies, selected by an official technical jury and by popular choice.

Photo: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil

Virtual hang gliding explores the diversity of Brazilian waters

The long line leaves no doubt: “Hang Gliding” is the most popular among the nine activities offered by the Green Nation. The curiosity of those waiting for their turn is great. The 9-year-old student, Letícia Santos Nunes, didn't know exactly what she would see with the virtual reality googles, but she was excited with the opportunity to get to know things through a new angle: “I never flew, I felt butterflies in my stomach”.

Photo: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil

The host city

During six days, the city of Brasília receives the visitors of the 8th World Water Forum. Founded on April 21, 1960, the capital of Brazil is the seat of the Federal Government and well known for its architecture. The city was totally planned by the urbanist Lucio Costa, having its main buildings and distinctive monuments designed by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Photo: Wilson Dias/Agência Brasil