8th World Water Forum News
Issue #4 March 21, 2018

Ministerial Declaration seeking decisive action on water

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.

Read more
  • Conference of magistrates will propose an international reference for decisions on water

    On the afternoon of Tuesday (20), there was the continuity of the Conference of Judges and Prosecutors at the World Water Forum, at the Convention Center. Through a member who was once the president of the Supreme Court of Argentina, Ricardo Lorenzetti, panel participants were informed of the production of the first official document made by judges from almost all states of the world on water: the Global Judicial Institute. The document aims to standardize legal matters involving environmental law, and more specifically, aspects relating to water.

  • Ensuring sustainable access to water and sanitation is still a challenge between countries

    How much does it cost to realize sustainable financial actions in water and sanitation systems taking into account the context of the most vulnerable populations? This was the theme of the session "Water as a human right: Implementing sustainable financing and institutional tools and strategies", held this Tuesday morning (20) during the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia.

  • Water can turn regional tensions into partnerships for development

    In the world, 90% of the population depends on transboundary water resources, but there are still many controversies about ideal policies to balance water sharing. The issue was discussed in the panel "Transboundary water: transforming potential tensions into partnerships for regional development", this Tuesday (20), at the 8th World Water Forum, held in Brasilia (DF).

Panel discusses water for food production

Water for agriculture and food production was one of the panels this Tuesday morning (20), at the 8th World Water Forum held at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center in Brasilia. Discussions focused on technologies to increase productivity in agriculture, efficient use of water in agricultural and food production, and conflict resolution among water users (urban, industrial, ecology, agriculture).

Read more