Our outcomes and conclusions from the 8th World Water Forum
Up to 200 French delegates were at the World Water Forum in Brasilia from 18th to 23rd of March 2018.
To read the French Water Partnership’s summary of events and teachings from the World Water Forum, click here.
To find out when and where the French stakeholders participated in the Forum’s various events and sessions, click here.
And to access the detailed programme of the French Pavilion at the Forum, click here.
The FWP’s photo album
Take a look at our pictures from the 8th World Water Forum by clicking here. (c) Ludovic Piron
Nicolas Hulot, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, sent the French delegates present in Brasilia his best wishes for the World Water Forum in the following video:
The French Water Partnership went to meet its international partners to find out more about their activities and the ways in which they are working towards reaching the 6th Water SDG. Find our full playlist here.
You’ll get to hear from:
Huw Polner, from the Australia Water Parntership
Cees van de Guchte, from the Netherlands Water Partnership
Ricardo Medeiros de Andrade, Director of the Brazilian National Water Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aguas)
Jean Launay, President of the French Water Partnership
Abdeslam Ziyad, Director of research and planification for water for the Kingdom of Morocco
Olga Darazs, Chair of the Swiss Water Partnership
Our press releases
On March 22nd, the global water community celebrated World Water Day, which took place on 5th day of the World Water Forum in Brasilia. This year, the theme of World Water Day was “The answer is in nature”. Nature-based solutions is one of the FWP’s core topics. Take a look at our press release for World Water Day.
Our members’ press releases
The Butterfly Effect , the network of local and internationalCSO/NGO, published a press release on March 19th 2018 regarding the failure of civil society support to attend the 8th World Water Forum, stemming from the Forum organisers.
To access this press release, click here.
On March 23rd, the secretariat of the Forum issued a public apology. To access this statement, click here.
Other media coverage
The French Embassy in Brasilia published several short clips on water in Portuguese on its Twitter account.
Here is one of them:
A França é um ator mundial em gestão da água #wwf8France #worldwaterday #journeemondialedeleau @AFD_France @PFE_FWP pic.twitter.com/FOv8WN8hAy
— France au Brésil (@franceaubresil) 21 mars 2018
Looking back on the World Water Forum – Key facts
Dates : 18- 23 March 2018
Place : Conference Center Ulysses Guimarães – Brasilia, Brazil
- World Water Council
- Brazilian Government
- Federal District of Brasilia
This 8th edition of the World Water Forum follows that of the 7th edition which was held in Daegu-Gyeongbuk in Korea in april 2015. This edition’s theme is “Sharing water”. More than 40000 people from more than 160 countries are expected. The Forum will bring together decision makers, policy makers, civil society with the whole of the water actors around the world.
The Forum serves as an ideal event for nourishing the international advocacy of water stakeholders, being held prior to two major international meetings: the High Level Political Forum in July 2018, which will have a central role in the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the COP24 on climate change in Poland in December 2018, which will initiate a process of reviewing and assessing the results of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Among the countries with an adaption goal in their NDCs, 93% have set water as a priority and must therefore be at the core of national policies and action plans for climate change adaptation.
On the agenda:
- A series of sessions and High-Level Panels which will take place in the Conference Center Ulysses Guimarães
- An exhibition hall in the Mané Garrincha stadium. Come and join us at any point during the week on the French Pavilion in the exhibition hall for many different events
- A citizen village, with exhibitions, a cinema and performances close to the Mané Garrincha stadium
Event website : http://www.worldwaterforum8.org/
Detailed program of the Forum’s sessions: http://www.worldwaterforum8.org/en/program-0b
Come meet us at the World Water Forum !
The French Pavilion
The French Water Partnership and its members will be present in Brasilia during the 8th World Water Forum. Come meet us at the French Pavilion, located in the EXPO zone, booth E27, from Sunday 18th to Thursday 22nd.
We will be hosting several events:
- Opening cocktail on Sunday 18 at 6PM
- 9 side-events organized by our members, with French-English translation
- 8 coffee breaks (at 10:30AM and 2PM every day) to celebrate the launch of several publications
- 6 showcases to present our members’ projects and activities
- Closing cocktail on Thursday 22 march at 5PM
Click here to download the map to access the French pavilion.
The French stakeholders’ program at the World Water Forum
On the French Pavilion
Click here to access the detailed program of the French Pavilion.
In the Forum sessions
Click here to view the program of the French participation in the Forum sessions.
Events organised by the French Water Partnership outside the French Pavilion
Parallel to the 2018 World Water Forum and the World Water Day, the FWP is organising an event on the French-Brazilian water cooperation (invitation-only) in collaboration with the French Embassy in Brasilia, Business France Brazil, the French Development Agency, the Seine Normandy Water Agency, and the French Agency for Biodiversity.
The French Water Partnership’s messages
The French water stakeholders would like to collectively share some important messages with a common objective: to mobilize the global community in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
The water-related Sustainable Development Goal will be one of the goals reviewed during the High Level Political Forum in New York in July 2018. The Forum thus serves as a turning point to engage in collective advocacy before this upcoming meeting.
Click here to view our collective messages.
The French Water Partnership’s book launch
At the occasion of the 8th World Water Forum, the French Water Partnership is launching two new publications:
Acting for water in the Sustainable Development Goals – French solutions
Follow us live
Use the #WWF8FRANCE hastag to follow us and stay tuned to French water stakeholders’ activities at the Forum!