Brasilia to host World Water Forum
Brasilia is hosting the World Water Forum in March 2018. The capital of Brazil was selected this Wednesday (26th) in Gyeongju, South Korea, by the World Water Council, which organized the forum. According to information from the Federal District government, the city had 23 votes, Copenhagen had 10 and 3 people abstained.
Brasilia will host the forum’s eighth edition; the seventh will take place in 2015 in Daegu, South Korea. According to a communiqué from the council, the event’s goal is placing water at the top of the global agenda. The forum is held every three years and is attended by international organizations, political leaders, civil society representatives, scientists, and water industry professionals.
They discuss ways to better use and conserve water, trends, needs, and how to go about making fresh water available to all people.
According to the government of the Brazilian Federal District, the last edition of the forum took place in Marseille, France, and had 35,000 participants. For the next edition, 40,000 are expected. Brasilia governor Agnelo Queiroz attended the council meeting where Brasilia was picked to host the event in 2018. ■