World Water Council Selects Water Forum Host City
World Water Council Governors elected the city of Brasilia as 2018 forum’s host
During its 51st board of governors meeting, the World Water Council selected the city of Brasilia, Brazil, to welcome the eighth World Water Forum in 2018.
The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process and ended with a final vote of the governors. The World Water Forum is the world’s largest water event that aims to put water firmly on the global agenda. Every three years, it gathers international organizations, political leaders, parliamentarians and mayors, representatives of civil society, water professionals and scientists.
“Beyond Brazilian outstanding commitment to water issues and its visionary theme of ‘Sharing Water,’ the proposal calls on all stakeholders and partners to ensure continuity with previous editions of the World Water Forum and the full involvement of the World Water Council Governors in the definition of the Forum”, said the President of the World Water Council, Benedito Braga, who also expressed his wish for continuous and solid collaboration with Copenhagen and Denmark.
The vote remains “conditional” upon the signature of an agreement between the World Water Council and the hosts of the forum, so as to specify the terms of their agreement.