PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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Global launch of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2018 on ‘Nature-based Solutions for Water’

Monday - 14:30 - 16:00

THEME

Sharing , Partners , Partners

ROOM

Room 29

DESCRIPTION

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 The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR) is the UN-Water flagship report on freshwater. It is a comprehensive review of a specific topic that also gives an overall picture on the state of the world’s freshwater resources and aims to provide decision-makers with the knowledge to implement sustainable management of water. The Report is the result of a joint effort of the UN-Water Members and Partners and it is coordinated by the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UNESCO. Itis released on an annual basis with a thematic focus on different strategic water issues; the theme of the 2018 edition is “Nature-based solutions for water”.

The topic of the report is aligned with that of World Water Day to provide the knowledge basis for discussions taking place throughout the year. For this reason, the report is usually launched annually on 22 March to mark the global celebrations observing World Water Day.

The WWDR 2018 global launch at the 8th World Water Forum will give the participants the opportunity to discover for the first time the key findings of the report and get a chance to discuss challenges and opportunities with putting nature-based solutions into policy and practice.

 

World Water Assessment Programme, l.minelli@unesco.org

UN-Water Technical Advisory Unit, daniella.bostrom@unwater.org

The session is co-organized by the Convention on Biological Diversity, UN Environment, UNESCO, IUCN, WWF, World Water Council, WaterLex and United Nations University