Capacity , Thematic Process
The Session will focus on the political commitment concerning the key role and contribution of science to solve both present and future global water challenges. A major goal of the Session is to bring water management scientific knowledge and advances closer to public policies formulation and decision-making. In addition to sharing knowledge, there is the ambition of establishing a political commitment, through the presence of Brazilian, European and International authorities, together with Development Agencies and Scientific Community, highlighting the importance of a long term scientific, technological and innovation research support. The Session will also enable discussing the need of creating Roadmaps and action plans, able to influence political agendas of different countries in aspects, such as, sanitation, access to water, monitoring and price, with a special focus on UN SDGs. The Session will be an opportunity to bring decision-makers closer to academia, and vice versa, so that responses be faster and scientifically-based, but also, publicly endorsed. At the end of the Session, a Letter of Intentions is expected to be prepared to be included in the WWF's final document on the inclusion of Science Session as a cross-disciplinary field in future event.
Bruno César Prosdocimi Nunes, Ministério da Ciência,Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações
Jose Ricardo de Santana, Director CNPq
Marcelo Marcos Morales, Director CNPq