World Water Forum 2018
19-23 March 2018, Brasília

The Nexus will be discussed on various events at this world’s biggest water-related event, 
organized by the World Water Council (WWC).

The World Water Council (WWC) brings together all those interested in the theme of water. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.

WWF8 News and Reports

World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue // Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus and SDGs Implementation

On Thursday, March 22, a coalition of stakeholders met in a special session to engage in dialogue around key topics related to the water-energy food Nexus and SDGs implementation. The session was held in conjunction with the World Water Forum 2018 in Brasília, Brazil.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

WWF8 Session Report // Reflections and Discussions on the WEF-Nexus at the WWF8 from a Latin American Perspective

By Isabel Pasternack, Susanne Schmeier and Reinaldo Penailillo. President Michel Temer highlighted in his inauguration speech, the importance of the World Water Forum as a place for exchanging experiences and mutual learning. This is essential for the sustainable development of all countries facing severe water-related challenges. But how was the WEF-Nexus reflected and discussed from a Latin American perspective at the WWF8?

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

World Water Forum 8 // It is time to take stock of the situation...

The International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), the Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWaC), the International Network of Water Training Centers (INWTC) and their many partners, including UNESCO, UNECE, OECD, IOWater, REBOB, LANBO, ANBO, BAFWAC, EMWIS, in particular, were given the coordination of about ten thematic sessions, which have been mobilizing for more than a year a large international community for their preparation, and also a strong participation in the related...

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

World Water Forum 8 // Utilities Can Advance as Key Players in the Global Water Management Shift towards a Carbon Neutral Future

By Simone Ballard. During the forum, there were several key takeaway messages for future directions in strategy and mobilisation. Cooperation, co-creation, and cross-sectoral engagement are critical components of successfully taking progressive action plans forward. The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus will be taking a priority spot in shaping the mitigation and adaption strategies of the future.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Potential Applications and Lessons Learned from Africa // Outcomes from the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Session at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

By Kidanemarian Jembere and Isabel Pasternack. Africa’s sustainable development largely depends on goods and services derived from its environment and natural resources. As Africa pursues sustainable growth pathways and structural transformation, the management of natural capital and most importantly water, land and energy resources, is critical.

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Nexus Events at WWF8

World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Session at WWF8 // Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus as a Tool towards SDGs in the CACENA Countries

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Special Session at WWF8 2018 // Beyond Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Breaking the Barriers to Achieving the SDGs -Water-Energy-Food Nexus and SDGs Implementation

The target of this session is to build on key milestones from Stockholm (WWW 2016) and Cancun (WWC 2017) to promote the Water-Energy-Food Nexus as a foundation for SDGs implementation.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Pavilion Event at WWF8 // Understanding the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus for Development Cooperation

The session will kick off with a brief introduction on the benefits, challenges and new perspectives of a Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus in development cooperation. Keynote speakers from three of the key actors in the European Commission will present the practical needs regarding WEFE Nexus implementation and the role of research, international aid and the environment. The discussion will be oriented on analyzing opportunities as identified by a position paper under development, and...

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

The Forest-Water Nexus at WWF8 // Redefining the Narrative to Build a Sustainable Future

This event will highlight the prevailing forest-water narratives, promote consensus on how to address integrating forests in water management and water in forest management, and will provide an occasion to announce collaborative initiatives.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Session at WWF8 // Nexus: Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems in the Mediterranean and Africa

In this session experts from the energy and agricultural sectors are going to discuss the perspectives of transportation stakeholders.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Session at WWF8 // Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Large Infrastructures

Large hydric infrastructures may envolve complex institutional, legal and technological arrangments that can move the whole enterprize from a enonomic sustainable scenario to an unsustainable one. The equilibrium point may be found by coupling innovative energy production systems with hydraulic infrastructure in order to reduce costs and allow the agricultural sector to access water. This session will present and discuss the Energy-Water coupling that has being planned to the Water Transfer...

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Water-Food Nexus Session at the WWF8 // Water for Food Processing: Waste Reduction, Optimization and Reuse

This session will explore strategies for accounting and reducing food losses in the supply chain, while integrating opportunities for water optimization and reuse in the food-processing sector as an additional approach to reduce waste. These strategies will be analyzed using tools and comparison metrics for the decision-making process.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

World Water Forum // Water-Food Nexus High Level Panel

This knowledgeable, high-level panel will deliver insights on the sustainable agricultural intensification of on existing land. Discussion topics will include: technologies that support increased agricultural productivity; best practices to promote efficient water use in agriculture and food production; managing water through the food chain, including preventing food loss and food waste; conflict resolution among multiple water users; using big data, spatial information and in-field sensors to...

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Session at WWF8 // Water-Energy-Food Security (WEF) Nexus: potential applications and lessons from Africa

The Water-Food-Energy (WEF) Nexus approach in Africa is facilitating better interactions and synergies between the water, food, and energy sectors in order to unlock and optimize development potential for economic growth and transformation in Africa. The session will focus on sharing experience and lessons from some of the WEF Nexus initiatives in the African continent, especially focusing on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Niger Basin in West Africa sub-regions.

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Migration

Water-Migration Nexus Panel at the WWF8 // Water Stress and Human Migration: Making the Link

The event will focus on the linkages between water stress and migratory movements globally. Countries, UN agencies and the audience will identify the water related drivers of migration in different regions of the globe, showcase diverse migratory experiences, including opportunities and challenges, of different countries and best practices to improve water security and the livelihoods of rural communities, including refugees, elaborate on required interventions on the water sectors to address...

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Water-Food Nexus Session at the WWF8 // Soil and Water Conservation Practices for Improved Food Production

This session will include case studies and discussions on ways to successfully introduce and implement tools and techniques for disseminating information and technology on improving soil and water conservation practices and water availability in river basins.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Brazil // World Water Forum 8

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable...

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