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Water of appropriate quantity and quality and maintenance of natural environments, ecosystems and biodiversity are all mutually dependent. Fully understanding the relationships between these factors, along with the planning and implementation of effective practices, requires strong capacities and good governance structures and mechanisms, as well as the ability to share experiences, practices and knowledge. Any action should consider long-term sustainability.
The 8th World Water Forum will host focused discussions on these cross-cutting subjects – capacity, governance, sharing and sustainability – in order to identify the main hindrances and actions required to overcome difficulties that are common to the 6 core themes (climate, people, development, urban, ecosystems and financing).
The 8th World Water Forum will have Ecosystems as one of its central themes, focusing on water quality, ecosystem livelihoods and biodiversity. In order to reach that, four topics have been set to comprise the debate questions under Ecosystems. The following topics should split into Thematic Sessions and other debate stages during the 8th World Water Forum in 2018:
Considering the above topics about Ecosystems:
Your feedback will support the organization instances of the Forum in the definition of Thematic Sessions and other opportunities for debate during the event.