View the summary report of the 1st round of discussions The discussions raised important water questions, that could become Sessions during the week of the 8th Forum

The 8th World Water Forum wants to hear from you. Your Voice is an open online platform where people around the world can collaborate and influence the Forum discussions. Even non-experts can suggest water issues to be discussed at the world’s largest water event. You can also share ideas, experiences and solutions to improve water management in the world.

Including the social participation in the development of the thematic framework of the World Water Forum is one of the priorities of this 8th edition. The first round happened between February 13th and April 23rd and identified ten water issues related to each theme. This round had more than twenty thousand visits, mostly from Brazil, the United States, France, Mexico and India, who shared about 550 comments on the Forum themes.

Your Voice is going to have one more round of discussion. The second round – which asks specific questions about capacity, sharing, governance and sustainability – was closed on August and the third round is scheduled to begin soon.

The online consultation is composed by 6 discussion rooms focusing on:

  • Climate – water security and climate change
  • People – water, sanitation and health
  • Development – water for sustainable development
  • Urban – integrated urban water and waste management
  • Ecosystems – water quality, ecosystem livelihoods and biodiversity
  • Financing – financing for water security

Each thematic room counts on a group of moderators, at least one of them being Brazilian. The moderators ask the questions, help guiding discussions and summarize results so they can reach the Forum organization.

Join Your Voice to the 8th World Water Forum Consultation. Share your ideas and influence the debates during the biggest global event on water.

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