Help us build the 8th World Water Forum

The 8th World Water Forum will take place from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia and has elected “Sharing Water” as its underlying theme. As part of preparation, everyone from around the globe will once again have the opportunity to voice their opinions at from 12 of June 2017. This is the 2nd launching of the forum and Cap-Net UNDP act as one of the moderators in this platform. Each round will last between 8-10 weeks.

The YOUR VOICE platform allows anyone with access to the internet a chance to contribute to the world’s largest water event. It is a unique opportunity to share experience, exchange ideas and learn about the world’s most pressing water issues!

The online platform is a new initiative of the 8th World Water Forum, which will be held from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil, under the overarching theme ‘Sharing Water’.

 From 12 June, join the second round of discussions and add YOUR VOICE to the online consultation convened by the 8th World Water Forum. Participants are invited to answer questions about Capacity, Sharing, Governance and Sustainability in six thematic discussion rooms: they are Climate, People, Development, Urban, Ecosystems and Finance.

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7th World Water Forum – 12 to 17 April 2015, Daegu-Gyeongbuk, South Korea.

The 7th World Water Forum was held in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, South Korea from 12 to 17 April 2015. This tri-annual event is the largest water-related event in the world in cooperation with the public, private sectors, academia, and industries. It was originally launched in an effort to facilitate international discussions on global water challenges. Dr. Themba Gumbo, Director of Cap-Net UNDP was one of the keynote speakers on ‘Thematic Process 4.5: Enhancing Education and Capacity Building’ on ‘Facing the changes in due time: Specific training for basin organizations’. Dr. Themba Gumbo gave a presentation on ‘A vision and perspective from Cap-Net UNDP’. The full presentation slides can be downloaded here. For more information, please visit the 7th World Water Forum official website or contact Dr. Themba Gumbo. Continue reading

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