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Future of Water mobilizes international Specialists in Rio

More than 100 specialists from countries such as USA, France, Spain, South Africa and Chile, in addition to Brazilians, arrive in Rio de Janeiro, in November, to debate the the future of water on the planet. It is the Rio Water Week, the world’s most important event on water issues, that for the first time will be held in Brazil.

Around 1,500 people are expected on the 26th, 27th and 28th, at Riocentro, to participate in lectures focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal # 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all by 2030. Topics such as governance and planning; efficient management; education and training; financing; and climate changes will be covered.

The event, that in Brazil will be coordinated by the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (Abes), already takes place in countries like Sweden and Singapore. “We are adapting some of the aspects we find positive in the organization and planning of the World Water Forum and in previous Water Weeks. Among them, I would highlight a very relevant participation of partner organizations, that will coordinate the 65 sessions of the event”, says Abes’ national VP, Carlos Alberto Rosito, ambassador of the event.

Professionals, universities, companies and global organizations intend to cover existing challenges, public policies and solutions and technologies in Brazil and the world. Among the lecturers, Dhesigen Naidoo, from the Water Research Commission of South Africa; Enrique Cabrera, Spanish, expert and member of the International Water Association (IWA); Paula Kehoe, American, director of Water Resources at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; and the Brazilians Jorge Luiz Briard, president of Cedae, and Karla Bertocco Trindade, president of Sabesp.

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Source: Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau

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