World Water Day 2018 - Nature for Water
World Water Day - main events
Official Celebration of the 25th anniversary of World Water Day at the World Water Forum
World Water Forum, Brasilia, Brazil, 22 March 2018,
This special session is organized by UNESCO, together with the Convention on the Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- Programme (pdf)
Launch of the 2018 UN World Water Development Report, Nature-based Solutions for Water
World Water Forum, Brasilia, Brazil, 19 March 2018, 15:00-17:00
The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly regarding water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.
- Programme (pdf)
The main findings of the report will also be presented on World Water Day at UN Headquarters in New York.
In parallel, over 30 regional launches of the 2018 report are being organized around the world
Launch of the International Decade for Action – Water for Sustainable Development (2018–2028)
UN Headquarters, New York, 22 March 2018, 09:45-18:00
Access to clean water is critical for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty and hunger, and it is indispensable for human development, health and well-being. The International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028 aims to further improve cooperation, partnership and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Celebration of World Water Day: Nature based solutions for water management in Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica, 22 March 2018, 08:30-11:00