For the first time, the Southern Hemisphere will host the world’s largest event on water resources, the 8th World Water Forum, which will take place in Brasilia from March 18 to 23. CEBDS is the leader of the Forum’s Sustainability Focal Group, an innovation first implemented this year. As a leader, CEBDS will lead three major events during the Forum that will highlight the importance of sustainability in various actions and areas, and promote debates with key business leaders and disseminate the contribution of the business sector to good practices and technologies for water efficiency.
On the eve of the official opening of the event (03/18), CEBDS, in partnership with the National Confederation of Industry (CNI), the Global Compact Brazil Network, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), CDP and CEO Water Mandate, will hold the Water Business Day, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at CNI headquarters in Brasilia. In addition to specifically discussing water management in companies, with about 250 representatives of the national industrial sector, the event will produce a statement based on the results and messages gathered in the debates that will be presented on March 22 from 11am to 12:30 p.m. in the Águas Claras auditorium in a special session on the theme.
Also, at the Water Business Day, CEBDS and WBCSD will launch the Water Guide for CEOs. The document aims to show clearly to top management of companies the importance of having water as a central pillar of decision-making within companies
The high-level panel promoted by CEBDS will take place on March 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Águas Claras auditorium and aims to launch and promote a debate on the Brazilian business commitment to water security. During this session, high-level business representatives (CEOs and COOs) will present the objectives of the engagement as well as possible ways for companies to comply with it. At the time, CEBDS will also launch the Efficiency and Circular Water Economy Guide.
On the 22nd, CEBDS will be present in the panel on the Discussion for the Sustainability Declaration of the 8th World Water Forum. Where will be presented and discussed the commitment to sustainability. For the first time, the organizers of the 8th World Water Forum expressed their willingness to issue a statement that directly reflects the debates and results achieved during the forum.
Learn more about the sessions and the full schedule of the 8th World Water Forum here.
CEBDS, through its Communication and Education Working Group (CTCom in Portuguese) in partnership with the Water Working Group (CTÁgua in Portuguese), launched in the beginning of March the digital campaign #TodosJuntospelaÁgua (#AllTogetherforWater). The campaign has the participation of companies associated with the CEBDS, and aims to publish content on the topic of water on the social networks, blog and website, with data on good use, ways to avoid the alarming rates of waste, best practices and tips for the preservation of one of the most precious assets in the world. Join us on this campaign! Share with us your tips, photos and texts! Just use the hashtag #TodosJuntospelaÁgua.