The ISW at the World Water Forum

Come meet us at the World Water Forum in Brasilia and learn more about our flagship initiatives to defend the cause of water around the world. We’ll be convening, presenting at or participating in a variety of events from March 18-22.

This tentative list is subject to change. Most events will take place at the

Sunday, March 18

  • 5:00 pm Blue Peace Kickoff Talk
    • Panel with WYPW participant Wasif Bachir Babar
    • Swiss Pavilion, Expo E17

Monday, March 19

  • 2:30-4:00 pm Opening of the Thematic Process –Theme Coordinator for People
    • Presentation from ISW executive director Sarah Dousse
    • Location TBC
  • 2:30-4:00 pm High-Level Panel on Water and Peace
    • WYPW members will dialogue with representatives
    • Ulisses Guimarães Convention Centre, room TBC
  • 5:00-6:00 pm Youth Parliaments for Water: Tools for dialogue with decision-makers
    • Panel organized by the French Water Partnership, an ISW partner
    • Appearance by European Youth Parliament for Water President Viktor Macé
    • French Pavilion, expo E27

Tuesday, March 20

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Thematic Session 7.a.3: Sharing solutions and good practices –  Peru
    • Presentation from ISW Executive Director Sarah Dousse
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Thematic Session: Sustainable financing mechanism for water – Central Asia
    • With Murat Mirzaev, ISW team in Uzbekistan
    • Location TBC
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm High-Level Panel on IWRM
    • Presentation from Bota Sharipova, Central Asian Young Water Champion and WYPW participant
    • Location TBC

Wednesday, March 21:

  • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Citizen Forum: Strengthening citizen participation: policy, representation and challenges
    • With ISW vice-president Pierre-Marie Grondin
  • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Transboundary water cooperation in Central Asia
    • With Voices of Young Water Professionals.
    • Presentation from  Aminjon Abdulloev and Mirsaid Uzakov, WYPW participants and ISW team members
    • Location TBC
  • 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm  Session on Water Governance: How is Water Governance in Your Country?
    • Roundtable moderated by ISW Executive Director Sarah Dousse
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Mobilizing Youth for the 9th World Water Forum
    • Senegal Pavilion (Expo E25)

Thursday, March 22 (World Water Day):

  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Launch of Youth for Water and Climate platform
    • Presented by ISW program manager Hannane Sellali
      • Swiss Booth (Expo E15)
  • 10:45 am – 11:30 pm Blue Peace Talk: Youth as Actors of Change
    • With ISW Executive Director Sarah Dousse and youth program coordinator Laurie Fourneaux
      • Swiss Booth (Expo E15)
  • 2:00 pm Meet the newly-elected WYPW executive – official presentation
    • Senegal Booth (Expo E25)
  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm Theme People closing session
    • With remarks from the Butterfly Effect NGO Coalition