23 March 2018
The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), the international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water.
The World Water Council organizes the Forum every three years together with the respective host country and city. To date, there have been seven editions of the World Water Forum, in different countries, on four different continents. This year has marked the 8th edition of the event and the first time that it took place in the southern hemisphere.
The opening of the Expo area took place on the 18th of March while the official opening ceremony took place on the 19th. It was a week packed with events ranging from high level panels and special sessions, to citizens forums, presentation sessions and side events, while the Expo and Fair showed experiences, solutions and helped raise the population's awareness over the use of water.
In between all the events, on the 20th of March, WAREG’s president, Alberto Biancardi, had a meeting with a series of board members and associates of ABAR (Brazilian Association of Regulatory Agencies).
During the meeting, Mr. Biancardi gave a presentation on the theme 'Water regulation: the case of Italy', but beyond this, the purpose of the meeting was to prepare for the signing of a Technical Cooperation Protocol between the two entities, aiming to promote bilateral exchange, to establish a framework for technical, administrative and institutional cooperation in the field of regulation for public water supply, sewage and municipal solid waste.
More details about the meeting can be found here. Mr. Biancardi's presentation is also attachet at the end of this page.
The 2018 World Water Forum closes on the 23rd of March.