Mar 18, 2018 | 12:00 am - Mar 23, 2018 | 11:59 pm

SWP together with SDC is happy to announce the call for participation for the Swiss Booth at the World Water Forum 2018 in Brasilia!


The World Water Forum (WWF) is the world’s largest water-related event organized every three years. This large-scale international conference aimed at putting water related issues on the international agenda. The 8th World Water Forum will be held in Brasilia, Brasil, from 18th to 23rd March 2018. The core theme of this edition is Sharing Water, pointing towards the ideas of sharing, balancing and cooperating: share ideas among the civil society, share solutions and good practices, share benefits for water use and, more generally and widely, share actions between countries, while also taking into consideration the global relevance of water. It is estimated that approximately 25’000 people from the all sorts of constituencies will participate.

Swiss Actors will be involved in all the processes of the Forum (political process, thematic process, regional process, citizen’s forum, sustainability focus group). Moreover – similar to previous editions of the WWF – Switzerland will also be present in the exhibition hall with a booth.

Swiss Booth

The co-convenors of the Swiss Booth are the Global Programme Water (GPW) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP).

The Swiss booth will be a place that can be used by Swiss Federal Agencies (including SDC), SDC partners, all interested members of the SWP, as well as other Swiss actors as a space for (in)formal exchange, networking, presenting their innovative prototypes and concepts to solve global water challenges, inspiring the audience in a diverse and lively daily program.

The Expo and Fair for the 8th World Water Forum will take place at the Mané Garrincha National Stadium, just 300 meters away from the Ulysses Guimarães Conventions Center, which is the main venue of the Forum. The planned exhibition space is over 20,000 m². Public agencies, private enterprises, NGOs, and many other types of institutions and organizations will be present. The Expo and Fair is designed as a place where participants can share information and experiences on water-related issues and build and extend their networks.

Your Participation at the Swiss Booth

The Swiss Booth serves as a platform for members of the SWP, the SDC and its partners and for other interested parties with a clear link to SWP/SDC and the Swiss Water Community.

Interested parties can apply for Co-Ownership of the Swiss Booth under the following conditions:

More tailored solutions can be discussed individually (please get in touch with Soraya Kohler and Sandra Bruehlmann).

If you are interested to join the Swiss Booth, please contact the SWP Secretariat until 30. November 2017 and indicate the following:

  • Name of your organization and contact person
  • Title and short description of your planned event on the Swiss Booth
  • Type of event (networking apéro, panel discussion…)
  • Duration of the event
  • Preferred time slot

For more information check out the official Concept “Swiss Booth”

We look forward to co-create the Swiss presence at the World Water Forum with you!!

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