Depois do Brasil em 2018, o 9º Fórum Mundial da Água já foi marcado para
2021, em Dakar, no Senegal. Decisão foi adotada pelo Conselho Mundial da Água
que se reuniu em Marselha (novembro, dias 25 e 26 de 2016).
Tema central também já é conhecido:
Segurança da água para a paz e o desenvolvimento
The selection followed a rigorous evaluation process. The candidature of Dakar was unanimously approved by vote conducted during the 60th meeting of the Board of Governors held on Saturday morning in Marseille.
The World Water Forum is the world’s largest water event, gathering every three years more than 20,000 participants: international organizations, political leaders, parliamentarians and mayors, representatives of civil society, water professionals and scientists.
“I am glad to see the World Water Forum coming back to Africa after the very first Forum in Marrakesh in 1997. The 2021 edition will be a first in the sub-Saharan region, where collective and innovative solutions to water and sanitation challenges are greatly needed,” stated the President of the World Water Council, Benedito Braga.
The vote remains “conditional” upon the signature of an agreement between the World Water Council and the hosts of the 9th Forum so as to specify their terms of agreement.
In the meantime, the next World Water Forum,
being held for the first time in the southern hemisphere,
is planned for spring 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil,
under its central theme “Sharing Water.”