The eight edition of World Water Forum expects 45 thousand participants, with 10 thousand being panelists and 35 thousand being visitors.

In a global perspective, it is the only event that promotes the junction of institutional, political, technical, academic and commercial interests regarding the theme.

The Forum in Brazil will respect the main characteristic of Brazilians: innovation.

Participants of the 8th World Water Forum will be granted exclusive access to the Expo, with an estimated public of 10 thousand people. This venue will be dedicated to country and company stands, who wish to sell products or services exclusively to other companies and governments, countries, states, municipalities and universities.

The Expo will open on March 18, at 4 pm, to patrons attending the sessions. Lectures will begin on March 19, the 8th Forum’s official opening day, at around 9 am.

The 8th Forum’s sessions will take place during business hours, between 9 am and 6 pm.



The Fair of the 8th World Water Forum is an area to with free, open access to the public. Institutions interested in displaying their products, services and solutions to businesses, consumers, governments, society, university.

From the social point of view, the Fair can be seen as a showcase for revealing to society the solutions and actions being executed to ensure the quality and sustainable use of water.

The Forum will begin on March 17, at 10 am, with the opening of the Fair and Citizen Village, located at Mané Garrincha National Stadium. There will be free events for the general public. The Citizen Village and the Fair will be open at night too.