Rethinking Water Governance in Brazil:
Focusing on the climate crisis and water for cooperation

Date: March 24th, 2023

Time: 2pm – 6:25pm

Venue: Delegates Dining Room (DDR) - 1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

About the side-event

Rethinking Water Governance in Brazil: Focusing on the climate crisis and water for cooperation aims to unite Brazilian business leaders with organizations and the public sector to leverage water resilience projects, efficient management of water use, as well as access to sanitation infrastructure.

This side-event aims will drive business leaders to accelerate actions toward adapting innovations to local contexts, initiatives in the short-term, and systems transitions over the longer term required to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

About the UN Water Conferece 2023

The Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Tajikistan and the Netherlands, will be from March 22nd to 24th, and will feature an opening and closing ceremony, six plenary meetings and five multi-stakeholder interactive dialogues. It will also feature a number of high-level special events and side events organized by Member States, the UN system and other stakeholders.

Check the schedule

14:00 - Opening

14:30 - Keynote Speaker

14:45 - 1st Panel: Water Resilience Coalition: Brazil Experience and Open Call to Accelerate Action on Water

15:15 - 2nd Panel: Water for Climate, Resilience and Environment: water-related initiatives, programmes and projects to build resilience and protect the Brazilian biomes

16:05 - Coffee Break

16:35 - Launching the BlueKeepers Digital Panel: All roads lead to the sea: knowing and preventing pollution in water bodies in Brazil to protect the ocean and achieve SDG 14

16:50 - Keynote Speaker

17:10 - 3rd Panel: Water for Cooperation: opportunities for progress and transformative solutions

18:10 - Launching the Movimento + Água Digital Panel in partnership with KPMG

18:25 - Closing Ceremony| Networking Cocktail

Registrations for the UN Global Compact Network Brazil side-event “UN Water Conference” are now closed. We would like to thank all those who registered, and further logistical information about the event will be sent to your email in due course. If you have any question, please write to