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Chief Justice of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) receives Director General of Unesco

This Monday (19), the General Director of Unesco, Audrey Azoulay, came to Brazil to participate at the 8th World Water Forum.

Earlier this afternoon, Audrey presented the United Nations World Report on Water Resources at the event. The document showed new solutions in water resources management to overcome challenges of water security caused by population growth and climate change. The report argues that nature-based solutions can play an important role in improving water supply and quality, and also reducing the impact of natural disasters.

The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court's (STF) Chief Justice also participated this morning in the Conference of Judges and Prosecutors that opened the activities of the 8th World Water Forum. At the occasion, she stressed the importance of the Judiciary in defending the environment and observing solutions to water scarcity. "It is up to the Judiciary, when claimed, to make that picture change to ensure that the children of today can live without fear of not having the necessary water for survival," she said.

After the reception in her office, the Justice guided the General Director of Unesco and his team on a visit to the photographic exhibition "Amazônia", by Sebastião Salgado, installed in the STF, and through the Court Plenary as well.


This is the first time that the World Water Forum is based in the Southern Hemisphere. The eighth edition is organized by World Water Council and promoted by the Federal Government, through the National Water Agency (ANA); by the Government of Federal District (GDF), represented by Water, Energy and Basic Sanitation Regulatory Agency of the Federal District; and also by the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industries (Abdib). The meeting will take place in Brasilia from March 18 to 23, with the theme "Sharing Water".

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