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The High-Level Symposium on Water is organized around five main moments, namely the High-Level Opening Session, three High-Level Roundtables, and a High-Level Closing Session.

Each Roundtable is co-hosted by Portugal and a co-host country, namely Argentina, Mozambique and Singapore.

First Roundtable

Juan Cabandié
Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development

Synergies between SDG6 and SDG14 – an integrated vision of the whole hydrological cycle: strengthening cross-sectoral approaches to accelerate implementation of related targets, including financing and governance

Topics to be addressed:

  • River Basins – Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Wastewater Systems, Circular Economy and Pollution Control
  • Wetlands Resilience
  • Marine Litter and Microplastics

Second Roundtable

Carlos Alberto Fortes Mesquita
Minister for Public Works, Housing and Water Resources

Water and Sanitation Services bridging SDG6 and SDG14

Topics to be addressed:

  • The impact of human behaviour in reducing marine pollution
  • Wastewater and stormwater management on pollution control
  • The circular (blue) economy​​​​​​​

Third Roundtable

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Republic of Singapore

Existing successful and innovative partnerships to support the implementation of SDG6 and 14: challenges, opportunities and actions

Topics to be addressed:

  • Coastal waters and ecosystems
  • Surface and groundwater resources
  • Drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services​​​​​​​
  • Governance and partnerships