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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 ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

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‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč
  • Governance and partnerships