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Águas pela paz

Waters for Peace is the theme of the FREE EVENT “2nd International Conference on Water and Transdisciplinarity”,  on the 11th and 12th of January, 2018 at the National Museum, in Brasília, Brazil.

Building bridges and facilitating meetings to create a peaceful global alliance for the conservation and conscious use of water

Guaranteeing access to water as a right of all communities of life.

Fórum Mundial da Água

Waters for Peace is one of the official events leading up to the 8th World Water Forum. It will focus on the culture of peace and water sharing between peoples and nations with an wider vision, going beyond the usual conception of water that reduces it to a mere commodity. The dialogue will embrace an international, intercultural, intergenerational, scientific and spiritual perspective based on solidarity, respect for universal human rights and values, social justice, and nature.

Fórum Mundial da Água

Brazil is experiencing a cultural, political, environmental, social and spiritual paradigm crisis dominated by internal contradictions and profound conflict.  This creates an opportunity for not only institutional strategies, but most importantly for social and collective action.

֍ Brazil has one of the most expressive and significant collections of watersheds on the planet.

֍ It holds a strategic position that is of vital relevance to build a platform of transformations that seek to balance the equation of life in connection with natural and socio-cultural systems.

֍ Brazil is experiencing the contradiction of being the birthplace of waters and of going through the greatest water crisis in its history.

֍ Brazil has invited and accepted worldwide responsibility for holding the 8th World Water Forum.

Brazil has one of the most expressive and significant collections of watersheds on the planet.

It holds a strategic position that is of vital relevance to build a platform of transformations that seek to balance the equation of life in connection with natural and socio-cultural systems.

Brazil is experiencing the contradiction of being the birthplace of waters and of going through the greatest water crisis in its history.

Brazil has invited and accepted worldwide responsibility for holding the 8th World Water Forum.

Propostas
The 2nd Waters For Peace Conference proposes immersion in a new self-referential culture integrating nature, humans and transformational logic in the relationship between human life and the biosphere, redefining this symbolic and also tangible relationship with newly nuanced meaning that can support an effective process for change.

ENCOURAGE THE AWAKENING OF CONSCIOUSNESS REGARDING THE SYMBOLIC MATERIALITY OF WATER AND THE DEBATE ABOUT ITS STATUS AS A BODY OF LAW

CONTRIBUTE TO PROMOTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS – SDG

STRENGTHEN AND PROMOTE PRE-FORUM ACTIVITIES WITH COMMUNITIES, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, CHILDREN AND YOUTH

BROADEN THE CONCEPT OF WATER RESOURCES, UNDERSTANDING THAT WATER AND ITS PUBLIC MANAGEMENT POLICIES MUST GO BEYOND THE ASPECT OF USE, RECOGNIZING IT AS A SOURCE OF LIFE, INCLUDING OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE ASPECTS

PRODUCE A DOCUMENT WITH THE VISION OF WATERS FOR PEACE AND INFLUENCE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE UN AND THE 8TH WORLD WATER FORUM

STRENGTHEN THE WATER AND SPIRITUALITY CAMPAIGN, LAUNCHED IN 2013 IN INDIA, WHICH PROPOSES THAT THE UN DECLARE “WATER AND SPIRITUALITY” AS THE THEME OF WORLD WATER DAY

STRENGTHEN THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND WATER CARE, ENSURING THE HEALTH OF ECOSYSTEMS AND THEIR ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AS A PUBLIC GOOD

IDENTIFY, ENCOURAGE AND SHARE EXPERIENCES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ENHANCE THE VIEW OF WATER, AS WELL AS THE ACCESS TO WATER FOR DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES OF LIFE. 

AN INCLUSIVE PROPOSAL
COLLECTIVELY CREATED

A TRANSDISCIPLINARY ACTION INVOLVING REPRESENTATIVES FROM CIVIL SOCIETY, THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THE GOVERNMENT.

A COLLECTIVE, DEMOCRATIC AND INCLUSIVE PROJECT, WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION.

THE PARTICIPATION OF WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE COMMITTED TO THIS ISSUE WHO COME FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AND WITH DIFFERENT REALITIES.

Programação
To achieve our goals, we propose a free program, which transcends the technical and philosophical discussion, providing an sensory experience to the participants. There will be cultural presentations, workshops, lectures, and panels with prominent personalities in the themes related to water and the culture of peace.  We will conclude the activities with an Ecumenical Act for the waters.

CRITERIA FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROGRAM

STANDING ON BRAZILIAN SOCIETY

STANDING ON
TRADITIONAL COMMUNITIES

RESPECT TO GENDER
DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY

THE WHOLE PROGRAM WAS BUILT UNDER THE CONCEPT OF THE CULTURE OF PEACE

THE PROJECT PROPOSES ALLEGIANCES AND NEW PARADIGMS

OPENING CEREMONY

A SOLEMN MOMENT WHICH WILL GATHER INVITED AUTHORITIES AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS TO OPEN THE EVENT AND TO WELCOME THE PUBLIC AND THE SPEAKERS.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

January 11th, 2018, from 4:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.

Panel 1 proposes a reflection on the significance of the ancestral historical and cultural role that water plays since man perceived it as an essential element for his personal and social survival, as well as the impact that these perceptions have had on his own sustainability as limited nature resource. In contemporary society, Water – primordial and essential manifestation – has emptied itself of its full and sacred meaning, transforming itself into a representation devoid of ancestry, disconnected from the very memory of the universe and of organic life on Earth. In this crucial moment that we are navigating, in order for us not to drown in the current unsustainability of the human relation towards natural resources, we must have a global look that originates from the wisdom and knowledge of different traditions in dialogue with the discoveries of science, capable of forging new visions towards realizing the challenge of reconstructing the human project in our planet.

January 12th, 2018, from 8:40 am to 10:40 am

This Panel justifies itself, in part, due to the limiting way the global crisis has been treated, focusing only in getting back to growth, bearing in mind that this perspective does not take into consideration sufficient answers to the multiple challenges that are set in both local and global scenarios. It is necessary to face the chain reaction of factors, where recurring climate disasters potentiate economical bottlenecks and intensify social fractures, which turn into regional or ethnic wars, spinning a set of interactions, which result in uncertainty and insecurities.
The centrality of the proposal in this panel is to call the organizations on the international scope to can act in unison with the objective of transforming water into a strategic heritage of humanity, in a potential instrument for the promotion of a culture of peace and cooperation. In this scenario, research and innovation have been giving great contributions in pointing the ways, perspectives and solutions towards overcoming the scenarios of crisis in the economic, ethical, political and environmental fields that we currently cross as society. This panel aims at advancing in some topics, like the technical and technological advancements in relation to the sustainability of water in a transdisciplinary perspective.

January 12th, 2018, from 11:10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

January 12th, 2018, from 5:00pm to 7:30 pm

KEYNOTE SPEECH

January11th, 2018, from 7:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

The spiritual and humanitarian leader and idealizer of the global movement “Awaken Love”, Sri Prem Baba, is the speaker for the opening lecture and will talk about the themes of the seminar, sharing opinions and enriching the dialogue.

CULTURE AND EXPERIENCE

 This conference will provide participants with experiential activities, so there will be moments reserved for activities that use art, sensorial stimuli and interactive exercises.

• Workshops

• Videos

• Artistic Performances

• Minute of Silence

CLOSING CEREMONY

GREAT ECUMENICAL ACT

Ritual celebration that brings together representatives of the various cultural and spiritual traditions in Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Pentenconstal, Candomblé, Umbanda and Indigenous people of various ethnicities to bring their sacred waters and to salute, honor and bless with songs and prayers according to their rites.

Our concept is to evoke the mythopoetic of Amerindian and Afro-Brazilian ancestry in which waters the spiritual imagery of our native peoples navigate and to which we must honor for preserving and cultivating the Being of Water, as well as its usefulness as a water resource “. (Bené Fonteles)

Nossa Rede

To achieve our goals we propose a program that transcends the technical and philosophical discussion, providing an experiential approach for the participants. Body, sensorial and sensorial activities, cultural presentations, workshops, lectures and panels with outstanding personalities in themes related to water and a culture of peace are foreseen. We will close the activities by carrying out a great ecumenical ritual for the waters.

DELIBERATIVE BOARD

Transdisciplinary group formed by representatives from the institutions behind the Project: Awaken Love, Universidade de Brasília – UnB, Universidade Holísitica Internacional da Paz – UNIPAZ, Secretaria de Meio Ambiente do Distrito Federal, Centro Internacional de Água e Transdisciplinaridade – CIRAT and also representatives from each comission

COLLEGIATE BOARD

Group formed by people from public and private institutions from various sectors offering suggestions and working together to support this event and ongoing actions.

COUNSELING BOARD

Representatives from the main institutions linked to the project that advise, inspire, support and help to articulate alliances to make this event possible and also follow up events.

INSTITUTIONS

Public and private non-governmental institutions, formed by non-profit civil society and whose mission is the resolution of some social problems, be it economic, racial, environmental etc. or still to claim rights and improvements and to supervise the government.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Entities created by the main nations of the world with the objective of working in common for the full development of the different areas of human activity: politics, economy, health, security, among others.

UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCHERS

Educational and research institutions as well as researchers that produce knowledge on the subject of Water.

SPEAKERS CONFIRMED:

Sri Prem Baba

Monge Sato

Babalorisa Ogun Tòórikpe

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji

Álvaro Tukano

Vera Catalão

Dom Leonardo Ulrich Steiner

Dr. Beverly Rubik

Anivaldo Miranda

André Lima

Environmentalist, activist and former state secretary for the environment of the Federal District

Luiz Oosterbeek

Oscar Rivas

Massimiliano Lombardo

Bené Fonteles

Moema Libera Viezzer

Henk Van Schaik

Ailton Krenak

Dr. Harry Jabs

Senior scientist and engineer at the Institute for Frontier Science in Oakland, California. He developed several mechanisms and devices for purification, treatment and  catchment of water.

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