Brazil, the next country that will host the next World Water Forum in 2018, has now the Parlamento Nacional da Juventude pela Água (PNJA), the Portuguese name for National Youth Parliament for Water. It was launched by the representative for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Youth Parliament for Water, Ágatha Tommasi from Brazil, in a partinership with the water association from Brasil, Associação Brasileira de Recursos Hídricos (ABRH). The association noticed the importance to include youth in the water sector.
Youth from different parts from Brazil got together in the first general assembly, which took place in Brasília from 19/11 until 22/11. There, they discussed about identity construction, the involvement of youth in the decision processes related to water, the mobilization of youth to discuss water problems and solutions and to take part in watershed committees as well as the importance to implement local projects as legacy to the country. The result was one action plan for the next 3 years. The idea is to use all this youth energy to bring different youth demands and perspectives to the next World Water Forum. After the general assembly, the Brazilian parliamentarians attended the National Symposium of Water Resources promoted by the Brazilian water association ABRH, where they were formally inducted.