On 4 August, 2016 the Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the third Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”. Participants discussed the draft Program of the event.
The meeting was chaired by Dr Victor Danilov-Danilyan, Director of the Institute of Water Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Participants of the meeting, including representatives of the embassies of Brazil and South Africa, discussed the preparation of the forum, including the applications received by the forum operator, format and content of the plenary and thematic sessions. Participants endorsed the draft Conference Program and extension of the deadline for certain categories of applicants: poster session participants - until 20 August, round table speakers- until 26 August, attendees (without presentations) - until 23 September.
Members of the Program Committee agreed to abolish the thematic session "Hydropower. Main water resource issues" and round table "Establishment of the pool of expert organizations for the BRICS Development Bank for assessment of projects related to hydropower, water resources and hydrotechnical melioration" due to insufficient number of applications. The next Program Committee meeting will take place in the end of August - beginning of September 2016, and the next Organizing Committee meeting will be held on 18 August 2016.