Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the second Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”
Participants of the meeting, including representatives of the embassies of Brazil and South Africa, chaired by Dr Victor Danilov-Danilyan, Director of the Institute of Water Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, discussed the preparation of the forum. At the meeting the following issues were discussed: candidatures of co-chairs and speakers of the thematic sessions, as well as suggested presentation topics. The participants endorsed the format and requirements for poster session materials that are also available at the web-site. Members of the Programme Committee discussed the criteria for the selection of applications, as well as the publication of selected papers in special issues of highly cited scientific journal 'Water Resources' and 'Foresight and STI Governance', indexed in Scopus. The next meeting of the Program Committee will be held end of July, and the next meeting of the Organizing Committee will be held end of August 2016.