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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 8th World Water Forum got underway on Monday with President Temer and eleven other heads of state gathering in Brazil’s capital Brasilia to discuss the sustainable use of water resources around the world.

More than 40,000 participants from over 178 countries are expected to attend the more than three hundred discussions and panels.

"Access to water and sanitation is closely linked to our ability to grow sustainably," said President Michel Temer during the opening ceremony.

In addition to world leaders the Forum will also have experts in . . .

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