Authorities from Brazil and several countries will hold week-long discussions on difficulties and measures to improve the use of, and access to water. The discussions will take place at the World Water Forum in Marseilles, France. The Environment Minister, Izabella Teixeira, will participate in the debates together with several Brazilian and foreign specialists. The World Water Forum takes place every three years, and is organized by the World Water Council. The President of the National Water Agency (ANA), Vicente Andreu, will speak on global water governance. According to the advisory agency, there will be joint discussion of solutions and projects that are in development in the sector. Paulo Varella, who is also from the agency, will talk about the efforts made in Brazil and the progress achieved. The ANA representatives cited examples such as the Water Producer Program (payment for environmental services), Prodes (remediation of watersheds through funding for sewage treatment), the Brazilian Atlas of Urban Water Supply (as a solution to monitoring the efficiency of supply) and experience with management of water resources, as well as monitoring rivers and critical events.