World Water Week in Stockholm builds capacity, promotes partnerships, reviews implementation

JJeziorski-PWW-Haiti-May-2013-small-wm-134World Water Week in Stockholm is a leading annual global event that seeks to address the planet’s water issues and water-related international development challenges. The week attracts more than 2,500 participants and 200 collaborating local and international organizations working in some 130 countries.

The 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm will take place Aug. 31 through Sept. 5 with a theme of Energy and Water. (Check out Pure Water’s blog on the Water-Energy Nexus.)

“Events such as World Water Week in Stockholm are essential platforms to share knowledge and learn about new methodologies, technologies and practices being used around the world,” said Pure Water for the World Executive Director Carolyn Crowley Meub. “While Pure Water isn’t able to attend this year, we’re following the week’s events closely to learn from our colleagues in the water sector.”

World Water Week is hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), a Sweeden-based policy institution that generates knowledge and informs decision-making toward water-wise policy.

Founded in 1991, SIWI conducts research, builds institutional capacity and provides advisory services in five thematic areas: water governance, transboundary water management, climate change and water, the water-energy-food nexus, and water economics.

Leaders and experts from the world’s scientific, business, government and civic communities convene in Stockholm for World Water Week to exchange views and experiences and to shape joint solutions to global water challenges.

SIWI reports that the week functions as an open and dynamic platform that enables participants to build capacity, form partnerships and review implementation, thereby advancing the world’s water, environment, health, livelihoods and poverty reduction agendas.

Click here to learn more about World Water Week.