Policymakers, researchers, and private sector representatives from around the world will soon gather in Stockholm for World Water Week, where they will be discussing local and global efforts to strengthen water security in a changing world. Convened by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), this year’s conference will run from August 25-30.
The Stockholm International Water Institute brings together experts, policymakers, development practitioners, entrepreneurs, and more every August for World Water Week events, knowledge sharing, and networking. This year World Water Week will address the theme “Water for Society – Including All.”
It’s 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, in Stockholm, Sweden. For five days now, the halls of the Stockholm City Conference Centre have been humming with the impassioned discussions of more than 3,200 water experts, decision-makers, private sector representatives and thought leaders. They’ve gathered here from over 130 countries for World Water Week, the largest annual conference of its kind in the world. Here at the end of the week, amid hundreds of panels, presentations and plenaries, the Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP) is hoping to make a splash.
New research demonstrates that improving a woman’s access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) provides a multitude of indirect and positive impacts that often are overlooked in traditional development interventions. Benefits of this water access “ripple effect” go beyond the time savings and health outcomes that are well known across the sector. Referred to as “pathways to empowerment,” these now-quantifiable impacts cover a range of outcomes, including a more than 50 percent increase in female community leadership positions and shifts in gender norms within the community.
This report considers how USWEs can provide a viable and sustainable complementary solution to the Government of India’s piped-water efforts to meet the needs of the urban poor and support the transformation of safe-water-stressed cities into resilient cities.
World Water Week starts in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 26. The annual gathering organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has become a focal point for the globe’s water issues. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,300 individuals and some 380 convening organizations from 135 countries.
World Water Week (WWW) is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”.
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