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Nordic textile makers conserve water, curb pollution

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H&M, IKEA, Filippa K and 20 other Nordic brands are said to have saved more than 6.7 billion litres of water, or the daily water supply of one for 134 million people, in less than seven years. Under the guidance of the Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI), a programme driving global change towards sustainable textile and leather production, the factories have ...

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Water central to realising SDGs, say experts, as 2016 water week opens

Torgny Holmgren

“Without reliable access to water, almost no Sustainable Development Goal will be achieved. To make that happen, we must ensure water’s centrality to the entire Agenda 2030. This will show the power water has a connector.” Those were the words Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), on Monday in Stockholm, Sweden while formally opening opening ...

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Bodies collaborate to launch Heads of State Panel on Water

Torgny-Holmgren

Together with partners, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) joins in the establishment of a Heads of State Panel on Water, a global undertaking aimed at mobilizing support for implementing the water-related Sustainable Development Goals. The panel was launched during the World Economic Forum in Davos. To mobilise global support for implementing the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN ...

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Swedish water project wins Nordic fashion industry sustainability award

Torgny-Holmgren

A collaboration for efficiency in water consumption, energy and chemical use in the textile industry won the prestigious 2015 Habit Fashion Award for Sustainability on Wednesday, November 5 in Stockholm, Sweden. Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR) is a joint initiative between Stockholm International Water Institute, Sida, Swedish fashion brands Indiska, KappAhl and Lindex, their Indian suppliers and sub-suppliers. SWAR was honoured ...

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SIWI: Water critical to Sustainable Development Goals

Torgny-Holmgren

About 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Without water, however, these goals cannot be achieved. SIWI, in New York, will further amplify the importance of water to the global development agenda. The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda is holding in New York, convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the ...

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Firm bags Stockholm Industry Award for water re-use

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The Stockholm Industry Water Award (SIWA) was on Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Sweden awarded to CH2M, a global service and engineering company, for developing and advancing methods to clean water, and increasing public acceptance of recycled water. “CH2M is thrilled to be the recipient of the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The advances in water re-use technology developed by ...

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Leaders, experts discuss world’s water crisis in Stockholm

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World leaders, water experts and development professionals will meet for six days beginning from Sunday, August 23, 2015 in Stockholm, the Swedish capital city, to seek solutions to the world’s several escalating water crises. With both World Water Week and Stockholm Water Prize celebrating their 25th jubilee, several special events and campaign finales will take place during the Week. The ...

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