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Water central in actualising 2030 SDG Agenda, water week concludes, closes

Karin Lexen

World Water Week closed on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden, with participants concluding that water must be recognised as the enabler of successful implementation of the entire 2030 Agenda as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. “Water – the lifeline of our planet – will be needed to achieve nearly every Sustainable Development Goal, and to face the challenges that climate ...

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World Bank, IWA partner to reduce water losses

pipe leak

The World Bank and the International Water Association (IWA) on Thursday in Stockholm, Sweden at World Water Week declared their intentions to establish a global partnership to help countries, especially the poorest, improve water management. The agreement essentially focuses on water that is pumped but then lost or unaccounted for, called non-revenue water (NRW). In developing countries, roughly 45 million ...

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Water ministers launch monitoring system portal

Gerson Lwenge

Global attention at the ongoing World Water Week in Stockholm shifted to Africa on Wednesday as the continent launched its trail-blazing web-based monitoring and reporting framework on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Touted as one of the most ambitious attempts at tracking progress on the attainment of the SDGs as they relate to the water and sanitation sector as well ...

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Thai students win 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize with water retention device

2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Three students from Thailand – Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla – received the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Monday for their innovative water retention device that mimics the water retention of the Bromeliad plant. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented the prize at an award ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm. As the three received the ...

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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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Experts clamour Green Water Initiative in Africa


Water and climate experts on Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden called for a Green Water Initiative, as part of a Water Revolution in Africa, that would alleviate hunger on the continent and help to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the onset of the 2016 World Water Week (WWW) holding in the Swedish capital city, a group of world-renowned hydro-climate experts ...

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SIWI decorates India’s Waterman


Rajendra Singh of India on Wednesday in Sweden received the Stockholm Water Prize for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented the prize to Rajendra Singh at a Royal ...

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Stockholm water week opens amid hope for solutions


The 2015 World Water Week, themed Water for Development, officially opened on Monday August 24 in Stockholm with over 3,000 participants from more than 120 countries, representing governments, academia, international organisations, civil society, the corporate sector, and many others. The role of water for development cannot be overestimated. Water is the foundation for all aspects of human and societal progress. ...

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Firm bags Stockholm Industry Award for water re-use


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


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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