The World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.
Building capacity, promoting partnership, reviewing implementation. The World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction agendas. It does so by:
• Linking scientific understanding with policy and decision-making to develop concrete solutions to water, environment and development challenges,
• Fostering proactive partnerships and alliances between individuals and organisations from different fields of expertise,
• Highlighting ground-breaking research, best practices and innovative policy work by stakeholders and experts around the world and from multiple disciplines,
• Reviewing the implementation of actions, commitments and decisions in international processes by different stakeholders in response to the challenges and
• Awarding outstanding achievements.
Thematic focuses of seminars and side events
In line with the thematic focus of the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm on Water and Food Security, SIWI especially welcomes proposals on issues that relate to food security and water that are not covered by the workshops:
- The link between food waste, consumption patterns and water
- Water efficiency of the food supply chain
- Gender aspects on food security and water
- Land and water acquisition
- Financial instruments for food security and water resource use.
In addition, SIWI welcomes proposals that explore other aspects of water and development such as:
- Climate change
- Communications and advocacy
- Conflict resolution and transboundary waters
- Private Sector
- Social impacts and the rights perspective
- Sanitation and health
- Water resource management
Apply online in April / May 2012. Early-bird discount period runs up till June 30
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