World Water Week has kicked off with the slogan ‘Water for Society: including all’. Held from the 25th-30st August 2019, this annual event is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The week sees a range of professionals descend onto Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
The week has a history spanning 29 years and has been the focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991. As a global conference, the event focuses on the big issues in water conservation and management, along with providing a forum to discuss practical solutions, to achieve a water wise world.
This year’s theme ‘Water for society: including all’ brings together experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries. Themes covered this year include ‘Water governance with and for all: Is it working?’, ‘Entrepreneurship driving water impact for all’ and ‘Innovation: Business as Unusual’ and the aim of this year’s event is to:
- Link scientific understanding with policy and decision-making to develop concrete solutions to water, environmental and development challenges.
- Foster proactive partnerships and alliances between individuals and organisations from a wide range of different fields of expertise.
- Highlight ground-breaking research, best practices and innovative policy work by stakeholders and experts from around the world and from multiple disciplines.
- Review the implementation of actions, commitments and decisions in international processes and primary stakeholders in response to water sustainability challenges.
- Award outstanding achievements.
It is expected that around 3,300 individuals, from approximately 380 convening organisations, from 135 countries will participate in this year’s event. Attending a 6-day programme consisting of 270 sessions, networking and social events.
You can find out more on World Water Week by visiting www.worldwaterweek.org