World Water Week Coming Up – Stockholm

Did you know World Water Week for 2012 is just about with us?


Yes – this annual event is being held from 26-31 August 2012 and Stockholm will once again be hosting it.  Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.


World Water Week niche and theme

Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. The themes change each year, but each fits within a broader “niche” that covers several years. The grouping of themes within a niche is designed to develop a long-term perspective on a broad yet significant water and development issue. It also ensures that each year builds upon the previous years’ outcomes and findings.

The current niche for 2009-2012 is “Responding to Global Changes”, which looks at the potential and necessary responses in water policy, management and development to address pervasive and increasingly impacting global changes. The themes within the current niche are:

  • 2009: Accessing Water for the Common Good
  • 2010: The Water Quality Challenge
  • 2011: Water in an Urbanising World
  • 2012: Water and Food Security

If you’re interested to see what this year’s World Water Week program has to offer – click right here.


Here are some of the Workshops on offer too:

  • Best use of blue water resources for food security
  • Rainfed production under growing rain variability: Closing the yield gap
  • Safeguarding global food security and life supporting ecosystems
  • Health and food security
  • Securing water and food in an urbanizing world
  • Towards a green economy: The water-food-energy nexus
  • Trade and food security
  • Governance for water and food security

For a more complete look at the World Water Week entire program and schedule this is the link.

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