WWW 2014 – First Impressions

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I am attending the 24th World Water Week, organised in Stockholm and by SIWI with are over 3000 participants registered, making it a record year. During the Opening Plenary session, a message from H.E. President Sirleaf of Liberia was read to the audience. She stated…

Young Chinese scientists are up to the challenge

Each year, thousands of participants from over 30 countries join national competitions in the hope of earning the chance to represent their nation at the international Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) competition final.  Presented during the World Water Week, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize seeks…

Peaceful water cooperation requires new thinking

The challenges surrounding regional cooperation over shared natural resources have never quite been as pronounced as they are today. Climate-related crises and disasters occur more frequently and the impact of globalization means that nations, markets and sectors must adapt to rapid change. Populations are mostly…

Celebrating World Water Day

The United Nations held their World Water Day annual celebrations today in Tokyo, Japan. Traditionally occurring every year on 22 March, the day is designed to focus global attention on the importance of water and to advocate for sustainable management of our water resources. As…

SIWI debates climate change and groundwater at SOAS

Risks from ‘groundwater flooding’ became visible to large parts of the general public in the United Kingdom after record-breaking storms in February this year. The ensuing debate was marked by reluctance among some to attribute the persistent rain and strong winds to human induced global…