Water and sustainable business – are you ahead of the curve?

SIWA 2015

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Roughly 80% of all water withdrawn globally is used to produce goods or services for exchange (commercial purposes1). When it comes to tackling global water challenges, the private sector holds the keys to change the game. The Stockholm Industry Water Award is presented each year…

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…