Stockholm Water Front No. 2 2011

In this issue of the quarterly Stockholm Water Front, an exclusive editorial contribution by the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Stephen Carpenter presents the dangers for overusing phosphorus. The Laureate says despite scientific uncertainty about reaching a stage of “peak phosphorus” production, humanity is definitely heading towards total exploitation of a nutrient that is extremely important for ecosystems. The issue also focuses on a range of regional and national issues, while keeping SIWIs global perspective. For example, it tackles water policy issues related to China’s Three Gorges Dam, the birth of South Sudan in the Nile basin, and droughts in the western Brazilian Amazon Basin. The diversity of those and other contributions aims to give the reader a critical view of some of the most current issues of our day.