2015 World Water Week – Overarching Conclusions

World Water Week Published: November 2015

With these Overarching Conclusions, we are summing up a very successful World Water Week. With 3,300 participants from 130 countries, and participants from an ever-widening range of communities, World Water Week is cementing its position as the world’s most important annual conference about water and water-related issues.

KEY LESSON LEARNED

The 2015 theme, Water for Development, showed yet again how water is what links all aspects of development. Affecting our daily lives in a way no other resource does, it is a measure of how well or poorly a society fares.

In over 200 sessions and events at the World Water Week venue in downtown Stockholm, issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, sanitation, transboundary waters and urbanization were discussed and debated.

Summary

The 2015 theme, Water for Development, showed yet again how water is what links all aspects of development. Affecting our daily lives in a way no other resource does, it is a measure of how well or poorly a society fares.

In over 200 sessions and events at the World Water Week venue in downtown Stockholm, issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, sanitation, transboundary waters and urbanization were discussed and debated.

Three teams of rapporteurs together attended all the sessions, and their take-home messages were distilled into three articles. The chairman of World Water Weeks’s Scientific Programme Committee has summarized the eight workshops held during the Week. And from all over the world, thousands of others joined the discussion via social media channels. As an example, the #WWWeek hashtag was used more than 34,000 times, and retweeted some 900,000 times during the Week. Read more about our digital reach, and our successful campaigns, in these Overarching Conclusions. Enjoy!

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