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1 September 2017

In the week between August 27 up to September 1st, Stockholm was host to the World Water Week event, bringing together over 3000 water professionals from 133 countries. Among hundreds of presentations, seminars, debates and table discussions, spanning across the seven days of the event, we at WAREG would like to make note of the seminar Governance of water and waste: a key to sustainable development?

The seminar addressed governance of water and waste with a particular emphasis on wastewater management and reuse, concentrating on various areas of integrating water resources management; reducing and reusing waste; managing water and waste in the urban context and promoting integrity and anti-corruption in the water and waste sectors. Among the institutions that were present were the following: World Water CouncilOECDInternational Water AssociationWorld BankThe International Secretariat for WaterWater Integrity NetworkWaterAidWorld Resources InstituteAction for WaterIndia Water Foundation, LIS-Water. 

Here, you can find the main sessions and speakers in the seminar :

Session 1.                    Session 2.                       Session 3.  

Some note-worthy presentations that brought-up interesting and useful materials were:

Toolikit 1 - a tool developed by SWP (Sustainable Water Partneship) the first in a series of six toolkits providing a brief introduction to water security, as well as a detailed walkthrough of SWP’s five-step Water Security Improvement (WSI) process.

AQUEDUCT - a global water risk mapping tool that helps companies, investors, governments, and other users understand where and how water risks and opportunities are emerging worldwide.

The presentation for the Kalundborg Symbiosis  project - an industrial ecosystem, where the by-product residual product of one enterprise is used as a resource by another enterprise, in a closed cycle. An industrial symbiosis is a local collaboration where public and private enterprises buy and sell residual products, resulting in mutual economic and environmental benefits.

For more information and news obout the event, visit the website.

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