17 August 2007
The aim of the World Water Week in Stockholm is to serve, on an annual basis, as the main arena for an exchange of views and experiences between members of the scienti?c, business, policy and civil society communities in order to advance efforts related to water, the environment, livelihoods and poverty reduction. The World Water Week in Stockholm:
By serving as a link between practice, science, policy and decision-making, the World Water Week moves beyond simply talking about what is and what should be by combining different types of knowledge and experiences to achieve development and environmental objectives in a worthwhile manner.
As a backdrop, the World Water Week’s basic perspective is global, but it also acknowledges that there are similarities and differences between regions of the world, phases of development, political systems and climatic conditions.
The World Water Week also serves as a venue for the awarding of distinguished prizes and honours. In doing so, the Week focuses attention on outstanding efforts and raises awareness of different water and development issues.
A World Water Week in Stockholm niche is selected and followed for a range of years. The present niche (2003–2007) is “Drainage Basin Security: Prospects for Trade offs and Bene?t Sharing in a Globalised World.” The sub-theme for 2007 is “Progress and Prospects on Water: Striving for Sustainability in a Changing World” and offers participants the opportunity to learn more about – and to contribute to – solutions to one of the most signi?cant development and environmental challenges that the world has to come to grips with.
Selected abstracts will be presented in Workshops and special Poster Sessions.
Seminars and side events will feature invited speakers and participants will present their views and experiences. Special attention will be devoted to highlight concrete work that matters for the poor, for the environment and for our common future.
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