WHOSE KNOWLEDGE COUNTS AT WORLD WATER WEEK 2010?

by Timothy Karpouzoglou, research student, SPRU World Water Week (WWW) 2010 is over, leaving me with some questions. Is WWW really about “opening up” or about “closing down” the debate on water resource management? The overall theme for this year WWW has been water quality. WWW aims “to highlight positive action and new thinking towards…

WORLD WATER WEEK: CONTROVERSY AND CONTRASTS

By Lyla Mehta, STEPS Centre Water and Sanitation convenor It’s my fourth day at World Water Week, the annual mecca for policy-makers and players from the World Water Council, the Water and Sanitation Programmes (WSP), Stockholm Water Institute, WaterAid, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), as well as several UN and bilateral agencies such as…

WORLD WATER WEEK: THE SAME OLD STUFF?

by Jeremy Allouche, STEPS Centre Research Fellow Here’s our first blog from World Water Week – some call it ‘the pilgrimage of water’. Well… the price of the pilgrimage (about £650) makes it difficult to attend and it remains very much an elitist club. In this regard, one always wonders how useful these high-level international…

STEPS AT WORLD WATER WEEK

We’re at World Water Week in Stockholm this week. Our session, Liquid Dynamics II: Linking Quality and Access for Pro-poor Sustainability is at 12.45pm on Wednesday. In the session, we’ll discuss the complex interactions between the social, technological and ecological/hydrological dimensions of water and sanitation. These interactions are often sidelined in water and sanitation management….

WORLD WATER WEEK, FRI: WATER ACROSS BORDERS

By Julia Day Delegates arrived today slightly weary from a week of networking (or last evening’s Royal Banquet festivities with Sweden’s Orlando Bloom-alike Prince). Nonetheless it is a good turnout for the closing plenary, which is attempting to sum up the key messages emerging from World Water Week. Managing water across borders was one of…

WORLD WATER WEEK, THURS: TOWARDS COP-15

By Julia Day It is the turn of the big-hitters this afternoon, with a panel made up of water Ministers from around the world. They were tasked with revealing how they plan to bring water and climate change together to advocate for stronger global action at the forthcoming climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, COP-15. With…

WORLD WATER WEEK: PHOTOS

Have a look at some of our photos from World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.

WORLD WATER WEEK – THURSDAY – WATER & CLIMATE

By Julia Day Despite being organised to within an inch of its life here at the Stockholmsmassan conference centre, World Water Week’s morning sessions are already running behind. Has there ever been a conference that runs on time? Answers on a postcard, please. Anyway, I am sitting in on a session entitled ‘From Theory to…

WORLD WATER WEEK, STOCKHOLM

By Julia Day Here in the Swedish capital of Stockholm the 19th annual World Water Week is in full swing. Having only arrived this evening, there is a lot to catch up on ahead of the STEPS Centre session on Liquid Dynamics on Friday. Nearly 2,500 scientists, policymakers, business leaders, NGOs and media from 136…

LIQUID DYNAMICS AT WORLD WATER WEEK

The STEPS Centre is holding an event at World Water Week in Stockholm this month, entitled Liquid Dynamics: Rethinking Sustainability in Water and Action. Our side event examines the concept of ‘liquid dynamics’ – often neglected patterns of complexity and interaction between the social, technological and ecological dimensions of water and sanitation. Presentations and discussions…