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  • 8 Sep 2018- 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Stockholm's annual water event, World Water Week, concluded August 31. The conference, organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), attracted more than 3,600 participants from 133 countries who attended nearly
  • 7 Sep 2016- 06:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Roman Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, gave a keynote address in Stockholm last week at the city’s annual World Water Week. Turkson spoke to links between faith and development
  • 2 Sep 2016- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson emphasized the all-encompassing nature of water and denounced “unequal distribution” during a keynote address at Stockholm’s World Water Week on September 1st. Eliasson spoke
  • 1 Sep 2016- 04:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Professor Joan Rose was awarded the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize on August 31st, for contributions to global public health. The prize was presented by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, in a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall during
  • 26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Every year world leaders, development professionals and water experts gather in Stockholm, Sweden for discussion of water- our planet’s most critical resource. This year’s gathering will occur from 28 August to 2 September and focus on
  • 17 Aug 2016- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has published its 2016 World Water Week Report in advance of Sweden’s annual World Water Week (28th September to 2nd August, 2016). The report is described by SIWI as “an inspiration
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) on March 22nd announced Professor Joan Rose as the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Rose, who holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University, has
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States Humanity’s water footprint may be larger than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers from Stockholm University. Older estimates of human water consumption total 9,100 cubic kilometers per year, but
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 25 Sep 2015- 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations today (September 25) began a three-day meeting during which the body is expected to formally adopt a new global sustainable development agenda. One hundred ninety-three world leaders are expected to commit
  • 28 Aug 2015- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden This year's World Water Week in Stockholm wrapped up on August 28th with a call to ensure that water is given a central place in upcoming climate change negotiations. “Water is what binds together all the aspects of climate change
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The South African government is looking to desalinationto help ease the country’s water problems, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said this week. "We have given the go-ahead through the Cabinet, a week ago, that
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden In a ceremony held during World Water Week on August 26th, Indian conservationist and activist Rajendra Singh, known as the “Waterman of India,” received the Stockholm Water Prize in recognition of his efforts toward water restoration
  • 26 Aug 2015- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden A mid-term review by Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partners found that significant progress has been made on 56 percent of the 383 commitments proposed during the last SWA High-Level Meeting in 2014. The Mid-Term Review of
  • 8 Sep 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The 2014 World Water Week, hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), concluded on September 5th with participants agreeing that a standalone water goal, as well as an “intimate integration of energy and water,” must

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