01.09.2010 -

2010 World Water Week

© Robert SchwemmerDelta submersible in waters off Santa Cruz Island (USA)

The Water Quality Challenge - Prevention, Wise Use and Abatement

Stockholm, Sweden, 5 - 11 September 2010

The World Water Week in Stockholm, the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues, will take place from the 5th to the 11th of September. The thematic scope frames the key issues and discussion points related to the 2010 theme "The Water Quality Challenge - Prevention, Wise Use and Abatement". The intention is to deepen the understanding of, stimulate ideas on, and engage the water community around the challenges related to water quality.

During the week, the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) will host a side event to present the working structure and themes of the next UN World Water Development Report, to be launched in March 2012, as well as any preliminary conclusions or findings. The side event on the WWDR4, titled “Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk: Towards the 2012 UN World Water Development Report” will be held on the 6th of September.

On the 8th of September, WWAP will co-host the seminar “Sick Water is threatening the MDGs. A stakeholder dialogue to address capacity development and communication needs”, a dialogue session also organized by UN-Water and led by the UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC), the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), as well as UN-HABITAT and UNEP.

WWAP Coordinator, Olcay Unver, together with WWAP Project Manager for World Water Scenarios Project, William Cosgrove, will provide a presentation on “Uncertainty, Risk and Possible Futures of the World Water System”, during the World Water Week’s Workshop 7 on Resilience, Uncertainty and Tipping Points.

Throughout the week, WWAP will hold a stand in the exhibition area where materials and information about the Programme and the UN World Water Development Report will be available and on display.

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