10.08.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office /Natural Sciences Sector

World Water Week

©worldwaterweek.org -2010 Edition of the World Water Week

The World Water Week in Stockholm, an annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues, will take place on 21-27 August. The key issues and discussion points will be framed by the 2011 theme: "Water in an Urbanizing World". During the week, the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) will host a side event on 24 August to present the early findings of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR4) and the new WWAP Global Water Scenarios Project. The session will underline that more responsible action by all water users has enormous potential to lead to better outcomes, and that many systems that affect water can be understood and factored into water governance only when data has been collected and analyzed.

WWAP, together with its sister agencies UNW-DPAC and UNW-DPC, will also co-organize a Stakeholder Dialogue on behalf of UN-Water on 22 August. This Dialogue, entitled "Beyond 2015: What Next for Water-Related MDGs and Water Challenges", will provide an opportunity to discuss important actions to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Hosted and led by UNESCO, WWAP is a United Nations system-wide effort to develop the tools and skills needed to achieve a better understanding of the processes, management practices and policies that will help improve the supply and quality of global freshwater resources.

World Water Week is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) each year in August.

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