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SIWI World Water Week 2017: Water and Waste – Reduce and Reuse

Geschreven op 23-9-2015 - Erik van Erne. Geplaatst in Agenda, EEN-Armoede, Water
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World Water Week

10 June 2017: The SIWI World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. In 2017, World Water Week from 27 August till 1 September will address the theme Water and Waste – Reduce and Reuse. 

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to the World Water Week in Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) believes water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.

The world’s most prestigious water award, Stockholm Water Prize, honours women, men and organizations whose work contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary water-related achievements are eligible.

Professor Stephen McCaffrey, USA, is named 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contribution to the evolution and progressive realization of international water law.

Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California, is the single most respected authority on International Water Law. His work continues to influence scholars, legal practitioners and policy-makers and contribute to the sustainable and peaceful management of shared waters.

Women play critical roles in all aspects of water governance, yet they are visibly missing from the water dialogue. Images of women as decision makers, water managers, effective water users and stewards are very hard to come by.

Through #WaterWomen we aim to collect images that illustrate these important roles and tell the stories of women as invaluable water managers, decision makers and users.

See also: World Water Day: The Story of Bottled Water by The Story of Stuff – World Water Day: The Bubble Skyscraper Fresh Water Factory – World Water Day  – World Water Day Video from My Charity: Water – World Water Day: Green Schools in Africa give kids Smart Water – World Water Day: Lewis Black on Broadway on Water

31 August 2016: Joan Rose, water quality champion, received the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize. Professor Joan B. Rose received the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize for her tireless contributions to global public health; by assessing risks to human health in water and creating guidelines and tools for decision-makers and communities to improve global wellbeing. The prize was presented to Joan Rose by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, during a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall during the ongoing World Water Week.

Joan Rose is widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on the microorganism Cryptosporidium. In 1993, the largest outbreak to date of the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium affected more than 400 000 people in Milwaukee, US, who got sick from contaminated drinking water. 69 people died in the outbreak. Cryptosporidium, which exists in both humans and animals, cannot be killed by chlorine, and lives for several months.

Professor Rose and her team, whom she calls “water detectives” investigate waterborne disease outbreaks globally, to determine how they can be stopped, and prevented. She was the first person to present the widespread occurrence of Cryptosporidium in water supplies in 1988.

30 August 2016: Three students from Thailand, Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla, received the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Tuesday for their innovative water retention device that mimics the water retention of the Bromeliad plant. H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented the prize at an award ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm.

By examining the efficacy of natural water collection by plants – especially in terms of the shape of plants that collect and capture water – Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla built a device that mimics the water retention of the Bromeliad plant. The device has also been installed on rubber trees on rubber plantations. For this, they have been awarded the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize, showcasing that nature is the best teacher.

The Jury was impressed by the winners, in particular their exceptional creativity, unrelenting diligence, enthusiasm and true passion for water.

23 September 2015: No one is left untouched after having listened to the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize winner Rajendra Singh, also known as the “Water man of India”. He is what most people would define as a true water hero.

Since 1991, Stockholm Water Prize has recognized 25 heroes from various fields and continents for their important water work. We know that the world is filled with enthusiasts like these, with a passion to building a better, water-wise world, in any way they can. We now want you to help us find our next water hero. Make sure to give your favourite the chance to win! Nominate in the simple form below. It will not take more than a minute. And do it now, deadlines for nominations is 25 September.

2015 is the target year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Although considerable progress has been made, the targets to achieve improved access to key basic services during the first 15 years of this century will not be fully reached. About one billion people will still lack access to safe water and even more lack access to basic sanitation. About one billion people will still be without electricity and will go to bed hungry – largely the same underprivileged poor.

The challenge remains for the world community in 2015, to formulate, commit to and to urgently pursue a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Water is central to these challenges. Our lives and livelihoods, and that of all other living creatures, depend on water. Without it we cannot sustain a productive economy, live healthy lives or produce food, energy and other basic necessities and commodities.

World Water Week in Stockholm will continue to focus on these issues, and the vital role water plays in addressing them. From “water and food security” in 2012, “water cooperation” in 2013 and “water and energy” in 2014 and “water for development” in 2015.

See also: World Water Day: The Story of Bottled Water by The Story of Stuff – World Water Day: The Bubble Skyscraper Fresh Water Factory – World Water Day  – World Water Day Video from My Charity: Water – World Water Day: Green Schools in Africa give kids Smart Water – World Water Day: Lewis Black on Broadway on Water

Wie wordt de ‘Water Hero’ van 2016? Sinds 1991 heeft de organisatie van de World Water Week de Stockholm Water Prize uitgereikt aan 25 ‘waterhelden’ uit verschillende disciplines en werelddelen. Ook voor de volgende editie zoekt de organisatie enthousiaste professionals die met hun passie een voorbeeld zijn in de waterwereld. Het is tot 25 september mogelijk om personen te nomineren voor de titel.

Tijdens de World Water Week van 2015 won mr. Rajendra Singh de Stockholm Water Prize. Singh is de drijvende kracht achter innovatieve waterprojecten in India, waarbij drooggevallen watervoorzieningen worden hersteld en de waterveiligheid in belangrijke agrarische gebieden wordt gewaarborgd.

Zie ook: World Water Day: Drie indrukwekkende filmpjes ! – World Water Day: Water uit de kraan lijkt zo gewoon ! – Every drop counts: Naar een duurzame drinkwaterkringloop –  Wereld Waterdag – Wat weet u over water ? – Nederlander Verbruikt 2,3 Miljoen Liter Water per Jaar –  De Water Footprint en nog wat andere voetafdrukken – Wereld Waterdag – Wereld Waterdag in Nederland: Internationale Samenwerking 2.0 – Wandelen voor water – Prins van Oranje: ‘Samen in actie voor water en sanitatie’ – Prins van Oranje in Kenia voor Wereld Waterdag – Prins van Oranje bij Wereldwaterdag en Walk for Love of Water in Kaapstad – WINN Waterinnovatie Rijkswaterstaat: Anders Kijken naar Water – Het Water Kwartetspel: Duurzaam Geleerd Duurzaam Gedaan

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