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Stockholm World Water Week - Where the Water World Meets

A Clean and Healthy Water World

This year’s theme of World Water Week held from August 17-23, 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden was “Progress and Prospects on Water: For a Clean and Healthy World” with a special focus on sanitation.  

22 Aug 2008 | News story

Stockholm World Water Week - Where the Water World Meets

Environmental Flow Event at World Water Week

Environmental Flows and Human Well-being …  

16 Aug 2008 | Event

Children bathing with a basketful of fish

World Water Week: Seminar on Environmental Flows and Human Well-Being

Join us for a seminar on the links between human well being and healthy ecosystems on Tuesday 19th of August, 13.30-17.00, Room K21 of the Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Center …  

15 Aug 2008 | Event

Tanzania

World Water Week: Sanitizing our water sources – 17-23

Background: “Progress and Prospects on Water: For a Clean and Healthy World” is the theme of the 2008 World Water Week conference, with special focus on sanitation. Held in Stockholm 17-23 August this year’s meeting recognizes the declaration by the United Nations of 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation (IYS). It focuses on the environmental and health crisis caused by the more than 200 million tonnes of human waste that ends up untreated in water systems, fouling the environment and exposing millions of people to disease. …  

15 Aug 2008 | Media advisory

River Symposium Logo

Global experts to stream into Brisbane for major river management forum

For the first time, Australia’s largest annual river management forum, the International Riversymposium will provide discussion and feedback from its key sessions to the 5th World Water Forum in Turkey next year. …  

31 Jul 2008 | Event

Children in the Páramo in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorian National Water Secretariat is Created

Yesterday, the Ecuadorian government issued a decree for the "Reorganization of the National Council of Water Resources through the creation of the National Water Secretariat.” …  

28 May 2008 | News story

GEF IW: LEARN / IUCN Regional Workshop on Designing Payments for Ecosystem Services, Vietnam

GEF IW: LEARN / IUCN Regional Workshop on Designing Payments for Ecosystem Services

Are Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) a viable way of financing management of river basins and coastal environments? What steps are needed to develop PES schemes? What experiences and lessons learned have been generated from attempts to develop PES in the real world? …  

03 Apr 2008 | Event

Pangani river system : state of the basin report - 2007, Tanzania

Tanzania: Working towards better ecosystems in Pangani river basin

A new project in Tanzania's Pangani river basin aims to improve water flows for the benefit of all its users. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

Sava River, Slovenia

World Water Day: Sanitizing our water sources

While billions of people lack access to proper sanitation, millions of kilometers of rivers are getting more polluted everyday. …  

20 Mar 2008 | Media advisory