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GWP at World Water Week 2019

Stockholm World Water Week takes place 25-30 August, with this year's theme being "Water for society - Including all". As in previous years, GWP will have a strong presence and involvement.

Some 3,500-4,000 water, sustainability and development professionals from all over the world will converge on this year’s event - for more than 200 sessions of different formats and an range of subjects.

GWP  will covene, co-convene or be part of more than 20 sessions. We will also have a booth (E:07) at the venue all week, with a variety of events planned. 

GWP on Water Governance

One of GWP's activities is a seminar on Thursday 29 August, co-convened by GWP, about the strong and weak dimensions of water governance.

The focus of the seminar will be on implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, 6 and 16, including gaps that exist between objectives and results such as delays in implementation of laws and their enforcement. What do laws tell us about the values and guiding principles that govern water allocations? Is it true that a more effective governance is less democratic and more autocratic? What role does science play in raising awareness of biophysical limitations and contribute to trust building? Come to the seminar to have a better understanding of cultural, moral, religious and ethical dimensions of allocations, including a human rights based approach - more information available through the World Water Week schedule.

More information about GWP's activities will follow soon - please check back here.