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EVENTS - 2011

Stockholm World Water Week, 21 – 27 August 2011


The next World Water Week will be held in Stockholm from 21 to 27 August 2011. The theme is “Responding to Global Challenges - Water in an Urbanising World".

The World Water Week is held in the Swedish capital of Stockholm in August every year since 1991. It provides a full week of meetings and networking around the thematics of world water management, and is crowned by the presentation of the Stockholm Water Prize.

The World Water Week in Stockholm is not just a forum for discussion of solutions to the world's pressing water and related problems. It is also a place to celebrate the accomplishments of those whose outstanding efforts are already improving the water environment, bringing water and basic sanitation to people in need, and increasing our knowledge of water through groundbreaking research.

South Africa’s Participation at the Stockholm World Water Week

South Africa regularly participates in this event dubbed as the ‘leading global meeting place for the planet’s water issues’.

In the previous years the department was mainly involved in the global Junior Water Prize competition, but increasingly the participation has broadened to share and learn from experiences on specific technical matters. These are related to common challenges in water, food security, sanitation, climate change and global changes in these fields.