Achieving SDG in Africa: scaling green-blue revolution

The take away message from this year’s annual Falkenmark symposium at World Water Week, Achieving SDG in Africa: scaling green-blue revolution, is that Modernisation of the African Agriculture by going to scale with Green Water Management will be the key […]

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Catch the Plastic! – Guest Lecture co-organised with STWI

SIWI Swedish Water House hosted an inspirational guest lecture by Alexander Nolte from GuppyFriend and Stop Microwaste now! on behalf of Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI). Alexander Nolte, a water (actually surfing) enthusiast that together with other outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts […]

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Urban Climate Change Adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region

How to stay resilient and mitigate vulnerability of our urban areas to the changing climate? How can we be better prepared to meet the challenges with adequate tools and skills to handle different emergency situations? What is direct and indirect […]

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Havs- and Vattenforum in Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the perfect backdrop for an Ocean and water forum. The shipping industry shaping the water front and heavy rain clouds lifting from time to time to let the sun dry up the streets. As I scurry back and […]

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China Water Diplomacy. Climate Diplomacy. Diplomacy full stop.

The climate negotiations are helping to highlight the priorities of different countries, as they relate to water. I attended two seminars that gave more insight into China’s approach. With the climate negotiations underway, our attention turns to the policy-makers. I […]

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Collaborative Swedish water project wins Nordic fashion industry sustainability award

A successful collaboration for efficiency in water consumption, energy and chemical use in the textile industry won the prestigious 2015 Habit Fashion Award for Sustainability this evening. Sustainable Water Resources (SWAR) is a joint initiative between Stockholm International Water Institute, […]

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Why big brands are becoming sustainability drivers

The cynic could ask if the clothing industry really cares about water. Particularly water far, far away. Far away are the countries where cotton is grown, where dying, printing and spinning are carried out by a predominantly young and female […]

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Malin Falkenmark: The “Black Elephant” risks becoming a historical mistake of the SDG-process

Hunger alleviation in African savannah countries critically depends on green water management, and will remain a challenge regardless of whether there is a dedicated goal on water. The drafted goal does not yet allude to how subsistence small-holder farming, necessary for […]

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Coping with drought – Institutional innovation in water management

Once again we see how path-dependency, poor institutions and lack of governance have detrimental effects on water management. The most blatant and acknowledged example in the US is from California. We have all read about the aggravated water situation in […]

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Malin Falkenmark’s ideas set the tone at 2014 World Water Week

On Sunday 31 August, the very first day of 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm, leading scientists gathered for the seminar “Managing Centres of Booming Water Expectations in Basins and Regions of Change”. The seminar of SIWI, SEI and Stockholm […]

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