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In our blog you can read personal reflections on current developments in various water-related areas, as well as accounts from a range of different seminars, events and workshops.

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Event Coverage: A river runs through it: Why water needs a landscape approach too (external article)

Everyone needs water, so local groups must work together to make sure there’s enough to go around, panel says.

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Microorganisms and water: a controversial relationship

Why is the relationship between microorganisms and water controversial? Because there are the “good guys” and the “bad guys”. It depends on where they live (i.e. rivers, lagoons or wastewater) and how people can be affected by them. The role […]

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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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Games – A way to change people’s minds?

It is clear that humans are the most significant force affecting the earth. One obvious fact is global climate change, caused by humans. Alteration of precipitation patterns due to global warming and rapid urbanisation increase the pressure on freshwater sources […]

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Why a tree falls in Brazil when a dam is built in the Mekong

Nexus thinking is complex, I know. Trying to create synergy from water, energy and food, instead of competition, is not an easy task – not to mention that there are probably as many definitions of “the nexus” as there are […]

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Leaving no one behind: Junior Rapporteurs as information carriers at World Water Week

In the spirit of leaving no one behind at this year’s World Water Week, junior rapporteurs were at the centre of helping to document the week’s activities. This is a summary of the experience from junior rapporteur Isaac Barnes from […]

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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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Trees: what do they stand for?

Last week, more than 4,000 people converged in Durban, South Africa for the World Forestry Congress. Every couple of years, the world’s forestry community, alongside youth, women and local communities, comes together to address critical issues relating to forestry. SIWI […]

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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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Dwarfed at Monash University – experiences from a research exchange

As a new PhD student at Luleå University of Technology, at the division of Architecture and Water, I got the opportunity to visit Monash University, Melbourne for a one month long research exchange. I have travelled before and both worked […]

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