Swedish Water House blog

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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Irrigating Forests with wastewater: Natural and effective water treatment?

This August, world leaders, water experts, development professionals and policy-makers gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water. World Water Week events draw over 3,000 participants […]

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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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World Water Week officially opens in Stockholm

World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, have gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water.

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XVI IWRA World Water Congress

Cancun, Mexico – The XVI World Water Congress on “Bridging Policy and Science” Between 29 May and 3 June, approximately 1500 registered participants attended the XVI World Water Congress. The week of events related to the topics: Water Scarcity in […]

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The Baltic Sea Project – A Water Dialogue seminar

Last week, Tove Erikslund, Chief Administrative Officer and member of the SIWI Board, shared lessons learnt from the bank’s innovative environmental, customer engagement project at the ICWC Water Dialogue at SIWI. The programme helps to raise awareness among customers of […]

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SIWI at the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok

Throwback to the Embassy’s annual workshop held in March. Katarina Veem, Director of Swedish Water House, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), gives her view on some of the challenges they are facing this year along with some ideas for the […]

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The financial relevance of water

The financial relevance of water was the theme of a seminar last week, meant to kick off a new forum shaped by the participants. The forum is led by SIWI together with SWESIF and CDP. SWESIF is an independent association […]

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Shri Rajendra Singh – Make flow slow!

In charge of the sound system during recording (read: hit the ‘panic button’ should the feedback go crazy during the talk), I was told that we almost wouldn’t need the microphone for Mr. Singh’s part of the Water Dialogue seminar […]

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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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