Find below a list of policy briefs and reports on various international water issues published by Swedish Water House.
This report is the result of a project conducted within the Swedish International Water Institute (SIWI) and its cluster group Water and Pharmaceuticals. The purpose of the project was to survey the current methods for setting sustainability requirements and monitoring compliance with them in the procurement of pharmaceuticals in order to identify areas for improvements. The recommendations highlighted in this report were submitted to the National Agency for Public Procurement prior to their process during 2016 to develop new environmental and social criteria in the procurement of pharmaceuticals. The report also aims to inform relevant stakeholders about the possibilities and challenges with promoting sustainable development through public procurement.
Cities worldwide are facing growing challenges in storm water management. This working paper compiles experiences from Copenhagen, Dordrecht, Hamburg, London, New York and Seattle, based on interviews and a conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden in November 2014.
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Swedish Water House (SWH) Cluster Group for Water and Forests started with a mission to highlight the importance of forests and sustainable forest management to securing water resources globally. We have concluded that establishing […]
Global energy demand is in a state of flux. A 26 per cent population growth as well as an average global economic growth of 3.5 per cent until the year 2035 are underlying drivers (IEA, 2013). Consequently global energy demand […]
During 2013 the Swedish Water House and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) commissioned a rapidassessment to compile experience on results and risks in transboundary water management (TWM). From a larger set of collected documents on international TWM projects, fourteen reports […]
Key Messages Sweden has an ideal oppurtunity to become a more important International partner in Disaster Reduction (DRR) and resistance activities, originating from its strong history of donor support and long engagement in DRR. The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs […]
Nearly half of the world’s freshwater flows across political boundaries. International cooperation is necessary to ensure that the water resources of a transboundary river basin are equitably shared between upstream and downstream userswith different, and sometimes conflicting, needs, claims andcultures. […]
In 2011 the Swedish Water House conducted a mapping of regional and international actors working in trans-boundary water management (TWM), which aimed to assist the identification of “knowledge gaps” and needs for further actions that could lead to more informed […]
Million of lives are still claimed every year, and human development is held back on a massive scale by unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and the lack of hygiene. Recent estimates by the World Health Organization and UN-Water indicate that improvements […]
Water resource licensing is increasingly becoming a corner stone for integrated water resources management (IWRM).Licensing and other allocation mechanisms are important because they underpin who gets access to water and provide a means to manage water fairly, efficiently and sustainably. […]
A policy brief for central governments in developed and developing countries, sub-sovereign national bodies, universities and research institutes, community organisations, banks and private investors, aid donors, multilateral financial institutions, UN agencies and other international organisations.
Healthy water ecosystems simultaneously serve multiple aspects of human well-being, especially among poor communities living close to the land-water interface. Ecosystem services have real economic value today and special importance in mitigating future problems and economic losses related to climate […]