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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Indigenous communities have libraries of wisdom but are left exposed

Recognizing the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility (WGF) convened a virtual conversation on the theme of “Indigenous Peoples, Water, and Climate Change” on 7th August, featuring two UN Special Rapporteurs and two Indigenous […]

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Growing debate on water and consumption

Who really pays for your consumption? More and more consumers and companies are starting to ask themselves hard questions about what today’s production and consumption patterns mean for the world’s water resources.

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Time to re-value the undervalued: Water

“I think you value water the most when you don’t have water.” With these words, Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of SIWI, opened the Swedish Water House seminar “Do you value water?” in which he then elaborated on how water scarcity […]

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The new narrative – Manage forests for water!

“We need to rethink the narrative and start managing forests for water” said Professor Irena Creed from University of Saskatchewan in Canada, at the most important and inspiring events at this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm (!). She continued […]

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Developing a new model for urban flood prediction and prevention

I finished my master thesis in 2017 and now, a year later, I was honored by the Swedish Hydrological Council with the award of best master thesis within hydrology. However, the best rewards for me were the learning process and […]

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A student’s reflection on the Urban Climate Change Adaptation Training in Stockholm

As a civil engineer from Spain greatly interested in water resources management, I decided to participate in the workshop for Urban Climate Change Adaptation tools at SIWI on November 28th. Climate change is a vital factor to consider while studying […]

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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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Water in transforming landscapes

Agri4D is a two-day conference arranged by Swedish International Agriculture Network (SIANI) and Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU). This year’s theme of the conference was “Rural Transformation and Urbanization”. Together with International Foundation for Science (IFS), SIWI hosted an […]

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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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