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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Hot off the press: Water, Forests and People report and policy brief

In conjunction with the 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm, Swedish Water House today launched a report and a policy brief, both themed “Water, Forests and People”.

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Let’s talk about solutions

Blog from Gordon research seminar and conference, the United States If I had to give one sentence long description to the Gordon Research Catchment Science Conference, it would be this. This was a unique opportunity to meet leading scientists, and […]

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How can rural people be beneficiaries of piped water?

During recent decades the number of chronic diseases such as kidney stones have increased due to lack of access to safe drinking water services in Kazakhstan. A recently launched water program has aim to cover 80% of rural people with […]

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Empathy – a key component to sustainable hydropower

In Sweden and in many other parts of the world, the hydropower debate is both intense and not without tension. In response to this, International Centre of Hydropower (ICH) in Norway has developed and shares expertise, good practices and methodologies […]

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Turning a threat to an asset using water sensitive measures

In 2050, almost 67 % of the world population will live in cities. This migration, together with intense and unpredictable climate change will cause negative impacts on both water quality and hydrology. Swedish cities, including Malmö, will face more rainfalls, […]

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What’s hot in water?

A group of experts from the international forest and water community met at SIWI to share ongoing water conversations at their respective institutions. The discussion soon came to focus on the challenges related to creating transfer mechanisms at scale between […]

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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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