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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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Looking through the lens of water

As part of Stockholm University’s Bachelor’s Programme in Global Development, SIWI hosted 32 students through a webinar on 8 May 2020. Within the Bachelor’s Programme, the students are enrolled in a seminar series called “Global Agenda” in which they meet with […]

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Swedish Water House shifts to webinars

Due to the recent covid-19 outbreak, Swedish Water House has decided to cancel all upcoming physical events and seminar until further notice. The health of our community is our highest priority, and although this is a difficult decision, we see […]

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World Water Week 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19

World Water Week assembles over 500 co-convening organizations and 4,000 participants from more than 130 countries in Stockholm every year. This world-leading conference on water is now cancelled due to the global spread of COVID-19 and the measures taken by national and local authorities to contain the spread of the disease. World Water Week was due to take place 23-28 August 2020 in Stockholm.

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World Water Day celebration moved

Due to the recent developments of covid-19, Swedish Water House together with SMHI have decided to postpone our celebration of World Water Day 2020. We will keep the original program and location, but host this all-day seminar in conjunction with […]

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Water, Sanitation, Health – Human Rights implications of Antibiotic Resistance

Pharmaceutical pollution, coupled with antibiotics misuse and water scarcity, have exponentially increased the global level of antimicrobial resistance (or AMR). Deaths attributable to AMR keep increasing every year, and predictions count over 10 million deaths by 2050, and a fall […]

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3 questions to Nicolai Schaaf about the pharma buzz

Our team working to promote safe production of pharmaceuticals is busier than ever. Last week they appeared during Sweden’s Politicians’ Week in Almedalen and now more projects are in the pipeline. Nicolai Schaaf explains why there is such a buzz.

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Who pays for our water consumption?

“We’re still not discussing the human rights aspect enough”, says Elin Weyler with regards to water consumption in our supply chains. Watch the full video below » ? LIVE with @elinweyler. We discuss today’s seminar on #consumption and #water. https://t.co/PZoRlW1roV — […]

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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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Special issue of Water on human rights to water and sanitation – call for contributions

For an upcoming special issue, the scientific journal Water is welcoming submissions of full research articles, reviews, as well as shorter commentary on the human rights to water and sanitation. “This issue seeks to capture the most up-to-date research and practices,” says co-editor […]

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