Find below a list of policy briefs and reports on various international water issues published by Swedish Water House.
The SIWI/SWH coordinator of the Cluster Group, Anna Tengberg, opened the meeting and presented the workplan of the network and expected outputs. The workplan includes five thematic meetings on various aspects of water and landscape management that will lead to […]
The seminar for Urban Climate Change adaptation in the Baltic Region started with an introduction from Maggie White, working with international policy at SIWI. Taking part in COP23 a few weeks earlier, she reported back that the role of non-state […]
This project has included a number of activities to better understand the extent to which municipalities are aware of and work toward national targets adopted in the Baltic Sea Action Plan. Further, discussions have been held with various stakeholders about […]
On 28 November 2017, the “Problem Solution Workshop” was held in Słupsk, Poland. The Workshop constituted Słupsk’s “Water Roundtable II” – a forum that brings together representatives from the City of Słupsk, the regional water company, and participants from the […]
The City of Panevėžys together with RACE FOR THE BALTIC (RFTB), and other Swedish, Finnish and Polish municipalities have participated in “Baltic Sea City Accelerator” programme – an open knowledge-sharing platform, where municipalities, partnering with stakeholders from various areas, e.g. […]
Pharmaceutical products are essential to our society, and their use is likely to increase due to a growing, ageing population. In sufficient concentrations, pharmaceuticals will impact the
recipient waterbody, although many tools to reduce environmental impact from pharmaceuticals are already available. Combining efforts along the pharmaceutical life cycle – production, procurement, consumption, and wastewater treatment – will be key for sustainable development and lead to increased transparency and understanding between stakeholders.
Water Institute, (SIWI), initiated a process to highlight key imperatives that could contribute to national and global reductions in the amount of pharmaceutical substances that enter water resources. We have concluded that a holistic solution is needed, where all stakeholders in the pharmaceutical life cycle co-operate, and that Sweden’s extensive experience and competencies constitute a substantial resource in this regard. Many of the tools required to create a future with greatly reduced negative environmental impact are already available – it is more a matter of pushing the “green button” for the greatest overall benefit. Combining efforts along the entire pharmaceutical life cycle, including production, procurement, consumption, and wastewater treatment, will not only be key for sustainable development, but also
lead to increased transparency and understanding between stakeholders catalyzing positive change.
The outcome of the first workshop for the project Baltic Sea City Accelerators – Pioneers for better Pollution Monitoring and Reporting”. The project aligns with Zennström Philanthropies’ Race For The Baltic “Baltic Sea City Accelerator” (BSCA) – an initiative that […]
A research desk study on the role of municipalities in monitoring and reporting for Baltic Sea Action Plan and The Water Framework Directive. This short study was performed as a brief investigation of the municipal view regarding the organization of […]
From commitment to action – developing strategies to operationalize integrated landscape approaches – 2016 Global Landscapes Forum: Marrakesh
It has been over a year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the historic signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. Both of these events put forward a new agenda for development, and those who work in […]
Workshop summary and background information on the “Understanding the Forest-Water Nexus: monitoring framework” expert workshop 27-30 September 2016.