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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.
Workshop summary and background information on the “Understanding the Forest-Water Nexus: monitoring framework” expert workshop 27-30 September 2016.
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.
En studie om möjligheter och utmaningar med hållbar upphandling av läkemedel.
The theme of the 2016 World Water Week was ‘Water for Sustainable Growth’ and has directly addressed the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris agreement on climate change. In this context, the Church of Sweden, the Global Water […]
This is the first policy paper from the Resilience and Freshwater Initiative. The ambition of the initiative is to make emerging scientific theories of resilience operational for policy making that concerns integrated water management. The initiative includes a wide scope […]
This policy brief highlights the need for water management to incorporate complexity and uncertainty and introduces the concepts of “resilience” and “adaptive co-management. ”It emphasises the need to go from conventional to ecosystem-oriented adaptive freshwater management.
Corruption in the water sector undermines development of society as a whole. It contributes to unsustainable development by discouraging investments, undermining efficient water resource management and service provision, and degenerating public institutions. Poor people are particularly hurt by corruption in […]
Water is the number one food-limiting factor in many parts of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Currently some 850 million people in the world are undernourished and, with another three billion in the world by 2050, the challenge to increase food […]
Anti-corruption activity has intensified in recent years but there has been little specific discussion about how this activity will be formulated to ensure it brings benefit to the poor. The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of the […]